Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Have Kids? Will Travel!!!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 by by
A few weeks ago in NYC I was a guest on John Fugelsang’sTV show VIEWPOINT.

If you’re a follower of this blog then you know that I am now a bi-coastal MOMMY who is doing my best to keep up with my comedy, speaking and television career as well as being a full-time Mom. Since Baby Bean was born almost 7 months ago this kid has been to 8 of the 50 states in the U.S. and flown on about 20 airplanes (counting connecting flights).

It’s a shame she doesn’t get the frequent flyer miles!!!

I’ll be completely honest here. In all of those flights we’ve ONLY had one major meltdown where I was the embarrassed mommy on the plane (more…)


Happiness and Seesters

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 by by

Why is it that the people that drive you the craziest are the ones you love the most? My sister and I are, for the most part, polar opposites. We were always pretty close growing up, but we fought like cats and dogs. She screamed her head off if I even set foot in her room, and I… well, let’s just say that on occasion I gave her reason to do so. Sometimes, when I watch the Kardashian shows, I think we’re a lot like them – only Robyn and I are pale, much less annoying and/or rich and, oh, I have no butt. Ha! What I mean is, we totally bicker and fight all the time. Of course, we also make up like ten minutes later.

Usually, I only get to see my little sister about twice a year. Three times if I’m lucky. She lives a good 9 hours away, and between every one’s work and school schedules, it isn’t always easy to plan around each other. Add a toddler and two step-kids into the mix, and the chances of me actually visiting her have basically become non-existent. Would you believe that the hubs and I have been together for six years, and he’s never once been over to her neck of the woods? And me? I’ve only been there once during all of this time, and only because I hitched a ride with my Mom. Pathetic, I know.

Family has always been incredibly important to me, and yet I have let all of this time slip away. The distance between us sucks, and it’s up to us not to let the physical distance become emotional as well. She has, year after year, done her part. I have always told myself that it’s just easier for her to make the trips back and forth.  And to an extent, it is. But it’s just not a good enough excuse, and I’ve always known it. Each year, I have promised to visit her and then subsequently broken that promise.

This year, however, will be different. I was originally planning a little weekend trip to Savannah for my birthday. That, however, has been scrapped in favor of taking the hubs and the H-monster to VA to see my sister and brother-in-law. I absolutely cannot wait. The drive is going to suck, yes. But the fun we’ll have while there will be absolutely, positively worth it!
Two months to go, Robyn!

Wish Me Luck!!!

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 by by

We are leaving on a family trip and I need all the help I can get. I am currently taking a break from getting everything a 5 yr old, 2 year old, and I could want and need on a trip, which is a lot these days. I always forget just how much is needed – clothes, bedtime items, DVD’s, the DVD player, snacks, drinks, books, coloring books and crayons, games – and that’s just me. Just kidding; I can’t watch the DVD’s. It’s simply amazing what you need to pack when you’re traveling with children anymore, and now that Will is attempting to potty train…well, that just makes it a bit more of a challenge. It will go fine I am sure, and we are all excited to see everyone, but I just dread the actual trip.

Let me be honest for a second though. I really am not dreading the drive or traveling with kids, but I have been doing so well with my exercise and diet lately and am only 5 lbs from my goal weight. There is absolutely no way on this trip that I will be able to do the exercise I have been doing. Sure, I will be playing with the kids or taking walks, but nothing like the kickboxing, circuit training, and running. Then there’s the eating out; I am sure there will be some fast food thrown in. I know there are healthier options, but I am a tad afraid of what will happen after 3 days of totally trashing my routine. I am making every effort to avoid problems as I have loaded up a bag with apples, carrots, whole wheat bagels, grapes, cheerios, and other healthy snacks so that I won’t get into old habits (you know, the snacking on chips, cookies, and candy), but this is my first real true test of willpower. Over the holidays, I was still home so could continue my exercise program, but being away from home is a whole different ball game. So like I said, wish me luck. I am hoping when we get back, I will pick right back up where I left.

Packing our bags

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by by

This week I’m going to slowly be packing our bags for our trip. But before I do any packing I need to figure out a suitcase for hubby and I…eek. I have a medium size duffel bag that will fit all of the kids clothes in just fine but our only other one is a huge one that is too big to be taking. I think my mom has a medium sized normal suitcase we can borrow, and I think I need to find one for my brother now that I think of it.

We went to the store the other day and bought the kids some travel sized soap/shampoo’s, and us some normal sized ones(ours are almost gone and we figured for the price just buy the big ones). I’ve also been a laundry maniac, haven’t folded it but I’ve done around 6 loads in 3 days with about 6more to go. I want all the laundry done and put away before we leave Friday afternoon. We did a pretty good deep clean of the living room, bathroom and kitchen, now we just need our room and Seamus’ cleaned up good.

Hubby and I are also trying to plan our stops for gas. We’re using MapQuest (more…)


Around the World with Georgie

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 by by

Mommy and I started a new project this week, it’s called around the World with Georgie. We’re printing out pretty pictures from all over the world and sticking some of my foamies on them. We have a book to put them all in so we can go back and talk about them again when I’m a bit older.

We started our trip around the world at Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, in the red center of Australia.  Uluru is the biggest free standing rock in the world and is very important to the Aboriginal people. Mommy has been there and its one of her favorite places; she said we’ll go see it in person when Boo and I are older.

My Travel Book and Our First Stop Uluru
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