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Family

Family Travel Transitions to Unaccompanied Minors

Yesterday we crossed over into a new realm of parenting.  We sent our three (young) teenagers alone and unaccompanied on a flight to see their grandparents in Phoenix.  They were officially unaccompanied minors for the first time in their lives.  Even though the kids have flown with us several times in the past, our love … Continue reading »

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Road Trip Brag: Our Kids Are Pretty Cool

As mentioned yesterday, we spent Friday night in a hotel in Lincoln, NE with the three kids in their own room.  You can read a full account from Domo’s perspective (in verse) on the kids’ blog – I told Bret that I was worried about them, that they’d get into trouble or not go to … Continue reading »

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Dream Challenge – Final Day

First the not so fun news – we’re sliding fast.  After a month in the middle of the leader board, we’ve now slid to eighth place and it’s not looking good.  For those of you who have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, our family is a finalist in a contest for American Family … Continue reading »

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Unusual Family Road Trip Games

Staying sane on a family road trip is going to require some entertainment, both on the road and during down time.  We’ve been playing some family games this last year that lie a bit off the beaten track, that lend themselves well to a mobile lifestyle.  All of them are card-based, rather than board based, … Continue reading »

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Be a Part of Our Dream!

Come along on our road trip! This is a big dream – and we could use your help.  American Family Insurance is holding an "American Dream" contest, with cash prizes and mentoring (with Kathy Ireland!) going to the winners.  The catch is, winners are determined by popular vote, so we’re going to need a LOT … Continue reading »

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