Stuff I Love

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I feel like I keep saying this but the fall is flying by! I feel like I was just on the beach, and now we are done with Halloween! Between half-marathon training, trips to Minnesota and Las Vegas, and working a few odd jobs, I have not had time to be bored! I still have so much great content I want to share, and the actual writing is my favorite part of blogging. Despite not working full-time, I still have to deliberately carve out time to write. It’s a week into November already, and I am just (finally) sitting down to write my Stuff I love: October post! This post is the second in this series, where I share a few random things that I am loving lately.

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Stuff I Love: October 2016. IKEA, imomsohard, Trader Joe's, Jergen's Natural Glow #momlife #momproducts #lists #family mommatogo.com

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Travel

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Our family vacations tend toward the more laid back. We are a sit-on-the-beach and relax kind of family rather than a sightseeing clan. Our trip to Hawaii was no exception. Pre-trip we did outline some cool things to see and do, but our intention was to Live Like A Local for three weeks in the paradise that is Hawaii. The only big activity that we planned was driving the Road to Hana.

Years ago, I had heard about the Road to Hana from my friend Susan, who drove it with small kids in tow. From her description, I had pictured it as a windy road amidst waterfalls and the canopies of the rainforest.

And it is.

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Itinerary for driving the Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii. Tips and tricks to know before you go. Accommodation recommendations. #travel #hawaii #family #maui mommatogo.com

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48 Hours in..., Travel

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I love to travel with my children. They really are the best vacation companions. And even more so now that they are a little “older.” They are great adventurers and are always up for new things. I’m pretty sure that’s my doing.

But every now and then, on average two times a year to be specific,  my husband and I try to get away, for just a few nights, together, without the kiddies.

Trips like these are so special and something we make a priority with our time and budget. It’s not easy to get away. It takes a lot of planning to leave the kids with great aunts and grandparents. The kids get off their normal routine, they eat too much sugar and probably watch too much TV in our absence. But to us, so worth it to reconnect, enjoy some grown-up conversation, and partake in adult-friendly activities.

We try to do a local night away in the winter  –NYC, Atlantic City,  and the North Fork of Long Island have been favorite overnight destinations. In the warmer months we try to do a longer (3-4 night) trip — and always to Las Vegas.

We love Vegas and honestly, what could be a more appropriate destination for a kid-free weekend?

 

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48 hours in Vegas. Where to stay, eat and play. mommatogo.com

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Contrary to popular opinion, fall is definitely NOT my favorite season. I love the heat, the beach, the pool, shorts, flip-flops, and tanning – all things summer related! I can deal with spring, especially late spring, when it’s almost summer. I legit hate the winter. I hate the cold, dealing with coats, the snow, ice, and when it gets dark early – I really am one of those people that runs on Vitamin D and the winter just bums me out.

 

So I think it a bit crazy how people go gaga over fall (which doesn’t officially start until September 21 despite what Starbucks says). And if I have my way, shorts and flip flop weather will linger into October as well! I think its supposed to be in the high 70s here in New York this week! Yay!

 

But even I will admit there are a few things about fall I look forward to doing each year with my family. Activities that are tucked between sweaty beach weather, and the bundled up/indoor fun of the winter. Some of the specific places I am about to mention are in my area (Long Island, New York), but the ideas can translate to  any town! So here is my list of four family fall activities that even I, a summer girl, can love.

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Travel

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I am so excited to write my first travel related post here on Momma To Go. I anticipate that is what I will mainly focus on (with fitness and parenting being a close second), but over the last week I have been trying to get out seasonal content (Halloween costumes #1 and #2) and had both kids sick, so I am only just writing this now!

I have so many important travel stories and great tips and tricks I want to share with you all. But I need to start with an article that will help you not only get the most out of your trip, but save you a ton of money as well.

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Holidays

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Is every pre-school aged kid obsessed with trains? Okay my son is seven and he still loves a Long Island Rail Road train ride. This is also still his favorite book; he reads it at least once a week!

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Stuff I Love

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Welcome to the first edition of “Stuff I Love” a monthly series where I share with you all the things I am loving this month! This series is inspired by Dusty from All Things G & D and her All Things Loved posts. I love reading other bloggers’ lists of favorites, so here is Momma To Go’s September Stuff I Love.

Stuff I Love: September 2016. Jill Kargman, Fitbit Flex, Brother P-touch and Serial. mommatogo.com

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Holidays

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For a good 4 years my son was obsessed with all things transportation. I mean this went beyond the usual pre-school Thomas and Friends to a love of all things movement. At age 4 he knew three-letter abbreviations for many airports. He was like a pint-sized Google maps—with a starting point and destination, he could tell you the fastest subway routes to get around. Even after living in the suburbs for quite some time, this is still his favorite book.

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About Me

I’m feeling all the emotions sitting down to finally start Momma To Go. This post isn’t just the first of my site, but the first page of my story – the culmination of so many factors that have pushed and prodded me to this point in my life.

I seriously might cry.


Happy tears
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