At our Mother’s Day themed Twitter party, several traveling moms suggested that Mother’s Day is too short – we should have a week. Whether your celebration is limited to a few hours on the second Sunday in May, or your family plans elaborate, days-long celebrations, it is clear that TravelingMoms have very definite ideas about how to celebrate motherhood.
During our May 2 Twitter party, moms weighed in about traveling with their moms, and as moms themselves.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVE MEMORY OF TRAVELING W/ MOM?
@JenniferMiner Mine’s a marine biologist; her teaching me abt fish while snorkeling in Caribbean.
@travelwbella My recent faves are traveling w my mom & my kids. In Vietnam we caravaned thru ho chih Minh on tik tuks. Hilarious and unforgettable.
@DanielleLeitch As I got older, ability to “treat” her to luxurious getaways … just because
@mom4everandever Going to NYC and actually seeing mom as a woman, not as a mom
HAVE U TRAVELED W/ UR MOM AS AN ADULT? WHERE?
@LauraAllenTvl Yes! 9 day whirlwind of Italy in 2009! Amazing trip
@lovemykeiki We took my kids to Disneyland and San Diego. It was awesome!
@CindyRichards I always thought I would get a chance to do a mom and me trip, but we didn’t. Don’t miss the chance if u still have ur mom.
WHAT WOULD BE UR DREAM VACAY W/ MOM?
@twokidsandamap We decided our dream vacation would be Alaskan cruise!
@nancyberk We did an Alaskan cruise & BradyBunch Mom Florence Henderson was on it!
WHAT DID U LEARN FROM UR MOM ABOUT TRAVELING W/ KIDS?
@CindyRichards: Don’t go camping. She spent a week getting everything ready and another week cleaning it up when we got back! ?
@nancyberk Don’t bring teen girls camping if they are hauling curling irons and portable B & W TVs. It was the ’70’s.
@familyfoodie Travel during the night when they are young.
@mommytravels To have the courage to travel by myself w/kids. She was single. I’m a milspouse often on my own w/kids.
WHAT DO YOU DO DIFFERENTLY WHEN TRAVELING W/ UR OWN KIDS?
@anneatcsuite My parents were older and I had to do some things by myself. I like to participate fully w/my kids, even if it embarrasses them 🙂
@WorkMomTravels Started travel w/ my daughter way earlier than my parents did with us.
@greenwooddavis I go further and I’ll go with one kid on my own. Never alone with 2 though. Brave not crazy.;)
@kymri Actually being home (or travelling) WITH my family makes for a perfect Mother’s Day
@cindyrichards My perfect Mother’s Day is one in which I don’t have to be responsible for ANYTHING.
@Nancy Donnelly Having my kids say,we love u mom! …Now can we play our video games?
And, like good moms around the world, we have our priorities straight
@ramblingstump: My idea of a perfect Mother’s Day is good food, good wine, and family.
@DanielleLeitch Agreed, but I’d put wine first.
And, a final note from @kymri: Mother’s Day can last all week, by the way 😉