At ourtropical_poolside 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 😉