Are your carefully laid vacation plans falling short of expectations? After hours of research, deal shopping, and blog hopping are your getaway dreams turning into a family-fueled nightmare? How can you facilitate magical memories while keeping spirits high, bellies full, and sanity spared? What should you do when kids are bickering, Honey is snippy, and you are losing patience for your vacation before you even leave the house? Learning to shift your goals and gain a new perspective on the purpose of family getaways can turn inevitable travel trials to treasured memories.
In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Creating (or Saving!) Your Family Vacation”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, share tried and true approaches for keeping your cool on a family getaway.
THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “We took a trip this weekend as a family. Despite all my daily efforts leading up to the trip, there were moments when the kids were fighting, husband was frustrated and harsh and I was anxious as all get out!! How does this happen? Who flipped the switch?!! Is vacation really that disruptive to family life or is it just me? Please help me understand how to keep my WifeSavers foundation when we go on a family vacation!!”
Listen and learn why your focus for family travel may need to shift, how to get and keep everyone on the same team, and how to accomplish your goal of treasured family time with a family that loves one another better by the time you’re home again.
Key Points in this podcast:
- How to shift your focus from pure logistics
- What to use as a guide and measuring stick for success
- The way to manage disruption, stress, or chaos in the moment
- Easy strategy for keeping yourself proactive and positive
- How to keep relationships on the front burner
- A specific approach to reflecting and re-setting each day
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