We recently returned from a 10 day trip with our three year old and nine month old. We survived. Vacationing with small children can seem more like work than play, but we value experiences, and we cherish the joy that our children had on our trip. I can understand why so many people are overcome with anxiety at the though of traveling with small children. If you value travel, like we do, here are three tips we used to make our travel successful.
My wife and I have been married for five years and it has taken a painstaking majority of that time for us to settle into roles and responsibilities in which we can be content and successful. The reality is that my wife and I are two totally different people, who problem solve and manage situations differently. Because of this, we have found ourselves going through conflict while attempting to navigate roles and responsibilities within our marriage. We have invested much time and work in our relationship which has revealed that many of these conflicts are a result of an unspoken or unmet expectations. It’s incredible how much of an impact expectations can have on a relationship. I have developed three questions I ask myself which help me to regulate my relational expectations.