November 2: Share Holiday Travel Tips with #TMOM, Maybe Win An Amazon Gift Card

How can you manage the stress of holiday travel – and make your trip a magical memory instead? That’s one of the big questions Traveling Mom (#TMOM) will be asking at their next Twitter party, November 2, sponsored by Travel Guard insurance by AIG Travel. You should come. You’ll almost certainly learn something and will just maybe win a prize: #TMOM and Travel Guard are offering five $100 Amazon gift cards to winners selected at random. At the party you’ll encounter many parents and other travelers swapping holiday travel tips, so bring some of your own, if you don’t mind, as this is the season...

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Chevrolet SS: 100 Proof in a Brown Paper Bag

By Roger Garbow For most guys I know, fatherhood has been an immensely rewarding part of their lives. But for car guys, the responsibilities and lifestyle associated with being a dad usually requires some serious compromise in vehicle choices. Do you remember those fun-filled, carefree days of being a single guy? For auto enthusiasts, such memories might include a low-slung, two-seat, curve-carving convertible, or a tire-shredding rear-wheel-drive muscle car. After becoming a dad, with the buckling of car seats and a trunk full of strollers and toys and way too much other stuff, those days can seem lost forever...

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Back To School Travel Challenges – August 31 #TMOM Twitter Party

Kids are heading back to school or are there already, and a small part of you may be rejoicing. Openly, noisily rejoicing, in fact. However, another part of you may already be a bit anguished at the thought of this: How will I plan my family’s fall getaways and still make sure my kids are keeping up in the classroom? Do we dare have a child miss class so early in the semester – or do we leave him home and have him miss out on the experience? That’s the topic of the next #TMOM Twitter party. And in honor of the challenges many military...

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Save the Date: Family Travel for Real Life Conference 10.24.15

Ever wondered how to get started using airline miles and hotel points to travel around the world for free (or cheap)? Join me at Family Travel for Real Life on October 24th in Tysons Corner, Virginia.Organized by Dia Adams (“The Deal Mommy”), this is the third Family Travel for Real Life (#FT4RL) conference and this time I am honored to have been selected as one of the speakers.My topic is “Panning for Gold in Category 1: Hotel Tips, Tricks, and Steals,” which will focus on how to find hotels even in the lower ranges of hotel awards (ones that require...

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What, Pray Tell, Is A Twitter Party?

What, Pray Tell, is a Twitter Party? Ever walked into a party and been overwhelmed by how many people are there, uncertain if anyone you know will show up, anxious about whether you’ll meet people you can stand to talk to or will have anything to say to them if you do? And then suddenly you find someone you know or meet someone nice or both, and before you know it you’re managing to have real conversations and it’s fine? Sound like every party you’ve ever been to? That’s what this party is like, too, except it’s on Twitter and you don’t have...

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How to Recognize an Unvarnished Dad

Right before the subway doors closed last night a dad got on who I thought I recognized as one of us. He lurched through the doorway. One hand holding a folded baby stroller, the other lightly guiding the back of his 2-year-old daughter’s head. The girl didn’t want to sit in a seat offered to her and her dad, as that would have made dad’s life easier. I recognized her type, too – The Honey-Haired Ball-Buster – because I have two at home. Naturally she insisted on holding on to a metal pole, the same one I was holding....

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Swing By a #TMOM Party June 30. See This Lady Start A Race Now.

Stop by a party, win a fancy camera smartphone. Let me try to explain through this FAQ. FAQ What party are we talking about? Our friends over at Traveling Mom are teaming up with Nokia at a Twitter party from 9-10 pm ET this coming Monday, June 30 to offer tips on how you can relive your vacation experiences. And you’re invited to join the party and offer your own tips, too. Whoa, whoa, whoa, how do I get to this party? First of all, you need to have a Twitter account. But don’t actually use Twitter to interact...

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