Magazine article Working Mother

Memories of Michael

Magazine article Working Mother

Memories of Michael

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When our daughters, Jess and Susannah, were little, my husband, Michael, and I often vacationed with them and members of our extended family at a rustic lakeside cabin. There were blueberries to eat, trails to hike and, best of all, little cousins for our kids to play with all day long. Michael and I sometimes traded child care with my siblings and their mates so we could steal away for a sail or a grown-up lobster lunch, just the two of us. It felt so effortless and so fun.

Another vacation idea that worked well for my family was renting a house that was a pebble's throw away from a public beach. On that beach our kids collected little play buddies as easily as they did scallop shells at low tide. They were happy and relaxed, and so were we.

From your emails, I see you're finding your own formulas for relaxed family getaways. Eileen Hillock, a vice president in risk management from Glen Rock; NJ, went with her family to a resort in Quebec, Canada, named Chateau Montebello. …

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