Embracing the Family Vacation


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My husband and I have our parenting similarities and differences.   He is strict about everyone sitting at the table during supper and I am the enforcer of limiting TV and video game time.  He enjoys joining the boys in inappropriate table talk, while I shake my head in disgust.  I worry about my boys in a way my husband can’t entirely understand, but he certainly respects.

Even with all those differences there are a number of topics my husband and I have always agreed upon.  We believe our boys should be polite and respectful of other people.  We believe that safety is of the utmost importance.  And we believe in taking a family vacation together.  Luckily, both my husband and I grew up taking family vacations with our own families.  Even before we had children, we knew taking a special summer vacation as a family would be essential.

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We might be kooky and perhaps a little crazy, but being together as a family, away from all the responsibilities of normal life, is a must for our family.  These special moments together are our time to slow down and disconnect from the rest of the world.

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We always try to pause and enjoy the small moments of each day, but sometimes the never ending rat race can be exhausting.   Taking time away is the best way to recharge and to help create lasting family traditions.

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For me and my husband, there is nothing better than getting snugly together with our boys and enjoying a summer campfire.

Have you started to plan your family vacation yet?  There is nothing like another snowstorm to make you start dreaming of your family summer travels;)   Luckily for my family, Minnesota Resorts are an easy and awesome option.


Pehrson Lodge….The Classic Minnesota resort located on beautiful Lake Vermilion in northern MN. Make it Your Place on the Lake! “Property of the year” MN Association of Innkeepers Lovely housekeeping cottages and a 12 bedroom reunion chalet nestled in the trees on a secluded bay of Minnesota’s most beautiful lake. Well appointed, newly updated cabins, natural sand beach, daily children’s activities, expansive boat rental fleet, free non motorized water craft (sailboats, canoes, sea kayaks, hydro bikes, SUP boards, windsurfers and paddle boats), guide service and dock service. We invite you to come once, come again and make it your tradition!

Enjoy 30% – 45% discounts with off season rates! Discounts listed on website for early summer, late summer, spring and fall! Discounts vary depending on number of people and cabin type.



I have been compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.


  1. I’m with you on the importance of a summer vacation. It’s amazing the memories we’ve created and the conversations we’ve had as a part of them.

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