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Spring is no longer “almost” upon us.  It is here.  And while we haven’t completely dried out from rainy skies and heavy snowfalls, we’re fortunate to have some really great escapes that promise sun, relaxation, mocktails and cocktails by the pool or sea, whatever your pleasure, almost any time of the year.  As our calendars collide with Spring breaks and Summer vacation planning, it makes sense to share a sampling of my favorite Family-Friendly destinations in our beautiful USA. 

Every day, for the next week, I’ll highlight one of my most favorite Kiddin’ Around destinations for your best family vacation yet.  Whether you’re searching for luxury or less is more, stay tuned for my hints, suggestions and secrets in this year’s Kiddin’ Around – 2017 Spring Break Edition.

Being partial to my home state, California, we’ll start on the West Coast.  With many beautiful and diverse cities, California features two cities by the bay that offer year-round entertainment for children...

Today, March 1st marks three years since my Dad suffered a minor heart attack that brought him into the ER for a “routine” procedure.  Two hours later, he was on various forms of life support and the “sickest man in the hospital”.  Two months later, in a different hospital, in the early morning hours on May 6th, he passed away quietly, surrounded by his immediate family.  It has been (almost) three years since I lost my dad and this is the first time, that I’ve felt clear-headed enough to really think about what the last three years have been like – how I’ve felt, how I’ve changed, my perspective on life after death and what is most important now.  Mostly, I finally have a handle on my grief in a way where I can reflect on it without being overcome by it.  This just happened.  I just made it here.  It took three years to get to this point. So, I thought I’d take a few moments and openly reflect on my personal journey.  From what I’ve learned and now know, our journeys through grief are...

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