Four things I learned in Puerto Rico


This is what the view in Puerto Rico is really like . . . when you’re stuck in a hotel with two overtired children.

  1. You don’t need to bring two pairs of long underwear on a ten-day trip to Puerto Rico.
  2. You also don’t need to bring 200 diapers.
  3. There is a difference between traveling and vacationing. Don’t confuse them; it’ll ruin everything. Going to a resort is not traveling; it is vacationing. Renting a local’s house that you have to clean up before you leave is not vacationing; it is traveling.
  4. The next time I plan a trip on which two or more children will be in tow, I will very carefully consider which of the two to choose, and what to expect of the trip as a result.


After Rachel and Matthew had their first child, they had a couple of fights. Well, okay, more than a couple—they fought for over three years. They fought about schedules. They fought about bad habits. They even fought about the lawn mower. And besides actually having their child, it was the best thing that could've happened. Get Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby: A Self-Help Story on Amazon now.



  1. One of the things I learned after being a mom is that my vacation or traveling should be very close by. An d I mean no more than 4 hours in the car, specially if we are all going, including my sister and my two nephews. If not I will need a vacation to rest from the kids after our “vacation”. I always tell my sister, Ok I am going with all of you but not far….please.