I love travelling, especially now the kids are older. I really enjoy a family trip somewhere new, or even somewhere familiar – connecting as a family over traditions and nostalgia. Good times! But I’ll be honest, I also love staying home. Especially in the school holidays, when we hit pause on all the over-scheduling of term time (and nobody has to make school lunches). Equally good times!
It can be a bit daunting though – days and days of unstructured home-time, with bored and perpetually hungry kids looking to you for entertainment and direction. Fear not – it is possible to enjoy a staycation! In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest it might even be good for the whole family to slow down and embrace simple. There’s fun to be had at home, and it’s also a great place to hit refresh.