#Momlife: Co-Parenting Tips For Sending Your Kid On Summer Vacation With Her Dad

This post is a couple of days late, but better late than never. This past weekend was an emotional one for me. My Little A went on vacation… for a month! That is a whole month, you guys! Her Dad and I have been co-parenting since she was little so her going away is nothing new, but still emotional nonetheless. It is not easy to watch your little one go away for an extended period, trust me, I know.

Here are a couple of important thoughts on how I managed the process so it’s easier for both her, her Dad and me.

Discuss the schedule and plan ahead. Months ago, her Dad and I started talking about her summer break in LA. We discussed schedule (dates) and how long she would be gone for. We kept each other updated on flights, dates, and pick-up + drop-off times. This allowed me to get her ready in terms of packing her mini suitcase, getting my emotions in check, and most importantly spend some quality time with her before she left (which we did last weekend). When you’re sending your kid on summer vacation with their other parent it is so important to plan ahead to avoid any confusion.

Communication. We all know the importance of communication not just in terms of knowing the schedule as I mentioned above, but also sharing some guidelines in terms of ongoing communication while the child is away. We talked about how Little A and I will stay in touch (via Facetime and phone calls). Setting this ground rule of sorts will ensure that I still have access to her while she is away and vice versa.

I’m going to miss her calling my name like 100 times in a day… going to miss her hugs… going to miss her laugh… but I am not going to miss her 7:30 am wake-up time on a Saturday so we can go to McD for hash browns.

Now, with all that said, pour me a glass of wine!

Photos by my Little A // Thanks, babe! Have fun in LA!

I love you!

Glory Barbaris, Founder + Creative Director


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    Natasha Barclay
    July 19, 2017 3:58 pm

    Love your blog ! Very good read!

    always creating™ blog
    July 20, 2017 7:31 am

    Thank you!💕💕

    Laritsa Nicasio
    July 19, 2017 3:59 pm

    Great tips 👍👍👍👍

    always creating™ blog
    July 20, 2017 7:32 am

    Thank you love! ❤❤

    Cynthia g
    July 19, 2017 4:25 pm

    What a great plan. I am so proud of you for doing this. I am still married but have seen what happens when people aren’t and they don’t plan things

    always creating™ blog
    July 20, 2017 7:34 am

    Thank you! It is tough but it’s the right thing to do. Plus, she’s my everything so her happiness is my happiness! ❤❤

    July 19, 2017 4:53 pm

    Love the post ! Such great tips ! Xo

    always creating™ blog
    July 20, 2017 7:34 am

    Thanks so much! ❤❤

    StushiGal Style
    July 19, 2017 6:12 pm

    These are great tips, communication is key

    always creating™ blog
    July 20, 2017 7:36 am

    It’s huge! And I’m the type to over communicate because I don’t like the drama that comes with not being forthcoming with info. Thank you for your comment!!! Means a lot!❤❤❤

    July 19, 2017 6:55 pm

    I just love the feel of the entire post, especially that cute dress!

    always creating™ blog
    July 20, 2017 7:36 am

    Thank you!!

    July 19, 2017 11:25 pm

    This tips are super helpful!

    always creating™ blog
    July 20, 2017 7:37 am

    Thanks so much Lexie!❤❤❤

    July 19, 2017 11:54 pm

    Aw a month is so long! But I hope you get to enjoy some time to yourself!

    always creating™ blog
    July 20, 2017 7:38 am

    I knowwww, right?! Lol…I will try… A lot of wedding details to iron out so I’ll be busy! Thank you!❤💝💝

    July 20, 2017 12:52 pm

    Great tips!

    always creating™ blog
    July 21, 2017 5:59 am

    Thank you!!💕💕

    NK iMODE
    July 20, 2017 1:48 pm

    Thank you for the lovely tips and good planning!

    always creating™ blog
    July 21, 2017 5:59 am

    Thanks love!

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