I’m a great believer in long weekends away. Living in Los Angeles makes it possible to get to the beach, the mountains or the desert for three days, so it actually seems like a vacation.
Because I’m always traveling with at least three children-usually more, because one or two of my kids’ friends tag along-providing meals is a major issue. June Cleaver I’m not, but then there’s the slow cooker. If you pack it, a hunk of meat and some leftover cooked vegetables, dinner for five or six or seven people cooks while you sun, sled or swim.