Thursday, 29 November 2012

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Friends of MKTS - Suitcases and Sippy Cups

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Facebook: Suitcases and Sippy Cups
Twitter: SCasesandScups

WHO ARE THEY? - Living with her high school sweetheart husband and four boys, Jessica is like the action movie heroine, doing battle against the forces of...well...male-dom. I can't imagine what it's like to try and be the voice of reason and sanity in a house full of testosterone, but not only does Jessica keep things together, she does it with all the grace and charm of a true southern lady. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting her in real life yet, but somehow I get the feeling that when I do, I'll feel the need to address her as Ma'am. 

WHAT DO THEY WRITE ABOUT? - It's about adventure, but oddly enough it's not about their adventures but yours. Jessica tells stories of the things her family encounters while traveling, but the focus isn't on what they're doing but on how you could do it too. Everything is a subtle call to let you know that you could be out there adventuring with them. Well...probably not with them. I mean, with all those boys, would you really want to be in the same vehicle as them anyways, no matter how well behaved the kids are?

WHY YOU SHOULD READ THEM - Look, I complain when I have to drive 15 minutes across town to pick my daughter up from dance practice. There's no chance of me throwing my family into an RV and traveling the US for a prolonged period of time, but that's the kind of adventure that you'll get from Suitcases and Sippy Cups. Well, that and stories of Jessica chasing career criminals across abandoned parking lots. I told you she was an action movie heroine.

WHERE YOU SHOULD START - How far back do you want to go? If you want to know the actual origins of the whole thing, then start off with A Traveling Love Story which gives you the scoop on how Jessica met her husband and their shared love for travel. It also gives you a peek at some pretty great 80's hairstyles. If you don't want to go that far back, check out How Soon Can You Be Ready? - the first day of their Mother of All Road Trips, which involves them racing against time to get out before Hurricane Isaac comes roaring in on them. Seriously, how is there not a feature film in the works about this family?

MY FAVORITE POST - When I write this section for most of the MKTS friends, I have to stop and think about everything I've read and what I really enjoyed. I didn't even have to look up the link for this post on Suitcases and Sippy Cups. I still have it bookmarked under "Things That Made Me Laugh". Please read - Hotel Shopping is Like Online Dating - it's oh so true and oh so funny. 

Written by Steve Pratt