Michelle Tauber is a magazine writer and pop-culture junkie who lives in Orlando, Fla., with her husband and four kids, ages 10, 8, 5 and 4. She is currently satisfying her Mad Men withdrawal with a Game of Thrones binge (when the kids are asleep!).
It happened two miles from our house, six minutes into our drive, moments before we'd even merged onto the highway.
"Are we there yet?"
Oh, but I was ready. A decade and four children into my…parenting career, I'd honed my car-trip tactics with exacting preparedness: individually packed snack tubs; new markers with ready-to-be-filled blank journals; puzzle books; a bribe bag of marshmallows; kid-sized neck pillows for comfortable napping. (No movies. Our one old-school road rule.) "Are we there yet?" The puzzles were boring, the markers lost their caps, the marshmallows… >> Read More