Vacations Are Very Different as a Single Mom

Alecia Kennedy
5 min readOct 8, 2022

In a good way

Author’s picture of her daughters on a recent trip to Palm Springs

I just returned from a weekend trip with my 8-year-old. She’s on fall break from school and asked a few weeks ago if we could go to Gatlinburg, TN like we did last year. I hesitated at first for a couple of reasons. Reason number 1 — I’ve been to Gatlinburg at least a dozen times since I was a kid and I’d rather go somewhere new. Reason number 2 — the last time we were…