Single Parents Who Travel in the Press

Tomika Anderson

Single Parents Who Travel is featured in the May/June 2024 issue of Essence Magazine in the “Best Travel Awards 2024” section.

Tomika Anderson

What is a babymoon? Expert advice for planning the perfect trip before baby arrives

Some parents, like mom and travel expert Tomika Anderson from Woodbridge, Virginia, opt for a getaway abroad, “I traveled to Bahia, Brazil, with two friends as an impending single mom, and rented an Airbnb for a week, connecting with other friends in the country, and had a blast!” she says.

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‘I feel freer’: Concerned about the dangers of being Black in America, some are searching for freedom abroad

Differences in race and culture can sometimes influence our lifestyle and travel experiences. In a recent podcast and written story interview with WHYY, a National Public Radio station, our Single Parents Who Travel founder Tomika Anderson shares her personal travel journey and her aspirations for her son, Solomon.

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6 Tips for Parents Traveling Solo With Kids

What are your “must-dos” when planning a solo trip with your kids? Single Parents Who Travel founder Tomika Anderson was featured in Good Housekeeping as she shared some of the important things you need to do in order to plan a stress-free trip.

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Tomika Anderson of Single Parents Who Travel On How to Be a Good Mother (90+ Effective Ways From Experts)

Listen without interrupting and if you interrupt by accident, apologize. This demonstrates respect. Create a time and space just for you and your child each week where you’re not on your cell phone or otherwise occupied by other matters. 

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Tomika Anderson of Single Parents Who Travel On Raising Children Who Are Mentally & Emotionally Healthy

One of the most important things we can do as parents to raise mentally healthy children is to really listen to them, and regularly, talk about what they’re thinking, experiencing and feeling in their everyday lives, including what they’re consuming on social media, if they’re a teen. Read Tomika’s interview with the Authority Magazine as she shared her expertise & advice on Raising Children Who Are Mentally Healthy. 

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Breaking free from ‘mommy burnout’: 5 questions to help break the burnout cycle

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, women were experiencing what I call an epidemic of mommy malaise – a feeling of constant overwhelm and unrelenting pressure that left them feeling completely depleted. Over 100 interviews with moms across the country revealed a universal dilemma: parenting was exhausting, expensive and more stressful than they ever imagined.
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Coronavirus Chronicles: How single parents are making it work in a coronavirus reality

Parenting under coronavirus while working from home and kids are out of school is tough, and single parents can face an additional array of challenges.
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Lifted Travel Restrictions Drive The Rise Of Mommy And Me Travel

There are several invaluable skills one learns when traveling, including empathy and resilience. Coincidentally enough according to the 2021 State of Motherhood Survey, empathy and resilience are the second and third qualities moms aim to cultivate in their children. Kindness was the first quality.
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Single parents find support in Woodbridge mother’s Facebook group

Woodbridge resident Tomika Anderson has come up with a way to reach out to single parents who need support, or ideas to school their children.
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Single Parents Who Travel are getting imaginative, and “traveling” under quarantine

Around the globe, the amazing communities you’ve built on Facebook are coming together to face the COVID-19 crisis with unbelievable compassion, resourcefulness and generosity.
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Grammy Schools Relatives Step Up To Help With Virtual Learning

Anderson works full time in government contracting but also runs a Facebook group called “Single Parents Who Travel!” Since she founded it in 2013, the group has grown to over 7,500 members. She says five members in the Washington and Northern Virginia areas have prepared their own “Grammy Schools” as well. Some grandparents are even going to help watch kids who aren’t related to them.
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The New Face of Working Parents

When our Single Parents Who Travel founder Tomika Anderson isn’t traveling, she’s hustling! Did you know she has a job and other businesses in addition to our travel community?
Read more about her journey here at Parents Magazine.
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The 10 Best Zoos in the U.S. to Add to Your Bucket List

“Hands down, the Bronx Zoo is my favorite place to send families,” says travel writer Tomika Anderson. “Not only is it never-ending with hundreds upon hundreds of exhibits, this one is unique in that it is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States and among the largest in the world.”

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