Orlando Family Vacation Saving Tips

Orlando Family Vacation Saving Tips You Can’t Miss


Planning an Orlando Theme Park vacation is fun and exciting but all the fun and excitement can add up for your budget. One of the biggest challenges I find when taking my family to Orlando is how to stick to a budget and save money. I am always looking for Orlando family vacation saving tips. For our latest Orlando vacation, I used Undercover Tourist to help me plan and help me save. I can’t believe I didn’t start using it sooner!

How I Teach My Kids to Persevere


Parenting is not easy. It is the biggest job and everyday you are faced with ups and downs of navigating your child through life. As my children are getting older their challenges are changing. From learning to walk to gaining independence, each stage has been a learning process for them as well as me. I’ve learned to be the person that is always there for them no matter what. As I continue to grow and learn with my child I have learned to celebrate every moment with them-the good ones and the not so good ones, to help teach my kids to persevere no matter what challenges they face.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dosh. All opinions and ideas are my own.

back to school family time

How I Plan Back to School Family Time


Back to school time is a fresh start. It is exciting and fun, but it can also be busy and chaotic. As busy as we get I make it a priority to plan special back to school family time. This can be as simple as snack time without any distractions or a fun night out. The goal is to make whatever you do family focused so you can stay connected and enjoy some quality family time

hidden valley animal adventure

Family Day Out at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure


You know it is a great family friendly destination when your kids say “we want to go again”…before your day is done. On our visit to Hidden Valley Animal Adventure that is what happened. The kids loved it! Nestled among beautiful landscape in Varysburg, New York, you will  find Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. A unique and family fun animal experience where you can feed water buffalo and get close with a camel. My family was invited to visit and we were so happy we did. It went beyond my expectations and it is a great place for families.

Fastpass+ at Magic Kingdom

FastPass+ at Magic Kingdom (A Beginners Guide)


The biggest question I get about visiting Walt Disney World is usually how to make FastPass+ reservations. If it is your first visit, planning FastPass+ at Magic Kingdom can seem like a secret code that you will never figure out. FastPass+ is basically a reservations system for the attractions or entertainment options your family wants to do when visiting a Walt Disney World theme park. FastPass+ can help secure your must-do attractions and save your family time waiting in lines at the park. Read on for how to get started with FastPass+ and specifically how to use FastPass+ at Magic Kingdom.

camp mom summer schedule

Do-It Yourself Camp Mom Summer Schedule (Plus: 101 Theme Ideas)


Summer vacation is almost here in the Northeast and it is around this time that I start thinking about what we will do for the summer. A few years back I started planning a camp mom summer schedule. I like to plan our summer activities to keep us active and busy.  “Camp Mom” is the way we pack it all in for the summer. We do everything we can and break out of our routine. Setting up my camp mom summer schedule helps us enjoy time together and be a local tourist.

Family Sun Safe

5 Tips for Keeping Your Family Sun Smart


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Summer vacation is almost here and that means we are busy packing in the fun activities that we like to experience around our home. The weather is unpredictable and we often try to fit a lot of activities in one day. Last weekend we were really busy and I was quickly reminded of the importance of keeping my family safe in the sun. Our long winters mean we often forget about applying sunscreen and have to get back into the routine of it. Sun safety is so important to my family. This summer I am using these 5 tips to help keep my family safe in the sun.

Pittsburgh Family Weekend

Pittsburgh Family Weekend (Part 1)


We love spending time in Pittsburgh, PA because it has great family friendly attractions and it holds a special place in our hearts. We lived in Pittsburgh for 5 years and have had many great memories there. Last week we took a long weekend and enjoyed a Pittsburgh family weekend.

Family Fun at Kennywood

Family Fun at Kennywood Amusement Park


Kennywood amusement park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers a glimpse back to the old days of amusement parks as well as cutting edge attractions that are great for the entire family. Opening in 1898 Kennywood is one of the oldest amusement parks in the USA. It’s nostalgic charm makes Kennywood great for families. With so many fun attractions this is our can’t miss list of family fun at Kennywood.

Traveling with Kids

7 Reasons Traveling with Your Kids is Worth It


Traveling with your kids can be amazing. Your kids will appreciate art and history. Your family will smile and laugh and create memories that will last forever. There will be no fights between siblings, no fights between my husband and I. We will all be happy the entire week. Have I sold you on taking a family vacation?

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One-On-One Time with My Son at the Seneca Park Zoo


On my recent visit to the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY I was able to spend some one-on-one time with my son. Seneca Park Zoo is a great place for a few hours of quality time. I cherish the moments that I get to spend with my kids, especially as they get older. Time is going so fast and the one-on-one play dates are a great way to connect.

Orlando Family Itinerary for School Age Children

6 Day Orlando Itinerary for Families


In early March we spent a week in Orlando. Orlando is my happy place because I love theme parks. I love the excellent entertainment and attractions. I always end up packing a lot of fun into the trip and this visit was no different. We stayed at 3 hotels, hung out at 3 pools and visited 3 theme parks. It was busy but as always our week in Orlando was magic. Read on as I share our 6 day Orlando family itinerary for school age children.

Save More Money for Family Vacations

The Easy Way I’m Saving More Money for Family Vacations


If you are anything like me you have a long list of summer travel plans. There is always a theme park to visit or a national park to discover. The challenge is finding a way to stay within your family budget and still get to experience family travel adventures. I am so excited to share the easy way I’m saving more money for family vacations this year!

Unique Photo-Ops at Universal Orlando Resort

10 Unique Photo-Ops at Universal Orlando Resort


Are you looking to find the best places to take photos at Universal Orlando? Universal Orlando has so many awesome places to pose for pictures. On our last visit we tried to do them all but I am sure there are many more I need to add to our next visit. I came up with 10 unique photo-ops at Universal Orlando Resort that my family loved and are great for all ages.

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