Famliy Tradition

Family Tradition: Mystery Days


Family traditions are so important to me. Some of them are big like annual vacation but some of them are small. We do special things as a family throughout the year to bond and connect. One of our favorite family activities are Mystery Days. Mystery Days are basically a full day of fun activities. The best part is that they are a mystery!! Every stop is a surprise for the kids. My husband and I plan the itinerary and don’t give any hints. Mystery Days are so great because they are an easy family tradition that you can start this year.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen: A Must for Families Visiting Orlando


When you walk into Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal Orlando Resort you walk into magic. From the outside, you see the smoke stacks and its steam punk factory look. As you enter the smell of sweets and the staff welcomes you. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is restaurant theming at its best.

Planning Tips for Family Vacation

8 Planning Tips You Need for Your Next Family Vacation


Do you love taking vacations but dread the packing process? I am here to tell you it doesn’t have to be terrible. Planning for vacation can help build the excitement of the trip! Luckily, I am here to help! Follow along on my list of tips you need for your next family vacation and start getting excited for your next family adventure.

Lake Buena Vista Resort Review

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa: A Family Place to Relax and Recharge


The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa in Orlando, Florida is a family friendly destination that has something for everyone. With its close proximity to world class theme parks and day trips to the coast there is so much to do. It is so important to have a place where the entire family can recharge and relax. My family was so happy to find this at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa.

Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

5 Can’t Miss Experiences at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach


There is a reason we visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach every time we visit Myrtle Beach. It is awesome. Evey time we visit we see something new and fun. I love that there are hands on experiences as well as exhibits that will entertain the entire family. When you visit be sure to include these 5 can’t miss experiences at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

Family Friendly Apps for Travel

Family Favorite Apps for Traveling


When we are traveling we like to use our devices to keep the kids busy during long drives or flights. We have Kindle Fires but most of these apps are available across different devices. I’m excited to have my daughter guest post with me to share with you our family favorite apps to play when travelling.

Family Guide to Myrtle Beach

Ultimate Family Guide to Myrtle Beach


Myrtle Beach is an amazing family fun destination. It has beautiful beaches, entertainment, and so many mini-golf courses I can’t keep up.  Our first visit was when my daughter was 2.5 months old and we have continued the tradition of our visits as our family has grown. We love visiting and the memories our stays have given us are priceless. Read on for my Ultimate Family Guide to Myrtle Beach and start planning an incredible beach vacation.

Best of Pittsburgh for Families

Best of Pittsburgh for Families


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a great city for a weekend getaway with your family. You could actually spend an entire week  because there is so much to do. We like to plan a visit once a year and enjoy the many things the city has to offer. Read on for the best of Pittsburgh for Families.

Share the Love Cookies by Design

Teach Your Kids to Share the Love for Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s day is a week away. Typically, I give the kids chocolates and we write valentine’s to each other.  Some years my husband and I go out but most years we spend time together as a family. This year I want to do something different. This Valentine’s Day we decided to share the love through our community.

Essentials for a Family Road Trip

Essential Tips for a Family Road Trip


Parents are often surprised that I enjoy taking road trips with my husband and 3 kids. I do really love them. There is no better way to discover a new destination then driving through a city or town. If you do a little prep and planning the drive can become part of the vacation and are often some of the best parts of the trip. Here are eight tips that have helped me get through 10+ hours in the car with the family and can help you plan a great family road trip.

On-Site Walt Disney World

7 Magical Reasons to Stay On-Site at Walt Disney World


If you ask people their opinion on staying on-site at Walt Disney World or off-site you will get a dozen different  opinions. Some think it is too expensive. Some think it is too much Disney. I think it is the perfect choice for your family if you are spending most of your vacation at the parks. The perks of staying on-site at Walt Disney World are numerous and can fit into any family budget.

52 Quality Family Time

52 Ideas for Quality Family Time


We are in need of some serious quality family time lately. When we are travelling we always have a great time and it feels so good to be connected. Sadly we can’t travel year round. There is school and work. We end up getting into a routine and life becomes busy. Our weekends are full of chores and obligations. Unless we plan something, we end up sitting around doing house chores or playing on electronics.  I was inspired by a recent article and put together 52 ideas for quality family time to help me schedule our weekends with a better family focus.

Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae Party

How to Plan the Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae Party


My daughter turned nine this week.  Nine is an age when character birthdays are almost over but you still want to have a fun birthday party.  This year I wanted to keep it small so she invited a few friends over for an Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae Party. It was easy and fun to plan and the girls had a great time.

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