Taking time to plan your vacations creates excitement and quality family time before you even leave your house. I love to plan family fun activities to countdown to vacation. We do countdown to vacation calendars, research our destinations together, and create special activities for our trip. We countdown to Disney vacations, beach vacations, and even little weekend getaways. Spending time counting down to vacation creates family time and excitement for the trip and brings us closer as a family.
Packing for Walt Disney World can be a lot of fun because there are so many ways to personalize your vacation. I will admit in the week before we leave for a big family vacation things tend to get chaotic. For our next vacation I want to work on enjoying the packing process a little more and see it as another way to get excited about our vacation. This list includes some essential but also fun packing tips for Disney World that will help you get excited and prepared for your next Disney vacation.
Earlier this year I shared that I want to be more intentional with our family time. What better way to enjoy family then visiting Kettle Ridge Farm. Kettle Ridge Farm is all about family. From the people behind the tasting counter to the people that help you tap your maple tree, they are all about working together and being a family. I love this about Kettle Ridge Farm and I couldn’t wait to bring my family back for our pancake breakfast and our tree tapping.
When planning a Walt Disney World vacation there is one important step that can save you waiting in lines and missing out on your favorite attractions. That step is planning your Fastpass reservations. When planning your FastPass reservations there are 5 fastpass tips I want to share. They are understanding how FastPass works, setting up your My Disney Experience, understanding the FastPass Tiers, having a plan, and finally making your FastPass reservations.
2018 is here and it feels like a really big year for my family. It is the year that my oldest will turn ten. Ten years old feels big. It feels more responsible and more independent. It feels like a new chapter of our lives. With this big change and all of my children getting one year older, I feel the pull to soak up every minute with them and enjoy every moment I have with them. This year I am saying Yes to setting intentions for family time.
I started blogging to share and inspire families to connect more with their families through travel and everyday life adventures. What I never expected was that I would be inspired as well. This year I have the incredible opportunity to make a personal dream come true by attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Not only is this an amazing adventure for my family, but it is an inside look at Walt Disney World and I can’t wait to share it with you.
If you are a parent of more then one child there will be moments when your kids arguing with each other will be a constant parenting battle. As a mom of three kids, I am always working on building and strengthening my kids relationships with each other. Helping your kids cooperate not only makes your house more calm, it builds their relationship, teaches them to respect each other, and with less kids arguing there is more time for family fun and connections.
I have finally finished all of my Christmas shopping and it was so nice to use the Dosh app to help get a little bit of cash back. Dosh is a great app for earning cash back on everyday purchases as well as travel and going out to your favorite restaurant. This year I am did my holiday shopping with Dosh and it was an easy way to save this holiday season.
When you think of winter and Christmas, camping may not be the first thing that comes to mind. I was skeptical of camping in December until we arrived at Hersheypark Camping Resort during our holiday mini road trip. Christmas at Hersheypark Camping Resort is a fun way to cozy up with the family and enjoy the holiday events at Hersheypark.
Holiday shopping can be so stressful. Finding the perfect gift for each person on your list is often daunting and takes away from the joy of the holiday. This season I want to slow down and enjoy the moments. I am so happy I discovered Tile for Christmas to ease my holiday shopping stress, keep track of everything while we travel, and bring my family holiday cheer this season.
Gaylord National Resort knows how to celebrate Christmas. We spent the weekend visiting the resort as well at the holiday events during their annual Christmas on the Potomac. Family time during the holidays is always a top priority to me, and our weekend trip to celebrate the holidays at Gaylord National Resort is a memory my family will never forget.