How My Family of 5 Stays On-Site at Walt Disney World On a Budget

With over 30 different on-site Walt Disney World resorts, it can be difficult to find the right one for your family. If you have a family of 5 or more it becomes even more complicated to stay within a budget and find a room that fits your family. I’ve looked at many Walt Disney World resorts for our family of 5 and came up with this list of my 5 favorite Disney World accommodations for large families.

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.

Essential Tips for a Family Road Trip

Parents are often surprised that I enjoy taking family 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 of my favorite family road trip tips that have helped me get through 10+ hours in the car with the family and can help you plan a successful family road trip.

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

Making the decision to stay on-site or off-site when visiting Walt Disney World can leave people with their heads spinning. There are so many options and pros & cons to weigh. When we visit we really enjoy all the perks of staying on-site at Walt Disney World. Need some convincing? Read on for 7 magical reasons to stay on-site at Walt Disney World.

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.

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.

Disclosure: I received product from Oriental Trading Company in exchange for this review.  As always my opinions are authentic and honest.  You can read more of my Disclosure.

Family Fun Activities to Countdown to Vacation

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.

Jedi Training at Walt Disney World: What You Need to Know

Disney Jedi Training at Hollywood Studios is a fun interactive Star Wars experience. On our last visit to Walt Disney World we had the opportunity to participate in the Jedi Training Academy. It is open to all visitors at Disney Hollywood Studios with an admission ticket. This was one of my kids favorite activities from our visit to Disney World and they are still talking about it. If you have a Star Wars fan in the family I highly suggest you add Jedi Training Academy to your must see list. It is a mix of show and interactive experience that your entire family will enjoy!

Adventures of a Kitchen Rookie

I have to let you in on a little secret.  I don’t cook. Ever.  My husband does most of the meal cooking and shopping and I do the kids lunches and snacks.  This year one of my goals is to try new things and not be afraid to fail.  I felt that this would be a perfect time to face my fear of cooking. With that in mind, last week I started a 3-day adventure of a kitchen rookie with Hello Fresh food. 

Best of Toronto for Families

Toronto is a great place to visit for families. It is a huge city with so many fun things to do. There is something for everyone. I have visited more times than I can count and I still have lots of things I’ve never discovered. Visiting Toronto with kids gives you a full week of family friendly activities. Here are five of my favorite places to visit in Toronto with kids as well as five we hope to visit soon.

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