Holiday Shopping with Dosh: A Few of My Favorite Things

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.

Cozy Up for Christmas at Hersheypark Camping Resort

Hersheypark Camping Resort is a great place to unwind after a busy day at the parks. The lodge gave us space to stretch and rest and I loved having a full kitchen to wake up to every morning.We stayed at the campgrounds in the winter and I learned that Hersheypark camping resort is a great place to stay any time of the year.

Holiday Cheer with Tile for Christmas

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.

Celebrate the Holidays at Gaylord National Resort

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.

Adopt-A-Maple at Kettle Ridge Farm: A New Family Holiday Tradition

Thanksgiving has come and gone and the frenzy of the holidays has kicked into high gear. I love the holidays. I love the lights and the decorating and creating memories with my family that connects us. From the family traditions, to the family get-together the holidays are an amazing time to focus on what is really important. This year we are starting a new family holiday tradition with the Adopt-A-Maple at Kettle Ridge Farm program.

Holiday Family Movie Night Traditions to Enjoy this Christmas

There is something so special about getting cozy with your family during the holiday season. Picking a holiday movie to enjoy is a family tradition that helps our family celebrate the joys of the holidays. We watch a lot of holiday movies through December but we have a few family favorites that always make our list. These holiday family movies are classics in our home. They connect us and fill us with the holiday spirit all month long.

Family Fun at Hersheypark in the Dark

Fall is the perfect time to connect as a family as we start the new school year and there are so many family friendly Halloween events to chose from. This year we spent the weekend visiting Hershey, Pa to attend the Hersheypark in the Dark Halloween celebration.

5 Reasons We Love Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a great way to celebrate the season without any scary tricks. The event is a kid friendly special ticketed event at Walt Disney World that has your favorite characters dressed up and enjoying a Halloween celebration.

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.

New Year’s Eve Family Activities

New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating with my family.  The days of going out are gone for me and I love our new family traditions spent making it a special night with my husband and kids. Last year we almost made it to midnight. This year we are going to use this list of New Year’s Eve family activities and try to make it!

Weekend Getaway for Families in Corning, New York

Corning, New York is a great place for a weekend getaway for families.  It is a little under a 2 hour drive from Rochester, NY and there are a lot of activities to fill your day and relax with your family.  With two amazing museums and a great shopping and dining district, Corning is a great place to getaway with the family for the weekend.

5 Family Approved Christmas Books [December Edition]

For this months edition of family approved books I am sharing our list of family approved Christmas books. In our house it is all about Christmas and we love reading our favorite holiday books. These are the books that we have read year after year.  They are part of our traditions. Did your favorites make the list?

Holiday Activities for Families in Rochester

There are so many holiday activities for families in Rochester. I love it! From light displays, to fun activities for the kids, to teaching children the giving spirit. There is more to do then days in the month! I love planning our activities and I use our 25 day Christmas Countdown to plan lots of fun activities for the family throughout the month. Here are my BEST holiday activities for families in Rochester.

Holiday Gifts for Kids

This year I want to share fun Holiday Gifts for Kids that you can really use.  I want the gifts to be thoughtful, fun, affordable, and last through the year. This year I want to minimize the stuff and buy gifts that have a better purpose.  I look around my house and see many “I need that” Christmas gifts that haven’t been used since 2015.  This year I want it to be different.  I want gifts that my kids will enjoy throughout the year. Take a peek at what my kids are getting under the tree. (Shhhh…don’t tell them!)

Holiday Gift Guide | What Mom Really Wants

What does Mom really want this holiday season?  It’s a tough question. Most moms go out and buy what they want.  Some even go as far as wrapping it and putting it under the tree.  What is on your Moms holiday gift list? See what is on my holiday wish list and surprise your mom with a little something under the tree that I know she will love!!

25 Christmas Countdown Activities | Plus 5 Bonus Ideas

I love celebrating the holidays. Often it can be stressful and overwhelming but I try to focus on spending time with family and creating family memories and family traditions. I do this by using my Christmas Countdown Calendar. This is a calendar full of Christmas countdown activities. Before you stop reading and think another thing to add to your “to-do list”, check out how easy and fun the Christmas countdown ideas really are. You will be surprised at how simple they can be and will start enjoying the holiday season with your family.

Holiday Gift for Dad | JORD Wood Watch

I love finding the perfect holiday gift for my husband.  The problem is it is not always easy.  My husband and I spend time searching online for great gifts for the kids but we often forget about each other. I am so happy that I discovered JORD Wood Watches. This year I am ready to wow him!

7 Easy Ways to Teach Thankfulness

November is a great month to teach thankfulness to our kids.  It is a simple act, but sometimes it is the simple things that have a big impact. During the month of November I do easy and practical activities to help teach thankfulness to my kids.

5 Family Approved Children’s Books(Monthly Series:Thankfulness)

We all know that reading to your kids is so important. I love snuggling up with my kids and a good book.  I have to be honest, there are times when it is not always easy. It can be a challenge to find books the kids like… that I like too. Have you ever felt that way? Reading should be a fun way to connect as a family. I want to make it easy for parents to find great quality books that the entire family can enjoy. This is my first post in a new monthly reading series where I will share our favorite books that are family approved!

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Hersheypark for the Holidays

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane is a MUST DO if you live within 4-6 hours of Hershey, PA. Even if you don’t you should add it to you bucket list!  Hersheypark holidays is a great way to start celebrate with your family. We went in November of 2015 and it was a great way to welcome in the holidays.

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