ROC Holiday Village: A New Holiday Tradition in Rochester

ROC Holiday Village opened over the weekend, and we were impressed. The event features free ice skating, Santa’s Workshop, a craft room, shopping, and food. ROC Holiday Village will be a holiday family tradition for us for years to come.

50 Christmas Countdown Activity Ideas to Connect this Holiday Season

Using a Christmas Countdown activity calendar is a great way to prioritize family time during the busy holiday season. It takes a little planning, but can be so beneficial to your family through the holidays.

ICE at Gaylord National: A Great Way to Celebrate the Holidays with Family

Gaylord Resorts know how to celebrate Christmas. We love celebrating the holidays with family and ICE at Gaylord National was an awesome place to create family memories that we will never forget.

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane: A Family Holiday Tradition

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 holiday bucket list! The Hersheypark Christmas Candylane event is an great family holiday tradition that you and your family will love year after year.

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.

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. It is easy to find a holiday activity for your family.  

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!!

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.

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