Culinary Concierge at Beaches Resorts

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Food allergies and food restrictions are a piece of gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, coconut free cake for the Culinary Concierge at Beaches Resorts. Have you ever heard of a culinary concierge? Sounds pretty fancy, right? Well, they are part of the Beaches Resort team to put parents, kids and families at ease when dining at Beaches […]

Beaches Resorts Sesame Street Camp

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Sesame Street Kids Camp and Child Care at Beaches Resorts Our family traveled to the Beaches Resort at Turks and Caicos last month. We were drawn to the family friendly options and the kid specific programs, like the Sesame Street Camp. First, there were so many activities for the kids to do, outside of swimming […]

Sandals Reading Program

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Scholastics Books and the Sandals Foundation support reading. When I traveled to the Caribbean recently on behalf of a blogging trip, we brought down supplies to support the Sandals Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that gives 100% of its donations (monetary and in-kind supplies) to schools in the Caribbean. You can read more about […]

Unique Items for the Beach

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Cool items for a hot beach vacation! Having spent a week in a tropical resort (the Beaches Resort to be specific!) there were some great items that made their way into my beach bag and soon became my must have favorites for a beach vacation. Here are my top unique items for the beach. First […]

A Relaxing Family Vacation

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You might have to go to Beaches Resort to get it! If your family is like our family, the concept of a relaxing family vacation is an oxymoron. Either you are running around keeping the kids entertained, or the kids get bored really fast and start complaining. Either way, you come back from the week […]

The Ultimate Hot Dog

Today is National Hot Dog Day. Though, with two young kids, it seems like everyday is Hot Dog Day. In honor of the official National Hot Dog Day, I want to share with you the ultimate hot dog place that I recently visited when I was in Cleveland, Ohio. This place should be listed as […]

What to Have in a Beach Bag

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Are you still pinching yourself that summer is ACTUALLY here? After the winter here in the Northeast, I feared I would never see a blade of grass again, let alone see sand at a beach! Yet, it is here and the warm weather is very welcome in our house. So we are already planning for […]

jetBlue Jets to Cleveland

If you ever wanted to fly to the mid-west, now is the time! jetBlue has added non-stop flights from Boston to Cleveland and back. It is the first of other new additions, such as new flights from Boston to Martha’s Vineyard. JetBlue Cleveland jetBlue is one of my favorite airlines for a variety of reasons; […]

Take Me Out to (My First) Ball Game

We took our kids to their first Major League Baseball game this past week! When we told the kids we were going to Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox, they were so excited, and we were excited to share with them this ‘right of passage’. First, they were excited to take the commuter […]

Sea Crest Beach Hotel Review

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After this brutal winter in New England, we are jumping at the chance to start our beach exploration! It has been on our list the past few years to find a place on Cape Cod for those weeks or weekends when we want to get away. Falmouth, MA is one of our favorite Cape Cod […]

#DisneySMMC & American Tourister

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With only days out from the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Conference #DisneySMMC, I received a wonderful surprise on my doorstep. A lovely, purple, ilite Xtreme suitcase by American Tourister. This suitcase has a fully lined interior with large packing area that expands for added packing capacity, and two large front panel pockets for even […]

DisneySMMC Disney Junior Outfit Ideas

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The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (DisneySMMC) is less than a month away and, like my fellow attendees, I’m honored to be selected and excited to go. As a result, I love putting together posts relating to the conference and last year, I put together some quirky Disney themed outfits that were fun for the […]

Internet Security While Traveling

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The next time you head off to a vacation destination, make sure you do more than pack sunnies and swimsuits. Most people make sure to take security measures with their home when leaving on a trip. Everything from holding mail, setting alarms or scheduling lighting timers, can deter theft while you are away. Plus, travelers […]

My Disney Dolphins in Depth Experience

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There is nothing like crossing off something on your bucket list; especially when it has been in your bucket for a long time. Yet, I got to enjoy the Dolphins in Depth experience at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. It was something I had heard about for a long time and, with a […]

Teaching My Kids to Save Money for Disney

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We are preparing for our Disney World Family vacation and, as you can see in this post, my kids are immersed in Disney (and Disney Products) more than ever before. As a result, they are beyond excited for the upcoming trip (and the shopping that Disney Parks offer!) I am already anticipating all of the […]

How Disney Junior Changed Our Disney World Experience

Last year I went to Disney Social Media Moms and attended some events around Disney Junior content. As I sat there, I felt a behind the times. I had no idea whom these people were, or the songs that the other attendees sung. As a Blogger, and as a long time Disney fan, you would […]

Edaville Railroad Pirates Weekend

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Edaville Railroad is undergoing a major renovation! One of the new items they are bringing are “themed” weekends. Last weekend, we went for Pirates Day at Edaville. We brought the kids’ Pirate gear, but, in typical kid fashion, when we got there, they didn’t want to wear it. However, my daughter did want to wear […]

Four Reasons to Try UberXL

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Have you tried out Uber? I haven’t, but the concept seems really cool. And now they have UberXL! Uber is an iPhone/Android/Blackberry app that allows you to request a ride at the tap of a button and summons a professional driver to your door or driveway within minutes. Track your driver’s arrival on a map […]

Luxe Luggage: Black is Out, Bold is In

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Yesterday, I got an amazing surprise on my door step. It was American Tourister luggage from the American Tourister Color Your World lineup for 2014. Last year, I got a neon green piece during the neon fashion craze, and this year, artful patterns and black and white graphics are big in fashion…and in luggage. American […]

Electric Rental Cars Orlando

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If you have been to Orlando, Florida on vacation, you know there are a lot of thrilling attractions. Well, now there is a new rental car ride called “Drive Electric Orlando” that you should check out the next time you are in the Sunshine State! Even if you are staying at Walt Disney World, it […]

Toddler Seat Belt for Airplanes | The CARES® Airplane Safety Harness for Kids

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There are many ways we keep our kids safe everyday. We have child-proofed our home, bought the best car seats, cribs and strollers we can possibly buy. Yet, when it comes to flying on an airplane, we seem to forget to provide similar safety measures for our kids. Often having babies sit on our lap […]

MD Moms Wipes: Perfect for Travel


While I can rent a lot of baby items or bring a lot of baby gear with me when I travel, there was one item I couldn’t rent or bring: a baby bathtub. It was when I realized the huge benefit of the Gentle All-Over Clean Cleansing Towelettes by MD Moms. My seven month old and […]

My A to G Adventures in the New Toyota RAV4

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This will be my ride for one week! The premium edition of the new Toyota RAV4. I mentioned that I would be getting a chance to test drive it in my previous post. And I got a chance to be a passenger on a recent four state adventure. But it is now in my driveway. […]

How to Save Money on Souvenirs at Disney World

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Growing up, my parents were able to take us to Disney World by saving their money from clipping coupons. They didn’t have money left over to spend on souvenirs so we didn’t get to buy anything and always packed our lunches because we couldn’t afford the food in the parks. Now, with my kids, we […]

Charlene DeLoach To Attend Disney Moms Conference

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I am beyond trilled and enthralled to utter ecstatic-ness that Disney Social Media Moms has invited me, Charlene DeLoach of Charlene Chronicles, to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Orlando, FL. It is one of those conferences that I always wanted to go to. I was invited for the first one, but turned […]

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