The Best Headphones for Kids? Try CozyPhones

I will be the first to admit that kid headphones are something I used to only think about when I got on a plane. Yet, in recent months, my wish for readily accessible headphones, for everyday use, grew drastically when my kids…..got iPads. Now that we are building our forever home, we have a lot […]

Pet Memento Ideas: Ways to Keep Your Pet Close After Passing

When your pet passes, it can be a heartbreaking moment in your life. One way to heal from the grief is to find a way to memorialize them, or carry the heart of them with you. It was what I needed when my beloved dog of 12 years passed recently. Here are some ways that […]

Sesame Place: First Theme Park With IBCCES Designation

Sesame Place recently completed a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training. The completion designates Sesame Place as a IBCCES Certified Autism Center (CAC). Sesame Place is now the first theme park in the world to receive such a distinction. The Sesame Place Autism related certification aligns with National Autism Awareness Month. It comes as the […]

Bust a Move to Kickstarter for Mad Moves

Whether you landed on this post because you did a Google search (hello Googlite) or you know me and my love for cool new things, then you’ll see why I had to share this new Kickstarter campaign for a game called Mad Moves. Before I get into what it is, let me tell you….. Why […]

I have a Major Issue with Typhoon Lagoon…

We love going to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. As you can see from searching this site, I have a variety of posts about traveling to and from Disney, and tips for experiencing Disney World to its fullest. I even have a post about the Sharks at Typhoon Lagoon! I am a big Disney […]

What to Pack for a Day at a Disney Park

What to pack for a Disney vacation is one thing. Packing for a DAY at Disney in the Disney Parks is something else entirely. There are times I want to wing it without having to carry anything, but I always regret it. Having key items with you in the Disney Parks can make it easier […]

New Features on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

We finally got to go on a Disney Cruise! For our first cruise, we took a 3 day trip on the Disney Wonder. It is a smaller cruise ship with about 2500 guests. (Some of the other Disney ships are 5000+). So it had a nice, intimate feel but with good amenities. The Disney Wonder […]

Beauty and the Beast Experiences at Disney World

Wondering where you can find Belle and other characters from Beauty and the Beast at Walt Disney World? As the New Beauty and The Beast movie hits theaters on March 17, a new round of fans will fall in love with Disney Princess, Belle. Plus, it’ll renew the love of forever fans too. So, the […]

Host a Festive Fiesta!

This year I decided to host a Christmas Eve celebration for the family. Since it is crazy during the holidays, and leading up to it, I just did not have it in me to do all the shopping, menu planning and prep it requires. My kiddos are enough work! Since we received a complimentary Qdoba […]

Four Holiday Traditions To Do With Kids

When we had children a few years ago, we needed to decide what holiday traditions we wanted to start in our family. Everything from gifts, to trees, to food, the goal was to make family memories. So, here are our four holiday traditions to do with kids – that we have found to capture the […]

Apple Picking Tips

Apple picking is a big tradition in my family. It has been a fall activity consistently for over 35 years! With that many apple picking seasons under my belt, I have apple picking tips to share for your Apple picking trip this season! Apple picking tip #1 Know what kind of Apples you want to […]

The New Disney Springs

It is hard to believe that Walt Disney World’s Pleasure Island will only exist in my memory and that Downtown Disney will only exist in my former photos. This past spring Downtown Disney has an official new name: Disney Springs. Yet, what does that mean to us families when we visit? Is it family-friendly? Worth […]

2016: What’s New at Disney World

Wondering what is new at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida? If you haven’t been to Disney in the past year, these are the new attractions in 2016 and upcoming in 2017! There is always a reason to go ‘home’ again! So here is what’s new at Disney World in 2016 and beyond! Magic Kingdom […]

Walt Disney World Quests – Expand Your Vacation

One of the fun opportunities to do on a Disney World vacation doesn’t actually involve a ride or a Broadway-like performance on a stage. In fact, it just takes a minute to collect the pieces and then you have a fun opportunity to expand your Disney vacation experience. These opportunities are called quests and they […]

Best Disney World Attractions for Grandparents and Grandkids

After going to Walt Disney World for many years with my grandparents, along with my parents and siblings, I now travel as a parent myself with my kids and their grandparents! As a result of this multi-generational travel to Disney World, there are some Walt Disney World rides that are better for all ages than […]

Kungaloosh! Jungle Skipper Canteen

When I was at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World recently, I got the complimentary opportunity to try out a new restaurant called the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. The Jungle Skipper Canteen is located in Adventureland right across from the Jungle Cruise, and features a menu of Asian, South American and African cuisine […]

Disney’s Memory Maker – Is it Worth the Money?

Our family has been fortunate to have received complimentary Memory Maker during our last Disney vacation so we could try it out and the PhotoPass Service. First, I wasn’t quite sure it was worth the money and second, I wasn’t quite sure how it worked. After having experienced it, I have the answer to my […]

Epcot Gets Frozen!

In June 2016, Epcot got Frozen. No really, it really got Frozen! For the first time in forever (get it? HaHa!) “Frozen Ever After” is now open at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort! The new attraction is inspired by the blockbuster hit Frozen. The ride celebrates a “Summer Snow Day” in a […]

Best Place to Stay at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort

We just arrived at the Disney Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – thanks to a complimentary stay. The resort is part of the Disney World string of hotel properties and also one of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts. The Disney Saratoga Springs Resort is located across the lake from the new Disney Springs (formally Downtown […]

Top Family Vacation Destination

Vacation Ideas for Families It’s a new year! Time to kick off those New Year’s resolutions, begin those home reorganization projects and plan the family vacations for the year! In our house, starting in January, we start to map out where we want to vacation that year. Maybe it is because of the cold we […]

9 Reasons Families Should Stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos

How is the Beaches Resort Family-Friendly? When I went to the Beaches Moms Conference at Beaches Turks and Caicos, I had to pay for my own airline ticket ($1000) and $500 to go for a three-night stay, of which I only had about 10 hours of downtime due to the conference programming and the tour […]

Beaches Resorts Sesame Street Camp

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 […]

A Relaxing Family Vacation

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 […]

How to Make Luxury Travel Family Friendly

Sometimes luxury travel is not considered family friendly, but with the right choices and considerations, it can be a great family trip. The luxury angle is not always the resort in which you stay, but also the travel destination – such as exotic locations like Bora Bora, Bali or Southeast Asia destinations. Regardless of which […]

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 […]