Packing my bags to go on vacation used to be so much easier before I had my son. This past weekend I took my first toddler-free girls trip since his birth. Traveling has always been fascinating to me. I...
I remember it like it was yesterday... Our first trip traveling with a little one – my mind was spinning as I poured a large glass of wine and sat down on the couch, staring at all of the...
People who know me understand that I hate winter. The snow is not my natural habitat, especially since I’m a native Floridian. Some Floridians think snow is this magical, mythological, and wonderful creation. I believe these are the ones...
Six years ago, my little family and I planned to visit Tampa for the first time on our 2012 Spring Break. My daughters were three years and five months old. We spent the week visiting kid-friendly attractions, eating at great restaurants, and...
We are not big Disney people. Pre-kids there wouldn’t be a reason for either of us to do or even say anything Disney-related. At the same time, we weren’t anti-Disney either. We were just indifferent. However, we made the...
  Its that time of year again....its Christmas time and your kids are out of school for at least two weeks. Whether you're lucky enough to have these two weeks off of work with them or not, you still need...
Last summer, I had the brilliant idea of purchasing a Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Explorer Membership under the auspices of learning about science with my toddler. Truthfully, I got it to beat the heat on a 90+...
Less is More: Our Staycation Summer I had this moment of clarity one morning in the shower.  I swear some of my best thinking comes when I’m in there. Some days those five minutes are my only minutes of pure...
The kids are out of school and it's time to enjoy some fun in the sun.  Whether you're heading to the beach for a staycation or just hanging out by the pool, here are some must-haves to keep you...
When talk at the soccer game or baseball practice turns to summer plans, chances are you'll hear something like this: "Oh, we can't take a vacation this year. We're going to do a staycation instead." Ah, the "staycation," that 21st-century buzzword...

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