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New York City With Kids for a Long Weekend

New York City With Kids for a Long Weekend

We recently went to New York City with kids for a long weekend. My husband and I love NYC and go frequently for work. But for the boys this was their first visit. We also met my brother-in-law’s family there. So between us we had 5 young children in the big apple. And we all had the best time ever! For real, it’s all the kids still talk about a month later. Remember that taxi Mom? That skyscraper?! When can we go back?! To me that’s the true mark of success. Having them embrace and remember an...

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How to Make the Whole Family Smile

Kings Dominion Family Fun

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kings Dominion. I didn’t realize just how busy and stressed out we had become. The winter weather and work had kind of crept up on us and Jake (6) and Max (3) were feeling it too. The cure? A surprise family day spent at Kings Dominion. (Side note: Kings Dominion is offering complimentary admission for kids 5 and under all 2018 season!) As a family we love amusement parks and a little adventure. The night before I told them they needed a good night sleep. We...

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Lego Star Wars Days at Legoland Florida

Living in Tampa Bay has some very special perks. The sunshine and palm trees are obvious pluses of course, but we also happen to be located relatively close to some of the best theme parks in the country, Legoland Florida being one of them. Not only are both my kids complete LEGO nuts, but they're amusement park obsessed too. So, obviously, Legoland is a favorite destination for our family. In fact, we recently had the opportunity to visit during LEGO® Star Wars™ Days. We had so much fun, we're already planning to go back for this special event...

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10 Secret Epcot Tips from a Disney Passholder

Raise your hand if you want some super secret Epcot tips from a Disney passholder? I knew you would! Yep, that's right. This girl is a Walt Disney World annual passholder. It was one of the best investments I've ever made. My family has made countless memories at the Disney parks and my kids have grown up loving Disney as much as I do! And that's why we're typically at Epcot at least twice a month. It really has a little something for everyone. You'll find rides for the kids, learning opportunities for science buffs,...

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4 Days Paris Itinerary, A Perfect Guide

4 Days Paris Itinerary

Need a 4 Days Paris Itinerary? We have the perfect guide to make the most of your time in the City of Light! 4 Days Paris Itinerary I have been to Paris now several times. I feel quite fortunate to be able to say that and know that I have spent several vacations exploring this gorgeous city. Each visit back opens my eyes to new discoveries and hidden treasures. You know that feeling when you go somewhere and you think, “I feel right at home here. I love this place so much that I could move here...

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10 Spring Break Destinations for Families

Spring Break Destinations for Families

With Spring Break right around the corner, it’s a great time to escape your regular routine and relax and explore. Here are our favorite 10 spring break destinations for families. No matter where you decide to go, we know that the quality time spent traveling as a family is priceless! 10 Spring Break Destinations for Families 1. Disney World (Orlando, Florida) As Floridians, we grew up going to Disney World. But for families around the country this is a great trip! Spring is the perfect time of year to make the trek. The weather is ideal and a...

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How to Save at CVS and Our Thanksgiving Road Trip Kit

Thanksgiving Road Trip Kit

Most of us love to save money whenever we can. I know I do! And sure, I aspire to be one of those organized women with all the coupons ready to go in a neat little binder, the reality is that often I’m popping into a store in between school and activities with wild kids running amuck. The sight is just not pretty my friends. Which is why I did a happy dance when I discovered two ways CVS has my back and is saving me money.   How to Save Money At CVS I’ve mentioned my love...

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Perfect Weekend in Napa Itinerary

Napa Grapes

Note: Our hearts go out to all of the Napa and Sonoma region so badly affected by the recent fires. Knowing that so many jobs and livelihoods in that area depend on tourism, one way to show your support is to still visit if you have the opportunity or a trip planned. We have checked that each suggestion listed is open for business. #NapaValleySpirit This summer, I ran the Napa to Sonoma half marathon. It was a great accomplishment for me after a particularly rough year. Crossing that finish line felt fantastic! But what I haven't...

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Why You Should Take Your Family to Durham

The Durham Hotel

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you might have noticed that I took my boys on a road trip to Durham, North Carolina. A few friends had posted pictures and raved about the Museum of Life and Science and we had a few days in our summer calendar with nothing booked. Cue the sounds of my jingling the keys itching to hit the road. The drive is approximately 4 1/2 hours from DC to Durham so I figured why not? Unfortunately, Floyd was unable to make it so my Mom joined in on the...

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