Legoland California Just Got That Much Better


Ellie and I skipped work and school so we could attend opening day of Heartlake City at Legoland CA!  Lego Friends sets have been a favorite in our house for a few years now and we’ve been hoped that Legoland would incorporate Heartlake City into Legoland CA.  It’s finally here and as adorable as we had…

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The Omni Bedford Springs Historic Gem!


This article was originally published October 17th, 2013.  Almost a year later my husband and I are still talking about how amazing The Omni Bedford Springs resort is.  We can’t wait to get back there.  I was born in Johnstown PA. Ok, I can see the majority of you asking where that is.  It’s a…

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11 Things Hotels Should Offer Families Who Travel

11 Things a Hotel Must Offer Families Who Travel

And the Hampton Inn offers all of them. This is not a sponsored post.  That’s me sipping my free endless coffee at the Hampton Inn in Providence.  I travel back east often to see Keenan at college and to watch him play. I always stay at the Hampton Inn in Providence. If we are traveling…

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The Auberge du Soleil Is Heaven On Earth

French Doors

Tucked in the hillside of the Rothschild section of Napa sits one of the most extraordinary hotels. The philosophy behind Auberge du Soleil is three simple and glorious words… Pleasure is Healing.   From the moment you pull into the resort a feeling of serenity washes over you.  Everything about Auberge du Soleil encourages you to relax and…

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San Diego Family Friendly Beaches


  Spring Break is here and summer vacations are coming quick.  As the weather warms up Southern California beaches become a tourist hot spot.  So if you’re bringing your families to San Diego over the break it helps to know where some of the best family beaches are.   These are some of our favorites….

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Providence: A City of Architecture and History

Providence: A City to See

The only thing I ever knew about Rhode Island is that it was the smallest state on it was somewhere in a pile of east coast states that I could never figure out. Now which one is New York, that’s it, no that’s Pennsylvania. Where is Delaware again? I suck at geography. Really bad. So bad…

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A Road Trip Down the SoCal Coast

Socal Coast

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cooper Tires and Roadtrippers.  Thanks to Cooper Tires and our Roadtrippers app we took a fabulous day trip down the SoCal coast. We went antique shopping, toured some beautiful and historic neighborhoods, grabbed lunch in Old Town and headed over to Coronado via a very scary bridge. Check…

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DC with Kids 101

DC White House

For the last two years we have gone to Washington DC with one of our kids. Last year with our then six year old and this year I went with my 16 year old for a mother/son trip. Both trips were unbelievable. The key? Not expecting your kids to do DC like an adult. They…

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San Diego: The Hotel Del Is Pure Delight

Hotel Del Beach and Rocks Vert-lr-1

People have been telling me for years that I needed to plan a trip to the fabulous Hotel Del Coronado. Last month, after living in San Diego for twelve years, I finally took their advice. I was not disappointed. Just driving over the bridge is an adventure your kids won’t soon forget. I went with…

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