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My Advice? Go to Museums

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In a turn of events that I find mostly surprising although altogether predictable, I’m the mom of two teenage kids. One of them, in fact, is in his last year of adolescence already.  I could not be prouder of...
Pre-COVID, we were “plane people.” We didn’t mind a long drive, but with a young child, it was easier to shorten the travel time and fly. Now, in COVID times, we are “do whatever it takes to keep out...
Let’s be honest: 2020 has served up a hot, steamy buffet of disappointment, cancelling everything from school to scheduled vacations. Whether you were planning on taking a summer trip and cancelled because of COVID-19 or you’re just looking for...
How do you plan a family vacation where everyone feels safe? Most families plan their big trips together during the summer. Except, for this summer, vacations look a little differently. Despite the ongoing pandemic, families are eager to get out...
Anyone with a young child, or better yet multiple young children, will most likely tell you flying with children is quite a feat, pandemic or not. Whether traveling to see family or for the sake of fulfilling one's wanderlust, doing...
Who is up for a day trip? In these times? Okay I understand your hesitancy, but what if I told you, you could take your family on a road-trip that was Covid-conscious, family friendly, and within driving distance of...
For the past three summers, my husband and I have enjoyed an adults-only vacation to Tucson, Arizona. We go for a week with fellow teachers, usually soon after school is done for the year. Our dear friend’s parents own...
A parents-only getaway is a true luxury. My husband and I have been married for ten years, and as of last month had never been able to get away for more than one night since welcoming our three kids. Pure...
“Mom? Am I allowed to do this?!” My son grinned from ear-to-ear as he tore into his own tender, whole rotisserie chicken. I had experienced Dolly Parton’s Stampede pre-children during my college years. It was a great time then, it’s...
My favorite one-tank trip is heading to Branson, Missouri. Whether it’s spring, summer, winter, or fall, Branson has it all! Here are some highlights for your trip to Branson:  Shopping  We love Branson for the unique, downtown shops. One of our...
My 4 year old conveniently forgets things like which shoe goes on the correct foot, but can rattle off at least 10 species of dinosaurs with ease. When learning animal noises, my 18 month old was roaring like a...
In every stage of my life, baseball has always been there. Growing up, I was a regular at Coors Field, a Dante Bichette superfan collecting every Blake Street Bomber card I could. In high school (my very small high school),...
They say you can’t go home again, but this weekend I’ll definitely try. It’s my 20-year college reunion, and I’ve planned a full weekend in Boston. It will involve revisiting the city, my old college hangouts, and most importantly,...
Anyone who knows our family knows we are screen light. There are certain places where our kids will never (and yes, I know parents say "never" about a lot of things- but I mean it) use screens- an example...
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Camping with Kids

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Ditching daily conveniences and comforts for my tent and sleeping bag is a no brainer. I'll happily set up camp with all my kids in tow whenever possible. It's such a gratifying adventure. As parents we all have these...

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Guide to Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City

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Over winter break I took my kids to Great Wolf Lodge for a fun staycation. We only stayed one night but packed in a...
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