Spending the Day at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor

Nichols Arboretum and the Huron River in Ann Arbor. Summertime means spending time outdoors; without a huge backyard for the kids to run around, my husband and I often take...

Business Travel When a Kid Is Sick

Zzzzzzz. It never fails — you’re getting ready to leave on a trip (be it business or fun) and suddenly the throat gets scratchy. Maybe there’s a cough or two,...

An Evening at the Southside Works Pittsburgh

When was the last time you spent an evening with just one kid? I’ve spent time with my daughter, having tea with Hello Kitty and even traveling to LEGOLAND Florida, but time...

Exploring Pittsburgh’s Children’s Museum

Do children and museums mix? They do when it’s the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, a three-story building on Pittsburgh‘s North Side. The building connects historic buildings in the city: the Allegheny...

Where to Eat 3 Meals in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne is often called the City of Restaurants for its wide variety of eating establishments, and my family and I made an effort to check out as many...

Visiting Disney World Without the Kids (This Time)

My kids don’t know that I recently visited Walt Disney World without them – and that I plan on doing it again. Does that make me the meanest mom...

Hotel Review: Mystic Dunes Resort in Orlando, Florida (+ A Giveaway!)

There is no shortage of hotels and resorts in and around the Orlando area. Many of them are located in and around Disney World, which is fine if you’re visiting...

Discovering the Forest with Kids #ForestChat

I’m not an outdoorsy person – but my kids are. They love exploring the local parks, following animal tracks and picking up leaves and sticks along the path. It’s...

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Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

I boiled two dozen eggs this morning for the kids to decorate for Easter. Of these, guess how many broke in the pot while...

Castaway Cay, Disney’s Island in the Bahamas

If you’ve been on a Bahamian Disney cruise, you’ve probably been to Castaway Cay. This little piece of paradise in the Bahamas is Disney’s...

Williams-Sonoma Baking Stone

My baking stone is quickly turning into a Rorschach test, with blips and blobs that resemble all sorts of things. When I bought it, it was a...

Pittsburgh Style Pulled Pork Sandwich

Primanti Bros. sandwich Many people return from their travels with souvenirs; I bring back recipes. This one’s from a long-term stay outside of Pittsburgh, where...