Call it a “staycation.” While our daughter was Up North with grandparents, my husband and I made plans to do some fun things with our three-year-old son. As plans...

Secret Family Travel

My husband and I are currently keeping a secret from our children. Well, truth be told, we keep lots of secrets from them — most of which they will...

Wordless Wednesday: House of Cards

What are you looking at? Sometimes the best toys are cheap ones; my kids love to build card houses out of flash cards. We recently bought a few packs of...

#FriFotos: Lake Michigan through the Trees

The Tunnel of Trees on Highway 119 in northern lower Michigan. A snowy northern lower Michigan drive along Highway 119 takes travelers through the Tunnel of Trees. In the winter, it’s ...

Wordless Wednesday: Downtown Ann Arbor

Twinkle, twinkle little twinkle lights… This week I have a couple photos from a recent night in downtown Ann Arbor — can I tell you how much I love that...

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...

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...

Mom-Daughter Trip to LEGOLAND

My, what big Lego teeth you have! My daughter is still talking about the trip we took to LEGOLAND Florida last year. My four-year-old daughter and I were invited to attended the grand...

To Boldly Go Somewhere You Don’t Really Care to Go

Parenting is all about compromise. Like when my daughter wants to wear a summer dress when it’s 20 degrees outside. Or my son wants to eat nothing but crackers...

Yacht Club Disney World Resort

I’ve never been to a New England-style yacht club — but I imagine it to be much like Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Located on the shore of Crescent Lake and...

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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...