When our Elf on the Shelf first arrived eight years ago, I had no idea the amount of work I was creating for myself. At the time, I had three children under the age of six, and I made a big production about the arrival of our new little friend. I read the book that came with him from the North Pole and asked them to select a name. I thought it would be something great, something grand, so I waited patiently while they debated, and finally settled upon the best elf name ever…Dave. Yep, Dave the Elf. Dave arrives on the first of December and for the next 23 days, I create a rhyming scavenger hunt for my young children. Each night, I… [Read More]
It is hard to believe our “See the USA” series has reached the finale, the letter Z! I feel like we need a ticker tape parade as we have covered a ton of destinations from Hawaii to Rhode Island. This week brings us to Z, and instead of a city, we are featuring a National Park. This week Susan of Mountain Moms and Tots is showing off Zion and its spectacular scenery. If you missed last week we covered Yosemite and Xenia, Ohio the week before. I haven’t been to many National Parks, but I am impressed by the family friendly things to do in Zion!
December is almost here and many kids have begun to make those holiday wish lists. Instead of settling for a boring gift card, clothing, or video game, why not try something different this year? Here are some of the newest cool holiday gift ideas for kids we’ve found this year.
It is hard to believe our “See the USA” series has reached the letter Y, and the end is in sight. We are exploring the country as we make our way through the alphabet each and every week. This week brings us to Y, and instead of a city, we are going to feature a National Park. Victoria of Celebrate the Weekend is showcasing the beauty of Yosemite for us. If you missed last week we covered Xenia, Ohio and we had Waikoloa on the big island of Hawaii the week before. I haven’t been to many National Parks, but I was impressed by all the family friendly things to do in Yosemite!
Thanksgiving is coming and Black Friday is on its way, which means consumers are about to be inundated with gift guides galore. Try to have a game plan, set a budget and stick to it, because those January credit card bills can be traumatizing if you tend to get carried away (not that I’m speaking from experience or anything). I found so many amazing gift ideas this year, it’s hard to put them all in one post, so I’ll start with this one featuring holiday gifts for women who love travel.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nebraska Tourism for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes we don’t have to travel very far to discover an amazing destination. Sometimes that destination is right in our own backyard. For those of us in the Midwest, Nebraska is one such place, centrally located with a variety of unexpected attractions that might surprise visitors and natives alike. Whether you have been there before, or still need to explore the state, here are 5 reasons Nebraska needs to be on your travel radar. 1. It has some of the coolest National Monuments Nebraska has some amazing natural wonders to explore. Chimney Rock is a 300 foot natural spire that… [Read More]
It is hard to believe our “See the USA” series has reached the letter X, and we are nearing the end. We have been exploring the country as we make our way through the alphabet each and every week. This week we have arrived at the letter X, a tricky letter, but thankfully Dr. Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators has come to the rescue with Xenia, Ohio. If you missed last week we covered Waikoloa on the big island of Hawaii and the week before was the best of Vegas. I think you’ll be impressed by the family friendly things to do in Xenia, Ohio. I certainly am!
Holiday travel season is quickly approaching, which means a lot of excitement and possibly a lot of stress. The airport crowds will be massive, luggage will be lost, and there will probably be delays somewhere along the way. Usually these headaches are unavoidable, so be sure to pack a lot of patience and a positive attitude. Here are some helpful tips to prevent you and your family from a holiday travel meltdown as you try to make your way to your destination.
December is a magical time to celebrate the holidays in Chicago as the city puts its best foot forward. There are traditions aplenty throughout Chicagoland, if you know where to look. Everything kicks off of Saturday, November 19th with the 25th annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, a tree-lighting parade along Michigan Avenue. Grand Marshals Mickey and Minnie Mouse lead characters from Disney World, beautiful floats, and marching bands from along the route. Once the tree is lit, the rest of the city rolls out the holiday finery. Here are some of the best events to celebrate the holidays in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
Wow! Can you believe the “See the USA” series has reached the letter W? We have been exploring the country as we make our way through the alphabet each and every week and the end is in sight. This week we have arrived at the letter W and Waikoloa, on the big island of Hawaii. Hopefully you saw the best of Vegas last week Utica, New York the week before. This week I am thrilled to have Lisa from Hilton Mom Voyage sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Waikoloa, Hawaii!