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Enter to Win $10,000 in the Honey Bunches of Oats Sweeps

Enter to Win $10,000 in the Honey Bunches of Oats Sweeps

Share Your Photo and You Could Win $10,000 in the Honey Bunches of Oats Sweeps Disclosure- I received compensation in order to facilitate this post. This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Honey Bunches of Oats and Family Forward. All opinions are my own and honest. Our family was really in need of a fun vacation after our crazy summer – and thankfully, just in time for the Family Forward Retreat at Lowes Royal Pacific Hotel … Read entire article »

Filed under: Nutrition, Travel

Visiting #Hersheypark #PepsiAtThePark #ad

Disclosure- I received free tickets to the park in order to facilitate this review. This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Pepsi. All opinions are my own and honest. Now that summer is here, and the heat is definitely on, the sweetest place on Earth aka Hershey Park in nearby Hershey, Pa is a great place to visit.  You smell the chocolate as soon as you arrive- but even before you get there, the Hershey Kiss light … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Events, Play, Summer, Travel

Discover The Forest on National Public Lands Day

Discover The Forest on National Public Lands Day

Did you know? Children who play outside are more creative, have lower stress levels and more active imaginations. They also become fitter and leaner, develop stronger immune systems, and have greater respect for themselves and others as well as the environment. It is easy to get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of crazy schedules, work, school, and technology. But it is so important to take hold of those small moments and enjoy what … Read entire article »

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GIFT GUIDE: New Baby, New Mama

GIFT GUIDE: New Baby, New Mama

I remember it all like it was yesterday: the Google searching, the book reading, the asking for recommendations, the dreaming of all the fancy pants items that celebrities have for their kids, as I cradled my baby bump and selected item after nonsensical item on my registry. My baby shower was just gorgeous and I was fortunate enough to receive TONS of stuff for my baby boy (the luckiest boy in the world). Fast Forward … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Baby Gear, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Momma Gotta Have, Play, Registries, Safety, Shower Gifts, Travel

Taking Time to Reconnect at Beaches Resorts

My husband and I “celebrated” our 14th wedding anniversary with leftovers and some Netflix, but we weren’t always this boring. Before our first child arrived in 2008, we’d traveled to Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, France, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Disney World, and numerous Caribbean islands. We had romantic meals in fine restaurants. We made time for each other. Everything changed with the births of our boys in 2008 and 2011. The couples-only vacations were but a distant … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Food, Travel

Room for More in the Toyota Venza

Room for More in the Toyota Venza

(Disclosure: I received a Toyota Venza to drive for week for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own) My oldest son started first grade this week and that means I am out the door early with a car load of kid gear, booster seats and my own work items including laptop, lunch and layered jacket since our air conditioner is either too hot or too cold on any given day. Despite a busy schedule, we did … Read entire article »

Filed under: Safety, Travel

Know Your Zone for Hurricane Preparedness Week

Know Your Zone for Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane season is here (not to mention the crazy hail we saw this week) and New Yorkers have several resources available to them that you need to be aware of in case of emergency. KNOW YOUR ZONE To begin with, it’s important to Know Your Zone and therefore, the evacuation plan for your area. Resources are available on www.nyc.gov/knowyourzone including the hashtag #knowyourzone so you can keep informed and join the conversations via Twitter. Also on the website is  information … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Safety, Socially Conscious, Travel

Enter the “Rock Your Vacation” Instagram Contest to Win a VIP Getaway for You and Five of Your Closest friends!

Enter the “Rock Your Vacation” Instagram Contest to Win a VIP Getaway for You and Five of Your Closest friends!

Who wants to WIN a 6-day, 5-night VIP trip to Kissimmee, Florida?  Ok hands down everyone!  Here’s how to enter: No high-tech video equipment needed, you can use your smart phone and creativity to enter the Experience Kissimmee’s “Rock Your Vacation” video contest on Instagram. In your vide, show how you and your “entourage” would Rock a Central Florida vacation and you could have the opportunity to enjoy adrenaline-pumping attractions and heart racing adventure, just moments from … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Travel

Showing my #DisneySide!

  When my Disney Side @Home Celebration host box arrived on my doorstep, I practically screamed like a giddy little girl. And rightly so; the box was packed full of wonderful surprises and Disney goodness! First out of the box, sheerly due to size, was a beautiful American Tourister suitcase!  It’s the perfect size, a 20″ Skate Spinner suitcase, for my son to pack his things for our next trip or to use as a family … Read entire article »

Filed under: Disney, entertainment, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Travel

Universal Orlando Reveals Details of Harry Potter World

Universal Orlando Reveals Details of Harry Potter World

Muggles, get your engines started for the drive (or flight) down to Orlando. I had the privilege of viewing the highly anticipated webcast announcement of the details surrounding the Harry Potter World Expansion in Universal Studios, and wow there’s so many new and exciting things they are bringing to an already enthralling theme park! Set to open sometime this summer, Universal Studios creative team presented quite a few details on the expansion project and had three … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Summer, Travel