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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

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

Take the Disney Try It Challenge

Take the Disney Try It Challenge

(Disclosure: My oldest son and I are in Orlando for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference. While I did pay for my conference ticket and travel, the event is subsidized by many sponsors. Opinions are always my own.) Have you taken the Food List Challenge on Facebook? I’ve tried 83 of the 100 foods on the list. Given the opportunity, I would likely try all 100. Why? My parents always encouraged me to try new things. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Events, Featured, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Recipes, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Travel

Fabulous Fall Getaways

Fabulous Fall Getaways

Fall is actually one of my favorite times of year to travel. My friends at TravelingMom.com have created a beautiful and FREE ezine listing some of the best fall getaways for families. If you’re looking for vacation inspiration or even just a few day-trip ideas, you’ll enjoy their suggestions. I’ve actually taken several of the trips suggested, and I agree that some locations are just better in the crisp fall air. New England is at its best … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Halloween, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Travel

On the Boardwalk: Rediscovering Atlantic City

On the Boardwalk: Rediscovering Atlantic City

My family spent the 4th of July in Atlantic City as guests of the Atlantic City Alliance. Before our trip, I wrote about how Atlantic City is working to transform its image, and I was not disappointed by the spectacular new Duality show at Boardwalk Hall. After a short drive from the Philadelphia suburbs, we arrived at the Golden Nugget Hotel. We stayed in a stylish, newly-renovated room and enjoyed dining with our children at the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Hip Find, Summer, Travel, Uncategorized

4th of July Family Fun in Atlantic City

4th of July Family Fun in Atlantic City

The Jersey shore is NOT like MTV’s The Jersey Shore. As a Philly native, I grew up vacationing at family-friendly resorts in New Jersey like Cape May and Ocean City.  When I was younger, Atlantic City and its smoke-filled casinos had a seedy reputation. It’s time to give Atlantic City a second look. Remember when Times Square in New York was sleazy, crime-ridden and full of prostitutes and porn shops?  Times Square is now a model … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Featured, Summer, Travel

Family Vacation Spotlight: Discovery Cove, Orlando

Family Vacation Spotlight: Discovery Cove, Orlando

Orlando’s reputation as a family fun destination is well-deserved, but there are plenty of attractions besides Disney. Personally, I love theme parks. I’ve visited all the Disney Parks, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios numerous times before baby was born. (I used to work at Expedia and Travelocity, so I got industry deals and traveled a lot back in those pre-baby days.)  If you’re not a theme park kind-of-person, you can visit other Orlando attractions like Discovery Cove or the Kennedy … Read entire article »

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