3 Tips for Staying Safe When Traveling Abroad

As a traveling family who has never been abroad, I have created a collection of tips from seasoned travelers. When you think of travel, your mind probably summons up images of laughter, sun, sand, and joy, as you explore new locales and splash happily in the tropical surf of whatever island paradise your family has found their way to. You probably don’t think of getting mugged, or worse attacked, but unfortunately, there is always the risk of danger in everything we do in life, and travel is often a time when we’re more vulnerable than we would be at home. […]

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Family Bonding: Camping at Navajo Lake State Park

Moving away from the NORM.  When I say camping most people’s immediate reaction is “eww”. As a culture, we have been so brainwashed into thinking our day to day life should revolve around work, technology, and simple pleasures (fast food, etc.). I have been on a mission to revert back to nature. I want my family and I to live a simplistic yet satisfying lifestyle. My kids love t.v. and video games and I want them to understand the beauty that this world has to offer.  We decided to take a weekend adventure and detach ourselves from societal norms and modern […]

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Emergency Gastroenterology Trip.

Background: If you have not been in the loop, my daughter (born 9 weeks premature) has had vomiting issues since birth. She could not have my breast milk and was placed on an added rice formula to help her gain weight. Well once we stopped formula and transitioned to milk she began to lose weight. We were extremely concerned when she fell off the growth curve and landed in a hospital three hours away.  What happened? One afternoon our daughter was way more lethargic than usual. I called her doctor and said something needed to be done and it needed to […]

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Road Trips With Kids: Keeping Them Entertained (Without Electronics)

This post contains affiliate links. For more information on my connections with affiliates click here. In this family, we travel. We love it and so do our kids, but sometimes their impatient tendencies get the best of them. After all, they are only 1, 3, and 5. It is to be expected that we will hear “Are we there yet?”, a bajillion times an hour. So, on a mission to keep my sanity while confined in a car with these little wanderers, I found these awesome products that make traveling an easier task than it used to be. Now, don’t get […]

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Emergency Car Kit: What Do You REALLY Need?

In our family we love to travel. Any free chance we get, we are outta town. This can cause tension if you’re five hours from home and realize you don’t have jumper cables. Trust me, my fiance and I have been there. I created an emergency car kit to keep us on track and keep us safe while we are on the road. Food:  This may seem weird, but let’s say you are on a trip and your 40 miles from the nearest town. Your car breaks down and your kids are hungry. I know the chance of this happening […]

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Lake Day With Kids.

My family and I live in a place where beaches just do not exist. Growing up in Florida that was a hard adjustment for me, but I have replaced my love of beaches with love of lakes! We try to visit lakes a few times a month with weather permitting. We had our first lake visit of this year the other day. I forgot how much goes into even a day trip to the lake. We love to visit Navajo Lake State Park.  What we brought.  Fishing poles Tackle box Bait Cooler Sandwiches Mayo packets Chips Goldfish Water Camping chairs […]

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Denver Aquarium.

On an unexpected trip to Denver for a family funeral, we decided to take the kids to the Denver Aquarium. Little kids (and adults alike) can only handle so much pain when it comes to death. We all needed to do something to clear our minds and breathe. Even if it was only for a little while. The Denver Aquarium. Located in Downtown Denver and coming from a small town, it was a tad intense. There are so many things to do in Denver it can be overwhelming, especially on an unplanned trip. The Aquarium itself is 107,000 square feet. […]

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Disneyland: Free stuff!

  When it comes to Disney, let’s just say things can get pretty expensive. This post is exclusive to Disneyland and California Adventure. Here are some freebies at the Disneyland park and California Adventure you may not know about. Water There is no need to spend three dollars on a water bottle that will just get warm in an hour. You can go into any counter service dining location at Disneyland and they will give you a free glass of ice water. (Ask politely for a large cup!) Kids 3 and under If you decide character dining/ buffet character dining is right for […]

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Albuquerque, New Mexico: The best milkshake.

Traveling to Albuquerque is something our family likes to do on occasion. You can find astounding restaurants, vibrant shops, and and a plethora of activities both family friendly and adult oriented. Although this specific trip revolved around doctor appointments to monitor Princess’s development, we found some time to try a new cafe. The Owl Cafe is an easy find, located off I-40 and Eubank. As we walked in you notice there are tiny owl figurines lining a ledge located at the top of the cafe. It was clean, comfortable, and cute. This cafe serves alcohol and there are mini jukeboxes […]

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