Naughty and Nice. What guys really have on their holiday wish list…

My dad is pretty easy to shop for, but my husband is another story.  I struggle every year trying to figure out the perfect list, wracking my brain for hours.  Eventually I resort to asking one of his friends to give me the scoop. So this year, I decided to go get advice from the … Continue reading Naughty and Nice. What guys really have on their holiday wish list…

Take the Stress Away from Turkey Day…

A Complete Guide to (Surviving) Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner Without Having Major Meltdown Written by an Admitted Type-A Person If you’ve volunteered to have the whole family at your house this year you may be starting to freak out.  But don’t!  With Thanksgiving still one week away, there’s plenty of time to get things in sync. … Continue reading Take the Stress Away from Turkey Day…

Top 10 Tips for Visiting Chicago with Kids

We just took a trip to Chicago with our two year old, and I found the Windy City to be even more fun to explore this time around with our little man.   I love exposing Max so different places and people at a young age, and I hope he continues to be inspired to travel … Continue reading Top 10 Tips for Visiting Chicago with Kids

Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens in Tampa

For Max’s first birthday, we hosted a pretty big Sesame Street themed birthday bash for our friends and their little ones (for my post about Max’s first birthday, I’ve included the link to that HERE.).  This year I wanted to go a little bit more low key and just hang out with family for the … Continue reading Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens in Tampa

Making Time for Adventures

September has simply evaporated in front of me in the blink of an eye. Part of the month was wrapped up anticipating the hurricane and meeting with contractors for the subsequent repair work, though work has also  been extremely demanding and only promises to become more challenging in the coming year. It’s tempting to try … Continue reading Making Time for Adventures

Hurricane Irma

I try to post pretty regularly to my blog, but the last two weeks have been all consuming with (1) prepping for Hurricane Irma, (2) hurricane Irma, and (3) the aftermath of hurricane Irma.  I live in Orlando, Florida, so we are extraordinarily lucky compared to those in the Caribbean, the Keys, and other areas … Continue reading Hurricane Irma

How to Make More Hours in Your Day (or at least feel that way)

For a while now I have wanted to put together a blog post about time management and work/life balance as a momma that doesn't involve a recommendation of using dry shampoo in the morning.  I mean, honestly, I do use dry shampoo (like a LOT), but I wanted to focus on some bigger picture idea … Continue reading How to Make More Hours in Your Day (or at least feel that way)

Top 20 Tips for Traveling with Baby

Traveling has always been a passion of mine.   When I got pregnant in 2015, I knew I wanted to share lots of trips and adventures with our little man, and baby or not. Before Max was a year old he completed more than 12 flights, including a trip from the US to Italy.   While … Continue reading Top 20 Tips for Traveling with Baby

From Toddler to Talker

I know some toddlers who could recite the entire alphabet with ease before 18 months, and other ones who literally said no words until after two years of age. Every child’s development path is different and each kiddo learns at his or her own pace.  We are somewhere in between the two extremes at our … Continue reading From Toddler to Talker

A Few of My Favorite Things – Packing Tips for Your Next Beach Trip

We've been planning this trip for several months, so I'm super excited to finally see the aqua waters and beautiful soft beaches in gorgeous Rosemary Beach.  Yay! Packing for the beach can be overwhelming, especially with a toddler, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite things we managed to stuff in the … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things – Packing Tips for Your Next Beach Trip