Everything You Need to Know about Halloween at Disneyland

Everything You Need to Know about Halloween at Disneyland

By now, many of you know that we are quite the Disney family and if you don’t already know, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Put those two together and Boo-Ya, you got Halloween at Disneyland! Throughout fall I love to partake in everything from the super creepy to the happy and harvesty, which I’ve written about in my post Best Halloween Events for Families, HERE. Usually, families with small kids probably like to keep things on the lighter side of Halloween. We dabbles in it all and a visit to…

Why a SeaWorld Halloween is Spooktacular!

Why a SeaWorld Halloween is Spooktacular!

Halloween is great time of year to let loose and let your freak flag fly. I love dressing up, being silly and laughing our fears in the face. Although I do enjoy the creepy side to Halloween, it doesn’t have to be a scary holiday. In fact, there are many ways to celebrate this wonderful holiday in the fall. One way is to visit during the weekends for a SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular in San Diego. Keep Cost in Check: Go for the annual pass if you’re local. It really is…

Terror in the Oaks: Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

Terror in the Oaks: Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

Starting the second weekend of October,  the Vail Lake Resort Halloween festivities transforms this serene campsite into a frightfully fun party for the whole family. Although we love RVing at Vail Lake Resort throughout the year, October is our favorite time to visit. By day the kids enjoy running in the grass, swimming by the pool and playing miniature golf against the lovely backdrop of the rolling hills and shady trees… By night, the laid-back vibe becomes a lively Halloween bash, filled with activities the whole family can enjoy. So…

Best Halloween Events for Families

Best Halloween Events for Families

A sprinkle of creepy, a dash of suspense and a handful of fun is the perfect recipe for a spooktacular family adventure. Halloween is not just a one-night event, for this Hot Mama and my family it is a month long celebration. Whether you want to travel far or stay close to home, October is chalk-full of amazing Halloween events for families. Keep the cost in check : $-economical $$-moderate $$$-pricey Hopefully most parents know their children’s fear-level and how much spook they can handle. If you’re kids are fearful…

4th of July at Big Bear Lake

4th of July at Big Bear Lake

I love to stretch events out as long as possible. Like most birthdays in my family, they are spread out throughout the month and the U.S.A’s BDay is no exception. The last few years we’ve kept the 4th of July pretty mellow with a simple BBQ/pool day and sparklers at home, but this year we went big. We loaded up the family RV and headed up the mountain for an unforgettable weekend long celebration. This year we celebrated 4th of July at Big Bear Lake. Keep the Cost in Check:…

President’s Day at the Nixon Presidential Library with Kids

President’s Day at the Nixon Presidential Library with Kids

President’s Day is more than just a fun day off work and school. It is a day meant to honor the President’s of the United States. Originally, President’s Day was known as Washington’s Birthday, which was first celebrated in 1880 as a holiday in D.C.  Then five years later in 1885, Washington’s Birthday was made a federal holiday. Traditionally, it was celebrated on his actual birthday of February 22nd, but in 1971 it was moved to the third Monday of February. In addition, President Lincoln’s birthday is also in mid-February,…

Holiday Top 10

Holiday Top 10

Although I’m always a bit sad for summer to end, there is a certain excitement with the change of the season. It seems like right after Halloween, we jump into full holiday swing with a flurry of events and activities that keep us hustling and bustling into the New Year. Busy is the normal pace in our family, but the holidays, in particular, brings us to a whole other level of crazy. A good crazy. A fun crazy. An overloading-of-excitement-that-will-make-your-head-spin crazy. What I love most about the season is indulging…

Thread Up 4th of July wear

Thread Up 4th of July wear

Is everybody as psyched for the holiday weekend as I am? I’ll own it. I am a dork who loves a good theme, as you may have noticed in my Hello Coordination post. Well, we got the RV loaded up and we are ready for a fun-filled patriotic weekend representing our red, white and blue. One of my favorite preparations for a trip is planning the family’s wardrobe and coupled with a holiday I am on cloud nine. Not only is HotMama and family going to rock the colors of…