Rashes, Ouchies and Bug Bites! Oh My!

Rashes, Ouchies and Bug Bites! Oh My!

Good morning…or is it? This morning baby boy woke up with a rash all over his body. Being a prepared traveling mama, I always come stocked with my mobile pharmacy, but I’m never ready for the shock and stress when your faced with a rash. My husband was quick to jump into emergency mode, but being on vacation I had to calm it down and think. I took a moment to search his body, inspect the rash and rule out the possible causes. Needless to say, I realized it wasn’t…

Magical Family Travel. Do You Believe in Magic?

Magical Family Travel. Do You Believe in Magic?

Over a lukewarm cup of coffee and a living room full of toddlers, I somehow managed to read an article in its entirety and I have to say, what a breath of fresh air. I’m Done Making My Kids Childhood Magical, offers a fantastic perspective for parents feeling the pressure in this showoff society we live in. As a person who advocates traveling with your kids and having magical family travel, I just have to explain why I agree with this article and why other parents should breathe a sigh…

8 Awesome Tips to Make Flying with Kids Easier

8 Awesome Tips to Make Flying with Kids Easier

The joys of flying with kids. I will admit, being trapped in a metal tube thousands of feet in the air with two toddlers does not sound like a barrel of fun, but it is the burden I bare in order to travel with my babies. The truth of the matter is that I hate flying. I can feel the panic tightening in my chest as I write this post. Unfortunately, I have to do it if I want to travel, which I do. So, up up and away I…

The Ultimate Guide for Traveling to Naples with Kids

The Ultimate Guide for Traveling to Naples with Kids

Defying gravity as our plane lifts off the runway at LAX, a chill runs from the base of spin up to my neck causing to me to immediately regret my decision to get on this death trap. I am terribly afraid to fly and in this moment I am forced to recall the reason I would put myself in such emotional turmoil. Then images of white sandy beaches invade my mind and I can almost feel the hot sticky Florida heat on my skin and my heart-rate returns to a…

Traveling to Big Bear with Kids

Traveling to Big Bear with Kids

Escaping to the mountains is exactly that, an escape. The surrounding nature, the crisp fresh air and the simplistic way of life instantly melts way the any pent-up stress. Whether it’s a romantic weekend with that special someone or an action-packed adventure with the family, Big Bear has all the ingredients for a fantastic getaway. Here is my guide to Big Bear with kids. Keep the cost in check The great thing about traveling to rustic locations is the ability to have a great vacation while staying on a budget….

Knott’s Berry Farm with Kids

Knott’s Berry Farm with Kids

Before Knott’ Berry Farm became the theme park it is today, it was once a literal berry farm owned by Walter and Cordelia Knott way back in 1920. Once a roadside stop selling berries, preserves, pies and fried chicken, they eventually added attractions such as the Ghost Town to entertain their visitors. Even though there have been some major changes in the last 84 years, Knott’s Berry Farm has still maintained many of the original fixtures, keeping the quaint country feel that people love. Knott’s holds a special place in…

Bravo Farms with Kids

Bravo Farms with Kids

Although my kids have been raised near the sea, my daughter is a country girl at heart. She claims to want to live on a farm, milk cows, get her eggs from her own chickens and grow her own food. She loves the Food Network with her favorite shows being Pioneer Woman, Farmhouse Rules and Heartland Table. Fortunately, my niece married herself a real cowboy and we were invited to visit his family farm. Firecracker had a blast feeding all the animals and letting the baby calves suck on her…

How to do Palm Springs with Kids

How to do Palm Springs with Kids

The surrounding mountains are so close you feel as though you could reach out and touch them. I take in these spectacular views through a flashy pair of shades as I sip a crisp glass of white wine, lounging on one of the many restaurant patios that line Palm Canyon drive. The heat is dry, but not unbearable thanks to the cool refreshing spray of the abundant misters. I am in Palm Springs, baby. Hollywood’s playground since the 1920’s, this desert oasis has been attracting celebrities and sun-seekers for decades….

5 Steps to Easy and Enjoyable Family Vacations

5 Steps to Easy and Enjoyable Family Vacations

One of the most exciting aspects to travel is all the new things you will get to do, see and eat! When planning a family vacation it is natural to want to do it all, but BEWARE. With the excitement of a new destination insight, making lists of things to do can get pretty long really fast. The one thing I’ve learned from my many travels is trying to schedule too much into one trip can be an instant vacation buzz kill. You are putting too much time, money and…

Sea World San Diego

Sea World San Diego

Sea World San Diego has been the center of some recent controversy since the release of Blackfish, but I have done my own research and found that many of the claims of the film are fraudulent, manipulative and the “science” severely flawed. It is not the purpose of this post to convince you that Sea World is perfect, but rather to share my experiences and give tips to make the most of your visit. Everyone’s opinion is their own and everyone’s intentions are good. We all care about the well…