Why You Should Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Newport Dunes

Why You Should Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Newport Dunes

St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays (just below Halloween of course). I was raised with Irish pride from my father. As a child, I learned how to jig (performing without solicitation); I learned some Gaelic, became obsessed with River Dance and even faked an Irish accent for most of third grade. My Irish pride did not fade as an adult and although my dad may joke that I am the only Irish girl that doesn’t care for potatoes, I can down my stout and whiskey…

What to Expect from The Polar Express in Arizona

What to Expect from The Polar Express in Arizona

For parents, Christmas is a crazy, hectic and an expensive time of year. For children, it is the season of excitement, cheer and magic. The best present I could receive as a mom is seeing the look of absolute joy on my sweet babies’ faces as they experience the wonder and whimsy of the happiest season of all. In my family Christmas is not just one day of opening a million presents, it is a month long celebration of getting together with family and partaking in seasonal festivities. Don’t get…

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…

Best Gadgets for Traveling with Kids

Best Gadgets for Traveling with Kids

Let’s be honest, traveling with kids is not the easiest thing in the world, the linguistics alone is a challenge. With the proper props on hand it is easy to keep everything running smoothly…well as smoothly as possible. I’m a big fan of making things run smoothly and the more I enjoy family travel the more I will be willing to take on more trips with my family. What to know what helps keep me sane? Here are some of my picks for the best gadgets for traveling with kids….

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….