Have You Ever Been to Missouri?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Missouri Division of Tourism for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Our family is currently planning a cross-country roadtrip for either 2014 or 2015 (mostly depending on the temperament of our newest addition!). While our focus is on southwestern Utah, where we lived for […]

Preparing for a Road Trip with 4 Kids & a Dog

We’re heading down to Florida soon to visit my parents (who recently relocated there from Maryland) and to attend the famed Disney Social Media Moms conference at Disney World, and we’re all over-the-top excited as we count down the days until we leave. As excited as we are, though, I’m more than a little nervous […]

Tips for Getting Out of the House with Small Children

I’m not an expert on much, but with four little ones under six (at the time I originally wrote this), I can pretty confidently declare myself an expert in this area. If I’m honest, though, my husband is the real expert in the family because he regularly takes all four girls out by himself to […]

Plan a Staycation for Your City {Year of the Staycation}

This week we’re celebrating the staycation, a vacation where you stay home and explore all that your city has to offer rather than spending money to travel somewhere else, hosted by Toni at The Happy Housewife and Andrea at Saving Lifestyle. Yesterday I shared staycation ideas for the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and West Virginia, […]

Staycation in the Shenandoah Valley {Things to Do on a Budget}

Today we’re celebrating the staycation, a vacation where you stay home and explore all that your city has to offer rather than spending money to travel somewhere else, hosted by Toni at The Happy Housewife and Andrea at Saving Lifestyle. Come back tomorrow to see the full list of participating blogs to discover great ideas […]

Plan a Pennsylvania Roadtrip with Roadtrip-a-Matic

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PA Tourism for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Growing up in Maryland and living now in West Virginia, we often travel to Pennsylvania — to Philadelphia to tour various museums or go to the Army-Navy football game, to Hershey Park for a fun […]

Printable Travel Activities for Kids

We’ve spent this week in Florida for post-manuscript writing family time, which has been exactly what we needed after the busyness and stress of the last month. But now we have to make the 14.5 hour drive home! On the way down, we drove through the night, which definitely had its benefits since the kids […]