A Tale of Two Resorts: Disney’s Grand Floridian & Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

Tweet Last month, my girls and I had the opportunity to take a road trip down to Orlando, FL for my annual TravelingMom retreat. We really enjoyed the time together both on the road and at the parks – especially since the girls are older now and much more self-sufficient. For three nights, we had […]

From Disney to DeVos…

Tweet This week will be a study in contrasts, in more ways than one. I’ve spent the past 6 days in Orlando, Florida on a solo trip to the TravelingMom 2015 #TMOMDisney retreat. It’s an annual chance to learn, grow, network and enjoy the time away from home. Last year we made it a family […]

Holy Orange Lego Batman, it’s the Robotic Wizards!

Tweet For a family whose kids have really never been much into playing with LEGOs, it may seem odd that for the past two years, our October-December has been all about those little plastic bricks. Or rather, about LEGOs + robots. Which equals First Lego League (FLL) – a robotics program for kids in 4th […]

Exploring Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula #PureMichigan #hosted

Tweet Thank you to Pure Michigan for hosting me on this press trip to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. As always, all opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family. As a born-and-raised Michigander, I’ve either visited or lived in much of the ‘mitten’ portion of the state, especially the lower half – […]

Review: Michigan’s Adventure: Two Parks for the Price of One!

Tweet My family was hosted at Michigan’s Adventure and provided with vouchers for a meal at the Family Grill. As always, all opinions stated here are either my own or those of my family. My older kids’ very first roller coaster was Shivering Timbers – Michigan’s longest, fastest coaster that hits speeds of 65 mph […]

Review: Mystic Dunes Resort, Orlando FL #DiamondResorts #sponsored

Tweet My family received a complimentary 2-night stay in a 2-bedroom unit at Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club, courtesy of Diamond Resorts International. All opinions stated here are 100% either my own or those of my family, as always. A few weeks ago, my family packed up and headed south for a week-long road […]

Our whirlwind road trip to Disney World

Tweet We were hosted by Disney World for two nights and provided with park tickets as part of the TravelingMom retreat. We were also hosted by Diamond Resorts at the Mystic Dunes resort for two nights as well. All opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family, as always. When it […]

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s off to #TMOMDisney we go… #ad

Tweet We are packed and ready. Electronics are charged, books checked out, pet care arranged, and minivan (mostly) loaded. It’s official. We’re heading to Disney World! This will be my family’s second long road trip in two years – both of which have included visiting Mickey and friends. There are a few differences – last […]

Rock your Vacation and win a VIP trip to Kissimmee, FL

Tweet Last week, I had the chance to visit Central Florida and was hosted on a press trip by Experience Kissimmee to help kick off their “Rock Your Vacation” Instagram video contest that launched on February 3rd. The other bloggers attending and I got the chance to experience Kissimmee like VIPs, just as the contest […]

Snowed In, part 2 (Really, really snowed in!)

Tweet I can’t remember another winter when our school district used all 6 of its allotted snow days – and more. Everybody I talk to says that they don’t remember another winter this bad – including my mom, who’s seen 80 of them now. Even the Blizzard of 1978 wasn’t this bad (according to my […]