How to Visit Orlando Without Going to Disney

When anyone mentions they are going to visit Orlando, Florida most people automatically think of Disney. While I admit most of our time in the past has been spent at Disney when visiting Orlando, this summer we spent some time experiencing the other great things Orlando has to offer. Most of the time my kids […]

5 Tips for Traveling With Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetPackin #CollectiveBias Traveling with kids can sometimes be tricky. Being in the car for a long road trip can leave them bored and cranky. If that’s the case, it’s no fun for parents either. We’ve done our fair share […]

Easy On-the-Go Snacking

It’s always sad to see summer come to an end. One of the great things about our homeschool life is that we can handpick our first day of school. While everyone else has been preparing to go back to school and sharing first day pictures, we’ve been preparing for a last minute vacation to Florida before we […]

Jonah’s Favorite Part of Vacation

Hands down. Without a doubt. The BEST part of vacation for Jonah…Swimming. While he’s always loved the pool, this seems to be the year for confidence and independence in the water. He finally has the core muscle strength to hold himself up with the help of his Puddle Jumper Basic Life Jacket. Last year he […]

The Summer Park Tour

We are blessed to live in an area that has tons of great parks. The problem is that we tend to frequent the same park because it is conveniently located near our home. Therefore, we hardly ever take advantage of the other parks available to us….which is a shame, because we REALLY have some awesome […]

Disney World on a Budget

I received an email from April and thought I would include my answer on the blog for anyone else who might be wondering the same thing. April wrote: I was just reading your vacation blog and wondered, how do you budget a trip for WDW and not miss anything??? Help me out, would ya. Thanks. […]

10 Random Thoughts on Vacation

What’s the point of cleaning before you leave? As soon as you return and the suitcase explodes, you’re back at square one. It is always 10 degrees hotter inside Disney World. The minute we stepped out of the park the temperature dropped atleast 10 degrees. I think I sweat more than the average woman. Seriously. It’s gross. […]

A Day Trip to Disney World

My dad lives a short 90 minute drive away from Disney World. We obviously had to take advantage of that on our trip! Jonah loved the parade! The chipmunks gave him high-fives and he thought he was hot stuff. He got to see some of his favorite characters, including Woody from Toy Story. We rode […]

Children’s Museum of Sebring

Even though my dad lives in a small Florida town with the majority of the population being senior citizens, there is a small, but charming children’s museum. What a great find for us! I loved that it was a community effort. Each “exhibit” was sponsored by businesses in the community. For instance, the building exhibit […]