Pork Chops

Pork Chops: A Great Source of Protein

This is a sponsored post for the National Pork Board, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Growing up I always heard that eating pork would lead to weight gain.  It’s something I heard a lot and it became ingrained in me, so it came as a shock to me when I heard that… Read More »


The New YouTube App For Kids Is A Parent Favorite

Anyone who has ever perused YouTube knows that it can be a mishmash of funny, inspirational or downright explicit videos. While there are many great educational and entertaining videos for kids, there are some pieces of content that some parents may find objectionable. Because of this, YouTube is one of many websites that I do… Read More »


Why Homewood Suites Manhattan Is GREAT For Families

Disclosure: My stay was provided complimentary courtesy of Homewood Suites. All opinions expressed are my own. Whether you are making your first trip to New York City or you are anxiously planning your return, finding the right place to stay with your family can be a difficult goal. You need someplace to relax in luxury… Read More »

Vacationing in Akumal Bay in the Riviera Maya

Vacationing in The Riviera Maya Mexico

We are no strangers to Mexico, and have visited Los Cabos many times, but this year, we decided to visit a different region and set our sights on the Riviera Maya region.  Nestled in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo’s Caribbean coastline, the Riviera Maya is a real natural gem that boasts the second longest… Read More »

Back to School Transition

Smart Back To School Transition Tips For Parents

Starting a new school year can be tough. If you want to make the transition easier, try to follow these back to school transition tips for parents. Start Early One of the best ways to make a successful school year transition is to start your  shopping early. Most parents rush to get school supplies just… Read More »

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Exploring Baltimore Inner Harbor

We love to travel as a family. A few weeks ago, we received an offer to travel to Baltimore, which included an overnight stay along with tickets to nearby attractions and a gift card to explore all that Baltimore has to offer.  We were thrilled, of course, and jumped at the offer.  Baltimore Inner Harbor… Read More »

7 Tips For Traveling Internationally with kids

7 Tips For Traveling Internationally With Kids

  An international trip can be an exciting adventure for a kid, but if sufficient planning and preparation is not done beforehand, then it can be quite a challenging experience for all. We’ve been traveling internationally with Z.E.N. since he was 10 months old. That first trip was a challenge, but now he’s a pro!… Read More »

7 Movies to Watch on Independence day

7 Movies To Watch On Independence Day

Most Americans celebrate Independence Day by engaging in fun group activities such as outdoor barbecue parties, road trips, visiting relatives and friends, or simply relaxing at home with their loved ones while watching a movie that celebrates this day. Speaking of movies, here are seven movies to watch on Independence Day: Independence Day There is… Read More »