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Vacation Begins at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown Pittsburgh

Doubletree Downtown Pittburgh

When you live in metro Detroit, have four little ones and plan on driving nearly eight hours, having a "layover" half way is a good fabulous idea. When we started planning our vacation for this summer I knew we would need to plan for a day or two half way. We decided Pittsburgh would be the perfect place to stop. I did a lot of research and found numerous things we could do and a great place to stay downtown, the Doubletree by Hilton.  This … [Read more...]

Our Day at the Detroit Zoo

Detroit_Zoo

My husband asked me what I wanted to do for Mother's Day this year and I think he was surprised by my answer. I wanted to go to our local zoo with the kids. We've not been to the zoo in a few years, which is sad because we only live about 30 minutes from our local AZA accredited zoo, the Detroit Zoo. This post was done in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Our Visit to the Detroit … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss LEGO Batman Movie Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Batman_Movie

That's right! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan is celebrating LEGO Batman Movie Days! We were invited to attend earlier this week and the kids had so much fun! I mean really, LEGOLAND and Batman? Yes, please! My kids adore both so for them this was an amazing treat! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan is hosting LEGO Batman Movie Days events this weekend, February 25-26. There will be fun build activities, a LEGO Batman meet and greet, … [Read more...]

SEA LIFE Michigan Welcomes New Sea Turtle, Carr

Sea Life Michigan Sea Turtle

My kids love visiting SEA LIFE Michigan at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills. It's not far from home but it truly feels like we are millions of miles away when gazing in to the ocean tanks. When we heard they would be welcoming a new sea turtle we were so excited to go see him. Carr, the newest animal at SEA LIFE Michigan came with his own story. Sadly, Carr was injured in a boat collision that resulted in a deformed carapace and … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Now Open – Our Sneak Peek!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan

Disclosure: I was provided with a sneak peek of LEGOLAND Discovery Center in exchange for coverage. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Thursday we were lucky enough to be among the people that got a sneak peek of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills. LA had a half day of school so I was lucky enough to be able to arrange my work schedule where I could pick him up and have a … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Grand Opening Date and Tickets on Sale!

Leogland Michigan

Everyone in my family is beyond excited about the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan opening! My kids can't wait, I can't wait, my husband is excited and even wants to take his class on a field trip! It's going to be an amazing place and we are so thankful it's close by! I am SO excited to finally share with you that LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan will officially open to the public on March 25!  About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center … [Read more...]

Jurassic World Day at the Detroit Zoo on June 6th! #DetroitZoo

The Detroit Zoo celebrates with Jurassic World! #DetroitZoo

Michiganders - I have an exciting announcement from the Detroit Zoological Society and their newest partner, Universal Studios.  The two have partnered to promote both the upcoming film Jurassic World and the Dinosauria attraction with a Jurassic World Day at the Detroit Zoo on June 6th!   Details about this fun day: Visit the Detroit Zoo and stop by Dinosauria on Saturday, June 6 between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to … [Read more...]

All About The Walt Disney Family Museum and Tomorrowland #InsideOutEvent

Tomorrowland Poster #Tomorrowland

I was provided with an all expense paid trip to bring you the details about this movie and others. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. When I went to San Francisco to learn all about Inside Out, I was also taken to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum. What a treat that was! Get prepared for photo overload!! I couldn't narrow it down so I added lots of photos. There's so much to see, it's really … [Read more...]

Sesame Street Live’s “Make a New Friend” is at the Fox Theater Now – Feb 16!

Sesame Street

Disclosure: I received a four pack of tickets to attend the Sesame Street Live show in exchange for promoting the event. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way.  Sesame Street is a lifelong favorite of mine. It's not only educational, but it's fun and they teach real life lessons. This year, Sesame Street Live celebrates 25 years at the Fox Theatre in Detroit and I was delighted to have my family be a part of it! … [Read more...]

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium Opens THIS WEEK! Check Out Our Sneak Peek!

Sea Life Aquarium in Michigan

This past week my family and I got to take part in the media preview of the Sea Life Michigan Aquarium! It was incredibly exciting to be there and to be some of the first people to get a look inside. Sea Life Michigan opens THIS Thursday, January 29th and you do not want to miss out! The aquarium is an interactive, educational and fun place for families to visit and I'm excited that it's right here in Michigan and thankful that it's only 15 … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo presented by Bank of America

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights #WildLights #DZWildLights

Disclosure: I am receiving tickets to the Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo event in exchange for posting about the event. All opinions are 100% my own.  Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. Outside of the cold weather, that is. ;) Seeing various Christmas light displays warms my heart immensely. This year I'm excited to take the kids to Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo! Wild Lights last 24 nights in November and December … [Read more...]

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built to Amaze in Metro Detroit

Barnum and Bailey Ringmaster

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. It's that time of year again! My kids call it the "magic show", but really it's the circus coming back to metro Detroit! Last year was their first time attending a circus and they were in amazement the entire time! Check out my post about our experience and you'll see … [Read more...]

Family Fun with Dinosaurs At Cedar Point

Cedar Point Family Fun

We love going to Cedar Point. We make it a goal to go at least once each year. The past several years have been all about the kids, but Cedar Point really is full of fun for the entire family: toddler to those in their retirement years! There are shows, rides for all ages, food, games, and even an educational exhibit of Dinosaurs at Cedar Point! Cedar Point has long been known as "America's Roller Coast"...well, that was one of their marketing … [Read more...]

We’re Going to the Day Out with Thomas Event in Flint, Michigan!

Day Out with Thomas

Our three year old is quite the Thomas fan. What three year old isn't though, right? Even our 1 1/2 year old daughter gets excited when she hears the Thomas music! She loves it, too! I am thrilled that the Day Out with Thomas event is coming to the area and they are so generous that they are giving us tickets so we can experience this event and tell everyone all about it! Thomas the Tank Engine has traveled all the way from the Island of Sodor … [Read more...]

Members of the Armed Forces: Celebrate July 4th FREE at Cedar Point

Cedar Point logo

I've always loved Cedar Point. It's been a part of my life since I can remember. When I recently found out that Cedar Point gives free admission to members of the Armed Forces during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, I developed even more love and respect for them. The members of our military give up so much, risk so much and sometimes lose so much. They truly deserve so much more than they are given and I love seeing companies show … [Read more...]

Cedar Point is for Toddlers, too!

Toddlers Having Fun at Cedar Point

Growing up in Ohio the one place everyone went over the summer was Cedar Point. If you're not in the midwest you may not have heard of Cedar Point, but chances are you have...unless you are living under a rock. ;) Cedar Point is one of the best amusement parks in the country (yes, I've visited many so I have the authority to say this! LOL) and I have so many, many fond memories at this wonderful park. I grew up with Cedar Point and I'm proud to … [Read more...]

The Beach Waterpark Opens this May in Ohio!

The Beach Waterpark

Have you been to The Beach Waterpark?- Real Sand, Real Surf, Real Fun!  The Watepark will open in May under new, expert management.  The Beach Waterpark is situated on 35 acres of rolling wooded terrain which provides lots of shade and lush ambiance.  At the park, enjoy real, live palm trees, white ocean sands, waterfalls and crashing waves to help set the scene for a lush, tropical, island adventure...yes, in Cincinnati, Ohio!  Enjoy rides … [Read more...]

Waterpark Fun and More at Kalahari, Ohio

Kalahari Rooms

Just about four weeks ago my family and I went to Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio. I can't believe it's been that long already, but wow did it take me a long to to get the photos sorted through and edited! :) We had an amazing time! If you aren't familiar with Kalahari, it is an amazing (and huge) indoor water park with an African theme. They have two locations: the one we went to in Sandusky and another in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. I had no idea … [Read more...]

Family Vacations in the United Kingdom

Westminster Abbey

I'm sure you all know that I am hooked on finding great family getaways! I cannot wait until the kids are a bit older and we can travel a bit further with them! Right now we mainly go to places that are somewhat close so it doesn't require much travel time. One place that I am truly looking forward to visiting is the United Kingdom. I've heard so many great things about traveling there and about their family-friendly destinations. One thing … [Read more...]

Our Family’s Roar & Explore Get Away in Columbus, Ohio (Part 3)

Around Columbus

Sunday morning arrived rather quickly. We had been having so much fun in Columbus and I knew it would fly! We woke up again at Drury Inn & Suites and had their hot breakfast! Once again, it was nothing less than great! The lobby and eating area were really full though since it was Sunday morning and many people were leaving, including us. The check out was simple...well, pretty much non existent as we didn't have to turn our keys in or check … [Read more...]

Our Family’s Roar & Explore Get Away in Columbus, Ohio (Part 2)

Sleeping Babies

I'm sorry for the delay in telling you about the rest of our trip. My laptop cord started throwing sparks late last week so I have been offline. The good news is hubby told me to go buy a new one so I have a new toy! :) If you missed day one of our Road & Explore get away please check it out here. Let's continue on and see what happened the rest of our amazing weekend! Saturday morning came quick! It was time to get up and enjoy breakfast … [Read more...]

My Toddler is Stepping Up with Joovy’s New StepTool

Joovy StepTool

Joovy is a favorite brand in our home.They recently released some new items and we were excited to try them! Our little guy is two now and he thinks he is a big guy. He loves climbing and seeing everything he can so I knew the StepTool would be a perfect friend for him! He loves grabbing things from the counter top, he loves washing his own hands, and he loves watching everything mama and daddy do. Joovy's new StepTool allows him the freedom … [Read more...]