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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...]

WaterWipes are a Great Option for Chemical Free Baby Wipes

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This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. With three kids five years old and younger we use baby wipes all the time. Really, we do. We use them not only for diaper changes, but we use them to clean messes, clean faces, clean hands, wipe the baby gate off, in the car, at the mall and so much more! I don't think we could survive … [Read more...]

Weekend Getaway Tips for Traveling with Toddlers #Tips4Trips

Tips for traveling with toddlers #Tips4Travel #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias Living in metro Detroit there are many, many things within driving distance for us. We really enjoy weekend getaways and are lucky to live within driving distance of Niagara Falls, Chicago, Cincinnati, Traverse City, Mackinac Island and more! We also have family that lives in Ohio and we often make weekend … [Read more...]

Come Along on a Tour of Pixar Animation Studios #InsideOutEvent

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When I saw there was a tour of Pixar Animation Studios on our itinerary for the Inside Out event, I was thrilled! Pixar!?!? Yes! Pixar is located in Emeryville, California just outside of San Francisco and it's the workplace to many, many extraordinarily talented people! Even the entrance is grand, isn't it!? As you walk towards the buildings you can't help but be blown away by the Pixar lamp and the Toy Story ball! I mean how incredibly … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Save Money for Spring Break #MarchIntoSavings

Ways to Save Money #MarchIntoSavings #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MarchIntoSavings #CollectiveBias Spring Break isn't far away and if you have a trip planned, or will be planning a last minute one you'll want to read this! We all could use some extra spending money for vacation so I've put together some tips for ways to save money for spring break! I recently wrote about my upcoming trip to San Francisco … [Read more...]

I’m Going to the Pixar Inside Out Event in San Francisco! #InsideOutEvent

Inside Out #InsideOutEvent

I am being provided an all expense paid trip for coverage of several events. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Can you believe it!? I'm going to Pixar for the Inside Out event!! I'm incredibly excited, as you can imagine! At the end of this month I'll be packing a bag and heading to San Francisco (umm, hello bucket list!) for three days of Pixar fun! When I received the invitation via email I was sick with the … [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...]

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium Opening January 29 (Giveaway)

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Disclosure: Sea Life Michigan is providing our family with tickets to visit the aquarium. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. I'm in love with sea life and visiting aquariums whenever I can. When I heard that there was an aquarium opening in Michigan this year I was beyond excited, for myself and my kids! My husband, being the teacher that he is who loves science and marine life, is also incredibly excited! In just … [Read more...]

Britax Gives Peace of Mind with Extended Rear Facing and Safety Features Galore!

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One of the most important purchases for a baby is the car seat you put him/her in. Safety is, and should be, the most important thing to be considered when purchasing any item for baby. Being that this is car seat safety week, now is the time to review your seat and installation. Britax has gone above and beyond to provide safety features on their car seats that give parents the peace of mind we need. That's why we've chosen to extend the rear … [Read more...]

Packing for a Family Break (Guest Post)

Packing the essentials for a family holiday can be prove to be a bit of a rigmarole – especially when you’re put in charge of organising the brood and ensuring that everyone has packed all the necessities. Sometimes, it’s easier to just do it yourself and with the help of a handy checklist, you can be done in no time. Travelling with children, whether it’s to one of the lovely UK breaks or abroad, can be a stressful time if you don’t think … [Read more...]

Manchester with the Kids: Keeping it Stress Free and Fun (Guest Post)

Traveling anywhere with the kids can be a hassle if you’re not prepared, especially when you have kids of various ages that you need to keep entertained. We all know how difficult it is to find activities that all will enjoy so the trick is to incorporate activities that each age group will enjoy, making them more likely to accept the trips that don’t appeal to them. While heading abroad brings its own issues, traveling to a city in the UK can … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for the Monsters University Premiere! #MonstersUPremiere

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So, it's less than a week away. I can't believe it! I know it's going to go so fast once that plane lands in LA and I am going to savor every moment! I know some of you are very excited about following my journey to the Monsters University premiere and I sincerely thank you for that! I wanted to give you some more details about the plans!! Details on What I'll be Doing (ok, SOME Details!) I fly out of my local airport Monday morning and will … [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...]

Holiday Get-A-Ways at Eco-Friendly Lodges

Eco-Lodge in New Hampshire

With the holidays upon us, I've recently been contemplating a vacation. Next Christmas I would love to escape with a "Holiday Get-A-Way". As I think more and more about this, I am drawn to eco-friendly lodging facilities and I started looking into them to see just where we might end up. I was rather impressed to learn that there are so many eco lodges right here in the USA! I was able to find information, like this post on CheapFlights' blog, … [Read more...]

An African Safari Coming Soon?

African Safari

Well, our wedding anniversary is next month and I am going to start giving hints to hubby about what I want to do. We'll most likely go out of town for a weekend...or even stay in town and get a hotel just to "get away". I have been telling him for years now that when we reach a milestone anniversary I want to get married again, have a bigger wedding and go on a huge honeymoon! Yes, that sounds just like a woman, doesn't it? :) I've had a … [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 1)

Drury Inn Columbus Convention Center

We recently made a trip to Columbus, Ohio for a family weekend get away! My husband is a teacher so if we are going to explore, most times it's best for our family to do so in the summer. Having two little ones, it's difficult to go far away, but we know that there are places close to home that are gems, too! Columbus, Ohio is definitely one of those places and it was a great place for our family get away because it's such a family friendly … [Read more...]

My Virtual Vacation Continues to Turkey

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Yes, I am just traveling the world - - virtually. I've always wanted to travel the world and I thought it would be fun to learn about new places and travel them through the internet and share my stops with you! Next on my stop around the world is Turkey! You guessed it! Another place that has beautiful scenery with water! I am telling you, I am a water person and I love visiting places that have water and beaches! I could sit on this beach … [Read more...]

Coming to America ~ An Exciting Trip Awaits You!

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I know many of my readers live in America but I want to talk to my readers who do not live in America for a moment. Have you ever thought about visiting America? I have lived here my entire life and I have to say it's been great visiting different parts of this country. From the never-asleep New York City on the East coast to the gorgeous sand beaches and sun sets on the California western coast there are plenty of things to see and do! I … [Read more...]

Ever Considered Portugal for a Getaway?

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You all know that I have been endlessly dreaming of a getaway lately! I mentioned that I have always wanted to travel abroad and someone suggested that I check into Portugal. Now I have to be honest and say that I have never really looked into it nor have I ever had a desire to visit Portugal...until now! Doesn't this make you want to visit Portugal? I never realized Portugal was THIS beautiful! It's gorgeous and amazing and exciting all at … [Read more...]

My Vacation/Holiday Dreaming Continues…

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I have been dreaming of a vacation or holiday lately. I've written about it briefly in the past weeks. I have always wanted to travel abroad. I've always wanted to visit the Caribbean. My husband and I don't get much time alone these days and we absolutely love our time with our babies, but I dream of the day we can take a break from our daily jobs and just spend some time with each other. I would love to take the entire family away on a … [Read more...]

Family Vacations with Little Ones

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We've been thinking a lot lately about going on a family vacation this summer. My husband is a teacher so he is off the entire summer. With me taking a maternity leave earlier in the year my time off is limited but we could take a long weekend and go somewhere. Not only is time off limited, but our funds are limited! I know it may be challenging to plan cheap family holidays with having two little ones but I think it could be a lot of fun … [Read more...]