The importance of time without the kids

Kinston, NC

Do you see this man? We’ve been together for over 19 years. We were on the cusp of adulthood when we met and here we are, old married folks with two kids. As our thirteenth wedding annivesary quickly approached, I knew I wanted us to get away to celebrate. We were planning to have a… [Read More]

Charleston, SC: The Road Trip Edition

Toyota

I’m a big proponent of the Girl’s Weekend. It’s a necessary part of life. Whether it’s getting away from work stress, parenting stress, life stress, sometimes you just need to grab a girlfriend, hop in the car and GO. Thankfully, Toyota offered me the chance to test out latest RAV4 and invited me down to Charleston…. [Read More]

5 things to think about in advance of a family vacation

Things to do in advance of a family vacation

We have a family vacation coming up in August. (We’re headed down to Universal in Florida – SQUEE!!) Even though we’re a little less than a month out, I’m already trying to think ahead and figure out what needs to happen BEFORE our trip. Here’s my list of things to think about BEFORE you’re walking… [Read More]

4 steps to a perfect Girl’s Weekend in New York City

How to Girl's Weekend in New York City

This past weekend, my bestie and I hopped on a plane to the Big Apple. It was a much anticipated Girl’s Weekend that all started with an announcement from Playbill.com. Sara Bareilles was going to do a ten week stint in Waitress, the Tony Award nominated musical in which she wrote the music and lyrics!… [Read More]

Camping With Kids – Secrets for Success!

CampingWIthKids

About a year ago, I embarked on my first camping trip. I went with a few women I work with for one little (adults only) overnight campout… and I fell in love. There is just something about the simplicity of gooey s’mores, talks by the campfire, and sleeping under the stars that makes me feel… [Read More]

25 Road Trip Activities to Keep Young Kids Busy

Road Trip Activities for your kids

We all know traveling can be stressful, but road tripping with young children can make it even worse if you’re not prepared. As you’re looking to take a long trip with your kids this summer, consider a few activities (other than the much appreciated portable DVD player) to keep them busy. I’ve rounded up 25 of the best… [Read More]