Summer is winding down (wait, what?… but, it is…) and if you were lucky enough to travel anywhere this summer, for a long weekend or even a week-long getaway, chances are you’re also *lucky* enough to be reminded of...
This is not a sponsored post. This is just advice from a mom and dad trying to help out other moms and dads as they attempt to travel with their kids. With three young kids, ages five, three, and...
My children are animal lovers so we fill lots of our family time with visits to farms, zoos, sanctuaries and parks. We are lucky to have one of the best zoos in the country right here in Columbus, but there...
Brrrr!!! Is all this cold weather causing you to dream about your next beach vacation? Me, too! Last year, our family took an amazing summer trip to Hilton Head Island. I finally was able to experience and see why...
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A Few Good Men

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Driving home from preschool pickup, the battery light illuminated on my dash and the car began to smell as if it were burning. Shortly after, my SUV completely stopped working in the middle of the road. I found myself...
Back to life! Back to reality! That late 80’s song by Soul II Soul is the anthem that rings through my ears as vacation comes to an end and life as normal will soon resume. But I think to...
With summer upon us I am guessing a family vacation might be on your mind. Getting away for a few days or a week of fun is a great thing - but not so great if you are on...
                                                                                   Lake Cumberland is a magical place, about 5 hours from Columbus, that consists of 1,200 miles of shoreline and some of the most amazing memories in my life! It is a man-made, flood control lake nestled in some of...
There is something special about creating memories not just at home, but in new cities. I love to travel and want my kids to grow up appreciating the sights, sounds, people, flavors and overall culture of new cities, both...
Last Summer we took the big kids camping and made one of my most favorite memories ever. It wasn't expensive. It wasn't Disney. It didn't last a week. It was only for one night and yet to me, it...

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Santa’s Mailbox in Columbus, Ohio

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The Christmas season is upon us, which means it's time to write our beloved letters to Santa Claus. Wondering what to do with the...

Fall Foliage in Columbus