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...
Are you looking for a family-friendly beach vacation within driving distance? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the Michigan coastline just might check all the boxes for you! Seemingly a hidden gem, it was actually voted one of the...
With the kids out of school you might find yourself scrambling for ways to keep them entertained and also to have some family fun at the same time.  Summer can also be a busy time and sometimes it can...
Do you have fond memories of family camping trips? Maybe your memories are similar to mine: exploring the woods with cousins, singing by the fire, eating my uncle's gourmet meals, and the tent just somehow magically appearing. In fact,...

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Places to Visit Near Columbus While Social Distancing

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When the stay at home order began, my husband and I were fearful of what was going to come. Like other families, we were...
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