December 17, 2014

Holiday Travel: 8 Moms & Dads Share Their Best Packing Tips


In less than two weeks, I know that many of you will be loading up your minivans and hopping on planes to be with family for the holidays. If you’re like me, you may wait until the eleventh hour to begin packing, so I know you’ll be able to use a little help and guidance. Take a look at more […]

Taking the Kids: 2nd or 3rd Visit to Washington, DC

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There’s no question that Washington, DC is a great place to explore with kids. A visit to the U.S. Capitol, taking in the views from the top of the Washington Monument and snapping a selfie from in front of the White House are all must-do’s, of course. But, what do you do with your kids in Washington, DC once you’ve enjoyed […]

5 Travel Books that Make Perfect Holiday Gifts for Kids

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The holidays are nearly here and if you’d like to inspire wanderlust in your children this year, there are a variety of new books designed to do just that. I think you’ll find that each book or book series is well-suited for children who will want to spend hours learning more about their world through these fun and colorful books. Here […]

5 Tips for Getting Good Seats on Your Next Flight

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There are lots of things to worry about when it comes to flights with little ones.  Some of those worries come when packing, some when you’re boarding, and some in those stressful hours of time in the air. But don’t neglect the part that can often be taken care of well in advance: seat selection. Check out these five tips […]

8 Fun Ways to Explore Richmond, VA as a Family

richmond mural project

This past weekend, I had a chance to visit Richmond, VA. I was in town for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon (another weekend, another half marathon) and despite the fact that Richmond is less than two hours from my home, I’ve really never taken the time to explore my state’s capital city. Take a look at eight fun ways […]

Can I Handle a Family Road Trip on My Own?

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I’ve been thinking a lot about taking my four kids on a cross-country road trip this summer, as in from Washington, DC (where we live) to California and back. It’s a long way to drive and my husband could only be with us for half the trip, which means that it would just be me and the kids for two […]

15 Ways to Have the Best Day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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We’re heading to Universal Orlando Resort in a couple of weeks. It’s our first time there and my nine-year-old is especially excited about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Now that I’ve finally read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I’m pretty eager to explore all things Harry Potter, too. So, I’ve been asking around for tips for making the […]

10 Things to Do in New York City with Teens


Recently, my teenage daughter and I took a weekend trip to New York City to see a show. I loved the flexibility that traveling as a twosome provided (as opposed to traveling with the whole family). This experience allowed me to consider various activities that teenagers can enjoy in the city. Take a look at 10 fun things you’ll love to […]