Tips for Traveling with Children with Life Threatening Food Allergies

Travel is awesome. Food allergies are not. Vacations should be about relaxation, exploration and connection. With one in 13 children under the age of 18 facing life threatening food allergies, however, close to 15 million parents worry about how to handle a severe allergic reaction while away from home. I don’t let my children’s allergies keep our family from seeing […]

Hotel Spa Pools that Will Make You Swoon

Hotel pools with slides, waterfalls and cabanas are divine. But the best luxury hotel spas take swimming pools to a whole new and decadent level. A day of pampering followed by time relaxing in a dreamy hotel spa pool can elevate your vacation from good to great. Selected by top travel bloggers, these six hotel spa pools will inspire you to book a spa […]

Why & How to Use Essential Oils for Travel & at Home

Like most moms, I am always looking for ways to keep my family healthy and happy, whether at home or on the go. A friend and fellow travel blogger told me how much essential oils have benefited her household and asked me if I’d like to try some out. Of course, I said yes. I was so […]

30 Things to Do at Mall of America Besides Shop

You’ve heard of the Mall of America. It’s that giant shopping mall in Minnesota. This mall’s 520 retail stores can keep any shopper happy for days. But do you know how much there is to do at Mall of America besides shop? I have spent a ton of time at this mega entertainment complex over the years. […]

How to Breathe Easier at Home

Want to noticeably improve your home life? Get a Venta 2-in-1 Humidifier + Purifier. Seriously. This has made such a big difference for my family in terms of our health, comfort and enjoyment. Here’s why you’ll breathe easier at home with Venta. Read on to learn more and get 10% off your purchase! Dry air no […]

Do Pilates at Home ~ MOTR Review

Know what I miss most about living in San Diego? Nope, not the ocean. I miss my beloved Pilates classes (and my friends, of course)! Apparently Pilates is the one thing that is more expensive in Arizona than California. Thanks to the MOTR complete home gym by Balanced Body, though, I can now stay fit by […]

How to Get Picky Kids to Eat Vegetables and Fruits

Kids eat vegetables. If you’re lucky. Getting picky kids to eat vegetables and fruits can be a real challenge. As mom to a very (VERY!) picky eater, I know. Even adventurous young eaters may shy away from spinach, broccoli and other good-for-you choices. As parents, we want our children to grow up healthy and strong, with a […]

BeachBike ~ A Sweet Ride for the Beach and Way Beyond

When my family isn’t traveling, every summer weekday I drop my kids off at camp and then head over to the gym for a little cardio before diving into a pile of work for the day. I am the only mom at drop-off riding a bicycle, with my kids following behind on their bikes. We […]

Silk Therapeutics Review and Giveaway

I’m an addict…a beauty product addict! Several years ago when my family went through a tough financial period, I gave up a lot of things I enjoy, like dining in restaurants, shopping for new clothes and shoes, date nights with my husband, and mani-pedis at the nail salon. One thing I refused to give up? Good […]

10 Incredible Hot Springs for Families

What better way to unwind than a good soak in a hot tub of water? Even better is when that hot bath is heated by Mother Nature and surrounded by her beauty. In locations spanning the globe and each with its own appeal, check out these 10 incredible hot springs for families for a soothing, healthy dip. Blue […]

Tips for Traveling with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

By definition, vacations are a break from the predictability of our work, school and home routine. But for children on the autism spectrum who thrive on structure, the idea of venturing outside their familiar framework can be overwhelming. While traveling with kids on the autism spectrum presents challenges for parents, the overall benefits are worth a few […]

Pregnancy Travel Tips Learned the Hard Way

I was nearly eight months pregnant when I waddled aboard a long international flight from the U.S. with my two young children to join my husband in England. My only concern was getting clearance from my doctor and approval from the airline to fly. Our move overseas happened so quickly I didn’t have time time to overthink the dynamics […]

Find Vitality and Wellness at Mountain Trek Retreat, British Columbia

Signing on for a week of hiking, fitness and weight loss at Mountain Trek Retreat in British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains may be one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself or someone you love. This realization hit me before I’d even had the chance to get out and actually experience the retreat. Whether it was the fresh […]