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5 Reasons to Buy a Traeger BBQ Smoker for Dad

I know, I know. A Traeger electric BBQ smoker may sound like just another toy that will get tucked away in some forgotten corner of the garage – like that exercise machine Dad swore he’d use. A Traeger grill is different, though. My wife bought me one a couple of years ago and I still […]

Cinco de Mayo Party with Kids ~ 5 Tips for a Fun Family Fiesta!

In the U.S. and some parts of Canada, Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Mexican culture and cuisine with a big fiesta. Although most Americans think Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, the holiday actually commemorates a battle won by Mexico against the French in the 1800s on the fifth of […]

How to Decorate a Travel Themed Bedroom for Kids

Want to spark your child’s curiosity about the world while traveling AND at home? Trimming a kid’s space with travel touches will inspire a love of exploration and teach global understanding from a young age. You don’t need a lot of money to create an impressive room your children will love, either. Follow these five easy […]

10 Boredom Busting Backyard Activities for Kids

For children, school breaks are typically a time for play, relaxation…and boredom. Yes, those first few days of freedom from school might taste delicious but before long, parents begin to hear wails of, “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!” Check out these 10 fun activities to do in your backyard to keep kids content […]

Why and How to Host a Vision Board Party

If you are asking, “What’s a vision board?” – obviously you are not nearly as obsessed with Oprah as I am. So, I’ll give you the scoop. A vision board is collage representing things you would like to attract to your life. Here’s how and why to throw a vision board party to get the magic started.

10 Reasons to Give the Gift of Learning a New Language with Rosetta Stone

A new language opens a world of possibilities. Learning a foreign language makes a wonderful gift to give for the holidays, a birthday, wedding or any special occasion. With Rosetta Stone, giving the gift of language is also easy with their customizable e-cards. Plus, I know from personal experience that their subscription-based online language learning […]

Tweed Wolf Custom Photo Book Review and Discount Code

I bet you have have tons of photos sitting on your smart phone, computer, or cloud. Those photos aren’t going to put themselves into an album. Wait…maybe they will! Tweed Wolf makes it easy to preserve memories with the best photo books made just for you. You simply upload your photos. Then the magic makers […]

Rover In Home Pet Sitting for Travelers and Animal Lovers

As a pet mom who travels often, I know how important it is to find excellent, reliable care for my dogs while I’m away. Rover.com offers in home pet sitting, lodging options in the pet sitter’s residence, plus dog-walking services and drop-by pet visits. Animal lovers seeking income will also appreciate Rover for the opportunity […]

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

The best travel toys for kids can make the difference between a cherished family vacation and a long journey you’d rather forget. I have spent years searching for the best travel toys, activities, games and crafts to keep kids entertained during road trips, flights and train travel. Below I highlight some of my favorite distractions for family […]

11 Backyard Barbecue Party Tips to Impress Your Guests without Stress

As a self-proclaimed grill master, summer is one of my favorite times of the year. It means I get to roll out my grill and use it pretty much every night of the week. But, as much as I enjoy grilling up a few juicy ribeyes for my family, it’s even more fun to invite friends […]

Best Pool Floats to Make a Splash on Vacation or at Home

The best pool floats are playful but not flimsy. Whether you plan to spend time floating in your backyard swimming pool, at your vacation rental home, or in a fabulous hotel pool, you’ll want to do so atop one of these whimsical babies. Here are 12 awesome pool floats for kids and adults to make a splash on […]

Santa for a Day Lands’ End Discounts and Giveaways

Ho! Ho! Ho! Travel Mamas is partnering with Lands’ End to spread some cheer this holiday season. In addition to special Lands’ End discounts, sales and gift offerings, they’re is giving away an abundance of gift cards and the chance to win $10,000! Lands’ End Gifts for All From gifts for kids, women, men and […]

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Families

Need some gift inspiration? Our holiday gift guide for travel families is sure to impress parents and kids. From practical to resplendent, we’ve got you covered. Rosetta Stone This holiday season, share the gift of learning a new language together. My family is hoping to move to Mexico next summer for one year. But we don’t […]