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 […]

8 Reasons You Should Visit Disneyland in Fall

Running from the Fall Equinox in mid-September through the Winter Solstice in December, fall makes a fabulous season to visit Disneyland. As summer crowds head back to school and Southern California temperatures begin to cool, holiday festivities of all sorts take center stage. Check out these eight reasons to visit Disneyland in fall. Find Disneyland Resort deals […]

Join the Teen Road Rules #KidsNTrips Twitter Party ~ Win $100 Prizes!

Did you know motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 19-year-olds in the United States? That’s a scary statistic. But there are things parents can do to help keep their kids safe behind the wheel. Along with Liberty Mutual and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), we’ll discuss the dangers of […]

Find Your Own Pearl in an Oyster for Beautiful Disney Jewelry

This story is sponsored by AOS Design, which offers find your own pearl kits and beautiful Disney jewelry. There is something really special about opening an oyster to find your own pearl. It feels magical. You don’t need to be extremely lucky to find your own pearl, either. All you need to do is order a pearl […]

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

Any journey can be do-able, and even enjoyable, with the right stuff (and the right attitude)! Here’s a list of the best travel toys and diversions based on the advice of Tracyn Thayer of Kids Travel Happy, as well as my own experience and that of other Travel Mamas.

5 Ways TrustedHousesitters Helps Pet Lovers Live Their Travel Dreams

My wife and I have reached a point in our lives where we aren’t happy with status quo in suburbia. We have dreams of traveling the world, but those two weeks off from work each year don’t allow for much slow travel. We long to go somewhere and linger for two weeks or more to absorb, […]

5 Reasons to Buy a Traeger BBQ Smoker for Dad

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

7 Father’s Day Hotel Packages to Celebrate Different Types of Dads

Life changes for men when they become dads. It’s more than just sleepless nights and dirty diapers. When I entered fatherhood, I traded my convertible for an SUV, nights out with the boys ended, and my golf money dried up. Then I celebrated my first Father’s Day – at a lame brunch. That’s not what […]

Best Toys for Car Trips to Buy Before You Hit the Road

Planning a road trip with kids? If you’re stressing about what to pack to keep your family happy in the car or minivan, fear not. Whether you’re planning an epic multi-state vacation, a camping weekend, or time away at grandma’s house, you’re going to love our picks for the best toys for car trips. Best Toys for Car […]

Wow Mom with a Mother’s Day Hotel Package She’ll Always Remember

Flowers and jewelry are nice, of course. But if you really want to show mom your appreciation, book an incredible Mother’s Day hotel package. Whisk her away on one of these pampering retreats with sure-to-wow amenities. Talk about scoring some major brownie points! Choose from these six Mother’s Day hotel packages sure to please all sorts […]

Make Toddler Travel Easier with Star Kids Play-N-Go Tray Table Cover

Much like with marriage, having a baby has its honeymoon phase. My wife and I like to call it the babymoon phase. It’s that time when you can take your baby almost anywhere – road trips, nice restaurants, museums, breweries, airplanes, and beyond. This is because they pretty much sleep the entire time. Then, the dreaded toddler phase arrives. With […]

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 […]

Best Pool Floats to Make a Whimsical 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 luxe vacation rental, or in a fabulous hotel pool, you’ll want to do so atop one of these babies. Here are our picks for best pool floats to make a whimsical splash on vacation or […]