Portrait Studio Review & Fabulous Family Portrait Package Giveaway

My husband and I rarely make appearances in family photos. That’s because I’m the photographer and, well, I’m too busy snapping pics of the kids to think about including us adults. I’ve thought about booking a professional photographer, but that seemed daunting. Professional photos can be very expensive and I didn’t even know where to find […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Dublin, Ireland

So you’ve only got one day in Dublin? With a little planning, you can still get a taste for this fabulous city. No doubt you will be craving a return visit by the end of your day in Dublin. Luckily, the main tourist area of the city is relatively small and easily walkable. This introduction to […]

In which country do women give men chocolate (not vice versa) on Valentines Day?

a) Finland
b) Estonia
c) India
d) Iran
e) Japan

Fun New Year’s Eve Traditions from Europe

You surely have your own New Year’s Eve traditions, like celebrating with noisemakers, a kiss at midnight, or watching the ball drop in Times Square. No matter where my family is, we seek out fireworks to watch to usher in the next year. We have been lucky enough to spend New Year’s Eve in several different countries around […]

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California Holiday Activities Year-Round

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California dazzles families with its indoor/outdoor waterpark, arcade, proximity to Disneyland, Magiquest electronic scavenger hunt, on-site bowling lanes, spa especially for kids and much more. Add holiday magic to the mix, and this hotel in Orange County becomes enchanting indeed. From Snowland during the winter holidays to Spring-A-Palooza in March and April, and Howl-O-Ween in […]

Save Your Holiday Season Sanity with this Simple Trick

Did you ever have a year when you just couldn’t get your act together to buy a Christmas tree, let alone decorate it? The holidays can be overwhelming with so many to-dos to accomplish, and pressure to feel jolly all the while. Before your “ho ho hos” and “fa la las” turn into “no no nos,” try […]

Wacky Christmas Traditions in Europe You Have Never Heard Of

What do lit candles atop a girl’s head, a cat who eats children, and coal left in shoes have in common? Why, they’re Christmas traditions in Europe, of course! Let’s check out unusual Christmas traditions in Europe hailing from Iceland, the Netherlands and Sweden. Christmas traditions in Europe – Iceland’s scary Christmas Considering that the […]

Basic Invite Makes Sending Holiday Cards Merry, Easy and Bright

‘Tis the season for snowflakes, hot chocolate, twinkling lights, and mailboxes bursting with photo holiday cards. For those of us who have our address books at the ready to tackle our own festive mailings, Basic Invite makes it easy to send customized Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year cards, as well as holiday invitations. Don’t be fooled by the name, though, […]

10 Holiday Road Trip Tips for a Festive and Safe Journey

Over the river and through the woods many of us will go this holiday season to visit family and friends. Why not make your time on the road as merry and stress-free as possible? Follow our 10 holiday road trip tips for a festive and safe journey! This story is brought to you in partnership with […]

Thoughtfully Themed Gift Boxes Review and Giveaway

Why wrack your brain and waste your time trying to find the perfectly themed gift? Thoughtfully.com will do the work for you! Choose from gift boxes for men, women, and families. This new website offers gifts for Christmas, New Years, birthdays, or any time of year. Plus, now you can enter to win your choice from their Thoughtfully […]