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6 Halloween Cocktail Recipes To Die For

There’s something in the air, and we don’t just mean the leaves blowing off the trees. Spirits seem to swirl around us in October. Or maybe it’s the spirits we’re stirring up here, in our roundup of Halloween cocktail recipes. We asked bartenders to tell us about their favorite cocktails for the spookiest time of year. Replicate them if […]

Disney Decor and Gift Ideas to Infuse Magic into Every Day

Disney decor and gifts infuse the magic of Disney into every day. A Disney vacation allows us to escape from reality into a world full of fun, kindness and wonder. And then we get home to reality with its responsibilities and concerns. Worry not, my Disney-loving friends! Adding a touch of Disney to the home reminds us to find […]

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 […]

Find Your Own Pearl in an Oyster for 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 oyster kit from AOS Design. Then choose one of their gorgeous Disney jewelry designs to show off your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Host a March Madness Beer Tasting Tournament

March Madness is that time of year when you get to slip on that old college sweatshirt, invite some friends over to watch the big game, and cheer on your alma mater. If your team has made it to the big dance, that is. You already have the food down – wings, chips and dip, […]

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 […]

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 […]