Valleyfair ~ Tips for Visiting Minnesota’s Largest Amusement Park

Many travelers come to the Twin Cities to shop at the biggest mall in the U.S., enjoy the state’s plentiful lakes, and soak up the music scene of Prince’s hometown. But did you know that Minnesota is home to one of Cedar Fair’s 13 amusement parks? Famous sister parks include Knott’s Berry Farm near Disneyland […]

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 […]

Vail in Summer ~ 14 Things to Do Off-Season at America’s Biggest Ski Resort

Vail in summer overflows with fantastic off-season activities. While serious ski and boarding bunnies can’t swoosh through snow down the mountains, there’s still plenty of activities get your heart-pumping. Plus, Vail’s Colorado mountain beauty is undeniable year-round. If you’re looking for a gorgeous setting, delicious food and lots of outdoor fun, you need to check out these 14 fantastic […]

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. […]

What It’s Like to Use PlateJoy Custom Meal Plans

You know those nights when you stare hopelessly into the pantry and fridge trying to figure out what in the world to make for dinner? If you’re like me, that struggle takes place pretty much every night. PlateJoy custom meals plans make life so much easier for busy families. It’s not a meal delivery service, rather PlateJoy is […]

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 […]

Pirate’s Booty Giveaway – Finding Snack Treasure & Dory!

As parents we swim the distance to do what’s best for our kids. We want to find that balance between life’s pleasures and being safe. Just like Marlin wanted to save Nemo from a world full of potential dangers in Finding Nemo, so too do we want to help our kids have fun while keeping them healthy. Enter Pirate’s […]