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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Travel-Inspired Holiday Gift Ideas for Girls

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to stock up on gifts for the kids for Christmas or Hanukkah. Here are our travel-inspired holiday gift ideas for girls. Whether your family loves road trips, Disney vacations, or beach play ~ we’ve got you covered! Gift Ideas for Girls Who Love Music Headphones are a must for travel. These […]

Cinco de Mayo Party with Kids – 5 Tips that Will Make Them Say “Olé!”

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 ol’ par-tay. 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 May […]

Embassy Suites Holiday Season Happenings

Traveling this holiday season? Rather than squeezing in with the grandparents, consider booking a spacious suite with Embassy Suites with plenty of room to spread out (and escape family holiday drama)! No matter where you’re headed, Embassy Suites will feel like your home away from home. These three Embassy Suites holiday season happenings will ensure a […]

Great Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

A lot of gift lists for travelers focus on gear, but really, how many suitcases and noise-cancelling headphones does a person need? Inspired by favorite finds during my travels, this list of gift ideas for travel lovers features keepsakes and flavors from around the world, great for the holiday season or any time of year. French […]

10 Best New York City Holiday Activities for Families

New York City’s hustle and bustle is fun any time of year but a visit during the holiday season is something every family should experience at least once. From spectacular holiday window displays and iconic holiday shows to one of the world’s most glamorous Christmas trees, the Big Apple’s holiday attractions are sure to wow visitors […]

9 Sanity Saving Holiday Airport Security Tips

Merry or harried, there’s no denying the holiday travel season is here. While the holidays are a joyous time of family celebration, navigating your way through holiday airport security isn’t a festive endeavor. These nine sanity saving holiday airport security tips will ensure you reach your destination with a lot less stress and hassle. Buckle up and […]

Seattle Christmas Season Fun

During the winter holidays hard-working parents are running off our feet with shopping, school concerts, baking, gift-wrapping…the list of things to do seems endless. We often forget to take care of ourselves at a time when we need it the most. My solution? A Seattle Christmas getaway! Washington’s Emerald City is full of holiday happenings sure to please […]