The Perfect Girls Weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania

When planning a birthday celebration for my mother-in-law’s milestone birthday, we had a range of women joining from 22 to 60 years old. We were looking for a destination that everyone in our group would enjoy and that was easily drivable from our hometown of Pittsburgh. Aside from the driving distance, our “must haves” for … More The Perfect Girls Weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania

West Ocean City, Maryland: Kid-Friendly Guide

Many people know Ocean City, Maryland (OCMD) for the boardwalk, nightlife and fun-filled beaches. While I’ve grown up enjoying all of that, my favorite part of OCMD is just over the Route 50 bridge. Away from the hustle and bustle is the quieter, more relaxed West Ocean City, MD with a laid-back, local feel. And … More West Ocean City, Maryland: Kid-Friendly Guide

The Best Rides for Toddlers at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

If you already read our previous posts on Disney World, you know that we took our son to Magic Kingdom back in December. The best part about Magic Kingdom with a toddler is that there are so many rides that don’t have a height requirement, making it the perfect Disney theme park regardless of how … More The Best Rides for Toddlers at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

10 Tips for the Best Day in Disney with Little Kids

One of the best parts about visiting Walt Disney World with a baby or toddler (aside from them being free if they’re under 3!) is that so much of the experience is new and exciting to them. Even if you’ve been to Disney yourself a hundred times before, there’s nothing better than seeing it through … More 10 Tips for the Best Day in Disney with Little Kids

How to Prepare for a Day at Walt Disney World

With SO MUCH information out there and Disney’s addition of the FastPass+ process in recent years, the whole planning part of any Disney trip can be a little overwhelming even if you’re only there for a day.  We had a family vacation planned to Orlando in December of 2018 and decided to do one day … More How to Prepare for a Day at Walt Disney World

3 Places in Orlando to Experience the Magic of Disney at Christmas

I’ve been to Disney World many times since I was a little girl but never during the holidays until recently.  We just got back from a family trip to Orlando, and I’m not sure if it was the moderate weather, the decorations, or the fact that it was our son’s first trip, but it quickly … More 3 Places in Orlando to Experience the Magic of Disney at Christmas

New York City: Exploring Midtown & Central Park with a Toddler

Having grown up on the eastern part of Pennsylvania a little more than two hours from New York City, I’ve been there a countless number of times since I was a little girl.  Although my trips have become less frequent since I’ve lived in Pittsburgh, I still try to get there every chance I can. … More New York City: Exploring Midtown & Central Park with a Toddler

24 Hours in Bermuda for Little Kids

We stopped in Bermuda overnight on a Royal Caribbean cruise docked at King’s Wharf.  Prior to going on the cruise, I had some difficulty finding information on things to do with a baby or young toddler in Bermuda (hence, the reason for this post!)   Despite being docked on National Heroes Day, which meant limited store … More 24 Hours in Bermuda for Little Kids

Islamorada and the Florida Keys with Kids

My parents visit Islamorada (village of islands) in the Florida Keys almost every year in the late winter.  With a baby in tow, 2018 seemed like the perfect year for a relaxing family vacation.  While the other trips with our son were either spontaneous or were tied to weddings (in the case of Nebraska, New … More Islamorada and the Florida Keys with Kids

Phoenix, Arizona: Football, Family & New Years with a Baby

My husband, Frank and I met in college at Penn State University.  We also got married there, so there’s a clear obsession between us and Penn State.  Each year after the football season ends, we wait in anticipation of the bowl game announcement to find out where Penn State is playing. It hadn’t even crossed … More Phoenix, Arizona: Football, Family & New Years with a Baby