Guide to Exploring Boise, Idaho with Kids

Boise is one of those places that’s off the radar for many people on the East Coast. That is, of course, until you visit and are instantly drawn to the “The Gem State” like I was since the first time visiting my college roommate 14 years ago. Each time I’m there, I love seeing how … More Guide to Exploring Boise, Idaho with Kids

Flying with a Toddler: Tips, Tricks & Products to Help You Navigate

Flying with a toddler (and traveling in general) is a much different ballgame than flying with a baby. Toddlers are past the stage of sleeping through everything and those (hopefully occasional) tantrums may have begun. They’re talking more and starting to have opinions, which, are sometimes totally irrational. Plus they have SO MUCH energy to … More Flying with a Toddler: Tips, Tricks & Products to Help You Navigate

Tips for Getting a Passport for a Child in the U.S.

Before getting a passport for our son, I had no idea that there are a few extra steps when getting a passport for a child. Up until now, most of our family travel with our son had been in the United States. (As it turns out, you don’t need a passport for a cruise stop … More Tips for Getting a Passport for a Child in the U.S.

10 Kid-Friendly Places to Eat in Siesta Key

Any time we’re on vacation, we love eating at locally owned restaurants we can’t find anywhere else.  When looking for kid-friendly places to eat in Siesta Key, we aimed for our usual criteria for vacation dining. Outdoor seating in the warmer weather, great food including a kid’s menu, and amazing cocktails are usually a must. … More 10 Kid-Friendly Places to Eat in Siesta Key

7+ Fun Things to Do in Sarasota with Kids

For years, we’ve heard such wonderful things about Sarasota from family and friends. We were so excited to finally visit this beautiful area along the Florida Gulf Coast this March. With family in Siesta Key, it was perfect location for access to the award winning beaches, along with all that Sarasota has to offer at … More 7+ Fun Things to Do in Sarasota with Kids

Beach with a Baby: 8 Tips to Help You Prepare

Our son was about 2.5 months old the first time we took him to the beach when we were visiting West Ocean City, Maryland. At that age, the first beach trip was more about trying to get at least one cute picture of him by the water (while simultaneously worrying about him getting too much sun) … More Beach with a Baby: 8 Tips to Help You Prepare

Carnegie Science Center with Little Kids

As new members of the Carnegie Museums, the Carnegie Science Center is quickly becoming one of our favorite things to do with a toddler in Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Science Center is huge, and it’s one place in Pittsburgh you could really spend the entire day and not get bored. One of the best things about … More Carnegie Science Center with Little Kids

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, MD: Family-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, Maryland with a laid-back, local feel. And … More West Ocean City, MD: Family-Friendly Guide

Traveling Without Your Baby While Breastfeeding

I traveled a lot without my son when he was still nursing; much more than I ever planned to in his early stages of life. Most of it was work related until I eventually left my job when he was almost 15 months old, and those work trips that I so looked forward to became … More Traveling Without Your Baby While Breastfeeding