Our Legoland Florida Adventure at Four Years Old

We did a two day trip to Legoland in Winter Haven, FL recently and I thought I'd share some highlights and tips we learned along the way. It was our first time there and we were pleasantly surprised that the lines weren't hours long like at Disney and that they had a LOT of stuff … Continue reading Our Legoland Florida Adventure at Four Years Old

May the 4th Be With You, Free Comic Book Day and Main Library ComicCon

Saturday was a busy day as May the 4th combined with Free Comic Book Day and we headed downtown to the Jacksonville Public Main Library to celebrate. May the 4th is also known as Star Wars day, while the 5th is unofficially Revenge of the 5th. What started as a pun, "May the 4th be … Continue reading May the 4th Be With You, Free Comic Book Day and Main Library ComicCon

TPC, Yeah You Know Me – A Day at the Players Championship

We went to The Players Championship (TPC) on Friday and I couldn't resist a little Naughty by Nature reference! At least the 90s kids will get it... It's been years since I've gone and this year we got special passes from a friend who works for one of the sponsors. VIP baby! Woohoo! The pic … Continue reading TPC, Yeah You Know Me – A Day at the Players Championship

Free Fun for Kids: Story Time at the Library

If you are looking for free activities for kids, always check out your local library! We've been going to storytime at our library since my son was a baby. Every library in Jacksonville has activities for children and I'm betting libraries all over the US have similar programs. If you are local, you can check … Continue reading Free Fun for Kids: Story Time at the Library

Free Home Depot Workshops for Kids

I got a neat homemade Valentine this year thanks to Home Depot and their free DIY workshops for kids! On the first Saturday each month, usually starting around 9 AM, Home Depot stores around the country offer a free building workshop for kids. In addition to their building materials, they also get an official orange … Continue reading Free Home Depot Workshops for Kids

Home to Sarasota for the Holidays

I did my home for the holidays thing early this year and headed down to Sarasota, FL for a few days of sunsets and white sand. We stayed at the Suntide Island Beach Club on Lido Beach. (A Christmas timeshare treat from my mom and her husband Bill.) It was a little dated, which I … Continue reading Home to Sarasota for the Holidays

Cruising with Kids Makes for an Awesome Family Vacation

If you are a mom who has gone on a family vacation, then you know "mom on vacation" is pretty much the same as "mom at home" just without any possible break (like school or babysitters) so you are in mom-mode the whole time. The puts a little bit of a damper on taking the … Continue reading Cruising with Kids Makes for an Awesome Family Vacation

Georgia-Pacific, Doing More than Just Making Paper

* This post is sponsored by Georgia-Pacific; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own* This month I got to go on a unique field trip to see the behind-the-scenes operations at the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill in Palatka, FL and learn about their positive impact in North Florida and their environmentally conscious efforts that led … Continue reading Georgia-Pacific, Doing More than Just Making Paper

Family Trip to Bryson City, NC with a Beer Stop, Gem Mining, Apple Picking, Sunflowers and a Pumpkin Patch

We had a great trip to the Smoky Mountains last week! We stopped at the Sierra Nevada Brewery on the way there, then went gem mining, visited a farm and pumpkin patch, saw a lot of pretty trees and mountains and went apple picking on the way home. First stop, the Sierra Nevada Brewery! This place … Continue reading Family Trip to Bryson City, NC with a Beer Stop, Gem Mining, Apple Picking, Sunflowers and a Pumpkin Patch

Preparing for our Next Family Adventure: A Cruise

We are getting ready to go on our first cruise with a kid! It's a 10 day trip on Princess Cruise lines and we are going through the Panama Canal. I'm so excited! We haven't been on a cruise in a long time, maybe 10 years or so. The cruise was a gift from Grandma. … Continue reading Preparing for our Next Family Adventure: A Cruise