Florida Bat Festival at Lubee Bat Conservancy

Last weekend I grabbed a friend, we loaded up the kids, and took a road trip to Gainesville to check out the 15th Annual Florida Bat Festival at the Lubee Bat Conservancy. I've been seeing ads for this bat festival for a few years and always wanted to go. I'm a fan of bats. They're … Continue reading Florida Bat Festival at Lubee Bat Conservancy

Legoland Beach Retreat Review – It’s Alright

Last weekend we went to LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, FL and decided to give their Beach Retreat bungalows a try. Usually we stay at a lower priced nearby hotel, but the themed hotels seemed like a lot of fun and I'd been wanting to check them out. I'm glad we got to go, and it … Continue reading Legoland Beach Retreat Review – It’s Alright

A Visit to the Jack Daniel Distillery and Miss Mary Bobo’s, or Kids Don’t Care About Whiskey

I'm not a big fan of whiskey, but I am a fan of touring historical places and learning new things. So if I happen to visit a historical landmark where they also serve whiskey then I'm down with liking whiskey for the day. I was all ready to tour, learn and taste on a recent … Continue reading A Visit to the Jack Daniel Distillery and Miss Mary Bobo’s, or Kids Don’t Care About Whiskey

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

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

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

What about BOB? When JetBlue and Aer Lingus Lost Our Stroller

We had an amazing Ireland vacation in July! Unfortunately it was the last time we were to ever see our beloved BOB. You see, BOB got stuck on an Aer Lingus flight that transferred to JetBlue and nobody seems to know what happened to him. He's kind of bulky and hard to misplace, with his … Continue reading What about BOB? When JetBlue and Aer Lingus Lost Our Stroller

My MommyCon Adventure

I decided to do something a little different over Labor Day weekend and attended my very first “mom convention.” So I traded in my usual geek convention cosplay attire for comfy mom clothes, packed a sippy cup instead of a flask and attended panels on potty training and picky eaters. Instead of browsing racks of … Continue reading My MommyCon Adventure