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Maps International: Home Decorating

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My family is currently contemplating a move to a new house. With the addition of a new baby last year it's no surprise the family dynamic, as well as our household needs, changed. With a new home and older kids also comes new decor. The kids have their own [Read more]

2015 Minnesota Ice Castles Giveaway

Ice Castle

Load up all of your Elsa loving girls and their brothers because real-life Frozen is here. Ice Castles has descended upon Minnesota, Utah, Vermont, and New Hampshire. The Eden Prairie (Miller Park) location here in Minnesota opened last week (opening dates [Read more]

Donna Degnan Fashions

Donna Degnana

If there's one thing I love, it's cute clothes. Of course, living in a freezing climate for many months of the year oftentimes means simply settling for what's warm over what's fashionable. However, this fall I was introduced to Donna Degnan and you can say [Read more]

Kohler’s American Club Resort with Kids

Kohler

Kohler, Wisconsin, is where plumbing product magic comes to life. In a recent spa feature I wrote for Global Traveler my summary compares the experience to a Food Network, Travel Channel, and HGTV combo. This quaint little town, home to The American Club, [Read more]

Traveling Sports Snacks

Jeb Pilot

Becoming a sports mom/parent happens gradually. First it’s the preschool age where the coaches look like they are herding cats rather than actually coaching a sports team. But that doesn’t last long. Childhood goes fast and so does the playing-for-fun [Read more]

Healthy Road Trips

Juice

If you’ve been following our blog for a while you likely know that my family loves road trips. What we like even better is the opportunity to make our road trips healthy by eating well because we feel better, aren’t as tired, and avoid packing on the dreaded [Read more]

7 A.M. Enfant Cygnet Cover Review & Giveaway

7 A.M. Enfant Cygnet Cover

Winter may not be official on the calendar but it's here it spirit and on the thermometer. As I ushered the kids out the door to school today the temp was -1 °F (with windchill). Yesterday I bundled up my six-month-old in her new snowsuit in hopes it wasn't [Read more]

Gifts for the Active Traveler

eagle creek

It's that time of year where we need to start thinking about holiday presents and as we all know, that can be a challenge considering everyone has their own tastes, preferences, and lifestyles. If have an active traveler on your list, I have some suggestions [Read more]

Charge the FAA: Lap Baby Petition

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My friend and former flight attendant Jan Lohr-Brown has been spearheading a campaign to change the lap baby policy.  You can read the post I wrote on the topic a few years ago, begging the airlines to change the lap baby policy since most parents assume it's [Read more]

Family Travel: St. Louis Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch

I can recall the very first time I saw the 630-foot-high St. Louis Gateway Arch. It was 1981 and my family was on a road trip from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Omaha, Nebraska where my parents were going to drop off us kids at my grandparents' house before going [Read more]