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13 Things to See in San Francisco, California

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Spring, here in California the weather is fabulous.  It really is the perfect time to hit the road with your kiddos.  I would love to spend some time with my family time in San Francisco.  There are so many things for little ones to do I am dying to take them there.




Packing Tips

First, let’s talk packing.  I have two little angels and one is still in diapers.  I like to pack one diaper a day and buy a …

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aiplane2 4 Tips For When Mom Travels

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This past weekend, I traveled to Dallas for a conference. I have been looking forward to this conference since it was announced last year! I was ready to hug old friends and make new friends.




I wanted to be sure I made things easy on my husband. With

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Laguna Beach California Laguna Beach, California for Spring Break

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Along the southern route of the Pacific Coast Highway, through Orange County, California…, are sleepy little surf towns that line the coast. While cruising the PCH, if you blink, you very well could miss them, but it would be a whole lot cooler if you didn’t. Laguna Beach, California,

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washington dc capitol Family Vacation: 5 Places to Visit in Washington, D.C.

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There are so many places to visit throughout the United States. One of the areas in the country that is filled with history, politics, and beauty is Washington, D.C. As the nation’s capital, the city and surrounding areas are filled with sights that will educate… and entertain during a

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Park12 Staycation Ideas: Having Fun at the Park

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How many of you think you know everything there is to do around your community?  My sister moved to Lakeland, Florida last month and was telling me about an awesome park she found.  Common Ground Park in Lakeland, Florida is about an hour from where I live and on the …

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Road trip stops - farm 2 plain 4 Surprising Road Trip Stops Kids Love

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Do you and your kids like to take road trips? My kids’ road trip… insanity reached the point of insanity somewhere outside Kansas City at 8 p.m. on a Sunday night. We desperately needed to get out of the car or someone was going to get a board book chucked

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Lava_Hot Spring Break: Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

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Growing up, Spring Break was always a vacation week for my family. My dad was in the Army and he would take leave from work while we had the week off. We would load up the car and drive somewhere to visit for the week. Some of the places we …

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pyramids How to Plan an Educational Trip to the Pyramids

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Imagine yourself standing at the base of one of Egypt’s pyramids and marveling at its ancient magnificence. Now, imagine standing there holding your child’s hand and watching awe fill their eyes as they see this magnificent piece of art. That’s the moment when you realize that taking this trip… to

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riding horses720 Zion Ponderosa: Kid Activity Options for a Family Vacation

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Have you ever been on a family vacation and found your teenager or young child frowning in boredom or frustration during the middle of what you thought was a great family activity? You know the frustration of trying to find good kid activity options for a family vacation. Fear not,…

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stay healthy on family vacations Zion Ponderosa: Ways to Stay Healthy on Family Vacations

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When looking for ways to stay healthy on family vacations, what do you do? For some people, the most important consideration would be the type of healthful activities offered. Others might value more the availability of options for all members of their family, young and old. For those who want…

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