Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa Review (VIDEO)

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A few weeks ago, Sandals invited my husband and I to a “Romantic Getaway” press trip at their Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in Jamaica. Needless to say, when this type of invite comes in, you go. I’ve been dying to experience this all-adults, all-inclusive resort in Jamaica and our 3-days away didn’t disappoint.… Read More

Disney Studio’s Moana to Hit Theaters in 2016 #Moana

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After the wildly successful Disney movie Frozen in the winter of 2013/2104, we are always on the lookout for what the next Disney movie will be that our kids will become obsessed with.  We just got word that Walt Disney Animation Studios plans “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to… Read More

How To Survive Disney World With Kiddos

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Around the country, schools have started and it’s a great time to visit Walt Disney World with little ones.  However, even with crowds being lighter than usual because school is in session, it’s still Walt Disney World, where visitors come from around the globe.  There are certain ways of managing the madness so that everyone… Read More

Ninja Turtle Luggage Review

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If you saw my previous post, you’ll know I have a huge Ninja Turtles fan in my home. So today I’m reviewing the Ninja Turtle Light Up Suitcase, available at Target, for you all! This was one of my son’s third birthday presents and he adores it. Not only is it perfect for travel, it… Read More

Vegas Tips: With And Without Kids

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Today we’re talking all about Sin City. But the truth is, “Sin” City can be totally sinless if you’re taking the kids and looking for some G rated family fun! So we’re sharing some tips on vacationing in Vegas with and without kids. With Kids Circus Circus and Excalibur both cater towards kids. Circus Circus… Read More

Loving LEGOLAND California

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  About the author: Allison Cuevas is a former high school teacher turned stay-at-home mom of two boys. She is obsessed with baby products, classes and all things to make this mommywood journey easier. When she is not conducting pirate rescue missions with her sons, she is secretly gulping down a chocolate peanut butter cup… Read More

Mom Poll: What Is the Right Age For a First Visit to Disneyland?

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I grew up visiting Disneyland often. Not because we lived in California, but because my half sister did. Oh lucky stars!!! Visits to see her always included a trip to the Magic Kingdom. I remember when Toon Town launched and the first time I was actually excited to ride Pirates of the Caribbean rather than… Read More

Activities For The Family In The Beach Town Of Ventura, California

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Ventura, California is a gorgeous, laid back, beach town that my family and I adore. It is the epitome of relaxation: from Farmer’s Markets to strolls on the pier, to that perfect ocean breeze that is always present, this is a great place for adults and children alike. If you’re wondering what to do in… Read More

A Great Summer Getaway – Holiday World!

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Are you looking for a fun summer getaway destination? Maybe somewhere not so far from home or maybe somewhere you’ve never been before? We live in the Midwest and are always looking for a fun place to spend a weekend without having to drive forever to get there. Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana is… Read More

Carnival Freedom Cruise Room Tour (VIDEO)

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It’s no secret that cruise ship staterooms are small. ALL cruise rooms are small unless you are super rich or a celebrity and happen to score one of the presidential suites or big suites. It’s not a big deal because most people just know that space will be tight in their room. You don’t spend… Read More

Sh*t People Say When Stuck in a Cabin in the Woods Together (VIDEO)

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Oh yes, it is time for another “Sh*t People Say…” video! PSA: Before I begin, for those who get your panties in a bundle over the title of these videos, just don’t. First of all, I didn’t spell out the big, bad s-word (as if we aren’t all adults here!). Second, it isn’t like I… Read More

Police Photobombing & Cabin in the Woods UPDATE (VIDEO)

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Okay, so I’ve not had time to really do an update video lately because June was completely crazy. Not only were we living in my parent’s home for 2 weeks at the beginning of the month but then we made a 12 hour drive from St. Louis to the East Coast. When we got to… Read More

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean Review (VIDEO)

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Last week we were invited on the 8-day southern Caribbean cruise of the Carnival Freedom to check out the new Camp Ocean and “Seuss at Sea” program for kids. We are avid cruisers but this was our first time on Carnival so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m happy to say that I was… Read More

A Visit to Curacao (VIDEO)

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Last week on our cruise, one of our amazing stops was at Curacao. This is a Dutch Caribbean island just north of Venezula that we have never been to, and honestly, didn’t know too much about. I didn’t even know how to properly pronounce it until this week! Oops. It is pronounced “KEWR-E-SOW.” We had… Read More

The Amazing Journey with the Vue (GIVEAWAY)

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Congrats to our winner – Jayme H. Dear Baby Gizmo Family, In the last 21 days, I had no idea how much fun that I would have with you on your big journey from Illinois to North Carolina. To my surprise, the Southern Caribbean just happened to be on the route but I’m… Read More

Travel Review: Gambado in Chelsea, London

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While visiting London, even in summer, you need to have an idea of what you will do when it rains. With two small children, we decided to make a trip to Gambado, an indoor play center in London. Fun is not enough to describe how great this place is! Seriously, the kids loved it! The… Read More

Travel Journal: La Romana Beach Break

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Of course, the day that the kids try to sleep in past 8am, I have to wake them to get ready to go on a port excursion. I think that is part of Murphy’s Law or something. It is Day 4 of our Carnival Freedom cruise and it was another port day. Today we docked… Read More

Travel Journal: Grand Turk Port Day

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It is Day 3 of our Carnival Freedom Southern Caribbean cruise and we had a bit of a slow start this morning. One word of advice when traveling with kids, especially on a cruise, it to try to keep as close to their normal sleep schedule as possible. Sure, there are people like my brother… Read More

Travel Journal: Carnival Freedom at Sea

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This week we are traveling on the Carnival Freedom cruise ship on an 8-day southern Caribbean itinerary. We will be visiting Grand Turk, La Romana (Dominican Republic), Curaçao, and Aruba. Even though today is technically Day 2 on the cruise, I’ve decided to start the journal today on one of our at sea days.We are… Read More

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Suite Tour (VIDEO)

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Our journey from Chicago to North Carolina is in full swing! Sure, it seems like we have been moving since January (which is completely true!) but we didn’t actually leave Chicago until a couple of weeks ago. We spent two weeks with family in St. Louis on a mini-pitstop in our journey, but we waved… Read More