Mommyhood

Tampa Bay

  • The Best Exhibits at Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa

    When I decided to check it out, the Glazer Children’s Museum stuck out as an interesting place to explore with the kids.  So, I was excited when the museum invited us to visit.  Growing up in Massachusetts, I had visited the Boston Children’s Museum countless times and always made amazing memories, and I was excited to do the same in our new home state.  Read more…

  • Top Tips for Visiting Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

    While in Tampa one of the best places to take the kids is the Lowry Park Zoo!
      My kids are big animal lovers,  Anthony loves to learn all the facts about each kind of animal while the twins just fall in love with all of them, so this zoo was a great experience for us. This was the first time I had ever visited the Lowry Park Zoo and I was very impressed. Read more…

Orlando

  • I-Drive 360 a Must-See Attraction in Orlando!

    I-Drive 360 a Must-See Attraction in Orlando! I-Drive 360 is a must-see attraction in Orlando.  Tourists sometimes think all Orlando is, is a cluster of theme parks in the center of Florida.  However, there is so much more to Orlando, the family fun is jam packed throughout the city, and I-Drive 360 is the perfect […] Read more…

  • 8 Reasons to Visit Sea World Orlando Even if You Don’t Like Rollercoasters!

    My oldest, who is the only one tall enough to ride most of Sea World’s roller coasters, hates high speed attractions. Plus, my younger two are past the kiddie ride age, but not yet tall enough for the coasters, although they can’t wait! Because of this, I wasn’t sure how our trip over would go because all I had seen up and down i4 were billboards for the tallest and fastest roller coasters.  Read more…

Travel

  • 5 Reasons Your Family Will Love Staying at the Wyndham International Drive!

    My family and I were invited to stay at the Wyndham International Drive last week, and it was a blast!  I had never stayed close to International Drive before, and I didn’t know what I was missing.  It was incredible being in the center of so much Orlando fun! Read more…

  • 8 Tips for Saving on a Family Beach Vacation

    We recently took a fun trip over to Clearwater Beach, Florida and it was amazing. Growing up in New England, I was more of a lake side traveler or an up in the mountains girl. However, when we moved to Florida my salty side came out and I’ve found myself craving the ocean more and more. Unfortunately, the idea of staying on the beach for a week was giving me and my wallet anxiety attacks. I decided to search some hotels that I had drove by in the past to see how out of reach a beach week was. Well, I think my credit card laughed at me. Read more…

Disney

  • Coco is coming to theaters on November 22nd!!!

    Is it November yet?  Disney has my family doing a movie countdown again!  I showed all three kids the trailer for COCO last week, and I have been asked at least a dozen times “Is COCO in theaters YET? We can’t wait to learn more about Miguel and his cool story!  About COCO Despite his family’s baffling […] Read more…

  • 15 Moana Inspired Crafts for Kids

    Moana has been on repeat in my house for over a month now.  All my kids are obsessed and the twins are singing “How Far I’ll Go” as I type this.  Do you have a Moana fan in your house?  If you do, you have to check out these fun crafts: 1. Moana Canoe Popsicle […] Read more…

Food

  • Easy and Delicious Thanksgiving Day Football Appetizer

    Easy and Delicious Thanksgiving Day Football Appetizer. Thanksgiving is next week! For my family that means football, and with football comes delicious snacks!  We have a family tradition of traveling up to Kiawah Island in South Carolina, to spend Thanksgiving with my brother.  We rent a big house at the resort he works at for the week and we get in some great family fun time.  Come Thanksgiving morning, one TV will have the Thanksgiving Day Parade on and the other will have the football game on. Read more…

  • Mayfield Creamery Ice Cream is Now Available at Florida Publix!

    It may be November, but here in Florida, we eat ice cream all year long.  With three kids, you can imagine my grocery cart is packed full of different flavors to keep everyone cool while in the Florida sun.  So, with a houseful of ice cream lovers, I assumed I had tried every brand and flavor there was to try.  I was wrong! Read more…

Lifestyle

  • 5 Great Products and Tips to Make This Thanksgiving Extra Fun and Easy!

    This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com all opinions are my own. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week!  This year is certainly flying by, but I’m excited to share some great products and tips to make this Thanksgiving extra fun. Let someone else take care of the centerpiece this year, and let it double as a […] Read more…

  • Our Thanksgiving Morning Tradition

    As a little girl, I remember waking up to a call from my Nana every Thanksgiving morning, asking if I was watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  My mother always hosted Thanksgiving dinner, however, Nana would arrive in the morning before Santa made his way down the streets of Manhattan. Read more…

Fashion

  • Stylish and Sustainable Clothing for Every Aspect of Life! #prAnaMom

    Stylish and Sustainable Clothing for Moms As a mom, it is so easy to lose sight of our appearance and easily let out wardrobe become filled with sweatpants and oversized t-shirts.  We are constantly bending, lifting children, cleaning up messes, playing on the floor, and so on.  We need to be comfortable, I get it, […] Read more…

  • Gear Up at Sears to Make This the Best Year Ever!

    My kid’s first day of school is next week so the back to school mad dash is in full swing at my house.  Trying to get everyone back on a routine after a summer of late night swimming and sleeping in late, plus gathering all their school supplies, and finding some stylish back to school clothes, has my to do list busting off the paper. Read more…

Crafts and Tutorials

  • 15 Fun Fall Crafts to do with the Kids

     Fall is my favorite season, pumpkins, apples, hayrides, I just love the cool crisp air.  Get into the fall spirit and have some fun crafting up these fun decorations with the kids!  Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin  Paper Plate Owls Corny Containers Fall Handprint Wreath Fall Tree with Sun Catcher Leaves Tissue Paper Apple Stained Glass […] Read more…

  • How to Make your Own Weighted Blanket ~ Tutorial

    When Early Intervention told me I should get Aidan a weighted blanket for his Sensory Processing Disorder, I had no idea what SPD was never mind a weighted blanket! So what did I do….. Google! BUT these lovely blankets that were supposed to make my dear little boy able to relax and stay still for […] Read more…

American Girl Doll

  • American Girl Doll Z Yang

    American Girl did it again! They came out with another amazing doll for your child to fall in love with! “Z” is short for Suzie, she is a Korean-American doll that is from Seattle! Z is very imaginative and is a filmmaker developing her own take on the world that surrounds her by creating vlogs! Z shows your child that they can be or do anything they put their mind to!  Read more…

  • Poetry is my Power with American Girl Doll of the Year Gabriela

    Gabriela McBride, American Girl’s 2017 Girl of the Year, is here to bring even more inspiration to your child! Gabriela is a doll who takes poetry as a way to express herself and work through her stuttering. She has been an inspiration to so many girls around the globe.  Read more…

Holiday Gift Guide

  • Keep Your Kids Entertained and Having Fun Outdoors! #TRUPowerUpFun

    Summer break for kids has either started or is close! With that comes long summer days, and finding ways to keep your kids entertained, and having fun outdoors! Today, I wanted to share two awesome NERF N-Strike toys that might be perfect for entertaining your child! Head to Toys “R” Us and get a NERF N Strike MEGA Mastodon  Read more…

  • Benefits of Front Load Laundry Machines!

    As a mom of three, I do a lot of laundry. It feels like once I catch up, the hamper is filled again overnight. So having the best washer possible is very important to me, saving me time and money. Cleaning performance with a front load washer is better than top load and that is important when you have kids who love to play rough and get dirty.  Read more…