Discovered an Awesome Website & App for Parking ($5 Off Coupon Code Too!)

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We left our house at 6 am to make it to downtown Philadelphia and get to the start line with plenty of time for our race last weekend.  But one of the things I was really nervous about was parking. With thousands of people pouring into the city to park and run, and at a crazy early hour when not every parking garage was open, I was anxious about … [Read more...]

Rockin’ the Toyota Highlander Hybrid Thru Florida #ToyotaRoadTrip #LetsGoPlaces

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While we were in Florida last weekend, Toyota was kind enough to lend us their newest 2015 Highlander Hybrid to test out and drive around on vacation.  While I'm still driving at minivan at home, I can say with confidence that my next car WILL NOT be a minivan and will be a smaller SUV of some sort.  Our needs have moved beyond the minivan but we … [Read more...]

Affordable & Custom Trips to Europe with Trafalgar (Family Friendly Trips Too!)

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Both my husband and I loved to travel pre-kids.  When I was in college, I studied abroad in Edinburgh and then visited various parts of Europe when I was in my 20s; hubby did several group tours when he was in his 20s and has been to Europe, New Zealand, Australia and pretty much all over the map. I remember when I got pregnant with #1 and … [Read more...]

Pajamagram: Fun Family Holiday PJ’s

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I love me some holiday PJ's and this year I thought it would be fun to find matching ones for my son and daughter. You wouldn't believe how hard that task can be! When I found Pajamagram I was so excited because not only did they have PJ's that would allow my son and daughter to match, but they even allowed for my husband and I to match … [Read more...]

AT&T Unite for GoPhone: WiFi For the Whole Family – IN THE CAR!

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My kids have been big-time spoiled with this latest gadget we've been testing out.  It's the AT&T Unite for GoPhone by Netgear and it's a mobile hotspot that allows us to connect to it and get Wifi with up to 10 devices.  Can I tell you guys how awesome this was for our latest road trip (9 hours in the car?!)  I'm sure you all can … [Read more...]

Ski PA: My Skiing Kids & How 4th & 5th Graders Ski for FREE in Pennsylvania!

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Last year, when it came to my kids and skiing, the student surpassed the teacher on the slopes. It definitely scared me a little when my boys finally both hit a point where they zoomed past me and now ski a lot better than I will ever be able to. It was the year we really invested time into getting them both lessons and learning to ski the right … [Read more...]

I’m Such a Mom of Boys: Photos from Monster Jam #MonsterJam

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So we headed to the Wells Fargo Center in Philly last night to see Monster Jam. (There's a sentence my 20-year-old self would not think she would ever say!) With two boys, watching big trucks do loud and crazy things is right up our family's alley.  I bet all you Moms of girls-only are super jealous that I got to do this, right? So I wanted to … [Read more...]

Soccer Moms: The Product YOU NEED (My Family Fights Over It!)

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Right around the time that soccer season started this fall, a friend posted about the Sport Brella ($19.99, Amazon). I think it was my friend Amy from TeachMama.com but I can't be sure - was that you Amy?  If so, thank you!  I am totally in love with this little product that I ended up ordering after seeing it on Facebook and can't believe that … [Read more...]

Road Trip with @CVS_Extra #GoldEmblem Snacks

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So last month, I talked about how I'm loving having CVS Gold Emblem goodies readily available on hand to take to the pool with my kids this summer.  Since then, we've also taken our CVS Gold Emblem snacks on the road for a vacation! Earlier this month, we rented a beach house with some friends down in Delaware and I knew that tossing some of our … [Read more...]

Gold Emblem Summertime Snacking At Camp & the Pool @CVS_Extra

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Cole asked me the other day how many weeks were left of summer vacation.  We got out the calendar and counted... and realized that we have 6 weeks left.  That's it!  This summer is flying by and we're already halfway there.  I feel like we just started. It's been a whirlwind of road trips, pool time and weeks and camp.  The weather's been great … [Read more...]