A Philly Family Visits Baltimore: What We Did & How We Can’t Wait To Go Back #StayBaltimore #WaterfrontCharm

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From our house, it's just shy of two hours to drive down to Baltimore. My husband especially is familiar with the route; Under Armour (based in Baltimore) is one of his clients and he's there almost once a month. He's been talking about taking the kids to Baltimore for a weekend for ages but somehow it hasn't come together. Until recently, when … [Read more...]

For People Who Love to Travel: World Scratch Map (This is Cool!)

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Now this is cool. It's a World Scratch Map for your wall - use a coin to scratch off the countries you have been to and then hang it on your wall and plan your next trip! Over time this becomes a really cool tapestry/journal of your travels as a family or on your own. You can pick a Scratch Foil Gold or Silver Map - they are both on sale … [Read more...]

Ocean City, Maryland: A Great Family Beach & Boardwalk Experience #ocmd

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Living in Philly, we're Jersey shore folks when we want to go to the beach. Hubby grew up going to Long Beach Island and we love visiting there and various other towns along the shore in New Jersey. But we were looking to check out something different this summer and since my husband has lots of Marriott points, we booked a 5 night stay at the … [Read more...]

Healthier Snack Food Options This Summer w/Gold Emblem Abound #CVSHealthierSummer

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We've done a lot of CVS Gold Emblem snacking over the last couple of years. We first tried Gold Emblem when I started working with CVS and now it's like a staple in our house. I love the convenience of picking up snacks while I'm shopping at CVS for my drugstore needs. So last year, I was in a CVS in New York and noticed something me I hadn't … [Read more...]

Some Highlights from Disney’s Beach Club Hotel #DisneySMMC

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We've stayed at a few Disney resorts but after most recently staying at the Disney Beach Club, I think I now have a favorite! As I mentioned earlier, Epcot is our favorite park so having a room only a few feet from the World Showcase entrance to Epcot was pretty awesome. The view couldn't be beat - here's a family shot of us - you can see the … [Read more...]

Having Fun with Disney’s Color & Play App #DisneySMMC

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We're leaving TODAY for Disney World - wahoooo! It's been so busy that I haven't had time to really let it sink in with me or the kids but I'm excited that today is the day! The folks at Disney sent us this cute little care package yesterday and included in the care package was a Big Hero 6 Coloring Book. I started playing around with it with … [Read more...]

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

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We left our house at 6 amto 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...]