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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]