July 16, 2015

Things To Do With Kids in Pittsburgh

A few weeks ago, we took our kids to Pittsburgh for a weekend getaway. My husband’s family is originally from that area, and he went to school out there, so he had been wanting to visit for a while. PNC Park is known to be one of the most beautiful baseball stadiums in the country, and my...
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July 6, 2015

Exploring the Shenandoah Valley with Kids

I’ve lived in eastern Pennsylvania for the past 20 years, but I grew up in a small town in southwestern Virginia that is located along the I-81 corridor just south of Roanoke. A few times a year, we travel across the PA Turnpike and down I-81 through the lush Shenandoah Valley to visit my family. Every time we...
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June 13, 2015

Good Morning from Pittsburgh!

Yes, we’re traveling again. My husband went to college in western Pennsylvania, and his parents grew up in the Pittsburgh area, so he’s been wanting to bring us out here to show us around for years. Recently he got it in his head that he wanted to take our son to a Pirates-Phillies game, so...
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May 17, 2015

Hello from the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley!

Yes, we’re traveling again! This time I’m working with Trekaroo and Go Blue Ridge Travel to experience the living history in Winchester, Virginia. We got off to a bit of a rocky start. We planned to leave town as soon as the kids got home from school on Friday afternoon, but my son got off the schoolbus complaining of dizziness...
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April 14, 2015

Experiencing the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch

I think I’m finally able to write about our trip to Arizona without wanting to weep. As many of you know, we spent months planning our epic trip to Arizona. Our plans included flying into Phoenix, staying a few days at the fabulous Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, then driving about...
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February 20, 2015

Where To Stay in NYC: Grand Hyatt New York

A visit to New York City at Christmastime was on my bucket list for years. I finally decided to make it happen, so I planned a NYC girls’ weekend getaway with my mom and two daughters, and we set off on our adventure in early December. The Grand Hyatt New York is an ideal Manhattan location because...
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February 13, 2015

Explore Gettysburg #GoNative

We arrived at the Federal Pointe Inn on a chilly Friday afternoon in February and entered through the lobby of what was once the back of a school. We were unsure of what to expect, but we were greeted by a charming hotel that boasts modern amenities while preserving the integrity of the 100-year-old building. It is truly a masterful renovation. We...
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January 29, 2015

Things To Do With Kids in the Lehigh Valley

Things To Do With Kids is BACK this week with a post from my friend and fellow blogger, Jen, at Making Life Matter. This series is NOT just about things to do with kids in big cities. If you live in an area that you love that has a lot to offer families, feel free...
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January 15, 2015

10 Things To Do In Boston and Cape Cod {with a teenage girl who loves photography}

I’m so excited to bring back my Things To Do With Kids series for 2015! I already have two submissions. If you would like to submit one for your area, or an area you love, feel free to email me at This post was submitted by a longtime blog reader and commenter. Susan lives...
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January 5, 2015

Arizona or Bust! #CoffeeTalk

Last fall I mentioned that we were in the very beginning stages of planning a family vacation. We tend to go where we are invited; and thanks to my blogging and generous family members, that’s worked out for us okay thus far. But I considered the ages of my kids and decided that if they’re going to see anything beyond...
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December 16, 2014

10 Tips for Visiting New York City with Kids at Christmastime

I envisioned this trip for years. Everyone talks about how magical NYC is at Christmastime. I have friends who go every year, and it’s a family tradition that they treasure. I have traveled many times to New York City, but I had never been with my family. The kids were intrigued with the idea of...
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