Universal Orlando Opens Cabana Bay Beach Resort | Amazing Introductory Offer

Universal Orlando Opens Cabana Bay Beach Resort I was not compensated for this post. I thought this resort looked & sounded amazing and wanted to share! Close your eyes and let your mind slip back... back to a simpler time. Back to the 50’s and 60’s. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to be able to sneak off to a place like that for a family vacation? Now it is! Universal Orlando introduces Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Cabana Bay Beach Resort will … [Read more...]

Our Passports Are Here! #travel

Our Passports Are Here! #travel I remember as a little girl thumbing through my Grandmother’s passport and being amazed at all of the different stamps she had. I would daydream about what it would be like to visit these exotic places and listen to her stories intently. It was a dream of mine to some day have my own “book” and fill it over time. As recent talks with my husband about possible vacations included destinations that might require a … [Read more...]

Staying in Branson Missouri | Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark Specials

Staying in Branson Missouri | Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark Specials Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark is located in beautiful Branson, Missouri. We offer a 30,000 square foot indoor waterpark and 10,000 square foot outdoor waterpark. We also have an on-site restaurant, a 24-hour arcade and gift shop, and day spa & salon. Our resort features 98 Tower rooms connected to the Waterpark through interior corridors and 102 exterior … [Read more...]

Chicago Sightseeing | Mercury Cruises Urban Adventure River Cruise Tour

Chicago Sightseeing | Mercury Cruises Urban Adventure River Cruise Tour My husband and I decided that a small trip away from home without the children was in order for our 25th wedding anniversary. Although we live fairly close to Chicago, up until this point we had only driven through on our way to Ohio for a family get together several years ago. We had a quick 2 1/2 days to see as much of Chicago, Illinois as possible and we wanted to take in … [Read more...]

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida | Traveling & Room Review

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida   A few weeks ago, Emma and I began a vacation of a lifetime together. We were invited to be guests of the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida for three days and two nights. As a co-middle child I had recently been thinking that Emma had been a little neglected. I felt that this opportunity was perfect for us to have a little one on one time... … [Read more...]

The Langham Huntington Resort and Spa | Pasadena, Los Angeles | #DisneyOzEvent

The Langham Huntington Resort and Spa | Pasadena, Los Angeles photo courtesy of http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com/ It seems so long ago, but yet just yesterday. Last month I headed to Pasadena, California to attend the red carpet world premier of Oz the Great and Powerful.  I was incredibly excited to attend, and just as excited to stay at the famed Pasadena landmark The Langham Huntington as a guest of Disney.  This iconic hotel … [Read more...]

Eating Clean While Eating Out | Café Blackadder in Warrensburg, MO

Eating Clean While Eating Out | Café Blackadder in Warrensburg, MO We recently took a day trip to Warrensburg, MO in search of a place for our oldest to rent when she ventures off to college this summer. With our recent commitment to eating as clean as possible paired with our current commitment to eating a vegetarian diet we were a little worried about where and what we could possibly find to eat in a college town. I had accepted the fact … [Read more...]

Guest Review | The Sweet Maple Cafe

The Sweet Maple Cafe There are times when you want to go out for an elegant meal, but occasionally, you want comfort food served in a laid-back atmosphere, reminiscent of your mom's kitchen. That is what you can find at Sweet Maple Cafe. Everything at the Sweet Maple Cafe attests to its homey origins. The restaurant was opened in 1999 by a mother of two, Laurene Hynson, who wanted to be able to have afternoons to devote to her children, so … [Read more...]

Ethan’s 4th Birthday in Branson Missouri | The Track Family Fun Parks Review

Branson Missouri | The Track Family Fun Parks Vacation. We had good intentions to take a family trip but with six people in the house our schedules wouldn’t cooperate. We had settled for a quick family staycation... but then a last minute schedule cancellation gave us a window for a quick road trip. I grew up spending most of my summers at my grandma’s house. She lived just a few miles from Branson, Missouri... so Branson is very familiar … [Read more...]

Nike Free Run 5.0 Shoes Review | Nike Young Athlete’s Innovation Summit

  As I was unable to attend the conference because of prior commitments, my husband Jason graciously took my place so that Joshua could attend. I recently started to converse with him about the Nike Free Run 5.0 shoes he received at the summit... but after a few minutes we both decided it would be best for him to write about them himself. So here are OurKidsMom’s husband’s thoughts on the Nike Free Run 5.0 shoe... At the … [Read more...]