La Mansión San Antonio and Las Canarias

A five Star Hotel across the board, or should I say across the River walk? With all the necessities in one place just like a mother and every working woman on a mission would hope for, in order to enjoy: business travel, a girls get away, a leisurely weekend trip or even a family vacation. Relaxation and peace of mind was definitely an expectation that was addressed and exceeded, at Omni Hotels and Resorts, La Mansion | San Antonio....more

My Kids Are at Grandma's For Four Weeks and I'm So Happy!

My two older children have safely made their way to the East Coast for four weeks. I miss them, but honestly, we're also feeling like: Don't judge me. I love my Big Guys (as I call them). I would do (mostly) anything for them, would give my life for them, yada, yada, yada. But I'm so happy that they're gone for four weeks, I can hardly contain myself. ...more
Mindful Memory Keeping Yes! It's totally okay to be happy about the break. Those two emotions -- ...more

Packing Checklist for the Beach

I know many of you are going on beach vacations this summer so I thought I'd share the list that I used when packing. We haven't been to the beach since having kids, and let me tell you, the list has least....more

Travel Series: Day 2: Day at Sea


Road tripping and questioning our sanity

What childhood is complete without a family road trip memory or two? I remember several from my own childhood and remember them fondly. When we told the kids we would be driving to California from BC, our plans were met with many complaints. It will take too long, it will be too hot, etc.  ...more

"But, Mom.... Please!” How to Avoid Temper Tantrums on Vacation

 Few things can derail a peaceful vacation faster than a tantrum. One minute the family is serenely strolling the banks of the Seine; the next all the Parisians are glaring as your face turns redder than the screaming child’s and vacation becomes decidedly less relaxing. ...more

Two Trips to Charleston, SC

Denise I need to plan a third trip!  We do love the Angel Oak--truly indescribable, isn't it?  ...more

My New Normal

I’m still here…I think this is the longest break I’ve had from blogging.Wasn’t intentional.  Nor lazy.  Nor anything.Just didn’t write.I didn’t forget — I jotted down a half a dozen things to write about…then?blankstaring at the blinking cursorblankNot sure why.  Tried to figure it out.  Then?I let it go……me?Yep, I let it go.  Not my normal……...more

4 Beach-Free, Kid-Friendly Attractions Around Miami

A lot of families are taking summer vacations to the beach this year. Who could resist the sun, sand, and soothing ocean? I love the beach so much that we decided to move to Miami, so we can have it all year....more

10 Things I'd Do With 5 Minutes of Alone Time

I love my family. I love spending time with my family. But I need to tell you something: Sometimes, all I want, for the love of Pete, is to just have some time ALONE. Can I get an amen?! ...more
Thanks for featuring me! Still waiting for that alone time ...more