The Field Museum and Chicago Auto Show


Our kids were off school yesterday for an extended Presidents’ Day weekend holiday, so our family headed into the city for some almost-free fun at the Field Museum and the Chicago Auto Show…  

Disneyland in one day… with preschoolers.


For a fresh perspective on Disneyland, I sent my sister and her family on assignment for my blog. Lynn is a public school teacher and mother of two preschoolers. This was her first trip to a Disney park with her children…  

The 9/11 memorial in suburban Illinois


There are 2976 flags placed in formation in the park. Each flag is adorned with a ribbon identifying the person’s role and location on September 11th. The stories on each card are incredibly sobering to read…  

A week without (much) blogging…

Run Disney

The past few days have been quieter around my blog than things normally are. This wasn’t my intention. In preparation for our trip, I scheduled some blog posts and planned to work on others while on the road…  

The staycation that turned to a… vacation?

Indianapolis Zoo

How far from home do you have to drive before your staycation qualifies as a vacation? Our friends invited us down for a visit to the Indianapolis Zoo. My boys were up for a little road trip…  

A Midwest Spring Break Staycation

oh yes kiss

Our children are on Spring Break, and we’re staying in the Midwest “staycationing.” In the past two days, we’ve visited a museum, gone bowling and played at an amazing arcade…  

Top ways to save on your Walt Disney World vacation


I’m always happy to answer questions on where to stay, resort amenities and dining. Learn about Disney resort rooms for under $100 per night and a special “Buy 4, Get the 5th day FREE” offer on park passes – just $64.59 per day!  

Walt Disney World resort hotel discounts on Undercover Tourist!


This is exciting news for anyone looking to “Do Disney” on a budget! Undercover Tourist, a well-known discount broker for Florida attractions, just announced that they are offering discounted room rates for all 28 official Walt Disney World resort hotels!  

Takeaways from Disney Social Media Moms 2015

Tinkerbell at Disney

Three weeks ago today, I was surrounded by nearly 200 bloggers from around the country at Walt Disney World for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015. Disney’s annual conference for parents who blog.