When A Habitual Overplanner Is Winging It

Back when I was single, traveling was easy. I’d book a trip with my friends and lob clothes in a suitcase the night before departure. At best, I’d pick up a new swimsuit and fresh sunscreen, but that would be it – if there was anything I desperately needed and forgot, I’d buy it at [Read On]

Fun at the Perot Museum with MAYA: Hidden Worlds Revealed

It’s unheard of that my 10-year-old would even CONSIDER playing hooky from school – but that’s just what she did last week. (It’s ok though – I suggested it.)  Learning happens outside of school, too.   I was invited by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science to their Media Preview Day for Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. M’s [Read On]

Lovely Downtime at Beaches Negril

Y’all, I’m tired. Why is it that we always need a vacation when we get back from vacation? I find this to particularly be the case when I’ve returned from a more hands-free vacation, such as a cruise, or my recent trip to Beaches Negril – which I took without my children. No beds to [Read On]

Birds of Paradise Exhibit at the Perot Museum

*I was invited to a media day preview of the Birds of Paradise exhibition at the Perot Museum.* I love checking out what is new at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science- it is a guilty pleasure to sneak downtown while the kids are in school and wander on my own. Yes, the kids [Read On]

8 Reasons You Need to Go To Hay Festival

It’s early morning and I woke to the crash of thunder and a crack of lightning. Perfect. The weather is spot on to match my mood, because my hopes to be at Hay Festival this week were dashed by airfare prices, and I love my firstborn just enough to not sell him for passage. (Damn you, [Read On]

Swimming with Dolphins in Cozumel

There’s nothing like the thrill of knocking something off your bucket list. On our recent Carnival cruise, I was finally able to check off one: swimming with dolphins. While several of our port stops offered a dolphin interaction excursion, we opted for the Royal Dolphin Swim offered by Dolphin Discovery. This was a 60 minute [Read On]

Exploring “Eye of the Collector” at the Perot Museum

My daughter is a bit of a magpie – a collector of things, some shiny, some not. If you open any small purse or pouch in her room, you’ll likely find a collection: plastic butterflies, acorns, pressed flowers, feathers, rubber bouncy balls. (I’m sure there is a fine line between her kind of “collecting” and [Read On]

(Unofficial) Disneyland Activity & Autograph Book

I don’t know about you, but with the crazy weather we’ve been having everywhere I think a whole lot of people are going to be ready for a getaway! For many, that means Disney. If you’ve been to Disney, ever, you know that means waiting in line with little ones. (Cue deep sigh.) Lucky for you, [Read On]

Home Away from Home: Residence Inn

  Recently I drove to Austin with some fellow bloggers for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference “On the Road”. Since the conference officially started at 8:30am, I knew making the four-hour drive from Dallas EARLY that  morning would be a deal breaker – nope, there was no way was I going to be up at 4am [Read On]

Life is always an adventure at Sea World Texas

My family loves and adventure and can’t be still for long. When the opportunity to attend AdventureCon at SeaWorld in San Antonio arose, we jumped at the chance to attend. Unlike other blogging conferences, this one was a family conference. While I was attending the Saturday conference sessions at the hotel, my family would be treated [Read On]