The Presidental Election can be confusing to children (and adults!). My children have had so many questions this campaign year. "What are the Republican and Democratic parties?", "How does a vote count?", "What are swing states?", and "What are electoral votes?". We found an amazing game, Election Night, that helped open up conversations and … [Read more...]

When a couple of my tennis friends asked me to go away for a long weekend to an Adult Tennis Camp, it didn't take much arm twisting on their part to get me to say yes! Really, they had me at Florida in the winter but the tennis thing was an added benefit I was intrigued about. I'm somewhat new to tennis. I played a bit as a kid because my Mom … [Read more...]

The Amalfi Coast was hands down the most beautiful place I have been. We stayed in an apartment style hotel that overlooked all the mountains and water. These pictures do not do it justice! One day while we were on the coast, we took a ferry over to Capri. Once we got there we rented a private boat that took us around the island. The water was … [Read more...]

Our first stop on our Italy tour this summer began in Rome! We flew in from Philly and got straight to exploring. Of course, I was exhausted but nothing a few shots of espresso couldn't fix. We mainly walked around and toured the streets. Our hotel was very close to the Trevi Fountain which was beautiful! You can't go to Rome and not make a stop … [Read more...]

So we go to visit my parents in North Carolina a few times a year. Down there, the beach culture seems to involve getting to the beach early and setting up one of these large party tents to help deal with the heat and have some shade for the day. It always seemed like a lot of work to me but also appealing in that you have your own little cabana … [Read more...]

If you're local to Philly or the Northeast, it may be hard to think about spring today. While we have another Nor'Easter dropping more fun on our heads right now, at Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos, PA, you can rest assured that spring is coming! Starting March 9, 2018 running through April 15, 2018, Spring-a-palooza at Great Wolf includes some … [Read more...]

Hey guys! I'm still getting adjusted to being back home and on East coast time after a couple of fun-filled days out in the Seattle area. We were invited back to Nintendo headquarters in Redmond, WA, which is like a dream come true for our little gaming family. {You can read my review from our 2016 trip here} Nintendo is the favorite in our … [Read more...]

I'm nursing myself with an extra large cup of coffee this morning as we got home last night from a fun-filled but exhausting weekend in Seattle with Nintendo. (More coming on that soon!) For some reason the time change is killing me this morning! The rainy weather in Philly doesn't help as I only want to crawl back into bed... But back to … [Read more...]

There's a little hidden gem of a resort in the northern Poconos of Pennsylvania. It's called Woodloch and you may have heard of it if you're from the area. If you haven't been, you can't possibly understand the wonder and fun that exists there. Not until you go. And then you'll never want to leave. Woodloch is a family-run business and they have … [Read more...]

I'm not a native Philadelphian. I've lived in the Philadelphia area for almost twenty years now (!) but there's some things I've still not experienced despite their iconic statuses when it comes to this area. For example, eating a cheesesteak from Pat's or Geno's. Nope, never done it. (I don't eat beef but still, I've also never been.) I have … [Read more...]