Discovering Texas | Family Road Trips West of Dallas

After living abroad, Ireland & Scotland, I moved back to my home state, Texas, and realized that I really needed to explore my own state more. I think often on people getting the itch to get on a plane and explore the “exotic” world while overlooking their own unique backyard, their hometown, city, state or … Read more

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Exploring Hidden Tunnels & Abandoned Bunkers in France

In my previous post, “Kid-Approved Best Fortress in Europe” I wrote about an amazing fortress that we literally stumbled upon while traveling around Europe. Around that fortress and underground, we discovered amazing tunnels and bunkers some of which were used during WWII but the majority were actually created over 300 years ago in the early … Read more

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Kid-Approved Best Fortress in Europe

While traveling from Germany into France, we literally passed a fortified structure that caught my attention. I pulled over to explore and 7 hours later, we were walking away exhausted from our fun day of exploring history. Make sure to add this Kid-Approved Best Fortress in Europe to your bucket list! What we had stumbled … Read more

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My Unexpected Discovery, USA, The Lost Sea

What I thought would be just a brief stop to see some cool underground lake turned out to be a mind-blowing cave excursion, history lesson, Guinness Book of World Record find, Registered National Landmark discovery, and educational lesson while hiking 140 feet below ground level. My Unexpected Discovery, USA, The Lost Sea. A few years … Read more

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13 Best Family-Friendly Attractions in Lubbock, Texas

13 Best Family Friendly Attractions in Lubbock, TX. I’ve been publishing posts for a series, Discovering Texas. Part One was Family Road Trips West of Dallas. During our West Texas exploration, we also traveled through Lubbock, Texas. This is Part Two of Discovering Texas: 13 Best Family Friendly Attractions in Lubbock, TX. 13 Best Family-Friendly … Read more

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Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree

Chart Yer Course to Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree

Chart Yer Course to Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree! Last year, as I traveled to the East Coast I stumbled upon the most amazing festival, event, a pirate jamboree on an island only accessible by a boat or small plane off the coast of America: Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree on Ocracoke Island. Who is Blackbeard? Blackbeard was an … Read more

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10 FREE Water Safety Resources | Drowning Prevention

This post provides 10 Free Water Safety Resources for Drowning Prevention. Drowning is a serious problem. According to the CDC statistics in the United States there about 10 deaths per day from drowning, one of five are children 14 and younger, children ages 1-4 have the highest drowning rate, most drownings occur in swimming pools … Read more

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Why Car Seat Safety Matters: Nissan’s Snug-Kids

It’s time for our family to change out car seats again. As we do this, I’m reflecting back on a Nissan Bloggin’Mamas event, Why Car Seat Safety Matters, that I attended. The event was to educate Dallas mothers on general child vehicle safety, car seat safety and safety features you can find in Nissan vehicles. … Read more

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Entertaining and Affordable Amusement Park to Explore

If you live in North Carolina or find yourself driving through this state, Pullen Park is an entertaining and affordable amusement park to explore. This park has so much history with rides and fun for all. Last month, via a family road trip, Texas to the East Coast, we explored Pullen Park in North Carolina. … Read more

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Tips for Traveling with your Nanny

Tips for Traveling With Your Nanny

Family vacations are fun and relaxing. Whether it’s a trip to the country or a week at the beach, vacations give the family time to get away and forget the responsibilities of everyday living. If you have young children, you may want to take the nanny along. She can keep the kids entertained during long … Read more

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