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The Hotel ML and Coco Key Water Park in New Jersey

By Debra Ferrie

If you're taking a driving trip southwest from the NY area and need a place to stay for the night just 12 miles from Philadelphia, the Hotel ML might be the perfect place for you if you have kids, ages 3-10ish. It's located in Mount Laurel , NJ (hence the "ML") and an easy drive to a quite a few nea... Read More

Family Fun,Robots and Dinosaurs at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia!

By Debra Ferrie

We've been to several Science Centers and I liked them all, but I have to say, this one takes the cake! I loved it. As did all 3 of my kids, varying ages 10-16. It's literally a whole day exploring,learning and hands-on fun. This place is huge so plan at least 5 hours if you want to see it a... Read More

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

By Tracy Shaw

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando The biggest party in Florida starts next month!  That's right, Mardi Gras is coming to Central Florida with delectable eats, a colorful parade and live concerts! The Universal Orlando Mardi Gras celebration is a family-friendly version of the famed New O... Read More

15 Holiday Cookies Recipes - Perfect For Cookie Swaps!

By Tracy Shaw

Have you started thinking about your holiday baking menu yet?  Do you participate in cookie swaps?  My family loves to bake a lot and then share a lot :)  I wanted to share some cookie recipes that are on our baking schedule this year in hopes to inspire you to create something new or to just... Read More

Universal Orlando Holiday Celebrations Start December 3rd

By Tracy Shaw

It's that time of year - the most WONDERFUL time of the year! The holidays! And here in Florida we are so lucky because we can have all the fun and none of the freezing temperatures and snow! Universal Orlando will start their holiday celebrations this weekend, so be sure to mark your calendars ... Read More

Creating Holiday Traditions with your Kids

By Debra Ferrie

The month of December usually finds us extremely busy; between work, maintaining the house, doing the extra gift shopping, decorating, visiting relatives and attending or holding gatherings. Making time for savoring the holidays with the family is so important for the children. They want to feel... Read More

Celebrate Christmas at SeaWorld

By Tracy Shaw

The Christmas Celebrations started at SeaWorld over in Orlando this past weekend, if you didn't get a chance to make it, you can enjoy it end the end of the year!  The SeaWorld Holiday events take place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays November 25 through December 11 and then run daily December 1... Read More

Sledding Season Is Here! {Gorgoza Park Now OPEN}

By Rachael Herrscher

Hello Snow! We've been waiting for you . . . You might have been counting down the days until you can ski or snowboard, but me and my house? We've been counting down the days to sled. We have a long history of sledding greatness in our family {see my husbands high school sledding shenanigans her... Read More

15 Must Try Pumpkin Recipes

By Tracy Shaw

It's FALL!  Well, it may not feel like it here in sunny Florida, in fact, I think temperatures are still pretty steady in the 90s.  BUT, that doesn't mean that we don't like everything that Fall has to offer.  Fall decor, pumpkin patches, Disney's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Spooktacular at... Read More

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular Starts October 1st

By Tracy Shaw

Have you been to SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular?  We have been for the last 3 years now and it is always so much fun!  Where else can you get candy, see Pumpkin Fish, wave HI to Shamu and ride the fastest roller coaster?! Every weekend in October SeaWorld Orlando will immerse guests in a... Read More