Life and Adventures with Kids

Road Trips

The Best of Topsail Island

The Best of Topsail Island

We started off the year with a trip to one of my favorite places: Topsail Island. I’ve been going since I was a kid, and now I’m having so much fun taking the girls. Even though it’s not swimming weather, the beach in January is […]

Ever experience a road trip from hell?

Ever experience a road trip from hell?

We survived our biggest road trip fail to date. I’ve driven many miles, but this trip topped the charts as the worst yet.

Tips and Tricks for Road Trips with Kids

Tips and Tricks for Road Trips with Kids

I don’t know if I’m an expert on road tripping with kids, or just missing a few screws, but I drove almost 10,000 miles with my kids in 2017. Many of those miles I was with Jake or one of my parents, but I’ve driven almost 4,000 miles by myself with a two year old and a four year old.

Badlands National Park. Eclipse Day!

Badlands National Park. Eclipse Day!

Day 17! Badlands National Park! I was so excited for this particular itinerary day, and it did not disappoint. After surviving the whirlwind of emotions the previous day, I woke up fresh faced and ready to go. Just kidding. I woke up the way all […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 16. Custer State Park

Epic Road Trip. Day 16. Custer State Park

Day 16, Custer State Park, officially the longest I’ve ever traveled at once. And I was feeling it a bit. The whole day was polar extremes. I was either loving everything, or just completely wiped. Traveling with your husband, kids, siblings, and parents is awesome […]

Yellow Springs and lessons learned.

Yellow Springs and lessons learned.

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts lately about Yellow Springs, OH and the nearby John Bryan State Park and Glen Helen Nature Preserve. Earlier this year I was thinking that we would spend a weekend camping at the state park and explore everything the […]