Life and Adventures with Kids

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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 […]

Year of Adventure Full Recap

Year of Adventure Full Recap

We completed a year of adventure! Our year of adventure was full of 100 unique experiences and places, and was one of the best things we’ve done as a family. Some parks got counted more than once, if we did a different trail or experienced […]

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.

That Pesky Christmas Hangover

That Pesky Christmas Hangover

Anyone else wake up today with a Christmas hangover? This type of hangover is unrelated to beverages, although those certainly don’t help! I’m talking about that feeling when you wake up, look around your house and wonder where the heck you are going to put […]

A practical gift guide for the child who has everything.

A practical gift guide for the child who has everything.

I’ve been racking my brain this year to find something, anything, to give our kids for Christmas. They just don’t need anything. Olivia only asked for one small thing, and Abby has no idea what’s going on. So after spending too much time scouring the […]

Thanksgiving is coming. Everybody panic.

Thanksgiving is coming. Everybody panic.

We are hosting Thanksgiving in 2 days, so clearly it’s time to clean like a crazy woman and also start a random unrelated and unnecessary home project. Timely office reorganization anyone? I put off any sort of preliminary preparation because we had a full weekend […]

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 […]

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 13.

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 13.

Another day in Yellowstone National Park! This was one of the more action packed days we had on this trip. We visited the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, drove the Grand Loop Road, and cooked dinner on the side of the road. Literally. Good thing my […]