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Family Play Date in The Woodlands

This is a partnered post with Gymboree. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Living fairly close to a big city provides plenty of options for fun family outings. We are blessed to live in an area where there is so much to do right in our backyard. Woodlands Waterway Just north of Houston, The Woodlands is growing and becoming a … [Read more...]

A Day at Kemah Boardwalk

Like many moms, I struggle with time management and feeling accomplished at the end of a long, hard day. Being a mother is truly an around the clock job and at times we function on auto-pilot because we are so worn down from everything vying for our attention. And if we aren't careful y'all, we let the moments that matter most slip right through … [Read more...]

5 Family Friendly Places to Visit on Galveston Island

A special thank you to Moody Gardens Hotel and the Galveston CVB for these complimentary experiences. This summer we did so many fun things as a family.  I hate that summer is over and it's back to the daily grind of early mornings, long hours at school, and homework, but the memories we made this summer are getting me through these first few … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why a Carnival Cruise Vacation is Perfect for Families

Last month the family and I headed down to Galveston to take part in a media tour of the area as well as a tour of the Carnival Cruise Magic.  It had been a while since we'd been to Galveston so we were excited to see the area and step onto the ship for a few hours before it headed out to sea. We aren't new to cruising as we've taken three cruises … [Read more...]

Family Fun at the Perot Museum

A special thank you to the Perot Museum and the Dallas CVB for this complimentary experience. Dallas is fun, y'all.  If you've never been, you must visit this fun, family-friendly destination.  During our weekend in Dallas, we did so much.  Looking back, I'm impressed the kids made it through without seriously injuring one another. If you want a … [Read more...]

Fun Encounters at the Dallas Zoo

A special thank you to the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas CVB for this complimentary experience. During our visit last month to Dallas, we thoroughly enjoyed our time together as a family touring the city.  One of the family-friendly destinations on our list was the Dallas Zoo! My children love going to the zoo.  Seeing all the different animals, … [Read more...]

The Dallas Suite at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel

A special thanks to the Sheraton Dallas Hotel and the Dallas CVB for the complimentary stay. I've stayed in many hotels during my travels, but I've never stayed in a room as huge as the Dallas Suite at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.  My family of five needs more space than a standard hotel room offers, but the Dallas Suite offered us so much … [Read more...]

Summer Adventures in Fair Park

A special thank you to the Summer Adventures in Fair Park and the Dallas CVB for this complimentary experience. During our visit to Dallas last month, we had the opportunity to visit several of the local attractions. We began our adventure by dining at Lockhart Smokehouse on Friday evening. We had a good nights sleep in the Dallas Suite at the … [Read more...]

The Dallas Arboretum is More than Just Flowers

A special thank you to the Dallas Arboretum, Restaurant DeGolyer and the Dallas CVB for this complimentary experience. During our recent trip to Dallas, we had the opportunity to visit several gems and one of those was the Dallas Arboretum.  With accolades from Southern Living, MSNBC and Frommer's, you can rest assured that this is one place you … [Read more...]

Texas BBQ at Lockhart Smokehouse

A special thank you to Lockhart Smokehouse and the Dallas CVB for this complimentary meal. This past weekend my family and I had the opportunity to visit Dallas on a short weekend getaway.  Being that Dallas is only about three hours away, it makes for an affordable, family-friendly location. After spending the afternoon in the car when we … [Read more...]