family activities

  • Halloween kicks off our holiday season. But coming up with family Halloween activities can be hard. Ours is a blended family with complicated dynamics - but what's uncomplicated is that we are always looking for fun things to do with the kids. Whether it's for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Valentine's Day, holidays are a great [...]

  • I've been to San Diego a number of times over the years, but my husband Craig never had. So when we found ourselves with a spare couple of days while we were recently in Los Angeles, we decided to drive down. We had a blast exploring the city and surrounding areas. If you're looking to [...]

  • Until last year, most of my experience with Richmond involved trying to slog through its traffic on I-95 as I drove south from the Washington, DC area to visit friends and family in Florida. I had been to a wedding there a few years ago but wasn't there long enough to get a flavor for [...]

  • Recently I took my teenage stepdaughter to New York to celebrate her birthday. I love to travel with my stepkids and knew this would be a weekend trip she would remember forever. I've been there many times over the years, but this was her first trip to New York. It made me smile to watch [...]

  • The first two days of our recent trip to Paris unintentionally took us on a death tour of the city. And after having been there countless times, it showed me an entirely new way to view the City of Light.

  • I know Super Bowl Sunday isn't a national holiday (like, say, National Croissant Day), but it should be. Or at least the Monday afterward. But it doesn't mean you still can't throw a killer Super Bowl party! We're all busy and, I swear, every time I look on Pinterest for fun tips on parties, the [...]

  • Halloween kicks off our holiday season. But coming up with family Halloween activities can be hard. Ours is a blended family with complicated dynamics - but what's uncomplicated is that we are always looking for fun things to do with the kids. Whether it's for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Valentine's Day, holidays are a great [...]

  • I've been to San Diego a number of times over the years, but my husband Craig never had. So when we found ourselves with a spare couple of days while we were recently in Los Angeles, we decided to drive down. We had a blast exploring the city and surrounding areas. If you're looking to [...]

  • Until last year, most of my experience with Richmond involved trying to slog through its traffic on I-95 as I drove south from the Washington, DC area to visit friends and family in Florida. I had been to a wedding there a few years ago but wasn't there long enough to get a flavor for [...]

  • Recently I took my teenage stepdaughter to New York to celebrate her birthday. I love to travel with my stepkids and knew this would be a weekend trip she would remember forever. I've been there many times over the years, but this was her first trip to New York. It made me smile to watch [...]

  • The first two days of our recent trip to Paris unintentionally took us on a death tour of the city. And after having been there countless times, it showed me an entirely new way to view the City of Light.

  • I know Super Bowl Sunday isn't a national holiday (like, say, National Croissant Day), but it should be. Or at least the Monday afterward. But it doesn't mean you still can't throw a killer Super Bowl party! We're all busy and, I swear, every time I look on Pinterest for fun tips on parties, the [...]