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The Chairy Orchard, Denton

I’m all about the little oddities that make life interesting, and the Chairy Orchard boast itself as one of those things that makes life in Denton a little unique!  When the homeowners in… Continue reading

Turner Falls, Davis Oklahoma

We first visited Turner Falls Park in Davis about 15 years ago, and it turned in to an annual trip, centered around when my husband would be gone for the weekend to the… Continue reading

iFly Indoor Skydiving, Hurst and other locations

My oldest is about to turn 18, in just days.  He wants to celebrate by going skydiving, and while I assure him I’ll be happy to watch, but this is one jump I… Continue reading

10 Reasons Why Your Next Beach Vacation Should be to South Padre Island

South Padre Island isn’t just a place to visit for Spring Break when you’re in college, it’s an incredible vacation destination for families all year long!  We spent the New Years Weekend exploring… Continue reading

15 Reasons You Must Take Your Kids to Spark! Children’s Museum in Dallas

You’ve probably never heard of this amazing Children’s Museum in Downtown Dallas, but here’s 15 reasons you should go visit. Spark! in Dallas’ South Side is a terrific Children’s Museum, especially meant to… Continue reading

10 Best Scouting Overnights in Texas

Scouting offers so many amazing opportunities for kids and their families, but one of the often overlooked ones is Scout Overnights!  Many of the favorite fun destinations in Texas also offer educational overnights… Continue reading

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium, Fort Worth

Where can you feed a huge tortoise or caiman, hold a parakeet, pet a capybara, or actually swim with stingrays?  The answer is at SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Fort Worth!  The aquarium just… Continue reading

Sea Turtle Inc., South Padre Island

No trip to the Texas coast would be complete without seeing a sea turtle, but in South Padre Island, it’s easy to see many at Sea Turtle, Inc., a rescue center for rehabilitating… Continue reading

The Best 5K Races in Texas for families

We made a “family” New Year’s Resolution for 2017, and agreed to do a 5K each month.  My kids already loved races, so it wasn’t a hard thing to dedicate one weekend a… Continue reading

Bella Baby Postpartum Skin Care

Bella Baby has a wonderful line of homemade and all natural skincare products for your pregnancy and postpartum needs! While I’m not pregnant, I was asked to try their handmade goat’s milk soap… Continue reading

An evening at Bethlehem Revisited, Waxahachie

One of our annual Christmas events is an evening in Waxahachie at Bethlehem Revisited, an incredible re-enactment of the birth of Jesus, as well as a glimpse into the daily life of the… Continue reading

Enchant Christmas, Arlington

Enchant Christmas is the new Christmas Light Attraction in Arlington, which just opened on Friday, November 24th at the Globe Life Ballpark, where the Texas Rangers play!  The “largest light maze” in the… Continue reading

Touring Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana

On our last day in Louisiana, we left the congestion of New Orleans, and headed out over the swamps and then through fields of sugar cane to Vacherie.  Here we followed the directional… Continue reading

New Orleans Cemetery Tour, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

One of the things I insisted on doing before we left New Orleans was a tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, in the historic Garden District!  The cemetery is the oldest and 3rd… Continue reading

Fulton Alley, New Orleans

One of our Thanksgiving Weekend traditions has become a family bowling night, if we happen to be able to find an alley near where we are staying!  Because bowling alleys aren’t usually tourist… Continue reading