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Family Friendly Activities Within Driving Distance of Milwaukee

“What are we doing today?” is my daughter’s favorite question on Saturday mornings. If you and your kids are looking for a little adventure without breaking the bank or traveling too far from home, then you must check out fun day trip destinations or staycations! When you have young kids, staycations or


Family-Friendly Milwaukee Area Summer Bucket List

Our summer seems to be filling up fast with play dates, swim lessons, dance lessons, and everything else. While our daughter may be out of school, my husband and I still have to work. This can be frustrating for all of us at times, but we do get out and do more family


Gurnee Mills Memorial Day Super Sale Haul

I was invited to spend the day shopping great sales at Gurnee Mills and received a gift card to use towards my purchases. Of course, I budgeted for additional spending because shopping. It’s been a couple years since the last time I was at Gurnee Mills. It’s easy for me to spend


KIDZ BOP Life of the Party Tour Coming to Milwaukee!

You know you are a parent when you listen to KIDZ BOP! My five year old daughter is expanding her musical tastes, which includes children’s bands. I’ve developed a new appreciation for kids music since becoming a mom. My daughter loves to dance and sing along with plenty of KIDZ BOP songs.


The Ultimate List of Kids Indoor Play Areas Near Milwaukee

A kids indoor play area is a great place for kids to burn off energy during the winter when it’s too cold outside, especially for toddlers and preschoolers. Winter is not the only time we make use of inside play places. They come in handy when it’s too rainy or muddy during


5 Reasons to See Marvel Universe Live!

We received media tickets in order to attend the show and provide an honest review. I would have enjoyed attending Marvel Universe Live in Milwaukee even if I didn’t have kids. I’m a huge fan of Marvel. I love the movies and the characters, but seeing it play out before you is


Marvel Universe LIVE! Coming to Milwaukee

The Avengers are assembling in Milwaukee for the Marvel Universe LIVE tour. It’s a show sure to entertain and delight super hero fans young and old. Both of my kids are obsessed with superheroes, especially the Avengers, and I know they’d LOVE to attend this show. Which super hero my daughter and


Milwaukee Area Holiday Lights and Events

One of the things I love about living in the Metro Milwaukee area is the variety of family friendly activities. This time of year can be difficult for me, but fun, kid-friendly events help distract me. It’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit when my children are delighted by all


Taking Daddy Dancing: Friday Night Live

Several weeks ago, I shared about how my 4 year-old daughter had a really sweet gift idea for her Daddy for Father’s Day.  We’ve been dancing our way through summer at Tosa Tonight, Sunset Safari, and Summer Sounds.  Next, we headed to Waukesha for their Friday Night Live event. Friday Night Live occurs


Taking Daddy Dancing: Summer Sounds

A few weeks ago, I shared the story of how my 4 year-old daughter gifted my husband five weeks of dancing activities for Father’s Day this year.  So far we have had such an awesome time dancing at Tosa Tonight and Sunset Safari.  This week, we took a little bit of a roadtrip


Taking Daddy Dancing: Sunset Safari

Previously I shared my 4-year-old’s adorable request to take her Daddy dancing for Father’s Day.  I researched local live concerts around the Milwaukee Area and was able to find a bunch of family-friendly events! We decided to check out five of the events I found over the next five weeks. Last week


Taking Daddy Dancing: Tosa Tonight

A week ago, I shared my 4-year-old daughter’s sweet request to take her Daddy dancing for Father’s Day.  I researched local live music concerts in the Milwaukee Area and compiled a list of the family-friendly events I found.  My daughter created a card for him and in it we wrote out an


Taking Daddy Dancing (Free Summer Music Events)

Let me preface this by saying, I usually let my daughter pick out gifts for others, for any special occasion, by herself. I want to instill in her the joy of giving. So for every birthday or holiday I ask her what she would like to gift her loved ones. Her little


Building Inspiration with the LEGO® Americana Roadshow

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to share information about the LEGO® Americana Roadshow at Mayfair Mall. All thoughts and experiences shared are our own. After spending a week hanging out by the lake, it was rough adjusting to our summer routine. While I welcome the warmth of summer, I do not enjoy the


Get Ready to Shop the Spring Germantown/Port Washington JBF Sale & Save! #JBFSale

I’m working with JBF Germantown/Port Washington to help spread the word about their upcoming spring JBF Sale March 11-15. I’ve consigned and shopped with them in the past and love it!  Spring is almost here, I swear, and with that comes time to change out our kids’ seasonal clothing. If your kids


5 Reasons to Love Door to Door Organics

Disclosure: We were provided with a shopping credit in order to try out Door to Door Organics and share our thoughts with you. We’re also sharing a $10 off code on first time orders and giving away shopping credits. Grocery shopping is generally a necessary evil that we must do to keep


Get Creative With McDonald’s New Create Your Taste Burgers! #MyPerfectSandwich #McDPtr #Ad

This post was created in partnership with McDonald’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I love a good burger. What I don’t like is when I’m not sure what comes on it. I rarely ask for things (like onions) to be left off because I was taught at an early age


Skate Down Memory Lane With Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove #DisneyOnIceInsider

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Last night Brian, the kids, and I attended the opening of Disney On Ice Treasure Trove in Milwaukee. The set up


Disney On Ice Treasure Trove is Coming to Milwaukee! #DisneyOnIceInsider

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Our whole family enjoys many Disney movies and television shows, but there is something magical about seeing familiar stories and characters


A Visit With Santa

Recently we took the kids to see Santa for the first time. Granted, Rissa has spotted Santa at the mall from afar, but she this was the first time we took the kids to actually meet the big jolly red guy. We “do” the Santa thing, but try not to focus on