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5 Reasons Cedar Point Amusement Park is Perfect for Kids

“Mom, can we live at Cedar Point?” asked my daughter at a rest stop on the way home. She made such a fuss about it the lady in the stall next door wanted to know more about it!  That is just the beginning of why I believe Cedar Point Amusement Park is


Wisconsin Winter Bucket List – Things to Do in Wisconsin During Winter

It gets a bit chilly here in Wisconsin during the winter. Okay, not a bit chilly, but freezing cold, right? We’ve talked a little bit about what you need for baby in the winter, and if you have a baby you’re probably going to spend most of the time hibernating indoors. If


How to Keep Kids Busy on a Road Trip

Do you dread hearing, “Mooooom, are we there yet?” when traveling with the kids? Me too. Going on vacation is an exciting time for the whole family. What is not always fun, however, is the journey. When you are traveling and everyone is having difficulty being patient, it can seem like the trip


10 Must-Haves to Bring to an Amusement Park

Never wait two hours into a road trip before double checking someone has the tickets. “You have the tickets, right?” Brian and I made plans to take a road trip to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. We both had been to that amusement park several times in the past. I can’t remember now


How a Family Day at the Races Drives Inspiration

We were invited to attend the Battery Tender MX-5 Cup races at Road America as media guests for Father’s Day weekend. My husband and I haven’t been to any races in years. When we first started dating, we went to watch his friend in several sprint car races. The Demolition Derby at the


8 Amusement Park Safety Tips for Families

Do you prefer stomach plunging drops on speeding roller coasters or spinning rides that make you feel silly and dizzy? I’ve always been afraid of heights and have irrational fears about falling out of rides, so I tend to stick with “spinny” rides. I have never been a huge thrill chaser, but


Family Fun at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark

Our family was invited for one complimentary night stay at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark in Gurnee, Illinois so we could experience it for ourselves. All thoughts and images are my own. With indoor waterparks, the fun happens all year round. Living southeastern Wisconsin, we need options. And even in the heat of


Going to Disney World With 2 Little Kids Isn’t So Bad After All #DisneyKids

Our family was invited to an expenses paid Disney World to see what it has to offer for preschool aged children. The views we share are our own. You already knew we loved Disney anyway. 😉 I used to think parents were a little crazy for taking little kids under the age


Raising Little Travelers Through Trips and Play

We received the VTech Roll & Learn Activity Suitcase™ to review, which is also available on Amazon (referral link). Rissa likes flying in planes. She told me this when we flew to Florida in August. Xander seems to like them too after going on three trips this year (a total of six flights!). On


Family Day in Chicago: Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum

At the end of July we spent a few days in Chicago. One whole day was spent enjoying the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. We received a media pass for the Shedd Aquarium and ended up visiting the museum too since it was within walking distance. Although lots of traffic makes