tbt: Niagara Falls Then and Now

What a difference 5 years makes! Niagara Falls in the early summer of 2009 / and again in July 2014! The last time we were here, MM was three years old and I was still seven months pregnant with little BB! Hard to believe how much MM has grown in just 5 years and how surreal it seems to imagine having ever been a mother … Continue reading tbt: Niagara Falls Then and Now

Road Trip Diary: Ohio and New York

Maumee Bay State Park, Closed Bridges, Camping in the Rain, Niagara Falls, Love Songs for Coffee, New Backpacks and Changing Plans. When we embarked on this trip, I was still fairly certain we were crazy. Despite months of planning and a binder full of maps, itineraries, meal plans and more – I was pretty concerned that we were in over our head and attempting too … Continue reading Road Trip Diary: Ohio and New York

There’s No Place Like Home: Trust me, I checked.

You may not have noticed, but I’ve been gone for 3 1/2 weeks. We spent most of July embarking on an Epic Road Trip up and down the East Coast, visiting Massachusetts, Pennsyvlania, Washington DC, Florida, Kentucky and back to Wisconsin and everything in between. We spread it all out so that we’d drive for two or three days and then spend time with family … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home: Trust me, I checked.

Travel Ideas: Things to Do Outside in Madison, Wisconsin

Are you traveling to Wisconsin this summer and looking for ideas for things to do with the kids? Or perhaps you live here and are all about the staycation this year? I’m implementing a new feature on my blog: I decided to start a travel category for anyone looking for ideas for family vacations, staycations and anything in between. Check out the Travel Page for photographs, reviews and … Continue reading Travel Ideas: Things to Do Outside in Madison, Wisconsin

Father’s Day Weekend: Photo wrap up.

This weekend we celebrated Fathers Day with our favorite handsome engineer. We started the weekend with an assortment of handmade cards and pictures from the kids like this portrait of Dan drawn by MM and a few goodies from ThinkGeek.com. Saturday we all went to Devils Lake State Park with some friends. We had a picnic lunch, played at the beach and Dan and his … Continue reading Father’s Day Weekend: Photo wrap up.

Simple Summer Goals: 3 Things We Really Want To Do

Summer Bucket Lists are a common occurrence in the mommy blog world and I love what they stand for but dislike the notion of trying to cram 157 “moments” into one summer. I think at the end of the day, our kids have an amazing summer whether we cross off all those items or not. But I love the idea of getting their input and finding … Continue reading Simple Summer Goals: 3 Things We Really Want To Do

Camping at Governor Dodge State Park: Summer 2013

We just got back from a weekend camping trip at Governor Dodge State Park in Dodgeville, WI. I think I probably say this every time, but this was definitely our best camping trip to date. Between the kids getting older and our family learning what kind of things we like in a camp ground and camping trip, we seem to be figuring out the formula … Continue reading Camping at Governor Dodge State Park: Summer 2013

Vacation to MA 2013: Wrapping up this Recap

So we had a great vacation. I’ve shared with you snippets from our trip based on the photos I took but the truth is, I didn’t do a very good job capturing all of the things we did this year. You didn’t see the kids shivering in the pool at Kids Day because they insisted on swimming even though it was only about 60 degrees … Continue reading Vacation to MA 2013: Wrapping up this Recap

Vacation to Ma 2013: Concert on the Common

We had beautiful weather during this trip – sometimes just cool enough to grab an extra layer but rarely downright hot or cold. Wednesday night we joined Dan’s parents and sisters (and significant others) for a concert on the common in the town where they grew up. What’s better than a concert on the common? A Beatles Tribute Night Concert on the Common. Sprawled out … Continue reading Vacation to Ma 2013: Concert on the Common