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As with most people's 2020 vacation plans, my girls trip to celebrate turning 30, got postponed until 2021. Nevertheless, my friend and I persevered didn't let the delay dim our spirits, and went on our girls trip early in...
Admittedly, I’d only stayed in an Airbnb once before I stumbled my way into being an Airbnb host. After a whopping 425 loads of Airbnb laundry in 2020 alone, I think I’m allowed to call myself a veteran now!  Ever...
We’ve all been locked in our houses with our womb gremlins for what feels like 500 million years and it’s time to escape before we all go crazy! Now that things are starting to open up, I would highly...
I think most parents would agree that traveling with children is exhausting and patience-testing, and more of a trip than a vacation. On a recent family road trip, I told my husband that I must have travel amnesia. I get the urge to take a trip with my family a few times a year, and I forget how difficult it is until we're back in the car, doing it again. So... why do we keep doing it?
A vacation this spring or summer sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?  Before you open up another tab to start searching beach Airbnbs, let me throw out an alternative. This option doesn’t have screaming kids with sand in their mouths....

The Magical Midwest

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Majestic mountains ensconced in a veil of clouds. Sparkling water on sandy beaches. Tranquil lakes with wildlife surrounding their shores. When I think of taking a vacation, oceans, mountains, or lakes come to my mind. When given a choice,...
First off, before you judge, please read the story before you go all Karen on me.  With that said, here's the story about a momma that took her daughter to Florida amidst the pandemic. Gasp.  To begin, when Covid hit the...
Every night before bed, my four year old asks me, "Can we go to Great Wolf Lodge tomorrow?" And I promise you, she is dead serious. It has been a few months since we spent the weekend away and...
Reading a book while on a beach may feel like a distant memory right now - one where you might have casually had a beer and could close your eyes without fear of losing a child or waking up...
Let me throw out some numbers from our last family road trip to see if you think my husband and I survived. 1 three-month-old 1 two year old 1 set of parents 1 midsize SUV 1 car top carrier 2 hotel stops 34 hours total...
I’ve now had almost 2800 miles to collect my thoughts, and I think I can now correctly sum up our recent road trip. You know all the regular toddler stuff like poopy diapers, tantrums, selective eating, need for routine,...
RV families are a special breed. I would know. I am writing this from the kitchen table/fold out bed of our family RV as we bounce and rumble our way across never-ending, God-forsaken Kansas. (If you’re from Kansas, I’m...
Dear mama, take the trip. Almost four years into parenthood, I can count on one hand the number of trips I’ve taken without my kids. Taking a break from our new way of life is not something we moms do...
Hiking with a Toddler: Why? Hiking with a toddler can feel intimidating, but there are so many reasons to get out in nature with your little one! I grew up in a rural town called Brazil, IN. and spent a...

In + Around Indy

Best Lakes to Swim Around Indianapolis During Lake Season

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It's lake season! And if you don't know where to go on your next summer adventure – we've got it covered. We have rounded...