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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Mother’s Day is my favorite day of the year. Not because we usually do something big and fancy… but because it’s the one day my kids know they need to step up and show me the love. And they do. Over the years I’ve cherished their sweet handmade cards, freshly picked flowers, misshaped pancakes, home-made gifts, and some store…

Covid-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

A year ago we all watched with horror as we came to grips with our new reality: the world was dealing with a deadly pandemic. Every single person across the globe has been impacted and suffered in some fashion; this pandemic has changed pretty much everything. Our college freshman packed up his dorm with 24 hours notice and flew cross country to shelter at home…

7 Ways to Help a Student Athlete Manage an Injury

It’s every parent’s nightmare watching your student athlete sustain an injury playing a sport they love. After the panic and relief that your child is ‘ok’ wears off, the reality starts to set in, and you may have feelings of helplessness because you can’t ‘fix’ the situation. Student athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries…

10 Best Museums in London

If museums and culture are your jam, you’re in luck. With over 170 museums in London, there’s something for everybody, and the best part is the majority of them are free. It was difficult to choose my ten favorite museums in London, but here goes (full disclosure, I haven’t visited all 170!) 1. British Museum I absolutely love the…

Greenwich London: 7 Reasons to Visit!

When you’re in England, trying to choose from the staggering list of places to visit, you definitely won’t regret spending a few hours in Greenwich, London, to escape the hectic pace of Central London. Greenwich is a vibrant borough in London on the south bank of the River Thames. Greenwich Park is situated on a hilltop with the most stunning views…

Up at The O2 (London) Climb

Since we are living in London for a few months, we are determined to explore this beautiful city inside and out. We were excited to have the opportunity to tick something off of our London Bucket List… we were going to climb ‘Up at The O2.’ The O2 is a large entertainment district located right next to the river Thames on the…

Afternoon Tea in London: Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel

Afternoon tea is a quintessential English tradition of sitting down around 4pm for an afternoon treat of tea, sandwiches, scones, and cake. The taking of afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon since her evening meal was served around eight o’clock, leaving…

We Are Living in London, England!

We did it!  We’re currently living in London!  Not permanently, the plan is to live in London until the end of the year. We’ve been talking about this for precisely 147 days since we were all forced into an endless staycation. Like most other people, in March we cleared our calendar, canceled holidays, and held out hope for summer to happen…

Best White Water Rafting – Tuolumne River

Travel for our family is like oxygen. We need it to breath. Travel feeds our soul so we needed to work with this new 2020 normal and try to plan a Covid-19 safe getaway. We needed to ditch our computer screens for new surroundings. We desperately needed to relax with the sounds and beauty of mother nature, and fill our hearts with sunshine. After…

5 Best Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

Like many, we had to completely cancel and rearrange our 2020 travel. Travel for our family is like oxygen… we need it to breath… we need it for our souls… so to say this was hugely disappointing is a gross understatement. After 7 months of staring at a computer screen with no vacation days, and none on the horizon, we decided to…