How to Plan a Not-So-Scary Halloween for Preschoolers


We were not compensated for this post, but did receive a sample DVD for review purposes. Getting scared on Halloween is half the fun, but that isn’t always true if you’re still a tiny trick-or-treater. Never fear, wee ones! There are lots of ways to plan a fun Halloween for preschoolers and toddlers without giving…

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Family Travel: Crayola Experience in Easton PA

I received 2 tickets in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. ________ I thought my peeps had my back. Apparently, this is not the case because when I decided it would be a good idea to plan a 2-day road trip with just me and the kids, nobody stood up and…

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A Little About My Cray Side with #surnameproject

Thanks to for sponsoring today’s post and helping me create a family tree! A funny thing has been happening to my last name lately. Have you seen it? (The t-shirt is from Kohl’s.) Yup, my last name is Cray. Well, my maiden name, but I still use it much of the time. I always…

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FROZEN Craft and Summer Sensory Activity #FrozenFun #shop

This FROZEN craft post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. FROZEN the movie? Yeah, it’s *kind of* a machine. About 8 months ago, we found out my son would have to go under general anesthesia for some oral surgery, and I promised him a color-changing Elsa toy….

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Family Road Trip: Visiting Baltimore's Inner Harbor @BaltimoreMD

Many thanks to Visit Baltimore, who provided guest passes to facilitate our review.  If you’ve been following along, you might recall my recent post about our trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Well, that wasn’t all we did that day! I’ve been meaning to tell you about the rest of our East Coast family…

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Family Road Trip: the National Aquarium in Baltimore

Many thanks to the National Aquarium in Baltimore for providing tickets to facilitate our visit. I’ve been to the National Aquarium in Baltimore many times, and it’s always a great trip. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is beautiful and vibrant with lots to do, and the aquarium is always filled with new exhibits and tons of wildlife friends…

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Make sure Dad gets a little action on Father's Day: #JackRyanBluRay DVD

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This post about the Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit DVD release has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.   Forget the handprint art:  Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is available NOW at Walmart in a special action Blu-Ray…

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PA Family Attraction: The Turkey Hill Experience (with 4-pack Tickets Giveaway)


This post was brought to you by Turkey Hill Dairy, who sponsored our trip to The Turkey Hill Experience. All opinions are my own and honest based on our visit. We’re keeping our travels local this year, which is OK by me because we live in, like, the best state EVER: Pennsylvania! No, it’s true….

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Travel Review: Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA


Our much-needed family vacation has come and gone, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve made no secret of the fact that the past year has been tough on our family, and we’ve never needed a getaway more than now. So, we took the little time we had off and headed off…

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