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Clean American Rivers While Playing Animal Crossing with Kelley Blue Book

This post is sponsored by Kelley Blue Book®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. If your kids (or you) like playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, I have a fun new island activity you’ll want to know about! To celebrate the new 2021 Best Buy Awards, Kelley Blue Book® is sponsoring an Animal Crossing: …

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5 Tips for Screen Time Management this Summer

We’re getting ready to head into summer with many kids used to spending hours online due to distance learning. This new norm that kids have gotten used to could cause a struggle with screen time management. Here are a few quick ideas that will help your family create healthy screen time rules. I attended a …

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Where’s Fido? How to Spy on Your Dog When You’re Away

Thank you to Comcast for partnering with me on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own based on our experience with our home camera. We’ve had our labradoodle Sophie for five years now and she’s become such an important part of our family. Both of my daughters are completely in love with her, …

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The Best Last-Minute Travel Gift this Holiday Season

It’s that time of the year when we’re all busy coming up with clever and useful gift ideas for our loved ones. If you’re shopping for someone who loves to travel, I’ve got a brilliant gift idea that they’ll love! An Audible subscription is the best travel entertainment gift you can give travelers and book …

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Sugarplums and Sparkles: Beautiful Michael Kors Smartwatch

It’s a busy time of the year, and I’ve got a gift idea for you that’s great for the fashionista on your list, or even for yourself! I’m a fan of smartwatches. They’re an easy way of staying connected without needing to pull out your phone all the time. However, I will say that often …

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Comcast Is Making Spirits Bright in Seattle at Mary’s Place

Comcast is helping families experiencing homelessness in Seattle and you can help, too! This post was written in parternship with Comcast. At this time of year, it’s always nice to hear when a company is doing something great for the local community. Comcast recently partnered with Mary’s Place in Seattle to give $250,000 to support …

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Nintendo 2DS XL is the Best Portable Game System for Traveling Kids

We had a busy summer of travels this year. As my girls have gotten older our travel tech has changed over time. When they were really little we’d use tablets and download movies and books for them to read. Now that they have cell phones, they often use those for listening to music and watching …

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My Favorite Easy & Safe Portable Hotspot Travel WiFi

Planning a vacation and wondering what the best way is to have wifi while you travel? Public WiFi connections can be unsafe. Using a portable hotspot for your travel WiFi connection is an easy way to stay connected while you’re on vacation. It’s great for international travel as well as trips around the USA, too. …

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Best Travel Apps – THE App You NEED Before You Fly

We call all admit that our phones are packed full of apps. Our apps for banking, apps for social media, hey we even have apps to help tell us to get off our phones. Saving our phone storage space is important, but this app is a must when you fly. So, what are the best …

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New High Tech Makes Controlling Your Home While on Vacation Easy

I’m definitely a gadget geek, and love finding new high tech gear that helps families. I received a goody box from Hive Home as part of my partnership to gear up my home for remote control. Since you’re a fellow traveler, I want to show you how this system works. What is Hive? Hive is …

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Store and Share Your Family Photos with Your Private Apollo Cloud

I imagine most of you are aware of the endless choices and struggles of photo storage and sharing. You take photos from smartphones, cameras, and camcorders and then put them on Facebook, YouTube, Google Photos, Apple iCloud, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Dropbox, Flickr, CrashPlan, Carbonite, hard drives, external drives, USB flash drives, DVDs, and …

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Family Fun with the Nintendo 3DS XL – Perfect for Travel

Just in time for the holidays, I’m sharing one of Mia’s favorite travel tech toys. The Nintendo 3DS XL. This game system is perfect for family travel since it’s so portable, and has some great games available. Thank you to Nintendo for providing us a system and games to take along on our recent trip! …

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