It's almost fall, y'all! This is a time of year my family and I love to get out and explore (in the hopes that cooler temperatures provide for a more pleasant outing with little ones!). Of course, we love...
From California to Missouri, we had our sights set high. We packed up what was left of our belongings, played the most expert level of adult Tetris possible with our Pods container, and said "see ya later" to California....
  Kansas City is an easy four-hour drive down I-70, making it a great weekend destination from St. Louis. There's much more to do than you can fit in a weekend, but we're highlighting two areas of town plus a...
  Having lived in Chicago and making the short trip back there to visit many times, it is fun to now take my kids and see it through their eyes. The spring and summer are the perfect time to visit...
My pandemic anxiety peaked around July. I could not deny that we would still be facing COVID-19 in the fall and needed to make difficult back-to-school decisions. This dilemma, coupled with months of political tension, violent protests, and an...
This Road Trip to St. Louis post, co-authored by Lauren Cappell and Rebekah Coste, originally ran in March, 2022. We are sharing it again to inspire you this spring!   You've got 48 hours in St. Louis. It's a big city,...
    Another summer, another opportunity to turn one of my husband's conferences into a family vacation spot. This June, we found ourselves in Indianapolis, IN. We hope you find our list of places to go and things to eat helpful...
RV life.  It isn’t something I ever expected to experience, at least not before retirement. Yet, we own an RV.   I have a love/hate relationship with RV travel. There’s something about taking your four children, enough clothing for everyone, filling the...
We are re-sharing this International Travel post from May, 2022 to help you with any upcoming trips!   My family and I are traveling for the first time ever internationally as a party of 5, and I'm a little nervous, I...

First-Time Campers!

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I’ve always had an excitement for the idea of camping … well, the thought of it, at least. And up until recently, it was just a thought … something I wanted to do with my family but never had....

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24 Hours at Union Station | The Ultimate STL Staycation

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Looking for the ultimate staycation in one of St. Louis’s most trademark historical landmarks? Look no further than our beloved Union Station! You’ll find...

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