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    Tips for Riding Amtrak (with kids)

                 ***This post is not sponsored, it is just my personal experience.****   My family and I took a trip from Boston to Ohio on Amtrak two summers ago.  I had the hardest time finding information about what to expect with Amtrak, so I decided to post my experience in hope it helps someone.  First of all if you are on the fence about taking a long train ride with kids, just do it!  I would recommend it to anyone. It is so nice not having to drive, you can actually talk, play games, read and enjoy the sights. Something the driver never gets to do on a long road…

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    Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt

    Valentine’s Day is one of those fun holidays to celebrate with your kids.  There isn’t too much pressure to buy a bunch of gifts or do anything elaborate.   Every year I have a Valentine’s Day treasure hunt with my kids. I usually buy them a cute little bag or box and put some goodies in there. It is nothing too fancy or expensive, just a few things to put a smile on their face.  Target has some cute things in their dollar spot like pencils, a marker set, card game slime or stickers.   I usually add some Valentine’s Candy too of course!   One year I included a little…

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    How to Cut out Cable and Save Money!

      Disclaimer: This is in no way sponsored by any company or service. This is just what worked for our family when we needed to look for ways to save money. When we first decided to cut out cable in our house- you would’ve thought we were moving our kids into a cave!   Nooooo, not the DVR!! In our house, cutting out cable came out of necessity. Too many monthly bills and not enough to warrant spending hundreds on a cable bill. Since cutting out cable two years ago – we have not looked back.  Even though we live in an urban area, the options for internet and cable are…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays,  Uncategorized

    16 Family New Year’s Traditions

    Quick Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.  If you buy something through these links, you won’t pay anything more, but I do receive a small commission.  Thank you for helping me support my family and business!    New Years Eve comes so quick after the holidays!  Creating fun family traditions is so important for our families. Sometimes it’s hard to plan something super elaborate because money is tight after the holidays. The days of partying till the middle of night are long gone! Maybe your house isn’t party ready, you have to work night shift (or day shift) the next day or maybe you just prefer to spend a…

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