Why I Chose a Cruise Over Disney

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. For over 15 years my family saved our family vacation funds to go to Disney. Our love for Disney caused us to not ever explore other vacation options. We could not imagine going anywhere other than Disney, until one day all of our family got together to plan a once in a lifetime family vacation. Since we were planning a big vacation that included a lot of adults and 3 little girls, which were ours, Disney was immediately off of the table. To be honest, it was never on the table. The family wanted to go on a cruise, not a Disney cruise, but a Royal Caribbean cruise. My husband and I had never been on a cruise so even though we didn't know what to expect we were … [Read more...]

Do This and Your Child’s Teacher Will Thank You.

This post contains affiliate links. Please see the full disclosure here. Over the years I have met a lot of teachers. When I was a home daycare provider I primarily cared for teacher's little ones during the day, so when they came to pick up their kids I would hear an earful. Most of what I heard made my jaw drop and often times was followed with an "Are you kidding me?" response. In my opinion, 98% of teachers are amazing, are truly dedicated and are focused on teaching and caring for our children, so when I hear what teachers have to deal with I have to question what these parents are thinking. If you are a parent or a caregiver and care about your child's teacher, do this and your child's teacher will thank you. My kid's teachers … [Read more...]

5 Mistakes Stay at Home Moms Make

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure. After my 2nd child was born, I left my job in the corporate world and decided to open a home daycare. My husband and I decided that the cost of 2 kids in daycare would not justify me working and paying a huge amount of my check to a daycare facility. Even though I was terrified of leaving the job I had worked at for 11 years, I knew it was the right decision for my family. Little did I know about these common mistakes that Stay at Homes Moms Make. During my time as a stay at home, I will admit that I had some regrets. I wish I would have played more with my kids, taken them to the park or played in the water sprinkles more and volunteered at their school but I also … [Read more...]

What to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an RV

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure. When my husband asked me if I wanted a boat or an RV, hands down, I chose an RV. For me, it was simply more logical. You could go RV'ing during almost any type of weather and you didn't have to know how to swim. I loved the idea of taking my kids to semi local family friendly RV parks on the weekends and just getting out of the house. Deciding to buy an RV is a huge decision. Not only is it a huge purchase but there are a lot of deciding factors that go into deciding which RV is the right one for you and your family. Unfortunately, my husband and I did not do enough research before making our purchase and now we are 'upside down' in what we owe and are stuck with an RV … [Read more...]

MunchPak Unboxing Subscription Box

Thank you MunchPak for sending me a complimentary MunchPak for my honest review. This post contains affiliate links. A year ago I shared my family's MunchPak Mini Unboxing and Review with my readers. My kids had so much fun receiving their box and trying the variety of snacks that were inside, so when MunchPak asked me if I wanted to receive another subscription box and share it with my readers, I said: "Yes, of course!".  If you have not heard of MunchPak, it is a subscription box that includes a wide variety of snacks and drinks from all over the world. Here is our MunchPak Unboxing Subscription Box Video: What you want to know about MunchPak: You can choose between 3 MunchPak box sizes. These include MunchPak Mini (5+ … [Read more...]

5 Reasons My Girls Are In Dance

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I always swore that I would never sign my girls up for dance classes. As a child, I was never exposed to dance classes and until recently I never understood the point of them. Unless your child's goal is to be a professional dancer, for me, the cost and time does not justify signing them up. Fast forward, when my second child turned 8 years old, she begged me to sign her up for dance. Instead of enrolling her into dance for 1 year, I enrolled her into gymnastics. She loved it and did great, but at the end of the season, she asked me to be in dance again. Throughout my daughter's time at gymnastics, I saw her dedication, so when she asked me, again, to join dance, I … [Read more...]

What Not To Do At Disney

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here.   Before you travel to Disney, whether it's your first time or 100th time to visit, it's important that you are prepared. Over the years, I've written some posts such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Tips You Will Want to Know and Walt Disney World Rides Not Worth Repeating to try and help my readers be prepared when going to Disney. Today I wanted to share 5 Things Not To Do At Disney.  Push Too Hard: Except for the time we spent two weeks at Disney, the House of Fauci's always push themselves too hard while we are at the parks. The only time that we rest is during lunch & dinner, at a show or while we are in line. This isn't good enough. It's very important … [Read more...]