Celebrate National BBQ Month with Stubbs

May is National BBQ Month.  It’s time to break out the grill and move the cooking outdoors.  Now that the weather has finally warmed up (fingers crossed it stays that way), my mouth is watering at the thought of all the burgers, hot dogs, chicken breast, and ribs we are are going to make on the grill this summer.… Keep Reading »

Our New Teardrop Trailer

After years of dreaming about owning one, I am so happy to finally be able to say that we are now the proud owners of a teardrop trailer. Our family has always loved camping. However, since 2009, when I messed up my back, we haven’t been able to go camping very much. Sleeping on the ground in a… Keep Reading »

Red Robin Makes Dining Out With Food Allergies a Little Easier

It seems like everyday, I meet another family who is dealing with food allergies.  I myself am dairy intolerant and I have a daughter who can’t eat gluten.  Planning a menu for our family is challenging, and eating out can be downright impossible.  Before we go to a restaurant, we have to find the menu online to see what… Keep Reading »

Visit the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park

The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park in Hodgenville, Kentucky, is a great place for the whole family to visit. This historic site features a visitor’s center with numerous Lincoln exhibits, a 19th century cabin, a Memorial, and over a mile of hiking trails through the land that the Lincoln family once owned. The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace was established… Keep Reading »

Fun Outdoor Treasure Hunts for Families

If  your kids are anything like mine, they would happily spend all day either on the computer or with a video game controller in their hands.  So I am constantly looking for ways to get my kids to put away their electronics and go outside to have some fun.  One way our family does that is by participating… Keep Reading »

Hidden West Milton Cascades

I love to visit waterfalls. There is something so peaceful and tranquil about the sound of water rushing over rocks. I thought I had visited all the waterfalls in our area until I learned about the hidden West Milton Cascades, just a short drive from Dayton, Ohio. The West Milton Cascades have 2 main drops and then a… Keep Reading »

Kentucky Natural Bridge State Park

Last Saturday morning, we packed a picnic basket and hit the road. Our destination? Kentucky’s Natural Bridge State Park. This natural wonder features several challenging hikes, but the stunning views that await you make it all worth it. A Rainy Start We arrived around lunch time – in a downpour!  We had driven three hours to get there, so we… Keep Reading »

Hot Pursuit Movie Giveaway

Will you be seeing Hot Pursuit when it comes screaming into theaters on May 8th?  Featuring the comedic talents of Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, it is sure to be a hit. In case you haven’t heard about Hot Pursuit yet, here is more information… An uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing… Keep Reading »

Hot Pursuit Trailer

I am a huge fan of Reese Witherspoon so anytime she comes out with a new movie, I take notice. Her latest comedy, Hot Pursuit, has her playing a straight-laced cop who is assigned to protect a drug dealer’s widow, played by Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara. Witherspoon and Vergara team up as unlikely allies as they go on… Keep Reading »

Work of Art Thank You Cards

I know most people don’t bother to send thank you cards anymore, but I am trying to teach my kids how important it is to acknowledge a gift with a hand-written note.  These cute thank you cards can be made in just a few minutes.  I try to keep some on hand so my kids can send thank… Keep Reading »