26 May 2016

Why Kids Should go to Summer Camp

Our summer vacation has officially started and to be honest I'm ready for the kids to go back to school. Don't tell them I said that! There's the unlikely possibility that they'll find out since they NEVER read the blog. While I love summer, and you may have read why I think summer is better than winter, I would prefer if the kids can get out and spend some time outdoors and get to experience things that I won't be able to teach them. That's where summer camp comes in. Summer camp can be super fun for many kids, but parents are often questioning what is the purpose behind spending the money and planning the event of sending their kids off to summer camp. Sure, there is the fun factor that parents are usually aware of, but what kids learn while having fun at camp goes beyond what most parents think about. Today we are going to share a few reasons why kids should go to summer camp.

25 May 2016

Why Summer is Better Than Winter

Summer lovely summer, the season that I love. Maybe it's because I grew up in the Caribbean where it's summer all year round, but there is just something about Summer that brings a smile to my face. Right now I am reminiscing about being on a beach frolicking in the clear water, and feeling the sand beneath my toes. I am not a fan of Winter because I abhor the cold, and while I don't mind Spring, my allergies detest it. Summer however, allows for a favorable atmosphere, a season where you get to rejuvenate friendships, engage in self-discovery and make some fantastic memories. Getting out of that house is one of the best ways to boost happiness hormones and share new experiences with your loved ones. While the other seasons aren't necessarily that bad, they are much cooler, sometimes downright cold at times, and deviates from that flexible schedule Summer offers us human beings. With Summer comes the increased spontaneous moments, last minute plans and less time to get ready as there isn’t much clothing needed during the hot Summer months.

If we have to sum up why Summer is better than Winter with just a few points, here are the few major points we feel make Summer the best season in comparison to Winter:

24 May 2016

5 Reasons to Visit St. Louis - #FunnestFamily

This year has been dedicated as our year of travel and so far we've been off to a great start. With the summer right around the corner and the kids officially out of school, I've been thinking of places to see and things to do. Last summer, after one of our road trips we passed through beautiful St. Louis and that photo you see above is the photo that we took while driving on the highway. Not me, of course, but I did hand my phone to my daughter so she could get a photo for me since she was in the passenger seat. St. Louis has always fascinated me and today I want to share with you my top 5 reasons why I want to visit St. Louis.

Get Patriotic with Gymboree - Red, White and Cute - #OneBigHappy

Can you believe that Spring is officially here and that summer is right around the corner. I'm talking about sun and more sun and we are super excited. The summer for us means vacations and enjoying life in general. Memorial Day is just a few days away and we're super excited. Being a military family, we not only support our troops but we also honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could be free today. We usually celebrate our day with a BBQ and end it by watching the fireworks. Living close to a military base, we get to experience first hand all their activities and we try and attend when we can. If you're like me, you might have already gone ahead and found the perfect outfit for your children for that day. If you haven't and you're wondering what to get your children for the holidays, Gymboree should be your first choice. I know that it usually is for me. As I've mentioned in the past, we are HUGE fans and I can't even begin to tell you how much of my money is spent there for my daughter, the clothing line is just too cute and their new Red White and Cute line is no exception.

Why We Chose the Vienna House Dream Castle at Disneyland Paris

If you're planning your next Disney trip and it happens to be Disneyland Paris and you're not entirely sure where to stay, may we suggest the Vienna House Dream Castle at Disneyland Paris? We were recently in Europe and decided on the spur of the moment to take a trip to France. France was not a planned trip, but since we were so close we decided why not, and since we were going to be in France, then why not do Disneyland Paris. After all, we were going to Paris! Now traveling to Paris from London can be done in a number of ways, by train, car or air. We decided to take the Eurostar which takes about 3hrs from London to our final destination of Marne-la-Vallée. We decided that 4 days were going to be great, but since we had no family or friends in France, we had to find the perfect hotel. The Vienna House Dream Castle is a 4-Star hotel, but the price is worth it. It offered everything that I look for in a hotel and so much more, and who wouldn't want to stay in a castle?