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Some of DustinNikki Mommy of Three Family’s Christmas Traditions

I love the holidays and I love December. It’s such a wonderful time of year. We always have the tradition of going over to my Dad’s house on Christmas Eve to spend time with him, my brother and sisters (half siblings) and my nephews. We also go over and spend time with my in-laws . . . → Read More: Some of DustinNikki Mommy of Three Family’s Christmas Traditions

How Old is Too Old for Trick or Treating? Is There Really Such a Thing as Being Too Old?

How old is too old to go Trick or Treating? It seems this question gets debated a lot this time of year. Every year it seems. Our oldest is now 16 years old and my husband and I decided when she was around 11 years old, that we would make 13 years old the . . . → Read More: How Old is Too Old for Trick or Treating? Is There Really Such a Thing as Being Too Old?

Why I LOVE And Hate Being a Stay at Home Mom #parenting #family

There are many reasons some of us choose to be a stay at home mom or even choose to be a stay at home dad. Sometimes there isn’t any choice really. Sometimes one parent doesn’t have much of a choice but to stay at home. The latter was more my case. I didn’t really . . . → Read More: Why I LOVE And Hate Being a Stay at Home Mom #parenting #family

Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) The Butterfly House at Put In Bay, Ohio

This is my last post in my mini vacation blog series. A couple weeks ago we took a trip up to Lake Erie and visited Put In Bay. Took a ferry ride over and explored the island. One of the areas we stopped at for some fun with the kids was Perry’s Cave Family . . . → Read More: Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) The Butterfly House at Put In Bay, Ohio

Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center at Put In Bay, Ohio

This is my latest installment of our mini vacation series when we went up to Lake Erie and visited Put In Bay Island. My previous posts will be linked at the bottom if you want to read my previous posts. This post is about Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center at Put In Bay Island. . . . → Read More: Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center at Put In Bay, Ohio

Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) Exploring Put In Bay, Ohio

This is the next post in our Mini Vacation blog series. In the last post, I wrote about our experience with Miller Boatline or Miller Ferry when we took a ride over to Put In Bay. Oh, it was so much fun. This post is about after we got to Put In Bay and . . . → Read More: Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) Exploring Put In Bay, Ohio

Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) Lake Erie & Miller Ferry to Put In Bay, Ohio

About a week and a half ago, my husband and I decided we wanted to go do something since he had some vacation time off work. We love visiting state parks and taking the kids on hiking trips. We have been to most of the parks and hiking trails that are kind of close . . . → Read More: Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) Lake Erie & Miller Ferry to Put In Bay, Ohio

Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) Seneca Caverns in Bellevue, Ohio (Part 2, Gem Mining)

This is part 2 of my Seneca Caverns post. To start at the beginning and read about the caverns, check out my Seneca Caverns Part 1 post. It was pretty cool to check out! This part of my post is about the Caveman Mining activity our two boys tried out. If you want to . . . → Read More: Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) Seneca Caverns in Bellevue, Ohio (Part 2, Gem Mining)

Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) Seneca Caverns in Bellevue, Ohio

This past Wednesday, we decided to try to find something to do for a couple days since my husband was finally able to take a few extra vacation days off work. And since he took them right before his regular weekend days off, he ended up having a 4 day weekend. If you are . . . → Read More: Summer Adventures: (Mini Vacation 2017) Seneca Caverns in Bellevue, Ohio

Summer Adventures: Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve (Licking County, Ohio)

As you can tell from all my other Summer Adventures posts, my family love the outdoors and we spend a lot of time in the summer exploring state parks and nature preserves. We also like to check out other outdoor recreation like canoeing and other things like that. The kids love it. We are . . . → Read More: Summer Adventures: Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve (Licking County, Ohio)