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Nothing strains my marriage like preparing for a family vacation. "So, what's the plan tomorrow?" my husband asked me in January, two days before the start of a weeklong cruise. "We will do what we always do," I said. "You will...
"Where should my family and I go on vacation?" (Blissful sigh.) That's one of my favorite questions. I often see it asked on Facebook, and my heart leaps: "Ooh, ooh!! I know, I know!!", I want to shout. (I settle for a frequently-too-long...
Last month a couple girlfriends and I headed to Sundara Inn & Spa for an overnight getaway. It's less than an hour from Madison, so it was pretty easy to make the travel arrangements. I realize how much good...
Every time I hop in the car for a road trip with my kids I am so happy they have aged. Let me tell you, this is the one time in life I breathe a sigh of relief for...
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Have a child who has read the Harry Potter books more times that you can recall? Have you seen at least one Harry Potter movie? Yes? Then you need to grab some floo...
The Fall season encompasses some of the most beautiful months of the year, and what better way to embrace autumn’s crisp air and bright colors than to take a scenic road trip across the charming Wisconsin landscapes? Below, we...

When Traveling Goes Wrong

My husband and I were never super into traveling, but we love to go visit family and attend important events with families and friends. When we had kids, we weren’t going to let that stop us from traveling to...
Milwaukee Irish Fest is North America’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture. The four-day festival takes place on Milwaukee’s Lakefront from August 16th-19th! The event takes place at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee (just an hour drive east of Madison!)  This event...
EAA AirVenture 2018 is the world's largest fly-in gathering and one of the world's largest aviation events! Each year, you can enjoy daily air shows, nearly 1,000 forums and workshops and 800 exhibitors. It will take place July 23rd...
My son is two-and-a-half and I’d only been away from him for one night since he was born. My sister, a mom to two small kids, was in a similar boat. And it had been at least four or...
9 Reasons Why Families LOVE Cruising with Disney Cruise Line Disney Cruise Line sends guests on a relaxing voyage rich with Disney storytelling and bursting with Disney magic. You may see Mickey and his friends on deck and meet a...
Moving to Madison over four years ago was one of the most challenging, but exciting things that I  thought I would be taking on in life. That was until my husband and I decided to embark on a transatlantic...

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Fall Traditions on Our Farm: Meet the Ripps – a Farm...

Meet the Ripps: a farm family from Dane, WI growing crops and raising cattle. With fall harvest taking place all over Wisconsin right now,...