Big Families: How Do You Do It? {Travel}

“How do you do it?” Series hosted by Lolli from Better in Bulk, Lisa from Crazy Adventures in Parenting, Christine from From Dates to Diapers, Kadi from Our Seven Seeds, and Kate from The Guavalicious Life. Join us each week for more tips from moms of big families! As I’m making “pack” piles from the freshly folded laundry, my five-year-old brings […]

Post-Conference Wear and Tear

Of all four flights I took to Charlotte, NC and back, the last, brief flight from Dallas was the oddball one. The flight attendant who checked me in could not give me a bulkhead seat (the larger row directly behind first class), so we were cramped in a regular coach seat, both V and me. […]

Camp-like Fun for Kids at Omni Hotels

It’s SUMMERTIME! Summer means lazy days, sleeping late, swimsuits, frozen treats and most importantly VACATION! We love traveling. I know some folks might frown at the idea of traveling with kids (particularly with SO MANY, like us), but we love traveling with ours. That sense of adventure in setting out for a voyage and taking […]

Sunburnt But Soul-Filled – SeaWorld’s First #AdventureCon

SeaWorld San Antonio threw their first little-big shindig this weekend called “AdventureCon.” A weekend of learning for bloggers, like myself, along with under-the-sea family fun for our families, spanning both SeaWorld AND their new baby, Aquatica. We had plenty of time to work AND play (and get sunburnt, ahem). From the second I laid eyes […]

2011 Reflections and Anti-Resolutions for 2012

n. res·o·lu·tion 1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination. 2. A resolving to do something. 3. A course of action determined or decided on. Last year, I wrote about my New Years anti-resolutions plans on Momicillin, how I didn’t feel people should make lists of resolutions of “improvements” they won’t keep, and that we should, […]

Mom 2.0 Summit and The Traveling Mom Conundrum – Keeping it Real

450 of you will see me this weekend at Mom 2.0 in New Orleans, and I’m gonna have on all kinds-of cute things from my wardrobe that NEVER get to see the light of day, except for occasions like this. I’m going to wear actual big-girl makeup, have the ability to leisurely slurp coffee without […]

Nintendo 3DS Summit of Awesome #NintendoEnthused

Returning home from my whirlwind adventure in Seattle was bittersweet, as always. Coming home to the loving arms of my family, whom I missed dearly, is always the sweetest of the sweet part. Especially when they missed me enough to surprise me with this: Talk about sweet! My husband watched all six kids and baked […]

Seattle-Bound, Baby(less)!

4:05am is what I just set my coffee pot to. Holy crap, friends, that is stagger-home-to-bed time to a college student, but in parenting years? That’s about the time you finally begin REM sleep, for crying out loud! My coffee pot is nice and set for 4:05 so that my corpse of a body can […]

Disney Social Media Moms Conference 2011 Recap – Day 3 #DisneySMMoms

Our day 3 started out by my decision to NOT run that morning (if you could call sleeping-in a “decision”). Ha! As much as I wanted to, all the walking and dancing and activity from the day before left me super-exhausted and, as a result, our entire family slept through breakfast, which was NOT good […]

Disney Social Media Moms Conference 2011 Recap – Day 2 #DisneySMMoms

The night before, I had found a fellow conference-goer who wanted to run at Disney World. Her name is Krista (@kristalswan on Twitter) and, after connecting on Twitter about meeting for a run before the conference, we met at the registration desk downstairs at O-dark-thirty (6:30am) Friday morning. The air felt a bit cool (being […]