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Our First National Park

Our First National Park

We just wrapped up a big trip to 9 national parks in the Rocky Mountain region, but coincidentally, an article I wrote about the FIRST national park my daughter ever visited published this week.  If you’re interested, you can hop over to the Hot Springs, Arkansas website and learn about the rather surprising National Park located right in the middle of town. You’ll also learn about how the Junior Ranger program works and get some … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Education, Guest Blogger, Mommyhood, Things to Do in Central Arkansas, Travel

A Weatherproof Family Weekend

A Weatherproof Family Weekend

Looking for an easy weekend getaway this summer? Or, anytime, really?  The kids and I spent the weekend in Rogers, Arkansas recently and had a grand time. The first of a series of three articles I am writing about our trip is up on the Visit Rogers website. (Disclosure: I am being paid to write these articles, because, you know, that’s what I do for a living…) It covers the attractions that we visited that … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Arkansas, Travel, Weekend Getaways

January Cross Training: Week 4 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 4 #xtrainJan16

Well, I have to say that week 4 of this project has definitely been the toughest. Frankly, I’m running out of new workouts to do. Not that there aren’t tons of things I haven’t tried, but accessing and scheduling these things is definitely a science. Two weekends in row of travel didn’t help either. But alas, we have made it to the end. I think I have taken more selfies this month than the cumulative … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

Exploring Springfield, Missouri

Exploring Springfield, Missouri

Disclosure: This blog outlines my experiences while on an expenses paid press tour hosted by the Springfield CVB for Missouri Women Bloggers. All opinions are my own. We all know how it goes.  The place we live has something it’s famous for – some attraction, or park, or land formation that people come from far away to see.  But not you. You live here! You don’t do those touristy things! Well, this past weekend, I had the opportunity to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Missouri, Things to Do, Travel, Weekend Getaways

Florida’s 30a Beach Trip on a Budget

Florida’s 30a Beach Trip on a Budget

Vacations are something that every family needs (IMO), but planning one on very limited funds can be stressful. We love the beach, but getting (and staying) there frugally can be a real challenge.  We are lucky that the nearest beach is one of the most beautiful in the world, Florida’s Emerald Coast, which is also known as the Beaches of South Walton, and sometimes just by the name of the highway that runs along it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frugal Fawn, Spending Less, Travel

In-Flight and Road Trip Entertainment for Kids

In-Flight and Road Trip Entertainment for Kids

We travel.  A lot.  We love to travel and work hard to make the most of our vacations. My family is a three hour car ride away, and it takes a minimum of two plane rides to get to Craig’s family. Our kids have always been great travelers, but every kid has their limit.  Over the past five years, through research, trial and error, and paying attention to what the parents around us are doing, we’ve … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mommyhood, Travel