Sam’s Club Dare to Compare (and Save!) Tire Event & Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Back-to-school and end of summer are here. No more countdowns, the final days are upon us. This weekend we are headed to Ontario for one final weekend road trip before our oldest begins high school, […]

Get on the Water this Summer with Discover Boating!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Discover Boating for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Even though it’s almost time for to head back to school, summer isn’t over yet.  Here in Western NY, the weather is just about perfect – mid 80s, a light breeze – not too hot, […]

Head to Alabama for BBQ, Beaches, and Family Fun


  As summer is winding down, there is still time to work in a quick family vacation or road trip!  If you are looking for your next great place to go, consider Alabama! Does your family like to eat as much as mine does?  When we travel, trying local cuisine is a MUST! And when […]

Sharing Memories and More with IHG

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Time is always in short supply when it comes to getting vacation time that lets the grown-ups take off work when the kids are also available. IHG is now offering a program to help […]

Win a Trip to Orlando and Get Out of Town with Atlantic Luggage!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage. All opinions are 100% mine. Only Atlantic Luggage could pack so much fun into one giveaway! When you enter the Atlantic Luggage Trip to Orlando Florida Sweepstakes, your family of four could be headed to sunny Orlando with 3 night’s hotel accommodations, […]

Make Summer Count with Carefree RV Resorts!


* Many thanks to CarefreeRV Resorts for sponsoring today’s story and inspiring me to #becarefree! In Western New York, summer comes and goes VERY quickly!!! It can snow into May and can start up again in October, so we Buffalonians and other Western NYers know how to make hay while the sun shines!  One of […]

Take the Pledge To Drive Cell-Free Because Calls Kill


* This post is sponsored by the National Safety Council, but all opinions are my own.  I support this cause enthusiastically, and encourage you to take the #CallsKill pledge yourself.  It’s not just for your family, but my family, your friends’ families – hands-free is not risk-free! I admit it. I confess, I’m absolutely guilty. What’s […]

10 Safety Tips for Traveling on Spring Break with Kids


  Are you headed out onto the open road or into the friendly skies with your kids this spring break?  Traveling on spring break with kids is such a wonderful way to build lifelong memories that kids (and parents!) will treasure for the rest of their lives.  However, there is NO doubt that preparing to […]

Holidays the Whole Family Can Enjoy


Planning a holiday can be stressful at the best of times, but things tend to get even more tricky when you’re trying to accommodate all members of your family. As most parents will know, trying to organise a trip that everyone will enjoy can sometimes seem like an impossible task. If you’re struggling for ideas […]

Tips for Traveling with Kids

travelling with kids

  If you are a parent, you will concur with me that kids can be cumbersome when you go on long journeys with them. Since they get bored very easily, you have to find ways of keeping them busy so that they don’t become a nuisance. “Are we there yet?” is a question that signifies […]