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The Mansion at Mount Vernon

Activities & Tours at Mount Vernon

No School? Need a fun activity?  Spend the day at Mount Vernon This time of year I feel like there is a copious amount of school-free days for our kids.  If you are within driving distance of Washington DC, I recommend skipping the overcrowded Smithsonians and enjoying a just as educational, … [Read More...]

best biscuits in Charleston

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit | Biscuits in Charleston

Best Biscuit - Callie's Hot Little Biscuit Anyone with a PCS to the Charleston area in your future? Here is one more reason to be glad for those orders. Head downtown to one of the new additions on Upper King Street.  Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit is a biscuit boutique, if you will.  The … [Read More...]

Indoor Activities in Virginia Beach Norfolk

Indoor Activities in Hampton Roads | Rainy Day Ideas

Oh the dreaded cold rainy day and a house full of rambunctious kids! Yesterday this happened to me. It was 40 degrees and raining all day and we needed to find a place to play indoors. I put a list together of all the possibilities and thought I'd share it with you. Below is my list of indoor … [Read More...]

birthday party ideas in Norfolk, Virginia Beach

Birthday Party Ideas in Hampton Roads

BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS in Hampton Roads I have a 3.5 year old and a 1 year old and every year I struggle when it comes time for planning … [Read More...]

Deployment Book for Kids

Deployment Book for Children: I Miss Daddy by Acacia Slaton Beumer

I received an email the other day from a fellow military spouse who asked me to read her children's book. She explained this book was … [Read More...]

Shark Tooth Beach

An A1A Beach Adventure

A1A Beachfront Avenue! (now you're singing Ice Ice Baby) One of the neatest things a fellow Navy spouse introduced me to was hunting for … [Read More...]

Virginia Wineries

Virginia Wineries | Wineries near Quantico

Virginia is known for showcasing all four seasons beautifully.  You can enjoy the blooming flowers in the spring, the summer sun on the … [Read More...]

Family Friendly Activities: Virginia Beach

Ocean Breeze WaterPark in Virginia Beach

Ocean Breeze Waterpark in Virginia Beach With temperatures, heat index and frizzy hair rising, Ocean Breeze Waterpark is a great … [Read More...]