Podcast: Children’s author Gabrielle Balkan shares her tip for children who love to write No Comments

PODCAST:  Gabrielle Balkan is a writer and editor, mostly of children's books, living in Brooklyn, New York. Some of her titles include 50 Cities in the U.S.A., Book of Bones, and The 50 States. In addition to writing children's books, she's also worked at Scholastic, and spends plenty of time in classrooms as an author! She joins us on the Go Adventure Mom podcast for our Read more

Creating New Traditions with Your Pet No Comments

Have a pet? Want to create traditions with your pet? Creating new traditions with your pet is possible! Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or just a random Sunday afternoon, traditions are so important. Pet lovers everywhere want to include their pet in traditions, they just aren’t sure how to go about it.   #1. Make a plan It’s hard to do a tradition without a plan, even Read more

Fresh Beef vs. Frozen No Comments

McDonald's Fresh Beef Patty We all know that fresh tastes better than frozen, right? Today we take a behind the scenes look at the transition McDonald's is taking to bring fresh beef to their menu. My friends Winter, Sharon and Lee were there recording the Hungry Squared Podcast. Where they geek out about restaurant design at McDonald's. You can listen to their podcast here: HUNGRY SQUARED: Read more

KidCo Dog Gate Review No Comments

If you have been hanging around the blog in 2018, you know that Go Adventure Mom’s founder, Kathy has a cute little mini golden retriever. Our little goldendoodle is adorable and adds so much fun to our lives, especially when you see him running in the snow. It’s so cute when he’s cold and he just sits in my jacket and shivers. I keep him Read more

Using BusyKid to Teach Kids About Money No Comments

Using BusyKid to Teach Kids About Money My kids are getting older quickly. In fact, it’s going quicker than I ever thought it would. With this in mind, I wanted to figure out ways to teach my kids about money. Money is one of those things you don’t really think about teaching your children. However, I’ve found an incredibly good app to help kids learn how Read more

3 Ways to Make Your Vacation Relaxing and Fun for Kids No Comments

3 Ways to Make Your Vacation Relaxing and Fun for Kids Vacations are for unwinding and relaxing, right? Hmm, not so much. Maybe they were in the distant past, before your little bundles of joy came along! As if looking after the little carpet crawlers wasn’t stressful enough at home, when you take your sprogs on the road the levels of frustration can reach new heights. A well-intentioned Read more

How to Profit from Your Passion in 30 Minutes or Less Each Day No Comments

By Ruth Soukup, Founder, Living Well, Spending Less Have you ever looked at your life and wondered “What happened? How did I get here? Who am I?  And what happened to all those things I thought I wanted to do?” It’s more common than you think. For me, that moment happened after (yet another) huge fight with my husband about my out-of-control spending habits.  At the time, I Read more

Dueling Dogs No Comments

Wait, don’t get the wrong impression here. This isn’t that type of dueling dogs, this type of dueling dogs is much more fun! Let’s talk about Dueling Dogs is a sport that many people and pups love! In fact, the 3rd World Championships April 6-8, 2018 will be held in Dubuque, Iowa this year. Each dog will be put to the test. Who will the Read more

10 Awesome Things to Do with Children in New Orleans 1 Comment

VISIT NEW ORLEANS Family Friendly New Orleans Last year we spent spring break in New Orleans with our kids, and had the best time.  New Orleans is a dynamic, and gorgeous city, full of history and a little rough around the edges.  Although it is known for Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street and wonderful cuisine, there are many family-friendly activities in and around New Orleans. Here are my Read more

Podcast: Shabby Alpaca No Comments

029 - Shabby Alpaca Selena Baldwin is the daughter half of the mother-daughter team behind Shabby Alpaca, which carries alpaca and other soft goods from around the world, many which are hand-crafted. Before telling us about the business, Selena tells us about how it all started, which includes the story of her getting pregnant - immediately after her and her husband had finalized the adoption of Read more

Futura Pro 44 EL from Deuter No Comments

Futura Pro 44 EL from Deuter What if you could take the ultimate backpack with you while hiking? There is something exciting that we love taking with us on our long hikes and camping trips. It’s the Futura Pro 44 EL from Deuter and I love every minute of taking it with us. Let me introduce you to the backpack and what exactly it does.   Lightweight and Read more