Author: Karen

Why We Like Disneyland Resort Better Than Walt Disney World

10 years ago if you would’ve told us that we’d be considered a Disney Family, we would’ve scoffed at the idea of willingly forking over thousands of dollars to spend time in an artificial world that is seemingly designed to cater to a specific type of traveler who doesn’t value spontaneity, solitude, or adventure. Clay

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Getting Stationed at Fort Sheridan? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Congratulations! You just found out the military is sending you to the third-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The largest military presence in the area is Naval Station Great Lakes, which is home to Navy Basic Training and located about 37 miles north of downtown Chicago. But if you’re an Army family like us,

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Staying in a Cabin in Door County, Wisconsin

The kids are officially on summer vacation. Like most kids, they will spend their summer playing outside, bargaining for screen time, traveling, and bickering over whose turn it is to clean the toothpaste out of the sink. This past week was a flurry of Clay being TDY, field days, last minute projects, and evening baseball

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How We Planned Our Summer 2022 Travel

Like many, I’m struggling to process the horrific massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Writing about our summer travel plans feels frivolous and unnecessary. But traveling is such an important aspect of my family’s soul – both collectively and individually – that writing about it is cathartic and serves as the reminder I so desparately need about

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Wrigley Field and More

In this family, we love baseball. And softball. One could argue that we embody the mid-20th century American stereotype as a military family with one boy, one girl, and a yellow Labrador retriever so I guess having an affinity for America’s National Pastime is fitting. The past few days have been filled to the brim

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