October 21, 2018

Where To Stay In The Quad Cities – Illinois Side

If you’re traveling to the Quad Cities and you’re planning on visiting attractions in several of those cities, you be wondering where best to stay. Good question since there are four cities making up this region. This post is looking at staying in Moline, Ill., and staying specifically at the Element Moline. Disclosure: Our stay was hosted by Visit Quad Cities. All thoughts, opinions and … [More...]

October 16, 2018

Fun Things To Do With Kids In The Quad Cities

Our trip to the Quad Cities in eastern Iowa and western Illinois was supposed to be a fun getaway, including some beautiful fall scenery. Think autumn things like pumpkin patches, nature hikes, and changing leaves along the Mississippi River. Due to rain -- so much rain -- our weekend was spent mostly indoors, though. No problem since there are plenty of fun things to do in the Quad Cities that … [More...]

October 14, 2018

Fun Shows In 18-19 Omaha Symphony Family Series

Love "Star Wars"? I've got an Omaha Symphony show for you. Does your kid love pirates? Sit tight, I've got another Omaha Symphony show for you. I've taken my kids to quite a few Family Series shows to know a good show theme my kids will love, and this year, all three shows in the series are dialed into my kids' passions: "Star Wars," magical tales like "Aladdin," and pirates. I've partnered … [More...]

October 10, 2018

Things To Do In Excelsior Springs

A trip to Excelsior Springs, Mo., was a long-time coming for me. I'd first heard about the town in reference to the famous historic hotel, The Elms Hotel & Spa. It seemed to be a destination in itself, an epic Midwest spa destination. I knew friends and in-laws who went as a couples getaway. So, I wanted that kind of getaway, too. But, I also knew there were other great things to do in … [More...]

October 7, 2018

Why Omaha Families Will Like OK Go’s Concert

OK Go is coming to Omaha, you guys. Do you know how many times I've watched OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass" with my son? So many, I could recreate their Rube Goldberg Machine in my dreams. OK Go performs in Omaha on Oct. 19, 2018 at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Photo courtesy Omaha … [More...]

October 2, 2018

My Chicago Christmas Bucket List

After many years of saying, "We should take the kids to Chicago," we're doing it. We're timing the kids' first visit to Chicago to be during the holiday season, so in this particular Chicago bucket list, I've included holiday shows, lights displays, and special events, as well as a few dining … [More...]