Didja ever actually accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions?

Here's a great interview with Robert Mack, a celebrity life coach, bestselling author of "Happiness from teh Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfilmment," and one of the most coveted, sought-after guest speakers on happiness and success. 1. Rob, you’re an expert in the field of positive psychology Read more [...]

Dancing Fools

My kids went crazy for the music to be found on our recent Carnival Cruise. Kyle and Kenzie are cutting a rug at dinner to the sounds of our singing waiters as our meal was coming to a close.  The songs would have been kind of hokey if Mike and I were traveling alone, but the kids found it thrilling Read more [...]

Mini Golfing at Sea

Take a peek at our video of the mini golf course on top of the Cruise ship. Isn't it crazy that there is an actual miniature golf course on these Carnival Cruise ships? It's beautiful on the upper deck and such a fun experience for the kids too. This was Kenzie and Kyle's very 1st time playing mini Read more [...]

Half Moon Cay

Paradise found.  Half Moon Cay is all that you'd imagine the Caribbean to be. A small virtually desolate crescent island paradise with the clearest turquoise waters & a white sand beach going on for miles. Holland America bought this island for Carnival Cruise to visit. It is amazing! This island Read more [...]

Mother Daughter Pedicure Cruise Style

Kenzie and I went all Jennifer Garner & Violet Affleck yesterday with our Mother Daughter Pedicure at the Spa on the Cruise ship. I decided to splurge on an unforgettable experience for the two of us and I'm so glad I did. The view from the Spa can't be beat. The experience of being pampered Read more [...]

Grand Turk Cruise Center

The perfect day. Our ship arrived  before 7AM and we were on the beach swimming in the crystal clear waters of Grand Turk before 8 AM. We could snorkel in our swim goggles too. We saw tons of awesome fish - even Kenzie could "scuba dive" as she called it with her goggles. She wore her swim vest and Read more [...]

Formal Dinner on the Cruise

The best part about a family vacation is the memories and we're making lots on this adventure. Tomorrow we hit Grand Turk for our 1st day in the Caribbean. I can't wait to see what the kids think of the clear water. We were skeptical about formal night on the cruise seeing we'd be bringing our 2.5 Read more [...]

Day 2 On Deck of the Carnival Pride

Isn't my sailor boy too cute? The kids loved taking a dip in the pool - did you know the pools on board are actually saltwater? And Kyle is striking a pose in his swimmies in this one! And formal night was so much fun! I have tons of cute pics of our evening out with the kids all decked out. Read more [...]

Day 1 on our Carnival Cruise

All went smoothly yesterday as we embarked on our 7 Day Carnival Cruise from Baltimore to the Eastern Caribbean. A big advantage to leaving from a port close to home was not having to deal with air travel before the cruise. We literally just drove right up to the ship and began to go through customs/security Read more [...]

Leaving on a Carnival Cruise

Bon Voyage! After watching endless YouTube clips featuring both official and unofficial "passenger" footage of Carnival Cruises, to prep the kids for our vacation, departure day is finally here. We depart at 5 PM today from Baltimore for the Eastern Caribbean on the Carnival Pride. The kids are totally Read more [...]