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Top 5 Day Trip Destinations in New Mexico


New Mexico is a truly enchanting place to live. It’s a place where the most interesting attractions are no more than a days drive in every direction. There is tons of history and culture to explore as a family. A couple hour car ride and you can transport to the most impressive natural wonders or historical monuments. Albuquerque’s central location…

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How to use just one suitcase and pack everything a family of 5 needs for a weekend trip

How to Pack A Suitcase for a Family of Five


Packing is one of the most stressful things about traveling with my family so I have perfected the art of traveling with just one suitcase. For a family of five!  First, you start with the littlest kid and fold him gently… totally kidding. It took me a long time to come up with a title for this post that didn’t sound…

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How to save $1800 for family vacation

Ninja Coffee Bar System Recipes – Save $1800 a year brewing at home


Print Iced Vanilla Coconut Latte This is a Starbucks Copycat Recipe made with the Ninja Coffee Bar System. Delicious sugar-free, iced vanilla coconut latte.  Course Drinks Cuisine coffee Servings 1 XL Multi Serve Setting Ingredients 5 Ninja Small Scoops Ground Coffee 2 cups Ice 1/4 cup Toarni Sugar-free Vanilla syrup 1/4 cup Silk Coconut Milk Instructions Place ice, syrup, coconut…

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5 Tips for Flying with Baby


Someone very recently asked for my best travel hacks when flying with a new baby.  My answer was immediately to avoid it all costs. Just leaving the house to head for the grocery store with my band of Kidiots strikes actual fear into my heart. Babies on a plane. Call Wesley Snipes, its a horror flick. This got me thinking;…

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Family Road trip essentials

Family Road Trip Survival Kit- Essentials


This year the travel bug bit us hard, and our family road trip was the longest, hardest trip to date with kids.  Whether by luck or design, we have quite the list of destinations that we have hit already this year or will be traveling to. Some are sans-kiddos, like our parents weekend in Las Vegas or the upcoming visit to…

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Las Vegas Skyline

How We Survived Parents Weekend in Las Vegas


Make no mistake, we survived our parents weekend in Las Vegas. There really was no question that we were going to. I know we might make a big deal about being away from the kids, but in reality we all carry on quite well and so do they. To be honest I feel more guilty about dumping them with grandma…

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Lego Batman Movie

Why Lego Batman Movie is a Nerds Dream


LEGO Batman Movie has a shout-out for all fandoms and nerds and it’s full of DC and fandom references for parents and kids alike.  I was invited by Warner Bro’s to attend the pre-screening event in Albuquerque, NM yesterday and let me tell you, it was Freakin’ Awesome!! Awesome to to a level that will make die hard geeks squeal…

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Red River New Mexico - Aspencade Festival

7 Reasons You’ll Love Red River Aspencade


The first day of fall just arrived this month. It sent off spontaneous celebrations for Pumpkin Spice, knee high boots and bonfires. Don’t’ get me wrong, I enjoy ALL these things and there is nothing I love more than to see Autumn coming, but it hard to celebrate the season when the high outside is 82. So to get in…

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