Visit Wildwater Kingdom for a SOAK-tacular Day {Aurora, Ohio}

Last summer I was pregnant with Lilah and didn’t want to do much of anything besides sit in air conditioning.  This summer it seems my kiddos and I are constantly on the go doing as many fun activities as possible.  We are truly trying to enjoy every warm and sunny day in Ohio as possible.  And so when we received an invitation to check out Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora, Ohio we jumped at the chance.  Since my hubby was scheduled to work that day I decided it would be fun to make it a girls day and invited two of … …..

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Three Must Do Activities in Toledo, Ohio

Are you ready to hear about some more fun things to do in Ohio? This post is going to take us to Toledo which is in northwest Ohio, on the western end of Lake Erie, and borders the state of Michigan.  If you’re more of a visual person this map should help. Three things you must do if you ever find yourself in Toledo, Ohio… 1.) Visit the National Museum of the Great Lakes.  Here you will learn the history of the Great Lakes which make up 84 percent of the fresh surface water in North America.  There are more … …..

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Go On A Safari Without Leaving Ohio at The Wilds

I have always thought it would be amazing to go on an African Safari.  But I know realistically it will most likely never happen.  The cost is just simply to high especially with a family of six.  Airfare, hotels, passports, and more.  The cost would simply be astronomical.  Then I discovered that I could go on a safari without ever leaving Ohio.  And when I experienced The Wilds I truly did find it hard to believe that I wasn’t on the other side of the world. But I was in fact in Cumberland, Ohio visiting North America’s largest conservation facility … …..

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Newly Renovated Hotel Breakers {Cedar Point–Sandusky, OH}

One of the best things about living in Ohio is being close to Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!  I absolutely love roller coasters and was a tiny bit sad last year that I wasn’t able to ride any during the entire season including HalloWeekends in October.  Of course it was for a  very good reason – I was pregnant with my adorable Lilah Rose and I’d choose her over roller coasters any day.  But, I admit, it was still a little bummed that I would never get to ride Mantis again.  However, once I found out … …..

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Salt Fork State Park Lodge & Conference Center–One of Ohio’s Many Hidden Gems

When it comes to planning summer vacations many times we immediately think of places far from home.  Places that take hours of driving and way too many gallons of gas to reach or maybe even plane tickets.  But what you might not realize is that there are some pretty spectacular vacation spots very close to home.  I admit I’m at fault with this because I tend to have the mindset that there is nothing fun to do in my home state of Ohio, but the truth is Ohio is full of so many hidden gems.  I plan to share a … …..

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Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort–Paradise in the Middle of a Snow Storm {Sandusky, Ohio} {Plus Giveaway}

As I sit here typing away even more snow is falling from the sky and I’m dreading going to pick Alleigh up from school because that means I have to take the other three little ones out into the frigid cold.  Yet just a few weeks ago I was relaxing on a lounge chair at the side of a tide pool surrounded by palm trees in a perfectly comfortable 82° paradise.  And I want to go back so badly.  The good news is it’s very possible to visit again while the winter keeps dragging on because it’s not a very … …..

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Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure Arrives at Quicken Loans Arena March 1st! {Cleveland, Ohio}

Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us on March 1st at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. … …..

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The Farm at Walnut Creek {Sugarcreek, OH – Amish Country}

Far too often I find myself thinking that there is nothing fun to do in Ohio, but in reality that is the furthest thing from the truth as you will see in this and some upcoming blog posts as well.  A few weeks ago the girls and I joined a very good friend of mine and her children on a trip to Amish country to explore The Farm at Walnut Creek which opened in 2007.  No matter your age a visit to The Farm will be a truly unique and educational experience that the adults will enjoy just as much … …..

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Comfort Inn Splash Harbor – Bellville, Ohio: Ohio’s Premier Water Park for Young Families {Review & Giveaway}

The worst thing about winter is being cooped up inside.  During the summer I constantly have the kids outside playing in the neighborhood, visiting local playgrounds, splashing in swimming pools.  It had gotten to the point that we were all in need of an escape from the confines of our home to splash about and have some fun.  I’m a huge fan of indoor water parks, but in most cases they are just too big and overwhelming for our family with three kiddos five and under.  However, there is one hotel within an hour or so drive from our home … …..

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Head to Cleveland for Some Monster Sized Fun at a Lake Erie Monsters Hockey Game!

Boys liking sports more than girls is one of those stereotypes that my girls happily break.  They love to kick back on the couch and watch every sport imaginable with their daddy.  But what they enjoy even more is attending live sporting events.  We have taken them to basketball, football, and baseball games which they absolutely loved and so when given the opportunity to attend a Lake Erie Monsters hockey game I knew we couldn’t pass it up!  And so about two weeks ago we piled in the car and headed up to Cleveland to attend the game at Quicken … …..

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