Mommy-Daughter Date in NYC


On a recent stay in Northern New Jersey, Aubry and I headed into New York City for the day. I had a 3 o’clock photo shot with Keith Barraclough for The Redhead Project so we figured it was the perfect excuse to explore the city.

It had been to New York City 10 years earlier, to the month and it was Aubry’s first time in the city!

Aubry loves trains and trolleys, buses and subways… public transportation really so this was a fun trip for her.

We parked at the Red Hawk Deck Parking Garage in Montclair, New Jersey and walked the short bit to the Montclair Heights station on NJ Transit headed for New York Penn Station.

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Heritage Farms, DeLand, FL


I was excited when I heard about Heritage Farms in DeLand.

I’ve been looking for a pumpkin patch with all the extras like a hay ride and corn maze closer to the east coast, so thanks to all of my friends on Facebook and social media who liked the page and posted pictures of their visit to Heritage Farms, that’s how I heard about it!

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Top 10: Preschool Guide to Disney Springs : former Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney Top 10

We have visited Downtown Disney since 1997 when our older children were pre-schoolers; now that we are back to raising another pre-schooler I find myself at Downtown Disney again.

It’s a great way to enjoy the Disney Magic without the price of the major parks, so whether you live in Central Florida or are visiting us, here are my top 10 pre-school activities at Downtown Disney.

#1. Sand pit at T-Rex, it’s a dino dig site in the shade; they even have a hand washing station, enter through their gift shop

#2. Train ride, who doesn’t love a train, Marketplace Train, $2

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