Kampai! A morning of fun at the Despicable Me Character Breakfast

Universal Character Dining for fans of the Minions Character Dining at Disney World and Universal Orlando is a BIG DEAL. It’s also BIG MONEY. When considering what character dining experience would be the best fit for our kids, I had trouble finding one that would suit all of their ages and interests!  Most of the Disney meals cater to princesses or older characters, which the boys would not enjoy. Universal’s character dining options are limited – they offer a dinner …

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St. Augustine’s historic fort: Castillo de San Marcos

Tips for visiting St. Augustine’s Historic Fort with kids St. Augustine, Florida is a city made for lovers of history, and Castillo de San Marcos is the pinnacle attraction related to the city’s robust past. We visited recently with our young children and found the historic fort to have something for all ages. Here are my tips for exploring America’s largest and oldest fort. The history of Castillo de San Marcos Castillo de San Marcos was constructed by the Spaniards …

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Motherhood Around the World – An American mom living in Singapore

I’m so excited about this new blog series learning about the life of moms around the world. In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing new posts with the tag #motherhoodMonday. I hope you glean as much knowledge from these posts as I have! Without further ado – meet my friend, Justine! Justine and I met at a blogging conference back in… 2016? I know that we both had one less child and probably a little more energy! Ha! I’ll let …

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The Wallhouse Hotel in Walnut Creek, Ohio

Walnut Creek, Ohio is known for rolling hills, idyllic farmland, craft shops, and family-style foods.  It’s a hospitable place, one oozing with country-styled B & Bs and hotels.  That’s absolutely awesome- if that is your style.  But if you’re looking for something a little more edgy, shiny, and modern- I recommend taking a closer look at The Wallhouse Hotel. Room We stayed at The Wallhouse in a premium corner suite.  The two-room suite was extra large. I don’t know about you, but …

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Kid Favorite – Hershberger’s Farm Petting Zoo

*This visit to the petting zoo was hosted by the Holmes Co Chamber. All opinions are my own, as this wasn’t our first visit.* ๐Ÿ˜‰ What’s better than a kid-friendly petting zoo that will keep your kids happy for a solid hour or more? A kid-friendly petting zoo with a bakery on-site where Mom can load up on cream sticks, cheese, and kettle corn before going home! #praisehands Look no further than Hershberger’s Farm and Bakery – located conveniently between …

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Winter road trip to Niagara Falls on the cheap

What to budget and where to find a last-minute package deal *This is NOT a sponsored post, but does contain affiliate links.* My last trip to Niagara Falls was two weeks before Mr. Yoder and I said our vows! Visiting the falls in the middle of summer with my parents and 5 of my best Australian friends (holy 2004!) was just a BIT different than visiting in winter with my husband and 4 children. Lol. This trip wasn’t about doing …

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Holiday events within a 5-hour drive of Central Ohio

I’ve spent the last 15 years within an hour of Columbus, Ohio, so I’m finding I’m ready to get out and explore more of my home AND neighboring states.ย  Ohio and bordering states Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia offer a plethora of events to relish in Yuletide joy! Here is my guide to Christmas & holiday displays, including light shows, festivals, and shopping opportunities within a days drive of Columbus. Ohio Ohio Girl Travels gives a rundown of Ohio’s Best …

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5 FREE Christmas Events near Columbus, Ohio

This post may contain affiliate links. Central Ohio is the perfect place to enjoy the Christmas season with your family! ?The chilled air and falling snow will get you in the mood to take in the sights and sounds with your children. Here are 5 free Christmas events near Columbus, Ohio! Scioto Mile Christmas Lights The Scioto Mile is a great place to chill in the heat of summer, but now you can enjoy it during the holiday season. The …

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