#WishfulWednesday Resorts and Vacation Rentals

I’m back for another addition of #WishfulWednesday. ?These are places that are on my radar for their level of family-friendliness AND breathtaking scenery. ? I’m a sucker for a good view. ?I’d probably stay at the Motel 6 if there was something good to look at from the window. ?You know, something other than a truck stop or a Hardees. Ha! Here are my faves: ?The executive suite is bigger than our first apartment (not that it would take much) …

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Lancaster, Ohio Favorites: Four Reasons Cafe and Shallenberger Preserve

A darling cafe and a fall foliage hike I am IN LOVE with Lancaster, Ohio. ?There is so much charm in the downtown. ?Every single time we drive through Lancaster I beg my husband to buy me one of the big, old houses ?(demanding wife, eh?). ?Unfortunately, Lancaster is in the wrong part of the state! Nonetheless, the changing of the seasons reminded me of a trip we took to Lancaster this past fall. We started out?at Four Reasons Cafe?. …

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MAPS Air Museum in North Canton, OH

Staying at my parents for a week while our hardwood floors were refinished definitely had some perks. ?One of those was that we were closer to a few tourist destinations that I wanted to check out! ?However, when our plans weren’t working out one day, my mom suggested the MAPS Air Museum. ?I’m so glad she did because we had a high-flying time (pun intended). The MAPS museum is located just seconds?from the Akron-Canton airport in NE Ohio. ?From the …

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Who is Zane Grey, anyway? A visit to the National Road & Zane Grey Museum

It’s easy for me to forget that history is literally all around us- sometimes we just need to do a little searching. ?This week our family found a local jewel in the National Road & Zane Grey Museum. ?The museum is located only 10 minutes east of Zanesville in Norwich, OH on US 40, the National Road! Run by the Ohio Historical Society, the museum features three exhibits focusing on 1.) the building of the National Road 2.) Zane Grey, …

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3 FREE places to take your family within one hour of Amish Country, Ohio

i.e.?What to do when the kids have had enough of crafts, quilts, and Amish Once you’ve petted the farm animals, ridden a wagon past the exotic animals, and tasted enough cheese to make the French jealous, your kids may be sick of Holmes County. ?While Amish Country has gotten more family-friendly in the past 10+?years, ?children may get?anxious for more than primitive decor and baked goods. Never fear! ?I’ve made a list of 3 FREE places to engage your kids …

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Parenting little ones and flying on airplanes- two great analogies

It’s no big secret that I have struggled to adjust to having three children. ?I adore my little people, but each day has challenges and perplexities that I could not have imagined pre-kids. ? ?I’ve actually never been so thankful for the years of basketball I played because it’s made me appreciate zone defense! When it comes to the likes of making sure everyone’s needs are met and bellies are fed, it is one v.?three in this house. I’m thankful …

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Yoder Toter children to meet the Land Down Under

It’s only 6 months til we are “wheels down” in Australia. If you’re new here, you may not realize that I was an exchange student to Australia. ?Actually 15 years ago (this Friday) I took my first ever flight to Australia for what would begin a year away from my family and friends. ?It was a fantastic time and I as much as I loved the scenery and the FOOD (secret- I weighed less after baby #3 than I did …

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Five vacation rentals I’d like to stay in

I don’t know about you, but I love looking at vacation rental properties. ?I enjoy perusing?the different decorating styles, cultural design norms, and even the bathroom fixtures (weird, I know). ?And really, I just like dreaming about what it would be like to spend an extended time period in faraway places. So, for #WishfulWednesday , here are 5 family-friendly and affordable?rental properties I would love to stay in: 1. This beach house in St. Lucia is rather affordable (compared to …

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