Learning life in the 1700s: Philadelphia without a Cell Phone

what happens when you misplace your cell phone on a field trip to the city?

I’m so not a religious person. It’s really rare that I discuss G-d or Faith or anything ever, let alone on my blog. But, this story? Fate had a hand. We were due to school at 8:15 that morning. After a quick run to Wawa for coffee and donuts, we arrived about 2 minutes early, parked […]

Things to do in Philadelphia with kids: Christ Church Philadelphia


While we’re a mixed religion family, it’s rare we attend a place of worship. Recently, my 10-year-old and ventured in to Christ Church, a place where I certainly didn’t think I belonged. While I was figuring we’d quickly walk through, friends who were with us had other plans. And, so. We attended a brief information session […]

Memories of Maine 2014


I have to tell you, there is nothing as sweet as a good vacation. You know how I love big, busy trips (hello! Disney and Universal both come to mind) but hiding away from it all in a lakeside cabin in Maine with intermittent reception just can’t be beat for true relaxation. A few highlights […]

The Julieverse Best of Maine Awards


A few of our favorite spots in Maine are definitely worth passing on to you. Booth Bay Harbor, Maine Best Popcorn and gifts: Coastal Maine Popcorn — great for snacks and gifts Best lobster lunch: Fisherman’s Wharf Inn – one of the best places to enjoy the freshest Maine lobster and the beautiful views of the harbor. […]

The benefits of vacation home rental

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. As I finish up a relaxing one and a half week summer vacation, one that went off the grid (conversations included “What?! There was a hurricane three nights ago?!”  and “Huh?! Everyone is evacuating the island we’re making our way to because it’s shut […]

Tech travel gear for family travel

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Before heading to Disney World, TypeA Conference and KidCon in March, I scoped out our tech travel gear and grabbed a few new items that were particularly helpful for traveling with the boys to a tech conference. This being a tech conference, I had been thinking about how to bring all the technology my kids […]

#DisneySide: Found it!

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I love Disney World, Disney movies and Disney Memories. But, for several reasons, I opted out of participating in the #DisneySide promotion seen throughout Social Media this winter. I just didn’t see it. Disney is wonderful, but a #DisneySide? I wasn’t sure I had a different side when it came to Disney or, for that […]

Need a work bag for your man? I have it all figured out.

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I still haven’t bought a gift for my husband. Last week, I asked him to please make me a list of just three things he wants so that I have a few leads. He didn’t. So, I started searching. I’ve had a few ideas for a while now, but no push that THIS is the […]

Before you go: A few tips for using the MyMagic+ bands at Disney

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This summer we took a quick-trip to Disney World which, as you know, is the most magical place on Earth. Adding to the magic this fall, we were one of the families to test the new MyMagic+ MyBands, Disney’s newest big deal. The bands are rolling out through the fall, with their official debut scheduled […]

In Philadelphia with Kids: The Fireman Museum!


With so many well-known museums to visit in Philadelphia, it’s easy to skip over some of our tiny gems. But if you’re spending the day in the Old City/Society Hill area (which is known for not only Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Center and so many homes of historically-relevant Americans, but also top-notch […]