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Kalahari Returns to the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Kalahari Resorts.

Making memories as a family is something I hold in very high priority. We are constantly talking about past adventures and trips we’ve taken through the years and places we’ve gone including water parks! My kids love visiting places where “they” feel special and having a destination such as Kalahari Resorts & Conventions nearby makes me so happy!

The Holidays are often a time where families are looking to take a vacation, relax, unwind and let the kids celebrate the season as well. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has locations in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and now open in Texas as well! From the minute you step foot into Kalahari, you will immediately feel the authentic African themed vibes in the decor and surroundings. This family owned Resort features well-appointed guest rooms, family friendly entertainment center, on-site restaurants (so good btw!, a full service  Spa and unique retails shops. There’s no shortage of activities at Kalahari, home to America’s largest indoor waterparks.

When I heard Kalahari was having a new float in the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, I was super excited! The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is an annual tradition for our family and this will mark our 13th year to watch the floats and balloons go down the streets of New York City! This year, when I see the Kalahari float we will be clapping extra loud. Kalahari continuosly strives for a better experience for their guests and Kalahari’s new float delivers just that!

In connection with this partnership, we received this fun box from Kalahari with so many cute toys and activities. My youngest daughter love the elephant plush or course and I may not share the amazing sweatshirt material animal print blanket!

If you’re still thinking of a holiday gift idea, why not get something the entire family can enjoy. A Kalahari Gift Card let’s your loved ones choose their own unforgettable experience at a Kalahari resort. There’s truly something for everyone whether an adventure-seeker, foodie, or spa-lover. With three kids, I know we’re all about the family entertainment options and of course spending lots of time in the epic indoor waterpark area!

Here’s the details for the Kalahari Gift Card:


• Where to Buy: Ends on Dec 10th, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST

Terms & Conditions: Bonus amount is placed on a separate card(s), on the fewest number of cards possible and will be mailed to the billing address • Orders can not be altered after they have been placed, they can only be canceled, refunded and a new order placed. • Gift Cards are good for 5 years or from last date of fund load. • All orders will be shipped within 72 hours. • Bonus card offer valid only for online orders. Gift card purchases made on-site are not eligible for bonus offer.

But wait, there more… including this amazing GIVEAWAY!!!


GIVEAWAY Detail Below

One Kalahari Fun Box

2 night stay in a Double Queen Sofa Room (tax and fee included up to 4 people total) Includes: Passes to Indoor Waterpark & Tom Foolerys Adventure Park Passes for Registered Guests (Tom Foolerys in WI & TX only)

Valid at all Kalahari Resorts.
Travel and incidentals not included.
Not valid on Fridays and Saturdays OR December 24-31, 2021, January 1-3, 2022, February 20, 2022, March 18 – April 17, 2022, June 13-September 5, 2022, October 10, 2022 or November 24, 2022. Subject to availability. No cash value.

Offer will expire 11/25/2022.

Happy Holidays!






Protecting with Microban

  • This post is sponsored by Microban 24.

Now that we have an established school routine for the kids, we need one for the adults too! Granted I’m a little rusty at the morning routine, but we are getting there! I also have been cleaning more than ever in the new normal world we are living in.

We all know bacteria can lurk anywhere and everywhere. While it’s not possible for us adults to sanitize every single second, Microban 24 keeps killing bacteria for up to 24 hours, touch after touch. Living in a New York City apartment in a small space can be challenging and our high-touch areas can become hiding spots for bacteria. I feel so much better knowing that I can spray these areas once a day with Microban 24 to protect these areas from bacteria. And….. the best part is NO WIPING NECESSARY.


I’ll be honest, I don’t have a ton of time to dedicate for cleaning and this product really puts my mind at ease knowing it’s working while I’m not. My three kids have been really excellent at hand washing and being sanitary this past year, but at the end of the day, they are still kids and I need to make sure our home is protected.


As a parent, it’s my job to keep my kids healthy as best that I can. With flu season approaching, it’s good to know that Microban 24 also initially kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including viruses that cause COVID-19, common colds and the flu!*


This gives me extra incentive to incorporate a sanitizing schedule at home with Microban 24.


I didn’t realize with many cleaning products, bacteria can be reintroduced after the first touch and can build up. With Microban 24, it keeps killing bacteria for up to 24 hours, touch after touch – JUST SPRAY AND WALK AWAY!





*When used as directed and within 5 minutes, effective against bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella enterica and viruses including Human Coronavirus, Influenza A H1N1, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Microban 24 does not provide 24-hour residual virus protection. Microban 24 is approved to initially kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in 60 seconds.


BIG things await at Big Sky Resort

Winter sports are a relatively new activity for myself and family. Living in New York City, we have plenty of ski resorts within driving distance which is wonderful to have options close to home. Growing up in the South I certainly wasn’t near any mountains and therefore never learned to ski. In all honesty, I surprised even myself when I discovered the love of snow skiing. It’s a good reminder there’s no expiration date on having fun and trying something new! Continue reading BIG things await at Big Sky Resort

Feeling Magical with Dream Seekers

With a new school year just starting, we are hopeful this year will be full of new adventures and safely returning to our normal routines. My daughter had a rough time with the pandemic and learning remotely was not fun for her. We are so happy to be back to school in person and hope things don’t change. With the start of  a new school year, also comes a fair share of worries and concerns. Many of my daughter’s friends moved away during the pandemic and she still has a lot of uncertainty about the future. Continue reading Feeling Magical with Dream Seekers

Making Memories at Villa Roma Resort

Upon arrival at Villa Roma Resort,  I instantly knew we were going to have an incredible vacation! Getting out of the city is something we’ve tried to do often this summer, and this family friendly all-inclusive resort was the perfect destination for us. Located in the Catskill Mountains, Villa Roma was an easy drive from New York City and a scenic one too I might add!

Driving up to the picturesque grounds, my kids were screaming with excitement when they saw a zip line, playground area and more. The main lobby is stunning with a beautiful fountain outside. You can always find guests at any given time in this pretty area, whether waiting on a shuttle or just sitting near the calming fountain.

The rooms at Villa Roma Resort were very nice and plenty big for our family of five. We loved the sitting area,  kitchenette, and full size fridge. Many people stay for awhile so the rooms have exactly what you need for an extended stay.

At check-in we were given a daily activity sheet which had endless things to do. We kicked things off by visiting the pool and as you can imagine the kids had a blast! The pool area had a water slide for the big kids, splash pad area for the littles, and even an adults only area + more large pools the entire family could enjoy.

Dining together as a family is one thing we don’t do as often as we should. It’s such a special bonding experience and one we shouldn’t take for granted. The round tables at Villa Roma make sure everyone feels included and equally important. I can’t tell you what our dinner conversations were about but I can tell you we laughed to the point of tears and that’s enough for me! The food was delicious and the staff made us feel welcome and took care of our every need.

Mealtime was always fun and my youngest Harlow enjoyed herself a little too much at every chance she got haha. I loved seeing my kids get excited for something they’ve never tried before. My husband and I both loved our meals as well and since calories don’t count on vacation, we enjoyed every last indulgent bite!

As a family, we’ve been fortunate enough to experience so many unique actives, but sometimes it’s the good old fashioned fun that you remember. My kids have never tried bumper boats before and this was a highlight. They were in hysterics as we bumped into each other in the contained lake area.

Me and my son also went on the zip line.  I had more fun than he did going through the trees and over the lake. This was the perfect birds eye view of Villa Roma and I highly recommend it! Afterwards, we let the girls have fun at the play area until it was time for the next activity.

Running around in the fresh clean air is actually something we enjoyed the most! There are so many areas to walk (or run) around. After talking to many families during our stay, it’s clear what brings people back. Time Shares are a big thing at Villa Roma, and while you don’t have to stay that long….. you will want to! There’s so much to do and it’s good for all ages.

If outside activities aren’t your thing, it’s not a problem. There is a huge indoor facility with rock climbing, bouncy houses, soccer, bowling, and more! Once my kids discovered this area, it’s all they wanted to do. The girls really challenged themselves on the rock climbing wall and I was so proud of them both.

I honestly can’t say enough amazing things about Villa Roma Resort. Between the unlimited activities, nightly dance parties,  awesome food & fun…. we had a BLAST.  This resort really has it all and we feel so lucky to have discovered it.  Thank you for having us and we can’t wait to come back!