Everyday Travel

Places To Visit: A Visit to Naples

Words fail me as I try to tell you how absolutely wonderful this trip was. The service, the staff, the experience. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. I got the chance to meet with the general manager of Baleen (who was so sweet and cute, she even brought me a key lime margarita as I had the chance to experience SpaTerre and get an amazing Key Lime Mani & Pedi (pure heaven). The staff were all so amazingly wonderful and told me a little about the resort and I have to reiterate that they were just so so friendly which is a huge deal.

Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

Layered Streusel Parfait


1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup rolled oats
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/2 cups raspberries
1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced
2 1/2 cups Friendship 1% cottage cheese
1 cup Friendship sour cream

Everyday Kids Parenting

How To Motivate Your Growing Child To Shower

Having been through this a few times myself as a father of now 7, I can relate to the frustration parents feel when their child won’t shower.  It’s important to explain to your child why we need to shower, what happens if you don’t, and that doing it regularly on your own is part of growing up.  Many kids want to be seen as grown up and mature so telling them that this is a way for them to demonstrate that they’re not a little kid anymore and are maturing, will also help.  

Apps Entertainment Technology

Hot New iPad & iPhone Toys

Aside from the copious amount of games offered in Apple’s App Store, toy manufacturer’s are making toys that give playing with an app a whole new experience. Instead of just playing on your phone, children now can experience games in ways not previously available! We have chosen our 4 favorites:

Everyday Kids Parenting

Teaching Kids About Giving Back

It’s essential, as a parent, to teach your children the importance of giving back and being grateful for everything they have and are given. While it’s not always easy to teach life’s big lessons, and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight, as parents we must do all we can. As a daddy to six kids with another on the way, I’ve learned a few critical components helpful in teaching kids about giving back.

Everyday Travel

Places To Visit: Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is undergoing an extensive re-imagination project. As Florida’s award-winning island destination, the resort is recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, rich in recreational activities. The certified Green Lodging Destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla.