Touring the Missouri State Capitol Building
January 2, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

Whenever our family passes through a state’s capital city, we like to stop and tour the capitol building. Free and open to the general public, most state capitol buildings offer guided tours (if you have …

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Pipestone National Monument
August 29, 2014 – 6:52 am | No Comment
Pipestone National Monument

While passing through the Southwest corner of Minnesota earlier this summer, an unmistakable brown and white sign reserved for national monuments popped into view: Pipestone National Monument
Located in the town of Pipestone, Pipestone National Monument …

Saving for Vacation: A Year in Review
January 2, 2014 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

January 10 marks the one year anniversary of our “Saving for Vacation” challenge—a total budget makeover using the Mvelopes money management tool in conjunction with Money 4 Life financial coaching.
Throughout the year, I gave updates …

Saving For Vacation: Game Plan Time
January 19, 2013 – 8:18 pm | No Comment
Saving For Vacation: Game Plan Time

Week two into the MVelopes Saving for Vacation challenge, we find ourselves in the early stages of planning for a dream vacation to the Galapagos Islands. Shifting our money-saving paradigm, like any great journey, we …

Saving for Vacation: The Challenge
January 10, 2013 – 8:43 pm | No Comment
Saving for Vacation: The Challenge

Chances are if you’re on Road Trips for Families reading this post, you’re like so many of us middle-class American families. You love travel and taking a family vacation, but life tends to interrupt. Mortgage …

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
September 12, 2012 – 7:04 pm | One Comment
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Midwest has a hidden gem in the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Visiting the museum on a family …

Swimmers Itch: Wet with a Chance of Parasites
December 20, 2010 – 1:39 pm | 2 Comments
Swimmers Itch: Wet with a Chance of Parasites

Swimmers itch is a patchy red pinpoint skin rash caused by a parasite living in freshwater lakes. Miserable to contract, we offer some tips to prevent and treat an outbreak.