Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Iconic Fun at Lake Compounce #90DayRoadTrip #Travel

For over 165 years now, Lake Compounce has been entertaining visitors from near and far. With a rich history dating back to its official opening as a type of picnic park in 1846, Lake Compounce has continued to grow and engage thrill seekers for over a century. The nation's oldest continuously running amusement park is still going strong today, as the boys and I found out during our visit to Connecticut as part of our #90DayRoadTrip. With one of the world's best wooden roller coasters, Connecticut's largest water park and thrills for all ages, Lake Compounce is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or an entire vacation.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Why We Had A Dog Named Abraham: Sponsored Video

I was watching an IAMS dog food video the other day about a boy and his journey through childhood with his dog Duck. It got me thinking about the dog I had growing up. When I was little, my dad brought home a hunting dog and told me I could name it. I was too young to remember it now, but the story goes that I told him I wanted to name it Big Bird, and he protested saying he was not going to run through the woods yelling for Big Bird. So, being the church loving child that I was, I told him I wanted to name it Abraham. He agreed, and that is how we ended up with a female dog named Abraham.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Planning a Camping Trip with Your Special Needs Child #Travel

Planning for a camping trip with your child that has special needs requires a whole new level of
planning and preparation. While there is a lot that the family can do together and join in on,
there might be the chance to try new options, the need to go at a slower pace and pick alternate
activities. The outdoors offer so many opportunities to learn, stretch comfort levels and try out
new things that are great for children with special needs.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fighting the Insomnia Battle #IC

I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

As I get older, I am finding it harder and harder to get the sleep that I so desperately need. The majority of my sleep troubles come from having too much on my plate, especially when I am traveling with the boys like I am now on our #90DayRoadTrip. When we are traveling, I spend every waking moment of they day out and about with the boys covering destinations and attractions, and then I have to work half the night to keep up with the demands of my job. It turns out, I am not alone, nearly 4 million Americans join me in suffering from some type of insomnia. Understanding how important a full night's rest is though, is the first step in getting help for your sleep related issues.