Let’s all take a moment to welcome SUMMER – the hottest, sunniest (and most uncomfortable!) season for those of us in Atlanta. The weekend BBQ cookouts and lightweight fabrics are almost exciting enough for my mom friends to forget that with summer comes summer break… and with summer break comes less “me time” and more “kid time.” Of course, those of us that choose to homeschool never really seem to have enough time to simply kick up our feet and relax.
This summer is different, though. Somehow I’ve managed to finish a book. And not just any book, but the captivating story that inspired the “Orange Is The New Black” series on Netflix! I’m not going to lie – I am perfectly fine with my newly discovered interest in women’s prison drama, and all the hilarious antics that ensue when a group of women are forced to spend time together in close quarters. Continue reading
My family and I recently had the opportunity to travel to sunny Orlando, Florida for National Travel and Tourism Week. Orlando is one of my absolute favorite family travel destinations, and it’s no wonder why: there’s so much to do and see!
Of course, being a popular family travel destination offers many perks besides the theme parks and attractions. Orlando offers so many incredible hotel resort properties that are an attraction by their own right. The Sonesta ES Suites Orlando is one such property that my family and I were able to experience on our most recent trip to the city.
Earlier this month, I gathered together with some of my favorite Atlanta mom bloggers in the Bottle Cap Suite at the World of Coca-Cola to kick off the launch of the new app “World of Coca-Cola Explorer.”
The app pinpoints your exact location within the World of Coke, and then offers special facts, photo opps, and more to make your visit even more fun and informational. Before our visit, I downloaded the app to see how it would enhance this attraction’s experience. I was quite surprised at how different the World of Coca-Cola experience could be, all because of a simple app! Continue reading
Would it be completely cliché to say that Hurricane Harbor is the coolest addition to Six Flags Over GA? It is also the largest expansion in the history of the park, adding new thrills and chills to Atlanta’s sole theme park.
With 10 new slides and a 38 thousand square foot wave pool, it’s no wonder why this new addition has been so highly anticipated. Best of all? It’s FREE to enjoy with your Six Flags admission! Take a peek: Continue reading
Danger and I recently attended a 3D screening of the new Disney movie “Maleficent.” I’ve noticed that a lot of people have been describing the movie as ‘magnificent’ – a fun play on words, and certainly one word that comes to mind for me, as well. But my review can be summed up in another word: unexpected.
“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
The writers did a fabulous job of exploring the “Maleficent” story and character. Angelina Jolie didn’t just portray Maleficent – she was Maleficent. Continue reading
Being a mom is a complicated thing. A mom spends so much time taking care of a child’s needs that she often neglects her own. For me, this is often reflected in my eating habits.
I spend quite a bit of time preparing food for my daughter to eat. She eats a healthy, balanced vegetarian diet. In fact, most of her meals are organic. As for me, well – when I remember to feed myself – I usually just throw together whatever is easy and available.
For the past few months, I’ve been participating in the Blog Forward challenge with ZonePerfect. I’ve switched out many of my unhealthy snacks and meals with ZonePerfect nutrition bars in an attempt to regain control over what goes into my body.
Food is fuel for the body, and I want to eat good food to feel my very best.
Healthy Cooking Swaps
Did you know that it is easy to make a few simple swaps in your diet to accomplish your diet and nutrition goals? Take a peek at a few easy changes that you can make: Continue reading
One thing that I really love about being an Atlanta mom blogger is that there is always something new and exciting going on at our city’s best family-friendly attractions. There are so many opportunities for families to continue learning through play over the summer, which makes June a particularly exciting month to visit Atlanta. Bookmark (or Pin!) this page so that you can keep these important dates in mind for your summer break.
Stone Mountain Park
I’ve always had a thing for musicals, and it appears that Danger is following in my (very melodic) footsteps. One of her favorite movies at the moment is Disney’s FROZEN. We listen to the soundtrack every day, and compare who sounds the most like Elsa (it’s me, but she swears that it’s her!)
We also like to watch musical movies together on Netflix. Whether we are belting out our favorite Disney songs or toe-tapping to upbeat high school flicks, there’s a little bit of music magic in each of these Netflix musical choices. Continue reading
It’s no secret that the Bradshaw family LOVES to travel! So far this year, we’ve driven across the country to Anaheim, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and more! We are traveling this summer to Washington, DC and Myrtle Beach, and will certainly travel to other parts of the country, too.
But do you know what came as a HUGE surprise? That we could fly to some of our favorite family vacation destinations – like Orlando, FL – for so cheap!
Thanks to Allegiant Air, you can travel to your favorite destinations more often, too. The average one-way fare for an Allegiant flight is under $100! Did you know that Allegiant serves over 90 cities nationwide? Last year, Allegiant even added 39 new routes, as well as service in 15 new cities!
My daughter and nephew experienced their first flights with Allegiant Air during National Travel and Tourism Week. Both children had the opportunity to enjoy a window seat, which led to some interesting reactions. Danger was mesmerized by looking down at the world below, while Nathaniel was a bit more apprehensive. (He said that he wasn’t scared of flying, but falling.) Continue reading
Orlando, FL is one of the best family vacation destinations in the Southeast, and it’s easy to see why: Orlando is home to many amazing theme parks, water parks, restaurants and famous attractions.
On Saturday, Team Bradshaw spent the afternoon wandering around SeaWorld Orlando, taking in the attractions, animals, and atmosphere of this large and beautiful park.
SeaWorld Orlando is packed full of animal education opportunities and incredible animal encounters that delight millions of guests each year. From Shamu’s Happy Harbor to the animals of the Wild Arctic, guests can enjoy a Sea of Surprises in a variety of new and exciting ways.
My family and I were excited to celebrate SeaWorld’s 50th birthday on our trip to Orlando. Take a peek at our adventure: Continue reading