Hooray For New Family Adventures with BEAR VALLEY SNOWMOBILE!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

When you plan a family vacation do you make time available to experience new adventures?  I think most parents consider vacations as a time to relax, but vacations also provide us with time to squeeze in a little adventure too. Chances are you won’t remember the last time you relaxed by the hotel pool. What you will remember is the time you went zip-lining or snowmobiling. So when we were approached by BEAR VALLEY SNOWMOBILE, we knew it was an adventure we couldn’t refuse.

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Photo Journal - Our Journey In Cartagena, Colombia

Monday, March 14, 2016

Our first international trip with our children was to Cartagena, Colombia. It was filled with beauty, adventure and new experiences. It wasn't an easy trip by any means; we started in Utah drove 6 hours to Las Vegas, flew to Florida and then finally on to Cartagena. It was also our first red-eye flight and it might be our last. lol When I first started planning our trip to Colombia I would tell friends, family and others about our trip and the reaction was pretty much the same from everyone; a look of confusion followed by “Colombia, really?”. The reactions I received even started making me question this trip and whether it was a good idea or not. It can be hard for travelers to think outside of the box and even begin to contemplate visiting a developing country like Colombia. Looking back it was one of our best trips and I'm glad we made a leap out of our comfort zone. Here is our fantastic journey in photos:

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The Athenaeum: Luxury in the Heart of London

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

When I started looking for a great luxury hotel in which to stay while in London, I was given a suggestion from a friend to check out The Athenaeum. At first glance of their website, I liked what I was seeing. It is rare to see “family” as a tab on most hotel sites, let alone a luxury hotel. Some hotels claim to be family friendly, but you can be left wondering, “What does that really mean?” With Athenaeum, it’s clear from their site what they provide and how they can make your family vacation even better.

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5 Activities to Honor and Give Thanks to Veterans on Veteran's Day

Friday, November 8, 2013


A friend of mine posted on Facebook this morning a cartoon that said "Thanksgiving: is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have. Veterans Day: is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have."

As an American I take Veteran's Day very seriously. It is a time to reflect, and to honor as well as express gratitude for the countless men and women who have fought and in many cases died for our Country. As a mother I am always looking for ways to make sure that I pass on this understanding and feeling of profound gratitude to my children. Here are 5 Activities you can do with your children to honor and give thanks to Veterans on Veteran's Day!

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Making Memories Can Be Simple! Plus Win A $75 Gift Card!

Friday, July 19, 2013

“I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Lay’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating” 

As always my opinions are my own and they are probably crazy too. lol 

Summer is full of amazing memories and sometimes the most simple of activities can make the best memories!

What amazing memories have you made this summer? 

This summer we decided as a family that we would take a picnic every Sunday.

Unfortunately we found that there are some Sundays we don't feel like going very far, but that's ok because sometimes all you have to do is just step right out your front door for some great summer fun.

Last Sunday we decided to do just that! We did a little picnic right under the shade of our front porch. 

Summertime is definitely for making memories! 

And while we are on the subject of making memories; Lay’s potato chips is celebrating 75 years as the perfect summer snack.

Every day they will be showing favorite summer moments using Lay’s potato chip packaging. 

I went over earlier to check it out and they are pretty cool! 

Plus when you share your favorite summer moments or memories on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #Lays75 and tag @Lays you will be entered to win a $75 gift card!!! 

Awesome!! And for all my DIY’er fans, you can check out simple tutorials on their Pinterest page show all of us how to re-create the Lay’s images at home. 

(I love those chubby little hands!) 

These two pics. just melt my heart. It's rare that I happen to have a camera when they decide to hug each other or show affection.

I'm usually yelling at them "stay like that while I grab the camera!!" and of course by the time I get back that love somehow turned into an argument. lol 


About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations. Showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food, and ways of life is now our 9-5.

We love watching our kids learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to our journey!