• Cabrillo National Monument

    May 4, 2016Holly Sosa

    We travelled to San Diego over the weekend to visit my sister and her family. Her husband is stationed at MCRD and we take full advantage of having a free place to stay when we plan our family getaways. We originally planned on taking the kids to LEGOLAND and then their CHIMA Waterpark the following…

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  • Family Vegas Road Trip in a Kia Sorento

    March 7, 2016Holly Sosa

    I was not financially compensated for this post. Drive Shop provided the Kia Sorento to facilitate this blog post, but all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own. Thank you to Drive Shop for partnering with me. And thank you readers for supporting the brands that support this blog and my family. As much as…

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  • 5 Tips for Planning a Romantic Stay-cation

    August 28, 2015Holly Sosa

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KYTrySomethingNew #CollectiveBias September promises to be a busy, but exciting month for my family and me. The debut of pumpkin spice coffee, cooler weather, and I’m turning thirty. A major life milestone that I’m looking forward to embracing…

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  • 5 Tips for Road Trippin’ with Your Kids

    August 17, 2015Holly Sosa

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripHacks #CollectiveBias #Vons In my blended family, we have two additional sets of parents who live roughly 200 miles away from us. This means that I have road trips down to a science, friends. A real and true…

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  • Sea World with the Sosa Girls

    August 10, 2015Holly Sosa

    Sea World sent over four tickets for my family to enjoy their park and share our experience. This post is all about our mad love for Sea World and our time their learning about their programs, marine life, and bonding as a stepfamily; and is not a paid sponsorship. #SeaWorldSmile Earlier this year, we visited…

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  • 5 Tips for Blended Family Travel

    July 15, 2015Holly Sosa

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias Aside from our mid-June Michigan vacation, we have stayed pretty close to home this summer. But in a couple of weeks, we have a special travel surprise in store for my step-daughters that will blow…

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  • 3 Ways to Care for Your High Mileage Vehicle

    July 1, 2015Holly Sosa

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FueltheLove #CollectiveBias This may come as a surprise given the size of my (very large!) blended family of seven, but we are a one vehicle family. My little Hyundai Elantra has given us¬†several good years, brought home two…

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  • Our Visit to Northern Michigan

    June 29, 2015Holly Sosa

    Earlier this month, my family visited Northern Michigan. My father, grandparents, and extended family live in the Great Lakes state and I grew up spending my summers there roasting s’mores, playing in the lakes, catching frogs, and bonding with my family. Michigan is such a huge part of what I feel defines and identifies me,…

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  • 4 Travel Themed Disney Baby Shower Ideas

    June 28, 2015Holly Sosa

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MagicBabyMoments #CollectiveBias I’m not one to plan a party without a theme and that includes a baby shower. When one of my closest friends called me to decipher a pregnancy test for her (it was POSITIVE!), I instantly…

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  • Oreo Snack Packs, a Summer Travel Essential

    June 22, 2015Holly Sosa

    The past couple of weeks, my family and I have been visiting my home state, Michigan. As excited as I was to visit the greenery and sparkling shores of Lake Huron, I was stressed about the travel time. Traveling from SoCal to Northern Michigan with three kids in tow is not a task I take…

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