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In my first post, I mentioned how last June I left formal teaching. At that point I wasn’t sure what I would be doing professionally, but this school year I fell into some subbing and a lot of tutoring – which I love. I do miss teaching math, but I honestly don’t miss the long hours, difficult parents & students, and the endless pile of work and grading.  Tutoring affords a good balance of a part-time schedule, the opportunity to work one-on-one with students and to really see their progress. And it gives me more time to be with my family, travel and work on Momma To Go!

So when EDUCATION.COM approached me to partner with them on getting the word out on some of their kids’ math activities, it seemed like a great opportunity! I am all about active learning and fun activities with my little ones. When an activity can be educational – well, thats a win/win!

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I know how to make fresh pasta.

Do you?

I learned in Italy – where else?


Click HERE to read my article about The Art of Cooking with Daniela and Alessandro, featured on 101 Food Travel!

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The Art of Cooking with Daniela and Alessandro. Cooking class in Northern Italy mommatogo.com

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Check out other Momma To Go Italy posts:

A Day in Verona

Wine Tasting in Italy


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This spring we will be so busy with the kids’ sports (baseball and golf), special occasions (Communion, Mother’s Day, family birthdays) and end of school events. I literally just sat down with my Cozi app, school calendar and sports schedules to see if I could get ahead of the game! So this upcoming week, when the kids are off for Easter and Passover, I am super excited (although a tad nervous) to have whole days available to plan fun local outings!

The best activities for your spring vacation - Long Island, New York. mommatogo.com


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Stuff I Love

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Spring is here and March was a great month! I went to North Carolina for a long weekend to celebrate Grandpa’s 105th birthday, and then spent a week in Italy to ring in my 40th. Little man turned 8 and well, spring in the air!

Here is what I have been loving this month:

Stuff I Love: March 2017. A great app for learning a second language, a must-binge watch show & my newest fashion obsession mommatogo.com

Stuff I Love: March 2017

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I love getting ready for a new adventure- researching a new destination, the excitement before heading out on vacation. What I don’t love to do before a trip – packing. I mean it’s a necessity of course! I find it takes longer than I want it to and I just want it to be done. But I have found a few shortcuts over the years that have made the process more efficient and more foolproof. I am so excited to share my best vacation packing tips!

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Vacation Packing Tips

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Most of the time, I write about family friendly getaways, and fun things to do with kids. Yes, I visited Vegas with just hubby, and Minneapolis and Baltimore with some girlfriends, but little man and baby girl do prove to be my best travel companions. Traveling with a 5 and 7 year old can be fun but busy and hectic. However, on our recent two-week trip to SW Florida, I realized there are a lot of calm and relaxing activities to be had in the Naples, Florida area. Here are my best picks for relaxing activities in Naples, Florida!

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Relaxing Activities in Naples, Florida

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48 Hours in..., Travel

I hate the winter. I hate the cold, and the snow, and temperatures that prevent outdoor activity. I love the warm, and the sun, and to be outside as much as possible. So to combat the winter blues, I’ve realized that I need to head south several times each winter.

It’s essential for my survival.

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Orlando twice in the last two months. Both trips were awesome and I blogged about specific activities here and here, but I am recapping it all in a 48 Hours In… post.

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48 Hours In… Orlando, Florida


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I am so excited to have our first guest poster! This is a guest post by Claire Hastings, designer and style writer from Australia. She has been writing as long as she can remember. She is also an eternal enthusiast, cat lover and regular contributor at Ripped.me.


You can follow her on twitter.


Ever since my first sleepover when I was in elementary school, I’ve been working on my packing skills. Over the years, I was lucky enough to travel often to different destinations and for different reasons: sleepovers at friend’s house in another city, going to music festivals with friends, holidays with my boyfriend, and surprise trips to the beach in the middle of the day. Needless to say, I’ve perfected my packing technique and today I can pack everything I need in a blink of an eye. Still, it doesn’t matter where I’m headed, there are some things I can’t live (and leave) without.

Wanderer's Fashion Basics: A weekend away, beach essentials, festival wear, Guest Post on mommatogo.com

Wanderer’s Fashion Basics

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We are so lucky to be able to visit Southwest Florida each winter. The weather is almost always perfect, and there is so much for the kids to do! Over the last seven years, we have stayed in both South Fort Meyers and North Naples so we have sampled a variety of activities in these areas. Here are a few of our favorite Naples, Florida Activities.

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Naples, Florida Activities


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Stuff I Love

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Even though I hate winter, I kinda secretly love February. Its always a fun month with a lot of activities and this year, a two week trip to Florida! And I don’t know if because February is shorter, but it always seems to go fast! Plus, the end of February signifies that spring is around the corner! In this busy month, here is some stuff I am loving!

Stuff I Love, February 2017 - HBO Girls, Crunch Gym & Lululemon Outlet mommatogo.com


Stuff I Love: February 2017

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