• Gifts under a tree, thedailydaytay.com
    Holidays + Seasons,  Motherhood

    Where to Hide Christmas Gifts

    ‘Tis the season to spend all the money and spoil all the kids! Too direct?  My bad.  Seriously, though, we spend all this money leading up to Christmas in the name of a surprise from Santa- so it better actually be a surprise.  The presents are puchased.  Those gifts are wrapped.  Now what?  Take a peak at these suggestions for…

  • barnyard animals at Lehigh Valley Zoo, thedailydaytay.com
    Family Fun,  Reviews

    Review + Video: Lehigh Valley Zoo

    The LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO is a small zoo located on the Lehigh Valley’s Trexler Game Preserve in Schnecksville, PA.  It’s a great place for a quick trip and a day out with the kids (or even for a relaxing stroll with a friend or love).  Want to know more information before you visit? Read the detailed review below for all…

  • Christmas pine tree with twinkling lights, The Daily Daytay
    Holidays + Seasons,  Motherhood

    Family Holiday Traditions

    Wrapping paper, lights on houses, and jolly tunes all around: ’tis the season, ladies and gents! With the holiday season creeping in and Christmas just around the corner, our family is preparing to slow down and enjoy each other’s company for a while.  Along with the new and exciting holiday adventures we plan to partake in, we also enjoy the…

  • Dinnerly tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons, thedailydaytay.com
    Food,  Reviews

    Dinnerly Meal Kit Review

    After months of debating over whether or not a meal kit would be worth it for our family, I found DINNERLY and we’re hooked! Dinnerly is an affordable meal kit service (only $5/ serving) that focuses on simple meals, fewer ingredients (no more than 6 ingredients- perfect meal kit for picky eaters), and quick cooking (30 minutes or less). Our experience…

  • Christmas countdown on stockigs, thedailydaytay.com
    Holidays + Seasons,  Motherhood

    Children’s Book Advent Calendar: 12 Days of Books

    One of my happiest memories during the Christmas season growing up is opening the little compartment on my Advent calendar every December morning. I loved the anticipation, the surprise, the countdown to Christmas- and the chocolate. Of course, I want to pass on this happy memory and FUN TRADITION to my own child. Unfortunately for him, however, I’m not up for…

  • Dinnerly roasted brussel sprouts and carrots, The Daily Daytay
    Food,  Reviews

    Dinnerly Meal Kit Review: Week 1

    Welcome to Dinnerly, Week 1! We’ve been trying to be better about meal planning and eating healthy and, quite frankly, failing pretty spectacularly.  Yockie and I can never decide what we want to eat for the week and when we make plans, we never actually stick to them.  I’ve had my eye on meal kit delivery companies for a while…

  • Baby playing with a xylophone, thedailydaytay.com
    Family Fun,  Reviews

    Review: KinderMusik Infant Class (Berks County, PA)

    I first learned about our local Kindermusik class for infants through a post in a Berks County mom’s group on Facebook. I’ve been searching for things to keep us both entertained lately and am a huge music education fan!  So after checking out the website and contacting the teacher, I was pretty excited for our free trial Kindermusik “Foundations” class! …

  • View of the main room inside Ballocity at The Works at Wyomissing, slides and towers, The Daily Daytay
    Family Fun,  Reviews

    Review: Ballocity at The Works at Wyomissing (Wyomissing, PA)

    The Works is a large indoor family entertainment complex in Wyomissing, PA. The building contains a restaurant and bar, massive arcade, an indoor go-kart track, snack bar, trampoline park, climbing wall, and the focus of this review: Ballocity. Ballocity is a massive indoor play structure. Think McDonald’s play place on some serious steroids. We found Ballocity after a recommendation to…

  • Comfy couch with soft blanket, The Daily Daytay
    Babies,  Motherhood

    My Breastfeeding Must-Haves: 5 Items that Saved Me

    The Mini man and I had a rough breastfeeding journey thanks to my emergency c-section and his undiagnosed lip and tongue ties.  When the going was rough with biting, mastitis, and bleeding nipples, these 5 must-have items helped me stay strong and stick it out.  Read on and pop these on your list of breastfeeding supplies if you’re having struggles.…

  • passport, thedailydaytay.com
    Tips + Tricks,  Travel

    Prepare for International Travel: The Beginner’s Guide

    Preparing to head across the pond for the first time? Check out these tips from Ister to get you ready- prepare, pack, enjoy! Call in the pros. Whether this is your first or twentieth time out of the country, consider contacting a travel agent! They can help you make plans, book reservations, and handle problems along the way. It can…

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