Taking a Break – Ontario Staycation #kindermom

My recuperation from the holidays has taken a lot longer this year than ever before.  A number of factors played into the chaos including this being our first Christmas with Monkey where I was working, family visiting, Hubs accident, and Grandma passing away.  I was exhausted by mid January and feeling a little burnt out.  We have been able to have a couple of low key weekends to recover, and now I can look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel… My March Vacation!
Monkey is still too young to have “March Break”, but I have a few vacation days stored up that I need to use before the end of March so we are making our own March Vacation.  Originally the plan was to travel to the Caribbean to a warm tropical paradise with two other families.  Disappointingly that trip had to be postponed as the other families could not make it, so instead we are coming up with some fun activities to do close to home.
Hubs before we got married!  Here is a picture of us from back in our dating days – When we visited Niagara Falls to celebrate my 20th birthday. I think it is time to get back to the area, but this it will be a little different as we will be traveling as a family.  It will be our first family vacation, and I am pretty excited.

First thing is to book the accommodations – I wanted something family friendly and “easy”  – we are thinking of staying at the Great Wolf Lodge.  I have only ever heard wonderful things about this resort, and what could be more fun than an indoor water park in the winter?  I checked out their website and it looks like they have great activities for every age, including toddlers.

While we are there we will of course visit Niagara Falls, and maybe head to the butterfly conservatory as well.  We will see if we also have time for a little side trip to Niagara-on-the-lake, I love checking out the great little shops that they have.
I am looking forward to planning this trip, and enjoying a little break away from our regular routine. Are you taking a March vacation?  Will you be sticking around home or traveling?


P.S. Take a minute to stop by Kinder Surprise Facebook page to check out other Bloggers sharing their ideas for March Break Activities.  And also visit the My Kinder Moments Facebook app -every time you frame a shared moment of joy in February you’ll also be entered for a chance to win $500 towards the ultimate staycation!
Disclosure: I am part of the Kinder Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. says

    We looooove Niagara Falls! I used to visit more often when I lived in Toronto. Great place to have a mini-vacation close to home :)

    Congrats on being a #KinderMom! :)

  2. says

    I went to Niagra Falls when I was 16 and I'd love to go back. I've heard nothing but good things about Great Wolf Lodge. Given the year you've had, a staycation is probably a good idea. close to home and more relaxing.

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