My Family Guide is visiting the Big Easy in search of family-friendly fun!  Join us as we explore this beautiful city and reveal that there is more than Bourbon Street!


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Episode 8 - 10 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Cruise

May 18, 2017

Cruising can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be

Cruising is tons of fun but it can also be expensive if you just start charge everything to your shipboard account.   I’ve only been on about a half dozen cruises but I have figured things out the hard way…financially.  So, I thought I would share some money saving tips so you don’t end up with an outrageous credit card bill at the end of a restful vacation.  Remember: the cruise ships are designed to make money, not save you money. Click Here to Finish reading our blog post


Episode 7 - Star Wars: 10 Reasons Why your Kids Need to Watch Star Wars

May 4, 2017

It's May 4th and the unofficial holiday of Star Wars!!!  Ben gives us the Top 10 Reasons that your kids need to watch the Star Wars movies.  What do you think?  Leave a comment below!  Listen to more of our podcasts by Clicking Here.

Pictures of our 'Hollywood' themed wedding....Click Here!




Episode 7 - Family Fun Night

May 3, 2017

Visit one of our free monthly Family Fun Nights with an evening full of activities, entertainment and most of all FUN, at a local business. Click here to find info about our next event. 


Episode 6 - 15 Items to Pack in Your Carry-On (when traveling with kids)

May 3, 2017

These 15 items can fit in your carry on

As a parent of 2 children (7 yo & 4 yo), I’m always looking for ways to improve our travel experience, especially when flying.  If you don’t come prepared on the plane, it can make for a LONG flight.  I have learned a few hard lessons along the way (e.g. my son not making it to the toilet mid flight), so why not learn from my mistakes!  LOL! Here is a list of items I pack in my carry-on luggage to help improve any child disaster that is thrown at me. 


Episode 5: Cruising - 10 Best Reasons

May 2, 2017

For those of us who have cruised, "why cruising?" has been a question asked to me several times by non-cruisers.  I'm going to breakdown the awesome benefits of cruising and why it should be on top of your of list of things to do on your next vacation.  Now I know that some of the hard-core travelers don't believe that cruising is "real" travel.  Some think you need to live and breathe the culture by immersing yourself and need to live like the locals.  There maybe some truth to that.  But, I have to admit that I like traveling with some luxury and want to be spoiled, and I don't think there is anything wrong with that either.  So, with that said, here are my top 10 reasons to cruise! Click here to read more from our blog


Episode 4 - Marriage LLC (The Series)

April 30, 2017

Episode 4, Marriage LLC (The Series) (Recorded April 27, 2017) – Marriage and business ownership can have it’s pros and cons.  We talk about the similarities of a successful marriage and having a successful business.


Episode 3 - Family Cruising Fact vs Fiction

April 28, 2017

It’s a debate that’s been around for decades.  A topic that not only has the country divided, but many families and friends.  Of course I’m talking about cruise ships.  There’s such a rift between the “pro-cruisers” and “anti-cruisers”, that when the two sides happen to meet, the tension can be cut with a butter knife.  Yes, I’m being melodramatic.  Look, the truth is cruising is not for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t break down some of the common misnomers about cruising, and highlight some of the truths..  Hopefully this blog will cross the isle and challenge the issues that the “anti-cruise” peeps say keep them from taking a vacation on the open sea.

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Episode 2 - FAQs about buying and selling a mobile / manufactured homes.

April 19, 2017

Episode 2 – FAQs about buying and selling a mobile / manufactured homes. We are licensed and bonded manufactured home dealers in Washington State and Oregon.  If you are thinking of buying or selling a manufactured (in a park), give us a call at 360-241-5126, or visit our website, Helping Hand Equity.   MFG Card Members receive a HUGE discount.  A lot of great content…enjoy!

Episode 1 - Introduction to My Family Guide and the MFG Membership Card

April 19, 2017

Check out our Podcasts for great interviews with ‘Celebrities’, Local Business Owners, New Discounts and more!

My Family Guide is a blog and geo location directory to find kid friendly restaurants, lodging, entertainment and shopping. It is also a marketing tool for local businesses to advertise their kid friendly business to the general public.  We also introduced the MFG Membership.  The annual MFG Membership card will be way for our readers to receive exclusive discounts at their favorite kid-friendly businesses around the country.  Some examples include discounts at coffee shops, restaurants, indoor play centers, photographers,  hotels, cruise lines, rental cars, and more!  If you are interested in joining the MFG Membership, please sign-up here.

As most parents know, not all businesses have families in mind. My Family Guide helps to define the term “family friendly”. MFG requires each business to fill out a questionnaire that is used to generate our "advance search" engine. So, each family can pick what amenities are important to them when searching restaurants, lodging, entertainment and shopping.