When I think about my childhood, there are certain memories that stand out. Trying to think back to the earliest brings a glimpse or two of nursery school, a quick memory of walking through a hospital corridor with my dad pushing my little brother in a stroller, but most of my solid memories probably [...]
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As pretty much any family with multiple kids can attest to, toys get handed down, and down – and down from one to the next, which means that [...]
My family was hosted at Michigan’s Adventure and provided with vouchers for a meal at the Family Grill. As always, all opinions stated here are either my own or those of my family.
My older kids’ very first roller coaster was Shivering Timbers – Michigan’s longest, fastest coaster that hits speeds of 65 mph and heights [...]
I received a Panasonic Lumix ZS40 digital camera while on the TravelingMom 2014 retreat. As always, all opinions stated here are either my own or those of my family.
Anyone who knows me can tell you that I love to take pictures, especially of my kids. My husband good-naturedly teases me about the tens of thousands [...]
Where did this school year go? I swear just yesterday I was all worried about Abbi transitioning to middle school, and now she’s all done with her first year there. And since our middle school is only 7th and 8th grades, next year will already be her last year of middle school! Then Hannah will [...]
My family received a complimentary 2-night stay in a 2-bedroom unit at Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club, courtesy of Diamond Resorts International. All opinions stated here are 100% either my own or those of my family, as always.
A few weeks ago, my family packed up and headed south for a week-long road trip and [...]
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Mealtime can be stressful for any number of reasons, but in our family it’s the “What’s for dinner tonight?” question that [...]
We were hosted by Disney World for two nights and provided with park tickets as part of the TravelingMom retreat. All opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family, as always.
Disney World has been keeping up with technology and that’s very apparent with the recent rollout of MyMagic+, now available to [...]
We were hosted by Disney World for two nights and provided with park tickets as part of the TravelingMom retreat. We were also hosted by Diamond Resorts at the Mystic Dunes resort for two nights as well. All opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family, as always.
When it comes to [...]
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I know, I know – parents are busy people. All of us – it’s in the nature of the job. We all are rushing through our days, trying to get everything [...]
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It’s that time of year again – the day where we celebrate and honor the mothers in our lives. No matter whether you’ve got a mom, [...]
We are packed and ready.
Electronics are charged, books checked out, pet care arranged, and minivan (mostly) loaded.
We’re heading to Disney World!
This will be my family’s second long road trip in two years – both of which have included visiting Mickey and friends. There are a few differences – last time we hit Orlando was [...]
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My iPhone battery frustrates me to no end, just about every day. I don’t think I’ve made it [...]
April 17, 2013 will always remain one of the scariest days of my life. Waiting while my (then) 10-year-old daughter was wheeled back for a surgery that was going to remove most of her right knee tissue, move muscles around in her leg and then cover everything up with a graft of skin taken from [...]
This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
April is Earth Month – very appropriate [...]
Here we go.
The final countdown has begun. With excitement on her part – and trepidation on ours.
Today is April 1st – and in two more days, we’ll have…
It really doesn’t change our lives much – she’s been acting teenager-ish since starting middle school last fall. It’s so incredible to see her growing and [...]
On March 19, 2013, I wrote a post called “Never say Never”, chronicling where we were at that point with everything that had been happening with the tumor on Hannah’s knee. We had just met with the Osteopathic Oncologist and he had recommended the surgery that ended up taking place just under a month later, [...]
I truly don’t think she’s going to make it to the end of the season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Actually, I’m wondering if she’s going to make it until Tuesday’s episode – the first new one in several weeks.
I have no idea how she’s going to survive the summer hiatus.
And I asked her the other [...]
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Despite our best efforts and good intentions, my husband and I just don’t get out alone together for dinner very much. We do lunches a lot more [...]