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Wordless Wednesday: Medieval Times!

April 3, 2013
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Wordless Wednesday: Medieval Times!

My son and husband visited Medieval Times as part of a Cub Scout trip earned from selling the most popcorn in their pack. My son is a Medieval Times veteran. Here’s a writeup I did about the time we took him when two close friends of my parents were visiting from England. Another time...
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Reading, Singing, Learning, and Playing Music Is Easy with Mibblio

March 28, 2013
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Reading, Singing, Learning, and Playing Music Is Easy with Mibblio

                  I’m not a “get down on the floor and play blocks” type of mom. I do get on the floor and play wth my kids, but I much prefer reading to them or playing music. In fact, many of my fondest memories are of the...
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Wordless Wednesday: A Good Day Well Spent

March 20, 2013
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Wordless Wednesday: A Good Day Well Spent

About 2 weeks ago, we celebrated my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. My sister and I were deep in planning mode from last summer onwards. We sifted through restaurants. Created the invitation. Pored over the guest list. Planned the menu. All under the nose of my parents. Yep, we did it…we pulled off a SURPRISE...
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Birthday Parties Ideas for Home Parties for Babies and Toddlers

March 15, 2013
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Birthday Parties Ideas for Home Parties for Babies and Toddlers

If I sat down I could add up the number of birthday parties I have held. So how many have I hosted for my kids? Since I have hosted birthday parties since the mid 90s, sometimes it is hard to remember each party in detail. But suffice it to say, I’ve held well over...
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Wordless Wednesday: I’m Skiing in the Rain!

March 13, 2013
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Wordless Wednesday: I’m Skiing in the Rain!


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Today Was a Stay in Your Jammies Kind of Day

March 5, 2013
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Day two of my “no morning carpool week” dawned. I could feel the weight lift off my shoulders. I didn’t have to leave the house at the crack of dawn with my two kids and pick up two other kids en route to first one school and then a second school before heading home. Now don’t get...
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Did We Do a Good Job on the Listerine #21-Day Challenge?

March 2, 2013
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Did We Do a Good Job on the Listerine #21-Day Challenge?

Two weeks ago I had one of those days where I rocked. I made breakfast and lunches quickly. All the kids were picked up or dropped off at school on time. I wrote two blogposts in short order. My day was on pace to be a good one. As the clock struck 12 I...
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What Laws Would You Pass If You Were President?

February 22, 2013
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A day late and a dollar short. Yep, that’s me. I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon when it is still moving. Nope. Generally I wait until said bandwagon is at a virtual stop. Wouldn’t want to be trendy, now would I? No, not me. So it is fitting that I am jumping...
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New from Disney: Films Due out in 2013…Iron Man 3, Monsters University, The Lone Ranger

February 14, 2013
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New from Disney: Films Due out in 2013…Iron Man 3, Monsters University, The Lone Ranger

ET played in my hometown theater for 6 months. My hometown movie theater had one screen. Occasionally the movie theater was rented out to local theater companies. I’ll let that sink in. How many of you live in a town where the only movie theater has one screen? And sometimes the movie theater didn’t even show...
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5 Tips for Prepping for the Holidays for the Organizationally Challenged

February 12, 2013
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5 Tips for Prepping for the Holidays for the Organizationally Challenged

The holidays are busy and stressful. Don’t get me wrong I love spending time with my family, especially at the holidays. I enjoy time with family throughout the year, but the holidays are a special time of the year. Time away from work and activities is all sorts of awesome. No schedule. No where...
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