It was a sunny spring day.  The salty, humid air was buzzing with the excitement and anticipation of thousands of vacationers boarding a giant cruise ship. About to embark upon four days of fun and relaxation, I found two...
In January, I love to get organized for the year and one of the first things I do is get a planner. A planner is a way for you to personalize your calendar and fun way to be creative...
October can be a very spooky time of year.  We think of haunted houses and scary costumes, but something that I have been wondering for awhile is about what a scary place the internet can be. Don't get me wrong,...
Due to a last minute change of plans last weekend we found ourselves south of home, in Ellenton. We are still planning our trip to Caladesi Island so be sure to check back for that as well as many...
My babysitter is a rock star: When I return home, the house is cleaned and the kids are asleep. She is worth every. Single. Penny. One night after paying my sitter and kicking off my heels, I asked her about...
As a mom, I want my child to have a perfect childhood. With many fond memories and cherished times filling the family photo album. As much as we want to protect our children, life still happens. When a loved...
Gone are the days of window shopping. But I vividly remember those big, red SALE signs drawing me in. I'd hit the clearance racks and felt excited after snagging a great deal. But now Amazon and other online retailers...
I’m blind to the nicked walls, faded paint, and dated furniture in my house. I have three kids, so my eyes are busy spotting the unsigned permission slip, the wet towel on the hardwood floor, the spilled cereal, i.e.,...
I came across a friend's Facebook post about how she was able to reunite a lost child with her family. She spoke about how the father reacted by screaming at the 3 year old for getting lost. Under her post someone...
If you're just tuning in and seeing this Part 2 post, then you've missed my first 5 tips for a baseball mom.  6. You find your baseball Family When you sign your child up for baseball, you gain another family! These...

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Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole...