Category Archives: Feature

The Carnegie Science Center Drama, Girl Scouts, and Girls in STEM

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Last week, there was a big brouhaha over a sign at the Carnegie Science Center that listed their scouting classes. After listing nine STEM-tastic activities for the boys (chemistry, engineering, astronomy, robotics), they list one class for the girls. And it’s called “Science with a Sparkle,” focusing on the science behind health and beauty products….

Happy Back to School!

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By now, most of us are back to school… I think a few stragglers start this week. I have mixed feelings as the school year begins. I had an especially nice summer with my kids, so it’s a bit hard to go back to early mornings and less time as a family. We’ll just have…

How My Kids Taught Me to Love Reading Again

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Growing up, you could easily describe me as a bookworm. I would spend entire days curled up with a good book and I was always on the hunt for new things to read. I loved the quiet of reading, the focus it requires, the escapism, and the way it inspired me to write. And then…

Under the Sea Party–Mermaids, Fish, Turtles, and More!

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When you’ve got a new house with an indoor pool and a daughter turning 7, all signs point to an “Under the Sea” themed birthday party. Sure, it’s a bit obvious, but it’s also got a lot of potential in terms of decorations and food. Any good party starts with the invitations. Of course, I’m…

North Fork Wine Country–Family Time or Romance?

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The North Fork of Long Island features gems for both adults and kids. Plus, it’s an easy weekend trip from Boston.

A Butterfly Garden Party

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Last summer, LadyBug had a Butterfly Garden Party for her 6th birthday. I have been remiss in posting pictures, but that’s largely because I barely took any. I spent hours upon hours upon hours prepping for this party and then had no time to take pictures! So frustrating. In any case, her 7th birthday party…

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Roller Coaster Comes to Disney World

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Video footage, sneak-peek pictures, and an overview of the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Roller Coaster in the Magic Kingdom.

Some Quirky Disney World Magic

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A Quirky Night in New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World

Never Put Purple Stucco on Your Bedroom Walls

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I have only lived by myself once. It was about a 6-month stretch when I needed to get out of a crazy apartment situation and Big Guy wasn’t quite ready to commit. It’s pretty ironic since I’m such an introvert, but financially it always made sense to share. I loved that apartment, but it had…

A House Love Affair

An indoor balcony. Crazy!

My love affair with our new home…