Category Archives: Quirky Family

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Warm Hugs with Olaf

The 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Walt Disney World was as magical as ever with characters, a movie screening, parties, and lots of learning.

A Year Ago Today

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A year ago today, we waited, quietly, for news. A year ago today, we went out for dinner and tried to pretend that everything was normal. A year ago today we sat, one of only two families left in the Children’s Hospital waiting room. A year ago today, LadyBug had kidney surgery, and we were…

A Visit to the Ice Castle in Lincoln, NH

Ice Castle, Lincoln, NH

Last weekend, we bundled up and made our way up to Lincoln, NH. We weren’t skiing, or skating, or snow tubing. We were up there to visit the newly opened Ice Castle. It’s definitely a site to see! The first thing I have to say is that I expected caves. Based on the name and…

The Best Bus Driver–It Takes a Village to Educate a Child

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  The first day of Kindergarten is nerve-wracking for most parents, but especially when you’re putting your little one onto a bus for the first time. Not only do you have to worry about whether they will make new friends, keep up with their work, and eat lunch every day, but you have to put…

Tips for an Unstoppable Holiday Season

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I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions expressed are my own. The winter holidays are my favorite time of year. I specifically love Christmas,…

Moms, Share Your Tips for Being Unstoppable

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions expressed are my own. We are almost three weeks into the school year and even though I still…

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…

Crudite Creations Provides Beautiful and Healthy Veggie Centerpieces

We had LadyBug’s friend birthday party on Father’s Day weekend. We were getting her a bouncy house for the whole weekend, so I thought it would be a good time to have family and friends over, too. They could make the most of the bouncy house and see our new house. We invited Big Guy’s…

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…