Category Archives: Quirky Mama

Sharing My #DisneySide with the Girl Scouts

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If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’m a Disney fan. When I first heard of the #DisneySide promotion, I laughed and said, “I don’t have a Disney side. I’m Disney through and through.” If most of our belongings weren’t still in boxes, I’d show you how Disney runs through our house… Winnie the…

Sending Love and Support to the People of the Philippines

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I was not particularly well-traveled as a young person. By my mid-twenties, I hadn’t crossed the middle of the United States and I had never left the country. My first foray into international travel was a 5-day trip to Paris with friends, done on the spur of the moment. So, when it came time for…

The Road to Delicious Perfection–Apple Cider Donuts with Maple Frosting

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I love fall flavors. I’d put pumpkin pie spice in just about everything if I could. Mmmm. LadyBug has been asking to bake with me (we’ve been watching Master Chef Kids!) and since she’s just back to health after a pretty scary illness, I figured the time was right. I decided to make these Apple…

The Open Floor Plan is an Extrovert Conspiracy

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We’ve been house hunting. Actually, we have an offer in on a house, so I guess we’re further along than that. But this is about something else: the open floor plan. It is oh-so-trendy right now in real estate listings, at least here in Massachusetts, to brag about the “open floor plan.” The idea is…

Mt. Washington Cog Railway–A Journey in Pictures

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I have lived in New England for most of my life so I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I have never been to the top of Mt. Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeast. I’ve been to the White Mountains, but we’ve always stayed at a lower elevation. When I received information about a…

Dress Up Life with Blue Heritage Collection Ball Mason Jars

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I realize that I haven’t posted the pictures from LadyBug’s Butterfly Garden birthday party last June, so you probably have no idea just how enamored I am with Mason jars. They’re kind of trendy right now, anyway, but I just love how versatile they are. And there’s something to be said about storing things in…

Tiny Little Needles-Food Allergy Parenting

Have you ever had an allergy skin prick test? Here’s what happens at our allergist… They clean your back with alcohol, and then write with a permanent marker to label where each section of tests will happen. And then they press groups of 8 tiny needles into your back that contain things you may be…

Milking the Cow, or Swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun

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I “worry” about everything. Not in big, dramatic ways, but in smaller, “What if?” and “How can I plan ahead?” sort of ways. The strange part about that is that it’s mostly a social sort of worrying. When I went ziplining, I wasn’t at all concerned about falling to my death. Instead, I was concerned…

Early Mother’s Day Magic – Braving the Heat for Merida’s Royal Coronation in Disney World

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We were fortunate enough to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration this year. Disney always manages to pack plenty of magic into the conference and this year was no different. As part of our conference package, we received an invitation to Merida’s Royal Coronation. The spunky princess from Brave became the 11th official Disney…

Adam Shankman Suggests Acting Classes for Budding Dancers

It’s our last interview for the 2013 SYTYCD auditions in Boston. I was so excited to see that Adam Shankman was the guest judge for the day. In addition to being talented, he’s pretty funny. And it seems that he’s just as addicted to social media, as they kept trying to steal his phone away….