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Taking Things for Granted–The Food Allergy Club

Earlier this week I sat at a table with 8 Kindergarteners and their respective mothers/grandmothers. It might have been a mother/child brunch. It could have been some kind of cool club. Instead, it was a meeting for kids with food allergies who are getting ready to transition into a new school for first grade. The…

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2012 Family Highlights

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I could write a novel about the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration this year. I had an absolutely amazing time, and so did my family. I have more coverage to come, but here are some of the highlights for the kids. It’s not surprising, given their mom, but my kids just love Walt Disney World….

We’re Going to Disney World for Disney Social Media Moms


We’re off to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and I am so incredibly excited. I had the pleasure of attending the first Celebration in 2010, but wasn’t able to bring the family. This year, we’re all going and I know the kids are going to have a fantastic time. Disney knows how to throw…

Healthy Babies: Taking Things for Granted


Last week I had an ultrasound done at a local hospital (and, no, I’m not pregnant). I’ve had more than a dozen done over the past few years with two at-risk pregnancies and various other things that crop up. The ultrasound tech was a student, and it just may have been her first ultrasound on…

Delicious Pinkalicious


LadyBug loves pink and purple. It’s inexplicable to me, but there it is. It’s not at all surprising that Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann is one of her absolute favorite books. Bug complains Every. Single. Time. we read it because, after all, boys hate pink from the very core of their being. They hate it so…

Spot it! Game Review


I’m always on the lookout for good family games that allow people of different ages to play with a level playing field. It’s a bonus for me if they are portable and thought-provoking. The first time I saw Spot it! was at the Marbles: The Brain Store grand opening and I thought it was pretty…

Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream


After our most recent experience at Disney on Ice, I was torn about bringing Bug along to Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream. In addition to his issues with the sound, this particular show focuses heavily on princesses. In fact, it tells the stories of Tiana, Cinderella, and Rapunzel. But when I asked, he…

First Fondue


Big Guy and I LOVE fondue. We were so excited to introduce the kids to fondue earlier this month! LadyBug loved the bread (which I made from scratch) and the kielbasa. She wanted nothing to do with the cheese! Bug tried the cheese and decided that he wanted “just a little” on his food. In…

Dreaded Doctor Visits

I made a vow to myself on my 40th birthday to make an even stronger effort to focus on a healthier lifestyle. I’m making progress, albeit slow. At least I know that the changes I have made will be with me for life. They aren’t simply a fad I’m going through. The one thing I…

Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove–Magic, Tears, Princesses, and More


Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove celebrates Disney animation from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves all the way through Tangled. We loved the show, but the overall experience was mixed. Such is the way when you’re dealing with kids.