5 Tips for Creating Awesome Halloween Costumes

I did a little math this week and came to an odd realization -- We have 2 kids and somehow over the past 17 years, I've helped them to create more than 50 costumes! I know -- there's some crazy math there since Halloween only comes but on...
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Aulani: 9 Must-Do Activities at Disney's Hawaii Resort on Oahu

Awesome tips & secrets for staying at Aulani, Disney's Hawaii resort on Oahu!After a few years of planning and saving, we were able to take a trip to Hawaii this year -- yes, it was amazing! We had accumulated enough Disney Reward ...
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Planning a YES Day with the Kids

This content is sponsored by Kohl’s as a part of their #DestinationSummer campaign.  Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions (and crazy comments) are always my own.   This week, I’m excited to be workin...
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Great Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of School

We are on countdown in our house -- only 9 more school days left for us! Yep, only 9 days, 4 finals, 3 school activities and 1 graduation event -- then we can enjoy sleeping in, long days without schedules, fun day trips and some relaxing ...
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5 Ways to Unplug & Connect over a Family Dinner

If you ever come to my house for dinner (and please know you're always invited -- I make a killer lasagna!), I have a few rules that everyone has to follow -- no phone, texts or tv during the meal. One bite of the lasagna and you really won...
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Staying in Touch with Family & Teaching Kids about Snail Mail

 We don't live close to any of our family - they are sprinkled across the country.  So when it comes time to celebrate a birthday or special occasion, we rely on 'snail mail'.  Yes, we could probably text them a note or send...
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It’s not about Creating Perfect, It’s about Creating Memories

  I learned a long time ago that the memories our kids have of the holidays are not those picture perfect ideals that you see in magazines and movies.  In fact, some of their fondest memories of Christmases past are ones...
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Our Summer Bucket List

  Well, today's the day!  It's the last day of school for the kids here.  As I put the finishing touches on this post, my oldest is completing his final exams and my youngest is enjoying the school talent show.  They ...
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Our Summer Adventure List - Fun Activities to do this Summer

  I'm so excited about today's post!  For a few reasons -- first, we had a great time creating it and second, it's a post about SUMMER! For the past few weeks, we've been working on our Summer Adventure List - a.k.a. the summe...
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Enjoying Disney at Home - 5 Fun Finds

  Whether you're planning a trip to the Disney Parks or are just a fan of all things Disney, we've got some fun (and free) items for you this week!...
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50 Non-Candy Ideas for Your Easter Basket

In our house, the Easter Bunny is a really cool Dude!  He doesn't just bring jelly beans and chocolate bunnies but also some great fun & educational items that the kids just LOVE!  Really - they spend more time with these it...
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Handwritten Memories in this Age of Technology

  Have you ever done something brilliant (I mean absolutely amazing!) but you just didn't realize it until years later? I recently had one of those moments last month but it didn't start as happy as it ended....
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14 Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy on Thanksgiving

A list of FUN things for kids to do on Thanksgiving Day! So, you’ve got the turkey ordered, your guest list is all set and you know what you’re making for dessert.  But have you thought about Thanksgiving Day activities for your ...
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5 Things I Want My Kids to Love (and Learn) in November

  I love the month of November!    I know that most kids think it’s just the time between Halloween and the beginning of the holiday season, but for me it’s a great time to be thankful for a number of things.  &n...
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Finding Jingle Bells: An Alternative to Elf on a Shelf

Looking for an alternative to Elf on the Shelf? Try Searching for Jingle Bells hidden by elves!I am always looking for ways to make things a little less hectic during the holidays – because I really don’t need one more thing to rem...
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