These Are the Droids You are Looking For These Are the Droids You are Looking For
These Are the Droids You are Looking For
We usually don’t splurge on souvenirs when we go to Disney. We don’t need all that extra stuff, and those litt... read more
Easy Chocolate Fondue Easy Chocolate Fondue
Easy Chocolate Fondue
I am not a fan of getting big gifts for Valentines day. I am all about keeping it simple. That said, I do like... read more
Puppy Love: EmBARKing on a Puppy Journey Puppy Love: EmBARKing on a Puppy Journey
Puppy Love: EmBARKing on a Puppy Journey
This past Christmas, Santa surprised our family with a golden retriever puppy. There she was, sweet as can be,... read more
Costa Rica: Our Family Friendly Adventure Costa Rica: Our Family Friendly Adventure
Costa Rica: Our Family Friendly Adventure
Our family was in need of an adventure.  Spring Break was rapidly approaching and we wanted to try someplace n... read more
Rain, Rain, Go Away Rain, Rain, Go Away
Rain, Rain, Go Away
Do you get a case of the blues when the weather turns crummy?  I have been known to get a little moody when I ... read more
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These Are the Droids You are Looking For

We usually don’t splurge on souvenirs when we go to Disney. We don’t need all that extra stuff, and those little knick knacks start to add up. The most we usually get is maybe a couple of Disney pins or a Disney sweatshirt because, inevitably, one of us will forget…
Michelle Tucker
February 16, 2020
Chocolate FondueFeaturedLifestyle

Easy Chocolate Fondue

I am not a fan of getting big gifts for Valentines day. I am all about keeping it simple. That said, I do like to do something special. This year I decided to surprise my husband and kids with a chocolate fondue and spread. We love going out to fondue,…
Michelle Tucker
February 9, 2020
Puppy LoveFeaturedLifestyle

Puppy Love: EmBARKing on a Puppy Journey

This past Christmas, Santa surprised our family with a golden retriever puppy. There she was, sweet as can be, all wrapped with a bow under the tree on Christmas morning. Could anything be more magical? Honestly, no, it was one of the best and sweetest surprises ever. It was completely…
Michelle Tucker
February 4, 2020
PuddlesFeaturedLifestyle

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Do you get a case of the blues when the weather turns crummy?  I have been known to get a little moody when I go more than a couple days without the sun. Here in the bay area we are officially in the rainy season, and we have been seeing…
Michelle Tucker
December 11, 2019
Charlie Brown ChristmasLifestyle

Our Charlie Brown Tree

One of our favorite Christmas shows to watch each year is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”  I love that it’s the simple story of a child trying find the deeper meaning of Christmas while being surrounded by the influx of commercialism.  It isn’t lost on me that going out and buying this little…
Michelle Tucker
December 8, 2019
Christmas gift ideasLifestyle

Non-Toy Gift Ideas

If you are anything like us, you probably feel like your home is busting at the seams with toys. We seriously have toys hidden in every nook and cranny of our house.  About twice a year we do go through the toys and try to donate the ones that the…
Michelle Tucker
November 14, 2019
Holiday decorLifestyle

Staying Sane Through the Holidays

Tis’ the season to be jolly, right?  At least that is what the song says.  Don’t get me wrong,  I love the holiday season.  I usually start counting down the days ‘til Christmas in September.  I love the decorating. I love the shopping. I love the traditions and spending time with family and friends.  I…
Michelle Tucker
November 5, 2019
DonutsLifestyle

Sunday Morning Donuts

A favorite morning treat our family loves making together is homemade donuts.  They are a fun, easy, and sweet way to start the day.  To be honest, our recipe isn't 100 percent homemade.  We actually use a can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits instead of making our own dough, but our…
Michelle Tucker
November 3, 2019
DyslexiaAdvocacy

Dyslexia: What Has Helped Us

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.  Dyslexia is one of the most common language-based learning disabilities, and it is estimated that 5-10% of the population have dyslexia. Both of my children are dyslexic, and I have spent many nights researching it to understand what it is and how it changes the way…
Michelle Tucker
October 18, 2019
sunflowersLifestyle

Our Fall Favorites

We love Autumn! I mean who doesn’t, with things like warm apple cider, beautiful colored leaves, and cooler cozy evenings, what’s not to love?  There are so many fun things to do during fall, it's sometimes hard to fit them all in-- but somehow we always do.   Below I have…
Michelle Tucker
October 6, 2019
IEP Meeting TipsAdvocacy

Tips for Surviving an IEP Meeting

Now that the school year has begun, we already have a couple IEP meetings scheduled to make sure the kids are on track.  For those of you who don’t know what an IEP meeting is, first off that’s awesome because you are not having to deal with them. Second, IEP…
Michelle Tucker
September 15, 2019
AdvocacyFeatured

Our Dyslexic Journey

I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as we’ve had. I want to share our experience, so maybe someone starting this journey will be made aware of some of the things I wish I learned earlier.  When…
Michelle Tucker
July 19, 2019
Lifestyle

Chunky Gazpacho

Fresh garden vegetables are one of my favorite things about summertime.  Nothing beats the taste of a ripe tomato straight from the garden. Gazpacho is one of my favorite dishes to make with my fresh veggies.  It's a Spanish style raw tomato soup that is served cold.   Each summer my…
Michelle Tucker
July 8, 2019
Travel

Traveling with Kids: Be Prepared for Anything

My husband and I couldn’t wait for our kids to get a little older so we could all start traveling the world together.  I really feel like we learn so much through travel.  I am not talking about a go to a resort and sit there kind of vacation, and…
Michelle Tucker
July 1, 2019