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There’s No Room for Mom Guilt Right Now There’s No Room for Mom Guilt Right Now
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These Are the Droids You are Looking For These Are the Droids You are Looking For
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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
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Staying Sane While Social Distancing

Life in quarantine has been an adjustment to say the least.  Over the last two weeks I have found myself running the gamut of emotions, and cycling through all these emotions at record speeds can sometimes leave me feeling overwhelmed and anxious.  The first couple weeks have been hard, but…
Michelle Tucker
March 28, 2020
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Musee Mecanique

If you are in San Francisco and are looking for something fun and inexpensive to do with the kids, I have got the place for you.  Right at the end of Taylor street at Pier 45 on Fishermans’ Wharf  is a unique little family owned museum which is as fun…
Michelle Tucker
February 25, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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 new.  Our kids were 7 and 10 and we were more than ready to travel outside our comfort zone.  We wanted a place that would give us a good amount of…
Michelle Tucker
January 13, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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