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An African Safari has always been high on my bucket-list.  Africa isn't exactly right down the road, so I k... read more
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Thinking of a Family Road Trip? Just Do It
We had always wanted to take an epic, cross-country, family road trip.  Unfortunately, there was always som... read more
Best Spots to Relax at Disney Best Spots to Relax at Disney
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Disneyland is wonderful, but it can also be exhausting. Sometimes we need a little break from the crowds an... read more
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I used to think that I couldn’t possibly ever vacation to the same place twice -- there are just too many o... read more
Greek Lemon Rice Soup Greek Lemon Rice Soup
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Greek lemon rice soup, also known as Avgolemono, is one of those dishes that reminds me of home.  The funny... read more
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Fresh Strawberry Pie
Fresh strawberry pie is my favorite spring and summer pie recipe. My grandma gave me this strawberry pie re... read more
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If your family is anything like ours you've already had a few screen time battles this summer - and for us ... read more
Our Dyslexic Journey Our Dyslexic Journey
Our Dyslexic Journey
I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as ... read more
Our Summer Bucket List Our Summer Bucket List
Our Summer Bucket List
Each year in the weeks before school lets out, my kids and I sit down and write our summer bucket list.  I ... read more

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It's never too early to start thinking about your matching holiday pajamas.  I learned my lesson a few years ago when I waited until the last minute to find our seasonal pajamas. As a result, I ended up having to choose from whatever wasn't sold out.  It was slim pickings. …
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Pointillism art is a perfect rainy day activity. Actually, it's perfect for any day.   It's great for kids because it's a fun and unique way to approach painting. They like it because it's not hard to do.  Parents will love it because it only requires only a few simple materials. …
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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Grilled Pineapple

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