When to Visit Walt Disney World

When to Visit Walt Disney World

| January 21, 2019 | 55 Comments

If the weather is cold where you are, you might be suffering a bit from cabin fever this time of year. Although late January isn’t the typical time to plan a vacation, your mind may be on thoughts of getting away from it all for a little while. If you have kids, you might even […]

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Getting Organized in the coming Year : Finances

Getting Organized in the coming Year : Finances

| January 11, 2019 | 13 Comments

As January comes to an end, most of us have all of our tax forms rolling in, and it’s almost time to start getting everything in order before the tax man comes calling on April 15. While you’re busily gathering receipts and W-2s and documentation from the bank, you might be overwhelmed at the state […]

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January Birthdays are meant to be Celebrated

January Birthdays are meant to be Celebrated

| January 9, 2019 | 1 Comment

Another year has come and gone, and it’s January once again. I’ve always been particularly fond of January because it happens to be my birthday month! My mother and my son are also January babies, so for my family, it’s a time of celebrating, even though the month of big celebratory holidays has just passed.
Having […]

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Celebrating Three Kings Day

Celebrating Three Kings Day

| January 6, 2019 | 20 Comments

Three Kings Day, also known as Little Christmas, Twelfth Night or, of course, the Feast of Epiphany, is celebrated on January 6th. Coming a dozen days after Christmas, the day is the official end of the “Twelve Days of Christmas”. In some parts of the world, this holiday is as big and important a part […]

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Getting Organized: Tame Your Schedule

Getting Organized: Tame Your Schedule

| January 4, 2019 | 86 Comments

Happy New Year! Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get organized? Many of us have that same resolution year after year… I know I do! One of the problems is that, especially when you have kids, nothing is constant. Clothes are outgrown, the kids’ activities change season to season, carpool arrangements change each […]

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Shopping the January Sales

Shopping the January Sales

| January 1, 2019 | 114 Comments

If I asked you when the best time is to stock up on school supplies, you’d say July, right? It’s when all of the big box stores tend to have boxes of crayons for a quarter or two, 10-packs of markers for a buck, and those spiral notebooks that get caught on everything for pennies. […]

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Food

International Chocolate Day: September 13

International Chocolate Day: September 13

International Chocolate Day might just be one of the best days of the year! If you’re in the mood for a sweet celebration, you’re in luck. September 13th is designated International Chocolate Day. The origins of this holiday are unclear, although September 13th is the birthday of both Milton Hershey, founder of the Hershey chocolate […]

Apple Activities For Little Ones

Apple Activities For Little Ones

Now that fall is in the air and your big kids are off at school, you might be getting the urge to have some special mom-and-child fall-themed fun with your littlest one. Toddlers and preschoolers are still learning a lot about the world around them, so even simple, everyday objects are exciting to explore and […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in September

Things to Buy on Sale in September

September is here! When I lived in New England, this was always my favorite time of year: the air would be crisp in the mornings, but still comfortably warm in the afternoons. Living in Florida now, I miss those days of early fall!
Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, […]

How to Choose a Backpack

How to Choose a Backpack

We seem to have an abundance of backpacks at our house. We’ve got character backpacks from Dora to Spongebob to Power Rangers, plus several solid-color or print backpacks. With that said, every year, my kids want a new backpack to go along with all of their spiffy new back-to-school clothes. I don’t mind, as after […]