If you are planning on visiting a Disney park and would like an overview of what each park and resort have to offer, I would encourage you to send for a free Disney vacation planning DVD. They provide the highlights of each park and give a glimpse into the various themes of all of the Disney property resorts.
Even though we just took a Disney vacation within the past year, my kids still ask to watch the DVD. I think it brings back good memories of their trip and gets them excited to…
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Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village- Dearborn, MI
The Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum complex are a huge treasure trove of history and rich in educational value for the whole family. I have probably been there 5 or 6 times over the years as a child and adult and have always enjoyed it.
The Village is an all-day undertaking as you will have tons of things to see and do. There are seven historic districts to visit in the village and…
Added by Erin on December 4, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments
Since his car is at my place, I offer to pick him up so he doesn’t have to take a taxi.
I arrive to get him. He gets in the car and asks again why I’m crying. I hand him the pregnancy test.
He looks at it and says….“Well, you got what you wanted a baby and no guy.”
I reply, “Yeah, that’s every girl’s dream.”
He then says, “If it’s real that is.”
“What are you talking about?”
“You could have used Kool-aid on the stick.”
My mind is reeling in…Continue
My daughter sent me a text message on her way home from school, don’t worry she isn’t texting and driving, and said “guess what”. As a parent, I was thinking the worst. She said she was given a “baby doll”. I automatically knew that she was given a “real baby” simulator to take care of for a few days. Read more at: Uplifting Families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 16, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments
A great way to gain access to hundreds of museums nationwide is thru the ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers)passport program. Purchase a pass at one of the participating centers for free or reduced admission to other centers throughout the country. This is an excellent resource for traveling families.
We purchase our passes thru the Charlotte Harbor Historical
Society out of Florida, which are very reasonably priced for an annual family pass. The current amount for…
Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:36am — No Comments
One of my favorite travel book collections is the Kids Love Travel series, which was written by a family traveling and discovering different travel destinations for kid-friendliness. They give very helpful recommendations on navigating more popular tourist destinations as well as providing some information on often overlooked travel gems for families. I have the Ohio book and have used it extensively- I did not even know a few of the places existed. There are more than a dozen books…Continue
Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:34am — No Comments
Oh, the Disney vacation! So many things to do, places to eat, new attractions, characters to meet and shows to see. Everyone has an opinion on their favorite park, ride, or restaurant. It can seem a bit overwhelming when trying to plan and decide what the best options are for the ages of your children and what everyone is interested in doing. Not to mention the exact science of figuring out when the best time to visit each park would be as well as the least crowded times to visit attractions…Continue
Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:32am — No Comments
Why travel with kids? It can be inconvenient- dragging toys, extra clothes, portable electronics, and a huge supply of Capri-Suns halfway across the country. Not to mention if you have a baby or toddler and you might as well rent a trailer to haul everything you're going to need. Plus, the kids are out of their normal routine, might be missing sleep and are eating on the run. Nerves can get frayed and tantrums blow up, particularly if it's hot and standing in line is involved.
Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:28am — No Comments
Find this recipe at: http://www.thepiggytoes.com/2012/11/08/turkey-and-beef-chili/
The last time I attempted to make a pot of Chili, it was so spicy that no one could eat it except for my dear hubby. I could only down a tiny bowl and it was a total bust. I’d venture to say that not many taste testers could’ve handled the heat. Why so hot? Well, I met a can of Adobo…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on November 8, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments
Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to fake confidence in front of clients until the real thing comes.
Added by Janeane Davis on October 19, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
I feel like agents at my office are often times on similar wavelengths. This last week I had some similar conversations with a few different agents. What made the experience unusual was that the subjects were brought up to me in the course of the conversation by the other person. You know that feeling where you say, "that's so funny, I just had that same conversation with so and so." Yeah, that was me last week.
As some of the newer realtors are becoming more comfortable, me…Continue
Added by Wendy McCance on September 25, 2012 at 7:17pm — No Comments
Please welcome my special guest, Jack L. Brody, author of the latest suspense thriller, The Moroni Deception. I had the opportunity to read it and you can find my review in Blogcritics. In this interview, Brody talks about the history behind the book and how difficult it was to dwell in Mormon controversy, among…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on September 12, 2012 at 3:34am — No Comments
Below is an excerpt from an email to my friends Sheila and Tricia (sisters and moms of two) last summer after my son and I experienced our first flight together or travel SNAFU without Daddy’s help. My son and I fly out for the same family vacation later today. My husband meets us later this week. I am optimistic the travel experience will be smoother for us today than it was last year……Continue
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Today I'd like to offer up some suggestions for interactive books/journals for your kids. Only you'll find it difficult to keep your hands off of these bad boys, because they are so much more than coloring books. They're more like personal creativity trainers between two covers, as they are full of inspiration, fun, creative direction, and ways to make art in a non-threatening, playful way. Great for kids, but what adult doesn't need a little more of this in their lives,…Continue
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My son is a boy's boy, a rough and tumble kid. He likes football, plays baseball, watches racing. He doesn't hold hands with mom much anymore, and he only says "I love you" at night.
So that's why I owe a big debt of gratitude to "Wallace and Gromit."
I don't know if you've seen this British series, but my kids love it. I think it's just okay - but I'll admit, it's growing on me.
There are "Wallace and Gromit" movies and "Wallace and Gromit" shorts, and they all revolve…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on April 23, 2012 at 11:06pm — No Comments
Last Friday was the last day of Camp Runamuk (the affectionate name we call life at my house when the kids are off school and fun is involved) and I decided to host the First Annual Dugdale Trifecta Easter Egg Hunt.
Here’s what you get when you have 4 mommies + 14 kids + 225 eggs + 12 tons of sugar =
Added by Heather Dugdale on April 11, 2012 at 11:17pm — No Comments