Activities

Disney World Essentials

  Our past trip to Disney was the first one I have ever taken as an adult. I have to say it was quite different being responsible for two kids instead of experiencing the magic as a kid yourself. You are extremely aware of all the stresses that go into a Disney vacation. There is the heat, crowds, and the…

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Activities, Step Parenting

Disney Birthday Surprise

I wanted to provide an update to all of my readers as I have been seemingly absent for nearly two months now. I have to say the past months have been a complete whirlwind filled with birthdays, work, and vacation. Over a month ago, my stepdaughter turned 10-years-old. We knew this was a big one that we were going to…

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Activities

Tie Knot Blankets

  Winters in North Carolina can be difficult – there is rarely any snow but it is always way too cold to send kids out to play. Last week though, I knew that we were going to be headed into a series of snow days and have extended time trapped in the house (NC can’t handle anything more than an…

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Activities, Yummies

Snow Ice Cream

  Yesterday, we got a total of eight inches of snow – more than I have ever seen since moving to North Carolina ten years ago! The kids don’t even have snow boots and pants simply because there hasn’t been the need for them. But, that didn’t stop them from spending time outside building snowmen, making snow angels in the…

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Activities, Yummies

Homemade Sushi with Kids

  My stepdaughter LOVES sushi, absolutely loves it more than anything.  I personally had never even had sushi before I met her father.  But, it has now become somewhat of a regular thing in our family to celebrate good grades or end of school or just for a special night out.  What she wanted for Christmas this year though was…

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Activities

Top 10 Road Trip Essentials

  I wouldn’t say I love road trips, but, with a family of four, flying is just so damn expensive!  So, we have had our fair share of 8-10 hour trips in the car – often with varying success.  For the most part, the kids are good with the exception of the occasional sibling bickering.  I found these ten items…

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