Holiday Road Trip with Kids?

holiday road trip with kids

  Ahhh!  8 more days until Christmas and let me tell you….I have very few presents for our kids. We have decided to be a bit more calm about gifts this year..instead of piles of presents under the tree…there will be just a few special ones.  We have talked to the kids about Santa and… 

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Happy Birthday Dad!

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Today is my dad’s birthday!  I always had the hardest time remembering if his birthday was Sept 30th or the 31st until I learned that there is no September 31st.  I think I learned that a few months ago. In honor of my dad, I thought I would write a little blog post about him. … 

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Carousel at the Players Theater

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  My baby boy is a thespian and is in the Sarasota Player’s theater production of Carousel–which has been extended for another week, until January 26th.  Carousel is a Rogers and Hammerstein show that has lots of funny lines, deep moving story lines (domestic violence, suicide, depression), and great music. I have seen it twice… 

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Working Out with The Dogs!

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We have three dogs now. Not sure how that happened exactly–but now, we have three. And, I don’t mean three little dogs. Our Great Dane, Aloha is 150 pounds of endlessly needy love. She is always wanting everyone’s attention and is ALWAYS wanting love and pets. She is a big girl and gets tired out… 

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Review: Sittercity Babysitting App


Awhile back, I was asked to test out the new Sitterati BabySitting app…a tool that has been designed to make it easier for parents to find and use babysitters, and to keep a nice and tidy little schedule of who will be watching our kids and when. The app is pretty nifty, I thought, but… 

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Daily Buzz Moms 9×9: Our Holiday Advent Calendar!

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Right now, most mom’s are making their shopping lists for Christmas—gifts for kids, decorations for the house, food for the big meal. Not me! I am getting so excited about my favorite part of the holidays—our family advent calendar. Forget the $1.99, cardboard contraptions with the horrible chocolate—our family advent calendar is all about the… 

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New Puppy!

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We got a new puppy! A great dane baby..8 weeks old, female.  We still can’t come up with a name for her. Although her coloring is similar to Maggie’s, her disposition seems slightly different. We are already in love with her and it has only been two days. Plenty more puppy photos to be sure!