Share Your Hero!

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Mrs. Fields recently sent me a wonderful package to help me get inspired to share my hero! I was thrilled to do so! Heroes are all around us. I love any opportunity to highlight the everyday heroes in my life, from stay at home moms to teachers to special needs parents. To me, if you are taking the time to influence a child in any way, shape, or form, that makes you a hero in my book! Yes, YOU!

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SummerFest at the Gaylord National

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Need a break from the daily grind and daily routines? I know we do every now and then. Sometimes it’s nice to pack up the kids and get away for a day or two. We did this last week. We didn’t go far, but we had a wonderful weekend staycation at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center! [Read more…]

Visit Kings Dominion this Spring!

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This year Kings Dominion has all kinds of fun to offer. Whether you have younger children or teens, there is something for everyone! I have a 4, 9, and 11 year old and all three kids had a ride they absolutely HAD to go on over and over. We were invited to check out the Spring Bloom Festival and we had a wonderful day!

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Disney’s Pete’s Dragon

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A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. Did you catch the trailer premier debut? Don’t worry, I got it right here!

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Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove~A Family Review!

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Anyone who knows our family knows that we are a Disney family. Any chance we get to experience the Mouse and his friends, we take it! I was thrilled to be invited to Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove, Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! My husband and I kept it a surprise until we walked into the Verizon Center that night. To see our kids’ faces light up was worth keeping the secret 🙂 All three of them began smiling ear to ear and giggling with delight. Before the show even started, it was a hit!

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Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur~ A Must See Tale!

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The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation takes you on this wild journey, and no one does it like Pixar! [Read more…]

Smart Flour Foods

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Calling all pizza lovers! I don’t think I know a person who doesn’t love pizza. I do, however, know people who have to keep it at arm’s length due to dietary reasons. Introducing Smart Flour Foods and their delicious line of gluten free pizza! [Read more…]

Moms Meet~WOW Summit 2015!

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I am so excited to announce that I will be attending this year’s 2015 WOW Summit in San Diego this fall! I am thrilled to get to learn more about amazing brands and products! Moms Meet is a place where moms come together to talk about the latest on raising healthy families and living green. That’s what this conference is all about! With incredible brands like Solgar, Veri, SmartFlour, and Dr Bronner’s, and many more, you will be well informed and get to take back so much knowledge to your family. The WOW Summit exists to inspire moms to raise happy and healthy families!

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Loosening The Reins

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Last weekend we took our kids to our local amusement park. Nothing new, we go almost every other weekend. We love riding rides, seeing shows, and enjoying the beautiful Virginia summer. What made this trip different was my middle child, my most cautious child, decided he would brave a roller coaster! My first thought was ok sure, not thinking he would actually go through with it. Little did I know he meant what he said.

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Date Night~ Why I Will Always Make Time For It

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A few weekends ago my husband and I had a chance to get away. Thanks to the grandparents, we were able to go kid free! Which, in parent terms, means “You are going to have a restful, relaxing, and enjoyable weekend!” Woo hoo!

Spending a few days uninterrupted alone with my husband reminded me all the more of the wonderful partner I chose. It reminded me of how much I really do love my children. It definitely reminded me that I love eating at a restaurant where they don’t even have crayons in the building! Soaking up the sun, listening to the wind, and drinking wine. I get relaxed just typing it. It is amazing how just taking time to stop and step away from the every day business really does do so much for your soul, or souls 🙂

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