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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Inside Out~Delivers All the Feels!

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I had the privilege of attending the Inside Out All Access Event this past Tuesday night. If you are going to see 1 movie this summer with your family, make it this one!

First let me tell you how awesome of a job that Fathom Events does at putting fun events like this together! We felt so special wearing our exclusive lanyards all night 🙂 Not to mention sitting in

the comfiest recliners at Regal Cinemas. We felt like we were getting the star treatment, and we were, everyone in that theater was! Seeing a movie before it comes out is always fun, but getting exclusive gear to go with it is even better! Bravo to Fathom Events and Regal Cinemas! If you get a chance to attend a Fathom Event at a Regal Cinema, do! You will not regret it!
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Playground Truths {By Guest Blogger Kate}

The other day after school, I told the boys we could stay at the playground for a little while. My three year-old, Jude, had brought his basketball and my six year-old, Daniel, had recently mastered the monkey bars and wanted to show off his new skills.

As we rounded the corner of the building and glimpsed the playground, we realized there must have been some sort of after-school program going on; the place was swarming with kids. My first thought was, “Oh man, we should probably just go home. Look at ALL of these people.” [Read more…]

The Courage to be Intentional

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This was the topic we discussed at this month’s MOPS meeting. It definitely struck a chord with me. Being intentional seems pretty simple, but I have such a hard time actually putting it into practice. As I thought more about the why behind my difficulty, I realized one big reason was that I am not very good about setting achievable goals.

I heard two wonderful and practical words of wisdom that day. The first was to set aside fifteen minutes of time each day to focus on something you intend to do. The item of focus can change, like menu planning for the week, journaling, devotions, or organizing. The goal is to do that thing uninterrupted no matter what and, to actually do it! So plan this time when your kids won’t come barging in, or on a night when none of your TV shows are on. Bottom line–you have to be committed in order to see the results. [Read more…]