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Shopping #MyMixx app from Acme Markets

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When you look through your grocery store ads each week how many MUST HAVE items do you see?  This past week during my weekly shopping trip and I found Eggo Waffles (box of ten) on sale for $1. There are always lots of things for $1 at Acme Markets but this is by far one […]




Celebrating a 7th Birthday At Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure for a Birthday Celebration #familyvacation #roadtrip #AmusementPark

We are lucky to have 2 different Six Flags Amusement Parks within driving distance to our home. Last year for Shae’s 6th birthday we visited Six Flags America in the DC area. This year we hit up Six Flags Great Adventure for a day of rides, Safari and Hurricane Harbor water fun and birthday smiles. […]




Turkey Pesto Meatball Sandwiches #kidsinthekitchen

Turkey Pesto Meatballs #recipe #kidsinthekitchen #foodie #cookingwithkids

“Mom, how about we make up our own cookie recipe for kids in the kitchen?”. That was Shae’s idea for this week’s post. I told her we needed a little more time to research existing cookie recipes to see what would work. Instead we made a family dinner that everyone loved, Pesto Turkey Meatball Sandwiches […]




Kid Friendly Cruising on Carnival #cruisingcarnival

Your Kids Will Never Be Bored on Carnival Cruise #cruisingcarnival

Being miles and miles off shore on a cruise ship is one of the most exciting things to happen for my kids. They absolutely love cruising and have been lucky enough to have experienced it twice now.  I get asked a lot if cruising is truly a kid friendly vacation. My answer is an emphatic YES when […]




Grilled Spicy Pork Kabobs #recipe

Grilled Spicy Pork Kabobs #recipe

Cooking is an adventure in our house. I’m often scrambling around 2pm thinking of what can thaw quickly or what I have that’s easy to eat. I’m great at meal planning it’s following through on that plan is where I fail. My family eats well though because I always pull through with something delicious. These […]




Big Step into Middle School #fightforyourwrite [plus giveaway]

Back to School, Fight For Your Write BIC

Middle School is a big step. No more walking the halls with the kindergarteners or hearing his little sister yell his name across the cafeteria. Shaun is no longer a little boy. He’s growing into a young man. In fact he’s already taller than me at age 11. Yep, he’s 11. This school year is […]




Acme Markets #MyMixx for More Savings [plus giveaway]

AcmeMarkets $100 GC Giveaway

If you’re anything like most people these days you want your errands and tasks to be easier. For me this means being about to do lots of things while on the go. I know my dry cleaning can’t be done over my phone but if I can find a “green” dry cleaner with my fingertips […]




Advice for Starting the College Search #JourneytoCollege

Advice for Starting the College Search

For Sabreena’s entire high school career we were on her about making the right steps towards a positive and productive college choice. Unfortunately most of our advice fell on deaf ears.  This fall instead of attending the college of her choice she’ll be starting off at community college. Our biggest hurdle through the college selection […]




Summer at Longwood Gardens

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Almost 2 years ago I was invited to be a Star Blogger at Longwood Gardens. Since then we’ve used our complimentary membership a handful of times to take in the gorgeous displays and nature scenes. With over 1000 acres of meticulously manicured gardens, fountain areas, a greenhouse, woodlands and exhibits it’s definitely a must see […]




Making Her Own Birthday Cake #kidsinthekitchen

Making Her Own Birthday Cake #KidsintheKitchen #happybirthday

We celebrate this week. It was Shae’s 7th birthday. Early in the week she decided on her dinner and birthday cake; homemade meatloaf and vanilla cake with vanilla frosting.  Simple enough right. Well I’m good with the meatloaf, it something my kids really really love but I’m not a good cake baker. I can make an […]