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The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute Ticket Giveaway

For so many years our family has been enjoying The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. It isn’t just one of the oldest museums in the country, it’s the leading museum for innovation, science and technology. Known for it’s interactive learning and entertaining exhibits their newest, The Science Behind Pixar might be their best yet. The Science […]

Weird and wonderful competitions

Over time, it’s possible for any game to be turned into some sort of competition. Elite sports tournaments, such as those in football, tennis, golf and even chess, are considered to be the absolute pinnacle of competitive activity, but this piece will not be looking at this kind of competition. Instead it will be looking […]

Easy and Cheap Family Activities this Spring

The winter seemed short but the warmth that has started peaking through the cold winds and snow flurries are a welcomed change in scenery. This could only mean Spring is here. And that means it’s time to get outside to spend some fun quality time as a family. To take advantage of these bursts of […]

Don’t Forget the ‘Other’ Fitness – Mental Fitness

When people talk about fitness, they’re almost always referring to things like a low body mass index (BMI), endurance, muscle tone, and overall physical readiness to be at their best. But the other aspect of fitness – mental fitness – can be just as important to your well-being and your ability to perform tasks adequately […]

Tax Tips for Military Personnel

We’re in the thick of tax season, and most military personnel and their families must file their taxes before the April 18th cutoff. In contrast to the majority of U.S. citizens, service members are eligible for a variety of military-specific tax breaks and deductions. While nothing can pay back the time and effort these wonderful […]

Carnival and Carrie Underwood Support Operation Homefront

You’ve heard me talk about Carnival Cruise in the past. While they are truly one of the best vacation adventures our family has taken they are also an amazing supporter for communities in need.  They recently announced an initiative with Carrie Underwood and Operation Homefront to help raise funds for military families. During her The […]

Morey’s Pier & Beachfront Water Parks open Easter Weekend

It’s no surprise The Wildwoods, NJ was Named the best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today. For as long as I can remember The Wildwoods have been a summer destination for our family and so many of my friends. A visit last year after a many year hiatus reinvigorated the love we had […]

Make it Retro Cocktail Party for the Holidays

Getting together for the holidays is important.  It helps reconnect good friends, build family relationships and allows everyone some much needed fun and smiles. These gatherings can be a stress inducer though. The planning, the shopping, the lists, the decorating, the cooking; it’s a lot happening in a very short period of time. You have […]

Gifts for the Guy Who Has Everything

Each year I struggle with some of the same few people on my shopping list; Rob and my Dad. Both of them need nothing. Both of them get the things they want and need througout the year so gift giving ends up being a game of frivolous versus tear jerker. My dad is sentimental so […]

Black Friday Verizon Deals with “Thanksgetting” #VZWBuzz

Verizon is changing things up this Thanksgiving by celebrating Thanksgetting.  This is a celebration for loyal Verizon subscribers by offering AWESOME STUFF at great deals for the holidays plus some cool extras you have to see to believe. First off, as a Verizon subscriber get a free 1GB of data NOW plus one on your […]