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Cat in the Hat for President on Board the Carnival Pride

About a month after returning from a cruise on the Carnival Sunshine (more on that later) our family was invited to visit the Carnival Pride in Baltimore, MD for a day of fun, food, friends and fanfare. We were invited to help Cat in the Hat win the Presidential Race along with Thing 1 and Thing […]

Easy Mason Jar Crafts

Ever walk through the craft store or flea market and see a great THING and think “That could be something amazing” but not know where to go from there. I think of myself as pretty crafty but I come up blank with ending ideas very often. I feel like I try to do to much, think […]

World Burger Tour at Hard Rock Cafe

Who doesn’t love a good burger? I can’t tell you how many times in a week I ask Rob what he wants for dinner and he says ” a big juicy burger”. I can’t always accommodate but we have a few local spots we try to visit or create our own masterpiece at home for […]

How to Shop for Yourself as a Mom

Once you become a mom, it is easy for that role to take over your entire life. It can often be a little difficult to think of yourself as anything else. This is especially true if you are home a lot with very young children. Being a mom is one of the most amazing things […]

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 […]