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Road Tripping with Kids

You read about road trips with kids all the time and I am simply amazed that kids are always so good and the vacation is such a success. Do you really think this actually happens?  One way to make life easier on road trips is to have a plan, but remind yourself to not expect perfection. Things do go wrong and kids do get upset and parent's do lose their "coolness", but this is just something we need to get into our heads in the beginning, vacations do not ever go as smoothly as one would like!  Traveling with kids can be an fun experience or it can be the opposite! It really isn't up to the parents or kids, it's can be what kind of moods we all may be in that week. So put a smile on your face, no one really has a perfectly happy, calm family vacation! Maybe the car games below will have you looking forward to your next family vacation!  Just a reminder road trip…

Free Download -Album TO BE LOVED-Michael Buble'

To Be Loved The Google Play Store is offering a FREE download of the album To Be Loved by Michael BublĂ©. To download this album you must have a Google Play account. When creating an account you will have to add a form of payment (paypal, credit card) but you won’t be charged for FREE items. Once you are signed into your account, click the “FREE” button at the top of the listing. Only the album is FREE. Individual songs are $1.29. This offer will be available for a limited time only.

To Be Loved is the eighth studio album and sixth major label studio album by Canadian vocalist and songwriter Michael BublĂ©. The album was released in the United Kingdom on April 15, 2013, before issuing in Canada on April 22 and the United States on April 23. The album was preceded by the release of the lead single, the original composition "It's a Beautiful Day", released on February 25, 2013. The album features four ori…

Summer Road Trips: Camping

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Summer has arrived and with it comes family vacations. Vacations don't have to be expensive and stressful. Camping is a fun thing to do with kids. Plus its easy to stay on a low budget and still have fun.  Before you go camping you may need a few essentials. Tent camping: I feel would be the best way to start and especially if this is your first time to camp with the kids, I would suggest camping close to the house. We have a state park that is like 20 minutes away from our home and this way if the kids get cranky, or the tent falls down or it rains the whole time, all you have to do is pack up and head to the house and maybe make a stop by a fast food joint, since dinner slid down the hill into the creek, with the help from the rain!  Make sure you take lanterns, it gets very dark out there.  Also be sure to invest in a couple of good blow up mattresses to sleep on and make sure it&…

Get Pop-Cultured: Finding Dory at Barnes & Noble

Friday July 08, 2016 7:00 PM Come dive into the fun as we celebrate family and all things Dory! Join in a swimmingly fun scavenger hunt as well as other activities and giveaways. 

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Check out my latest article on An Electronic-Free Family Road Trip in Georgia It is definitely summer time. We have only been at the pool for 20 minutes.  I sit up, squint my eyes to search for my preteen girls in the pool, I finally spot them. Here they have a local pool to go to, of which I pay a sizeable amount for each month, so they can swim and visit with school friends and my kids are sitting in lounge chairs, perfectly dry I might add, texting the friends that are sitting right by them! Does this make any sense? I could be saving a lot of money each month by simply letting them sit at the house and text!  It's time to wake up a couple of girls with a road trip with absolutely no electronics, this will include Mom and Dad also. It's time we all got to know each better, before they hit the teens and its too late to pull them back to reality. I called Dad, to tell him the idea of a vacation without any electronics a…

Summer TIme Recipes!

What is a lover of cook books? Some love to try out the recipes, I love reading them, its as if you have your very own "pinterest" you can hold in your hands and browse and exactly touch the page! Once I find an old church cookbook at my favorite thrift store, I feel a bit of a adenerline rush. Suddenly anything and everybody around me are gone and it's just me and the old church cookbook. It's a bit hard to explain, but it's like the cookbook comes to life, each person who contributed has invited me personnaly into their kitchen.  It reminds me of the times when my Grandma would give me a broad smile and hand me a " big apron" to put on, then she would have me turn around so she give me a "apron hug" where she would tie the ties in back into a large bow and as she was doing it she would always manage to pull me tight and ask me, Are you ready to start cooking?

Let's bring back some cooking memoires back into your kitchen. Below are some r…