Disney World Free Souvenirs

We visited Disney World last January, and I keep having fond flashbacks (as I get stuck in snowdrifts in my driveway). Disney World Free Souvenirs One fun way we make the magic last a little longer is with the plastic Mickey head plates that kids’ meals are served on there.  We saved one for each […]


When I first had my kids, I knew about the Mommy Wars – hey, I read Parents magazine!  Breast vs. bottle, family bed vs. not, stay-at-home moms vs. working (for pay) moms, you name it. But somehow, I thought this competition would end once the kids began school. I was wrong. Earlier this week I […]

Greatness, Deferred

During my senior year in high school, my classmates chose me as “most likely to succeed”.  I remember how honored I felt, and also how surreal it was to hear all the adults speaking to us as “tomorrow’s leaders”, “the future of our country”, and on and on.  Wow – could we live up to […]

Been There, Done That Meme

I saw this Been There, Done That meme at The Bookworm‘s and thought it looked like fun.  I usually never do these things, but this is an easy one – just highlight the things you’ve done.  As a traveler (or now wannabe traveler), I was excited to have done many of the travel-related ones. 1. […]

New Year Journal for Kids

  This year, why not start a tradition: a New Year Journal for kids.  I got this idea years ago (can’t remember where).  Each January 1, I get out the journal, which is just a regular notebook.  Each of the kids gets a page to answer these three questions: 1.  If I had 3 wishes, […]

Christmas at Greenfield Village

One of my treats this Christmas was a visit to see the houses of historic Greenfield Village decorated for the holidays.  We stopped there on our way back home after visiting relatives for Christmas at Greenfield Village. I love historic sites like this, and when we bought a family membership after visiting last summer (because […]

National Security Mom: A Review

Post may contain affiliate links. I recently read the just-released National Security Mom, thanks to the nice folks at Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing who are sponsoring a blog tour of the book. I was anxious to read it.  As a politically-aware conservative, I enjoy stories about our national security, and reading a book relating that to parenting […]