where we are traveling to in 2018

Where We Are Traveling to in 2018


Are you an expert vacation planner, or do you like to travel last minute?  Have you been dreaming about a destination for years, or do you travel to where your dreams take you?  Who’s the winner here?  The person who is out traveling and on a great adventure is definitely winning!  I love to plan our trips, and am not…

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Main sign for Bentleyville Tour of Lights

Bentleyville Tour of Lights – 25 Tips for Your First Trip


Is your family ready to get into the Christmas spirit?  Well, there’s no better way to do that than to visit the Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Duluth, Minnesota.  How many lights are there?  Only five million!  Bentleyville is the largest walk through light display in the US that is free!  There’s Christmas music playing, Santa Claus listening to little…

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cook the cover of eating well

Cook the Cover – So Easy, an Eight Year Old Can Do It


This month’s cook the cover is the November issue of Eating Well magazine.  I was convinced I would be making a healthy version of Thanksgiving dinner, or at least something to do with turkey.  But no, Eating Well put chopped root vegetables on their cover.  Raw vegetables, and I couldn’t even tell what some of them were (what is the…

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fishing is a first experiences for kids

First Experiences That You Can Give Kids Instead of Toys


Are you wondering what to buy for the kids in your life?  What do kids like these days?  What are they into?  Who knows, right?  And whatever it is, they will probably like something different tomorrow.  How about giving them an experience instead of a material gift?  Give them the opportunity to try something new, spend some time with you,…

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Bowling on our yes day

A Yes Day Experiment – How Would Your Family Do?


It’s official, we’ve survived our first Yes Day.  Just a few years late…I still don’t know how I missed this book!  I know you were expecting a make-up free selfie of myself declaring how much I need coffee, just like Jennifer Garner’s recent yes day experience, but I’m tougher than her.  So tough, that I decided to do a Yes…

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bucket list visit to the beach

How to Complete Your Bucket List in One Easy Step


So how are you doing on your bucket list?  Are you living out your dreams and crossing off those bucket list items?  Or are you just dreaming about those grand adventures on your bucket list, and thinking someday you’ll do that or go there?  Is your bucket list written down on paper or just in your head?  Are you insanely…

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jumping in leaves is one of the fall activities for family fun

20 Fall Activities for Family Fun


Summer is over, the weather is cooler, and the kids are getting settled into school.  Your weeks have likely been filled with sports, meetings, homework, and the same old daily routine.  That’s what fall is all about, right?  Everyone is preparing for the long winter ahead, and already longing for the lazy days of summer.  Wait!  Fall is the perfect…

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The colorful Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – What You Can Expect to See Your First Time There


Wow!  My kids and I just returned from the most colorful weekend ever!  We spent a few days in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico and had a fantastic time!  The words colorful and Albuquerque don’t usually go together do they?  Isn’t everything brown there?  Well, mostly yes, but not during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta! This nine day festival takes…

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