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Thanksgiving Doesn’t Have To Mean A Home-Cooked Meal

There are many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and be thankful - and a big meal cooked by mom isn't the only one.

What Veterans Day Means to A Vet’s Daughter

My dad served his country, ready to defend it with his life for over two decades. I feel a fierce pride and Veterans Day reminds me of that pride.

I Joined the Club and Got My Special Pen

I always thought epipens were for kids with severe reactions to foods. I had no idea that I would be a candidate for one.

Hungry for More Than This Adventureless Marriage

After a decade of marriage, birthing four mini-me’s, and turning into a SAHM, I am beyond hungry. Starving, actually. My appetite has become insatiable and my cravings unsurmountable. Yet, it isn’t food that I am in need of to satisfy these hunger pangs. Not in the least. I am hungry...

I’m A Pinterest Fail Mom When It Comes to Halloween

I’m more of a Pinterest fail mom than the epic talent my mother was. I try. I really do. But it's T-minus 12 days and we're looking at a naked Halloween.

A Hidden Family Destination: Tuckerton Seaport

Tuckerton Seaport is seriously a hidden Gem, that has soared from very little, to an amazing travel destination! And it's not just a family destination—our pack of five adult women spent two full fun-packed days.

Why I Choose My Children’s Halloween Costumes

I have chosen my children's Halloween costumes every year to date. Are they involved in the process? Yes. Do they make the final decision? No.

Accepting Who We Are is in This Moment

Sometimes we have these painful seasons in our lives that don’t ever seem to end.

Ten Things They Don’t Tell You When You Take a Disney Cruise

This year's #DisneySMMC was a land and sea celebration where we got to partake in amazing experiences at Disney World. Then we hopped the Magical Express and hit Cape Canaveral to experience a Disney Cruise!! 

In Offense of the Word “Tard”

If it’s not retarded, it might be "short bus" or even a word so seemingly benign as “special”. But make no mistake—there’s no love behind these words.