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...

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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.

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The Badassery When Women Unite

I had the opportunity to spend the weekend away from my family at the Big Mother House Retreat. A weekend away is a blessing and a curse.

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Should We Do The Allowance Thing?

Our four year old gets an allowance. I read a suggestion of $1 for each year of age which seems appropriate. But we've stressed it's not for doing chores.

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Hiking with Kids and Actually Having Fun!

We like to get out and explore, and hiking is one of the best ways to do it.  With a little bit of preparation, it can even be fun!

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Dear Mom and Dad (A Letter from Your ADHD Kid)

The first day of school has just passed. You adjusted my IEP at the end of last year and requested that I get the teacher who also has a son with ADHD.

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Five Things To Think About Before Your First Family Camping Trip

While there were plenty of things we did right on our first family camping trip, there are plenty of others we could have done better.

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When It Comes to the Environment, Small Changes Add Up

I've been watching news about our climate crisis for a while. It terrifies me. I have kids, I want grandkids, and I want them safe.

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Top Ten Ways to Take Care of Mom

Being a Mom is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week job. The happier and more relaxed you are, the better Mom you will be - so you should take care of...

My Husband Left for a Week and Here’s What Happened

Until now, I thought that I was the reason that things went well when I left my husband with the kids. But now, I've realized that it takes teamwork to make it work.

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