Why Every Parent Should Volunteer At School

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I’ve had a few defining moments at the mother of a school-aged child. Some of them are more typical, like crying as I pulled away from preschool when I dropped my four year old son off for the first time. It was only a two hour separation but it felt like I was sending him […]

Growing Up with McDonald’s

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I’m a sucker for nostalgia which is why I do half the things I do with my son. I often say I want him to experience new things but I think many times I want to relive my childhood with him. He’s growing up in a world of eat it now, buy it now, watch […]

One Day, he’ll thank me for this app

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It’s often debated how much a blogger should involve their children in the online world. We tell some of their stories and share lots of their pictures. And then we wonder how much is too much? My son Evan has been a big part of my blog since I started in 2009 but not because […]

Our #PrettyGreat Trip to Williamsburg, VA

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We took very few vacations when I was growing up but those that we did take certainly stood out in my mind. In particular, I recall my parents renting a motorhome for the weekend and taking the whole family to Williamsburg, VA. I have fond memories of the ruffled paper flowers on sticks that my sister […]

Enjoying Another Dam Weekend

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That’s not a typo, nor am I attempting to swear. I’m on a constant quest for two things: have fun with Evan this summer and experience new things. And I got to accomplish all of that within 15 minutes of my house. I love in a smallish town. Technically, I consider our town a suburb […]

How Netflix Gets My Kid Ready for Back to School

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First of all, I can’t believe some of you are already posting pictures of the first day of school. I mean, IT’S JULY! Is summer vacation not sacred anymore? And don’t even get me started on year-round schooling. I know there are lots of advantages to it but I’m pretty old school. I believe in […]

The Trouble with Wubble

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If you’re a Trekkie, you’ll probably get the reference to the post title. It comes from the infamous episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.” Tribbles were cute, furry little ball-like creatures that quickly took over the Enterprise wreaking havoc on the food supply and generally annoying the Klingons. They were cute, but troublesome. Much like the Tribbles, […]

Field Trip Friday: A world of Hard Rock, Discovery, and very colorful parking

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It start with a Living Social deal posted by my friend Cara. Super discounted tickets to the local children’s museum, Port Discovery, in downtown Baltimore or a greatly reduced membership rate. In the back of my mind, I heard Evan last summer ask repeatedly to go to Port Discovery, which we did. A few times. […]

5 Sports for Kids Who Don’t Like Sports

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If video games were a sport, I’m pretty sure my 7 year old son would already be on a varsity team somewhere being eyed up by major colleges in preparation for a career in the big leagues. But alas, video gaming is not really considered a sport. And I can’t base my retirement on my […]

Field Trip Friday: Sharks, jellies, and an unforgettable moment in history

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In case you missed last week’s post, I’m attempting to have a field trip (re: adventure) with my son every week this summer. Work is important. And I still work. But I’m learning to rearrange my schedule and work smarter so that I can spend more time with Evan guilt-free. Last week, I wrote about […]

A Chance for You to See How Awesome Roku Can Be #NGKInsider {Giveaway}

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We gave up cable TV over two years ago. I never thought I’d be able to do it. In fact, I was adamantly against it. It wasn’t that I watched a ridiculous amount of TV. The truth is that I spend way more time on my laptop than I do staring at a TV screen. […]