A Parent’s Guide to the Avengers

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

This post is part of my compensated role on the Fandango Family team. Not only do I love using the Fandango website, being a Fandango VIP, and using my Fandango gift cards to purchase movie tickets, but I also love the parenting resources they have online. Read more and find out how you can win […]

The Magical Curling of the T3 Micro Twirl 360

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Hair, Never Meant to be Curled My hair is straight. Straight, straight, straight. I spent the better part of the 80s trying to pretend it wasn’t. I submitted to perm after perm after perm. I thought that a spiral perm would do the trick. Or tight curls. Or loose waves. And they worked for me. […]

2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Day 4

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If I could paint a picture of how I feel right now, it would include a happy face, sad face, and a really big exhausted face. It’s been a weekend of nonstop activity and I would have it any other way. But the conference is over. Mother’s Day is over. And my mini-vacation is over. […]

2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Day 3

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Day 3 is always the best part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. The conference day is behind you but you still have some planned activities. And then? Lots and lots of free time to do whatever you want. I started out the day bright and early with a unique opportunity to get filmed […]

2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Day 1

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You’ve been closely following my tweets, Instagram pictures, and Facebook updates. You been watching and waiting for my video from Day 1. You maybe even set the alarm to get up early waiting for my video to post. Well, here’s the problem. I woke up at 4:30am yesterday morning for an early morning flight. I […]

A Guide to Event Fashion: Haven’t You Worn That Before?

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It’s one of my very favorite times of year. It’s conference season! And it’s not just conference season. It’s event season too. Just this year, I’ve traveled to the Detroit with Ford for the NAIAS, the Washington Auto Show, Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe for Volvo, VACATION, the NY Auto Show, Sweet Welcome in Hershey, Los Angeles […]

And the winner is Netflix for Best Original Series!

Old school TV

In case you’re many years younger than me, let me explain how television used to work. There were three big networks: ABC, NBC, and CBS. There were all broadcast at Very High Frequencies (VHF) which meant they tended to come in clearer than other channels, depending on the weather. There was also usually an independent TV station […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Hair, There, and Everywhere

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Last week, I wrote an interesting post about excitement and jumping into things, especially when they scare me. And then POOF! The post vanished. Completely gone, never to be found again. Maybe it was meant to be. Maybe those words were just meant for me. But this week, I’m making sure I hit save because I want […]

You’ve Come A Long Way, Recycling, But There’s More Work to be Done

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Being a wee bit older is good thing when it comes to perspective. When I was growing up, there was a strong concern about pollution and the environment. Anyone remember this commercial? It wasn’t uncommon for people to literally throw the trash out the window without giving it a second thought. You’d find extinguished cigarette butts […]

Why Ride the Coaster When You Can Just Buy the T-Shirt?

They still sell the exact. same. t-shirt.

There are days in every family that shall live in infamy. In my own family, it always seems to the worst case of “fill-in-blank” we ever had. Like the first New Year’s Eve I spent with my husband. We both were recovering from a stomach ailment but because I had started first, I was in […]

Creative Lunching with Bentgo Boxes {Giveaway}

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Spring Break has finally come to an end. Just as, it seems, Spring is actually getting started. The sun has come out. And the weather is actually warm enough to wear shorts! Well, warm enough for my son to wear shorts. I think it has to hit 85 degrees before I’m ready to go down that […]