Blogger Bash NYC: Mom’s Day Out

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While nobody emailed me last week wondering where my Field Trip Friday post was, I know it was on your mind. You were wondering why, if I promised to take my son on a fabulous (used loosely) excursion every week to make the most of summer, there was no post last Friday. My Field Trip […]

Show & Tell Tuesday: Episode 11

It’s getting real now. I’m up to 11 episodes of Show & Tell Tuesday. At this rate, I’m going to have 12 episodes soon! I’ll be honest, though. I kind of ran out of time to do a video at home like a real show & tell so instead, I took it on the road. As soon […]

Field Trip Friday: Pets, Mexican, and some trampoline time

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I planned to have big plans for every Friday of the summer. But the best laid plans… One life lesson I’m trying to teach my son is to go with the flow. It was the primary theme of our camping trip and by the end of the weekend, I think he finally got it. So […]

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. […]

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 […]

Field Trip Friday: Disney, Philly, and a most unfortunate ending

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Last summer, the week before school was to start, I realized that I hadn’t spent much quality time with Evan at all. He spent his time playing outside or with me at the pool. But the days just blended into one another. Don’t get me wrong. That’s one of the joys of summertime. You don’t have […]

Lessons My Son Learned At Tuckerton Seaport

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At seven years old, I’m starting to realize my son is spoiled. I don’t mean in a disciplinary way. He has manners and is generally polite. He also has a lot of stuff but let’s face it – that’s the plight of the only child. When I say “spoiled,” I’m realizing that he hasn’t been exposed […]

Thar Be Pirates and Camping This Weekend!

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My family has a long history with pirates. Not in the genealogical sense, mind you. But our history goes all the way back to 2008 when my son Evan was almost two years old. He was old enough to really start to embrace the concept of Halloween but not old enough to worry about picking […]

A Day at the UTZ Potato Chip Factory

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As summer is approaching, I’ll soon be managing my days alongside a 7 year old child wondering what he can do all day (besides play video games and watch TV). It’s especially hard when I’ve got work to do and all my work involves screen time. When I was better at managing life a few years […]

25 Common Sense Rules of Airplane Etiquette

25 Common Sense Rules of Airplane Etiquette

You know what a hassle it is to travel these days, I’m sure. I like to think I’m a pretty seasoned traveler but it still takes a lot out of me. I hover over my keyboard exactly 24 hours before my flight to ensure I’m in the best boarding group because every flight is a […]

2014 Disney Social Media Moms: Day 4

This is it, folks. The last video from the celebration. And it was quite a celebration. I know there are plenty of naysayers out there. I know there are people that just don’t get the Disney magic. That’s cool. You can just go about your lives. But for those of us that went and want […]