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    This post is sponsored by Disney. All opinions are my own. It was my daughter’s first trip to Disneyland and all she wanted that day was to meet the Disney…

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    I’m getting ready to take my daughter and stepdaughters to Walt Disney World in a few weeks for a girl trip–  We couldn’t be more excited. There’s so much to do and…

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    Dear Mr. Trump, I’m writing to you today not as a Democrat or a Republican, but as a mother to 9 and 12-year-old kids. I realize you’ve got a lot going…

  • The Lemonade Year »

    I’ve decided to call 2016 our Lemonade Year. From the loss of a job to the sickness and death of a beloved parent, it has been filled with some of…

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    Here’s everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) you need to know about visiting Rugby, Tennessee, a perfectly preserved Victorian village nestled in the forests of the Cumberland Plateau. For a…

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    Each year right after Thanksgiving, Dennis brings down all the boxes of Christmas decorations from the attic so that I can decorate the house for the holiday season. I open…

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      My family has been on the road a LOT this year– When my husband lost his job, I decided there was no time like the present to pursue more…

  • The Nail »

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  • A Special Prayer for Thanksgiving 2016 »

    Dear God, This week, millions of us will pack carry-ons and stuff duffle bags, load up car trunks and wearily wait in long airport lines, put fresh sheets on sofa…

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Dream Big, Princess

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Advice to Donald Trump, From a Mom

Dear Mr. Trump, I’m writing to you today not as a Democrat or a Republican, but as a mother to 9 and 12-year-old kids. I realize you’ve got a lot going…

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  This post is sponsored by Disney’s Pinocchio. All opinions are my own. Watching Disney’s Pinocchio is a quintessential part of the American experience. Originally released in 1940, it was…

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My wedding day was without a doubt one of the happiest days of my life. My husband-to-be and I decided to ditch a traditional wedding in favor of heading overseas…