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Has there ever been a television show that perhaps you saw the commercials for or found yourself channel surfing past and perhaps you caught a weird moment on the show that made you keep on surfing only to find out later on when you watched the show from beginning to end that you just got pulled into the story line? For me, that is what happened with the Originals....

Have you ever watched a television show and just laughed and laughed so hard that you found yourself still smiling hours later? Then these 22 hilarious episodes from the Mike and Molly show season five from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment are sure to bring on the laughter, happy tears, and lighter step to your day! Before I get much further into this review, I...

Oh to visit a quaint English village! Having traveled all over the world in my lifetime, I must say that some of my fondest memories are of staying in bed and breakfasts in the English countryside. Given the right company and setting it can quickly feel like you have stepped into a painting or into a novel. So, what if you were to visit a small English village and...

If you have children who get “up” in energy and then can’t downshift, you probably know that the best way to help them is to keep a predictable rhythm to your days, and to have a mental pocket full of quick activities (AKA “brain breaks”) that signal a change in speed and help them learn to find their own “off” switch. With...

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” – Aesop Just as no act of kindness is ever too small, no child is ever too young to show kindness to others. A simple act of saying “please” or “thank you” shows kindness and respect to others. It is easy to help children learn to practice acts of kindness. We don’t have to spend a lot of...

With spring having already sprung, it has been time to put away all the winter clothes, change out the flannel sheets, and do the dreaded spring cleaning.  This past winter was unusually windy, but not rainy here in our record drought prone area.  The wind has created a lot of problems for our property with the dry weather hurting a lot of our older trees,...

Does your family love Lego© products as much as our family does? If so, you may find your home being swamped in building bricks, mini-figures, and the like from the various “in the works” creations like our home.  These typically cause many ouches and Band-Aids to be needed for our feet once we have left the room from stepping on the many random and hidden...

As an active blogger that strives to post something every day for my readers, I sometimes find that it is hard to stay focused and get everything on my ‘To-Do’ list hammered out.  Sometimes I need a quick pick me up.  And sometimes, like in the morning, I am not ready to do anything really until I get my first cup of hot coffee.  Whether it is roasting coffee...

I am thrilled to be doing a guest post over at My Joy Filled Life for her Mom 2 Mom blog series. Please hop on over to read my article about how our children learn responsibility through chores HERE. Make sure to also read all of the other wonderful posts in this series!   ...

My husband and I love Shakespeare.  We went to see two plays at the Globe on our honeymoon, and we regularly go to see the various Shakespeare in the park venues that are available in our area. This past year we decided our kids were old enough to try out Shakespeare.  My boys are 8 and my daughter is 6.  I know, you’re probably thinking, “She’s crazy!” ...

Staycations are the new luxury vacation for families. I mean, think about it. No long road trips. No sleepless nights. You’ll never forget to pack your tooth brush, and you can save tons of money!!! All you need are some fun things to do. Here are 10 unique staycation ideas the whole family will enjoy!   1. VIP Tours Ever wonder what takes place behind-the-scenes...

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