Activities with Kids

Fully embracing life and being happy has been a goal that has remained a constant in my life since the split from my ex. In fact, shortly after our separation, I made a bucket list. Not things I wanted to do at an advanced age, but rather experiences I wanted to have in my life […]

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We are one short of The Brady Bunch. It’s something I hear from friends about us blending our family. The comparison doesn’t bother me. While it was a campy, 70’s sitcom, and it wasn’t always perfect in the Brady household, Carol and Mike got a lot right in successfully blending their family. Just like the […]

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Sitting in American Girl Cafe waiting for our server to greet us, Princess Daisy spotted a bright pink box in the middle of the table. In it were slips of paper with questions. She loved the idea of taking turns posing questions, which started one of the most memorable meals we had in New York […]

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As this publishes, Sean and I are en route to New York City with our four youngest kids. Two of the four have never been to the city, which makes this trip so much more special. I can’t wait to see their faces as we enter the city, see Times Square, walk through Central Park, […]

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Last summer when writing my annual Family Summer Activity List post, I stated I knew it would be a challenging summer to balance parenting, work, and school. I was also confident it would be better than the summer before though, which was filled with mediation and attorney appointments. I was right about summer 2011; it […]

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“Mom, we need 25 helium balloons, a video camera, and a homing device,” said Monkey last night at dinner. The topic of discussion was planning an adventure for the three of us. This is something we do quite often. Not shooting video in outer space (Monkey’s idea), but rather planning adventures. I firmly believe to […]

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