Family Friendly Halloween Movies

for the entire month of October!!

I love Halloween – I’m not sure if it’s because it’s my birthday month, or the fall weather, or the fun in dressing up, but it has always been one of my favorite holidays.   That said, I’m not a huge fan of the scary, creepy, gory stuff – I’m more of the PG-13 version Read more…


12 Back to School Traditions

to start with your kids THIS year!!

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to go back to school!! Can you believe that?!   Stores are filled with backpacks and markers and crayons and so much paper – marking the end of summer and the start of another wonderful school year.   You could say that I am one of those people Read more…


Reflections & Resolutions

in 5...4...3...2..1...Happy New Year!!!

I think I have finally recovered from the holidays. So sorry to be so MIA. The cooking and baking and wrapping and family – its beyond wonderful, but it was A LOT!!   I’m back in the swing and getting ready for 2016 – with that comes both reflections and resolutions.   Every year on Read more…

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Christmas Movie Marathon

a list of the best holiday movies for you and the whole family!

Every December, for as long I can remember, my family has set aside time to have family movie marathons! We have a long list of favorites – we don’t watch them all in one sitting in traditional marathon fashion, but by the time Christmas comes along we always manage to complete our list…or at the Read more…

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Top 10 Thanksgiving Traditions

that promote gratitude, the meaning of family and spreading joy

Last week I posted about the 30 Days of Gratitude challenge I do each November and it got me thinking about all kinds of other traditions we do around this time of year – or intend to do this year since my son is at an age where he can really understand what is going Read more…

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