Jake and The Neverland Pirates Birthday Party

Jake and The Neverland Pirates Birthday Party We are pirate obsessed in this house! I have been a Pirate lover since the first time I ever rode Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World. When my first mate pirate son wanted a Jake and the Neverland Pirates Birthday Party I knew it was going to be a blast mateys.  As you enter the Pirate's lair, you find Captain Hook's desk. Watch out for that sneaky snook! A trip [more]

#FitMadeFun with the New LeapFrog LeapBands!

#FitMadeFun with the New LeapFrog LeapBands!I was chosen to host a Mommy Party from Mom Select featuring the new LeapFrog LeapBands and Clif Kid ZBars. I received the products for the purpose of the party. All opinions are my own. One of the many reasons I love LeapFrog is their commitment to learning and fun. No matter the product, the kids have a blast, learn something new, and are engaged enough to keep going back for [more]

Get Ready for Action in Disney's Big Hero 6!

Get Ready for Action in Disney's Big Hero 6! Big Hero 6 is the newest animated feature from Disney! Inspired by the Marvel comic of the same name, this movie promises to be full of action and a lot of laughs! I love that Marvel and Disney are coming together onscreen as never before. This movie will be perfect for all our superhero kids! In the movie, robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada needs to harness his genius. He couldn't do it [more]

Robin Williams, Depression, Me, & Laughing through the Pain

Robin Williams, Depression, Me, & Laughing through the PainLike the rest of the world, I was shocked and saddened by what happened to our beloved Robin Williams. A lot of my childhood laughs originated from one of his characters. My first memories of him was as Mork the quirky alien. Genie, Peter Pan, Mrs. Doubtfire, I could go on and on. As an adult The Birdcage is still one of my favorite comedies. Even though I never had [more]

Planes Fire and Rescue Review and Printables!

Planes Fire and Rescue Review and Printables! The family and I saw Planes Fire and Rescue in 3D a few nights ago. We are big fans of the first Planes, especially my little guy so you can imagine his excitement when I told him we were seeing Fire and Rescue! The movie starts with Dusty, fresh off his big win at Wings Across the World, taking on race after race. He is a phenomenon in the racing world, remember he [more]

Workouts For Busy Moms

Workouts For Busy Moms Most weeks I can make the gym regularly. Life likes to happen though so sometimes the gym is out of the question, unless I go at 6am and sorry I like my sleep too much for that. Because of those kinds of days I started to look for ways to get in some sort of exercise no matter what.  These workouts won't give you your ultimate mile time, best distance, or [more]

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When You Feel Like Running Away

When You Feel Like Running Away

Sometimes I just feel like I want to run away. With my whole family, um not like those weirdos that leave everyone they claim to love behind. I just want to pick us all up and move someplace new. New people, no drama, less stress, and an overall fresh start. 

Stop laughing and shaking your head. Yes I realize that drama isn’t something that stays to a state or even a city. Those new people will eventually bring the drama back around. And running away is not the answer when you are feeling overwhelmed. But a girl can daydream and sometimes that is just what you need to get through the day. 

So shut up and dream with me.

Running Away, Confessions of a Mom

These past few months I have had a strong feeling of wanting to go. Where? Anywhere but here. A few places seem to call to me and sometimes I sit and wonder about what it would be like to live there all the time.

The young conqueror spirit in me would love to live in New York. Near enough to the city with room for the kids to play. The energy, the vibes, the excitement, I want it all. Not to mention the shopping and the entertainment factor!

Then there is the Disney Kid that demands a move to Florida. If we lived there, we could go to Disney World whenever we wanted. Just think, having a bad day? A hug from Mickey Mouse could cure that. Something to celebrate? Enjoy fireworks and Mickey shaped ice cream with a Dole Whip. Yum! Eating at a different country each time, playing at the ultimate water parks, and finding all those Hidden Mickeys. Yes Florida definitely is a strong contender for dreaming Ashley’s attention. 

South Carolina has some say in this too. Not only does one of my close friends live there but we could have my dream home for a lot less than we would pay for it here. It’s a beautiful state, rich in history, and also closer to Florida than we are now. Yes the distance to Disney World is always something to consider. 

Finally, California. I know that takes me the farthest away from Disney World but DisneyLand is out there and I could always fly back to Florida. Even though I haven’t been out there, yet- I will be in October- it’s another place that draws me in. It is like New York with the excitement and entertainment factor but with a totally different vibe. My friends have told me once I go out there, I might not want to come back. Honestly, I have felt that way about all the places I’ve listed here at one time or another. 

In the end, it’s fun to dream. Ask what if? Think about how you would spend your free time. Research houses and schools in the area. I am clearly a thorough daydreamer. Who knows? Maybe one day I will stop thinking about why we shouldn’t, and then the grand adventure of doing something crazy will begin.

What do you daydream about? 

 

4 Tips for Finding Time For You by Lydia Richmond

  As a mom of three, I literally beg, borrow, and steal every quiet moment I get to myself. When one kid finally goes to sleep, it seems like someone else wakes up or needs me. Working from home doesn’t help matters much. When I taught face-to-face at the high school, I got some “me”Continue Reading

Why I Decided To Stop Yelling

Why I Decided To Stop Yelling

If you are the perfect mom with the patience of a saint this blog post is not for you. For those who know me in real life you might think I hold my stuff together pretty well. And that is true, in public at least. I think we all have the face we wear aroundContinue Reading

Tips for Preventing Summer Learning Loss

Tips for Preventing Summer Learning Loss

I hate to be the Debbie downer of your summer fun but the facts are the facts. According to the Children’s Aid Society, children lose on average 2 months of grade level equivalency in math and reading during the summer. That can cause serious issues when school starts back up. You don’t want your childContinue Reading

Just Between Friends Loudoun Spring Sale: Win PreSale Passes!

Just Between Friends Loudoun Spring Sale: Win PreSale Passes!

Last Spring I wrote about Loudoun’s Just Between Friends Consignment Sale. I was a newbie to the whole consignment process, I knew roughly what it meant but I had never been to a sale. Thanks to Susan at JBF Loudoun, my best friend and I had the opportunity to check out their 2012 spring sale.Continue Reading

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