easy Halloween costumes
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Last-minute Halloween costumes: (easy, low-cost, DIY, fun)

SharePinTweetLast-minute Halloween costumes are a reality sometimes even though Halloween rolls around the same date every year.  I remember when I was in grad school, I was supposed to be out of town the day my friend was hosting a Halloween party.  But I ended up being in town, costumeless, just hours before the party.  …

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Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe: Baking with Boys (a fall tradition)

SharePinTweetMaking this easy pumpkin bread has become a fall tradition for my boys and me.   The weather is starting to get cooler,  leaves are changing color, and pumpkin spice everything is everywhere.  Every year, we make this together — which usually involves fighting over who sifts vs. who pours, licking the batter before I say …

Disney Vacation
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Disney Vacation Secrets Revealed: 10 things that surprised me

SharePinTweetDisney Vacation Secrets Revealed:  10 things that surprised me As you know from my prior post, “Disney Family Vacation:  My top tips for your Disney Family Vacation,” we just returned from our first Disney Vacation as a family of five.  Even with all my list-making and pre-planning, there were some “secrets” I learned while at …

Disney Family Vacation
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Disney Vacation: My top tips for your Disney Family Vacation

SharePinTweetDisney Vacation:  My top tips for your Disney Family Vacation (Part 1 of a 4-part Disney Vacation series!) Mid-April 2017.  Perfect time for a Disney Vacation, right?  We thought so.  But so did millions of other people.  (OK, maybe not millions, but you get my point.)  The good news is that we survived, and despite …