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Growing Up Via Spring Break

So we had what one might describe as our most interesting spring break this year. My thirteen-year-old EIGHTH GRADER went on a week-long trip to New York City with only her schoolmates and some teacher and administrator chaperones. No parents allowed. Meanwhile, the eleven-year-old FIFTH GRADER had to stay home part of the week with […]

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Break to the Beach!

It’s getting to be that time — spring break has the the kids out of school for a solid week! What to do? New Smyrna Beach (NSB) is just a short, one-hour drive east and can provide endless experiences for the entire family. Trust me. I live here. Consider me your Volusia County connection. I’ve […]

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Documenting your everyday moments

Have you ever wondered what we would do without photos? All of those birthdays, vacations, school activities and Christmas day moments would go undocumented. Luckily, not only do we have cameras available to us — they’re even built into our smartphones! Nowadays, we can capture those special moments almost instantly. But then what? If you […]

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Spread the Love

The Un-Valentine’s Day: What does a girl do when she’s got no boo?

When it seems like EVERYONE else you know is enjoying romantic getaways, chocolate-filled hearts, delivered long-stemmed roses, and sentimental cards—what is Valentine’s Day to a single mom who doesn’t have a partner and who does have two little girls who don’t have a dad? Let’s face it: Most of us fall into one camp or […]

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Compassion In A Bag

  Here in Central Florida, it’s common to pull up to a stoplight and see someone standing there with a sign, asking for help. It’s a basic truth that most of us could end up in that scenario more easily and quickly than we’d like to admit. I’m embarrassed to say that most of the […]

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{Giveaway} Nutcracker Family Series

Watching The Nutcracker ballet is an annual family tradition for so many during the holidays. Following Clara’s adventures as she battles the giant Rat King and transforms her Nutcracker doll into a Prince. Watching as they visit a magical land of dancing snowflakes, a Sugar Plum Fairy, and a celebration that takes her around the […]

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My love-hate relationship with the month of December

I absolutely adore the Christmas season and its traditions of faith and family. The tree glowing in our front room at night, trimmed with ornaments that were handed down through generations and others handmade by my kids in preschool. The nativity and manger hand-crafted by my late father-in-law. Christmas Eve Mass when Luke 2:1-14 and […]

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