No More New Year’s Resolutions – Just Choose One Word

I use January as an opportunity refresh, reboot and rethink my priorities for the upcoming year. For years, like everyone else, I set New Year's resolutions. By March, it was out the window, which...

Doing Fall in Florida

As Northern states enjoy the vibrant colors of leaves changing, the excitement of apple picking, and those cozy warm sweaters, here in Florida we experience Fall in a different way. The kiss of cooler...

Cooking Around the World

Summertime is the perfect time to make memories in the kitchen with the family. The stress and time constraints during the school year can limit your ability to get creative. Take your family on...

Time for “THAT” Talk

Hearing the horrific first-hand accounts at Orlando's two heart breaking shooting incidents, have caused me to ask myself would my teenagers (even myself) know what to do. No matter who you are and where you...

Springtime Fun Butterfly Garden Tips

When my children were young I was so excited to plant our first butterfly garden. The enthusiasm to see a butterfly has no age limit. I was amazed how easy it was to put...

My One Word – “Pursue”

{{Our team was inspired by one of our fellow contributor’s posts, “No More New Year’s Resolutions – Just Choose One Word”, so we decided to share our selected words and the reasoning behind them...

Tips for Connecting Generations

Put away the cell phones and electronics this holiday season to make a generation connection.  Consider spending some time discovering your family's stories with your children. As family members are getting older, this is the...

Teachable Moments: Gratitude

We teach our children from a young age to say "thank you" when they receive something. But there is so much more to it than good manners. As our children watch and learn from our...

DIY Frugal Christmas Tree Decoration

Making Christmas Decorations on a Budget I challenged myself this year to not add to my already huge collection of Christmas decorations.  The only exception would be lights and ribbon. Before I began this endeavor, I...

Glamping… who said camping can’t be cozy

When the weather starts cooling and the humidity begins to drop, Floridians come out of summer hibernating. It also means the perfect time to go Florida camping. I love being in the great outdoors...

Lesson in Creativity at Steampunk

Last year while driving past Renninger's Antique Market, I noticed advertisement for "Steampunk Industrial Show".  Not really sure what it was, but just assumed it to be industrial antique show - steam machines, pumps,...

How to Create a Calming Study Environment

After getting back in the school routine, there is still nothing more stressful than the return to the dreaded homework. It can be a nightly battle centered around completing those after-school assignments. But does...

Collecting Vacation Memories

Summer traveling is in full swing, which mean vacations or day trips. While on vacation, we tend to purchase that memorable t-shirts that will be outgrown in a few months or silly souvenirs that...

How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

Watermelon season is in full swing, here in Florida.  Trucks filled to the brim on the side of the road and market displays are stacked high.  How do you pick the right one? Picking perfect...

Get Paddling this Summer

Two years ago,  I was in search of an activity my teenage daughter and I could experience together. We rented paddle boards in New Symrna Beach on a perfect Florida Spring day. As we...

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