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Follow Along On My Journey
By September 7, 2013 5 Comments Read More →

Follow Along On My Journey

Usually I am a chicken and will take the easy way out. I think everyone does to a certain degree. But I am going to step out of my comfort zone here and document a significant change in my life. Over the years, I put on the freshman 15, the sympathetic pregnancy weight, and all of the other excuses one can come up with to justify being overweight. Last week, I decided that I was going to take control and get back into shape–other than one that is round! And…
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Family Holidays in Benidorm: Ways to Spend your Days

Family Holidays in Benidorm: Ways to Spend your Days

Short haul holidays are ideal for parents travelling with tots and toddlers. Just over an hour’s flight away from all UK airports, holidays in Benidorm are spot on for broods who want to take to the skies but get to feel the sand between their toes as quickly as possible. When you want to get away from the humdrum of daily life, your workload and that dreaded school timetable, Benidorm is the perfect place for an active sunny sojourn with your nearest and dearest. As well its two blue flag…
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Tenerife: Top Three Family Attractions

Tenerife: Top Three Family Attractions

Any parent will know that travelling with kids is very different to vacationing when you were young, free and responsibility-free. When little ones come along, itineraries change and days get based around them, but that shouldn’t mean a summer holiday can’t be thoroughly enjoyed. The trick is to book holidays to suit you but plan activities to suit them. Tenerife is a superb destination choice for this way of thinking, because there’s something for everyone. From exploring the Teide National Park to lounging on the beach, you can guarantee that…
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Is The Middle East Safe For Family Travel On A budget?
By May 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Is The Middle East Safe For Family Travel On A budget?

Traveling can be stressful under the best of circumstances, but when you are planning a trip overseas the stress increases. When you toss in a destination that might be featured on the nightly news–well, what’s a parent to do? I am a firm believer in traveling and have taken my own kids to some destinations that other might consider “dicey.” However, I am not stupid. I do not put us in harm’s way and I travel responsibly and very aware of my surroundings. Some simple rules will go a long…
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Top 3 London Museums For Kids

Top 3 London Museums For Kids

Every parent knows that at some point getting their child to take an interest in educational and important things can be a challenge.  Dragging them around endless galleries and historical monuments that are aimed solely at adults is more likely to turn them cold to the idea of learning than encourage them.  One answer is to plan trips to specific child friendly and child orientated museums; these are likely to have activities to keep kids entertained and stop them from getting bored five minutes in.  Why not book one of…
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How To Pick A Broadway Show For Your Kids In NYC

How To Pick A Broadway Show For Your Kids In NYC

NYC is the home of the Great White Way, or Broadway as most people call it.  There are shows for everyone, from plays to musicals and even performances with tools like paint and gigantic bubbles.  With everything to choose from, how do you select the perfect Broadway show that both you and your kids will enjoy?  Here are 3 easy tips to think about. 1.  Is the show going to spoil the story they currently love? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella just opened up on Broadway and people are flocking to…
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A Homeless Christmas
By December 27, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

A Homeless Christmas

Certain events will get you. There are certain things that will tug at your heartstrings and Christmas morning was one of them. My kids were spending Christmas morning with their mom and I was preparing a feast later that day. In town, we have a homeless shelter and I have helped out in the past with bag lunch delivery, donations, etc. But on Christmas morning, I decided to go and help cook breakfast for 145 homeless people–men…women…single…families…black…white….it did not matter. I dragged my butt from bed (I rarely sleep on…
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Today I Cried
By December 14, 2012 4 Comments Read More →

Today I Cried

Monday started off rough with the discovery that a long-time, trusted employee was…well let’s just say not so trustworthy. As I worked through that situation with the banks, insurance company, and police, I was relatively sure this week could not get any worse. Until this morning. As the news broke about the slaughter in Newtown, Connecticut, I sat dumbfounded. In the truest sense of the word, this was “unbelievable” to me. All of the usual questions came to mind. How could this happen? Why would anyone do such a thing?…
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Greetings From Brenda!
By December 2, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Greetings From Brenda!

My travels the past year have been to several family friendly destinations as well as some interesting places across the globe.   Last Thanksgiving  we knocked off an item from our Bucket List and flew out to Bozeman, Montana for a long Wolf Watching Weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Our private guide was Kevin Sanders, commonly known as Bearman  http://www.yellowstone-bearman.com/    This trip Is not for everyone as the winter weather in Yellowstone is very cold and there is a certain amount of standing around as one waits and hopes for…
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Rambling On Gambling
By November 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Rambling On Gambling

Recently, we (Maryland) just approved an expansion on our gambling. We have had slot machines for a few years, but not long enough to really make a solid determination if they are generating the revenue they should for the State.  We were sold on them because so much of the revenue would go towards education. Provided the politicians did not raid the fund an put it elsewhere. On Election Day, we voted to allow another casino and to expand the existing ones to allow table games. In effect, allowing a…
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