Tag Archives: family

Cruise Ship in Tropical LocationCruising with Kids?

What does the phrase “Family Vacation” bring to mind?  Fun, family, road trip or long car ride, screaming, and whining?  Well, for me the thought of the latter was too overwhelming to even consider.  Luckily for me our next family … Continue reading

Last Will & TestamentA Widow’s Advice

As a new widow, I get looks from people who seem like they really want to ask me questions about my experience, but they don’t quite know how to do it.  I mean really, what would they say?  So I … Continue reading

Child ReadingHow to Teach Your Child to Read (with video demonstration)

I decided it was time to teach my oldest daughter to read.  I wanted her to be a confident reader before entering kindergarten.  I was pumped, I was ready and I thought where do I begin?!? Well, I guess that … Continue reading

Gift list you keep running all year long.Running Gift List

“What was it that my mom said she wanted for Christmas?” “I don’t have any idea what to get my husband for his birthday.” “My kids need more puzzles but they definitely don’t need any more of…what was it again?” … Continue reading

Couple on a Date Night InDate Night…At Home

How long has it been since I’ve been out on a date with my husband?  Well, let me think for a minute…too long!  Our dates come few and far between depending on grandparents visiting or finding a reliable babysitter.  Also, it seems … Continue reading

YMCAYMCA Offers a Variety of Fun For the Whole Family

Family fun that is affordable and practical? Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA in Granby, Colorado is all that and more.  As a mother of four children ranging from the ages of five to fifteen my husband and I are always looking … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain National Park ValleyRocky Mountain National Park, Camping, Family, Memories

My family has recently discovered camping as a summer activity. At first I was reluctant… tent, bugs, dirt, and a 9 month old baby did not seem like a good time, BUT I couldn’t say no to my 11 year … Continue reading

Mickey Mouse at California AdventureRelaxing, Fun, and Disneyland all in the same sentence!

Yes, I said it!  Disneyland can be relaxing and fun, BUT after many years of enjoying Disney fun I have a few rules that I live by: