Category Archives: Family

A Centennial Celebration in New England: Happy Birthday to the Big E!

For 100 years, New England has been blessed to have a celebration like no other.   It’s an annual exhibition of New England’s finest in agriculture, crafts, music and more that draws crowds from all over to compete in various activities, participate in parades, feast on some of the best fair foods around and dance the night away to the music of some well known artists.   This year, we honor its 100th celebration here in Springfield, Massachusetts, and, already, it is breaking record attendance. Continue reading A Centennial Celebration in New England: Happy Birthday to the Big E!

Cape Cod: What One Traveling Family Accomplished in 24 Hours!

Cape Cod is one of many perfect little getaways here in New England.   From late spring to early fall, the peninsula comes alive to locals and tourists alike.  From the beaches on the Cape Cod National Seashore to unique restaurants and eclectic shops, people take full advantage of the beauty, culture and ocean breeze before the winter snow and frigid temperatures bring everything to a screeching halt up here. Continue reading Cape Cod: What One Traveling Family Accomplished in 24 Hours!

Everyone Needs An Elliot: A Review Of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon (Spoiler Alert)

As a D23 member (the official Disney Fan Club), I was offered the privilege of obtaining two tickets to an advanced screening of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon on Thursday, August 11th ~ the day before the movie’s official release.   This has been one of those films I have waited for with anticipation, knowing I had adored the 1977 original and being very curious where Disney was going to take the story this time. Continue reading Everyone Needs An Elliot: A Review Of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon (Spoiler Alert)

Honest Momma Moment: Why not MY child?

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Okay, honest momma moment here.   I have been on and off with the tears since yesterday, the kind that have a dual meaning and I know you know what I mean.  They are tears of excitement and tears of sadness all wrapped into one huge emotion and it’s exhausting!  We most typically cry these kinds of tears as our children get older and begin doing things we have been training them to do, but we were never really ready for…BUT we also cry these tears when something wonderful happens to someone else, but conversely reminds us of something we lack or lost.  Oh, how I wish these tears were for the former.  Alas, they are not.  Why am I crying?  Let me explain… Continue reading Honest Momma Moment: Why not MY child?

The World Of Coca-Cola: The Refreshing Break We Needed

Our recent trip to Atlanta, Georgia, may appear to have been fraught with disaster and disappointment if you happened to read our previous post (click here to get yourself caught up to speed).   In all honesty, despite the frustration encountered, we actually loved Atlanta!  OMG, my friends!  I had no idea there were so many things to do and see there!   From a spectacular aquarium to a civil rights museum, two major production studios and the southern hospitality and charm ~ I really and truly did not want to leave (which is why the last post was so hard to write).  There is soooo much to explore.  I could have stayed there forever.  I honestly and truly loved it!   Continue reading The World Of Coca-Cola: The Refreshing Break We Needed