Category Archives: Family

Victory on the High Seas: Dining with Food Allergies on the Disney Dream

When you have an immense number of friends who have sailed on the Disney Cruise Line and perpetually share their magical adventures aboard one of the four ships in the fleet (recent news says there are more ships being added over the next few years!), the desire within to join the club kind of grows day by day (reminds me of kudzu in South Carolina, but in a good way). Continue reading Victory on the High Seas: Dining with Food Allergies on the Disney Dream

This Year’s Adventure: Going Cruising With Disney! (The Pre-Trip Post)

(featured photo taken by Janice Tillman Brady with An Open Suitcase)

Summer is FINALLY here and

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Teaching Math Application: A Lesson in Sales Tax

“Mom, can we buy this?  Can I have that?  Everyone else has one, why can’t I?” Continue reading Teaching Math Application: A Lesson in Sales Tax

Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway: A Review from the Savanna

For years, I have dreamed of going to New York City to see Disney’s musical production of The Lion King.  It has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and knowing that I had a friend in the cast just made the desire to see it even stronger!  After wishing upon a thousand stars or more, my oldest son made that dream come true this April and, as a combined Christmas and birthday gift to me, he bought the two of us tickets to see the production at the Minskoff Theater on Broadway!  I was going to see The Lion King!!! Continue reading Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway: A Review from the Savanna

No snacks, no treats, no candy ~ Oh, MY! Valentine’s Day in the Classroom

It’s no secret that, when most of us reading this post were younger, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by sending each other paper valentines and shared parties at school filled with candy, chocolate and cupcakes.  Fast forward to today’s celebrations and we have a conundrum facing our schools as so many children are struggling with food allergies and other health conditions negatively affected by these kinds of edible gifts.  Valentine’s Day, among so many other holidays, has had to shift its focus a bit in the classroom, but the question remains, “Can it be done successfully?”  I say, yes! Continue reading No snacks, no treats, no candy ~ Oh, MY! Valentine’s Day in the Classroom