Holiday Stress Busters for the Family

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We love the holiday season, but not the stress associated with it! Children are incredibly sensitive and pick up on our stress, even if we try to hide it. To help your child and you cope with holiday stress, set aside some time to enjoy some of these activities together……

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Tempting Toys

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Finding the right toy is a huge challenge considering how many thousands of toys are available in our local stores and online. Pretty packaging and slick commercials only muddy the waters.   Toys are tempting, not only to children but to adults as well.Toys with sounds and lights are fun…

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Solea Tequila Tasting Dinner October 2013

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  Are we ready for another Solea Tequila Dinner? Why yes; yes we are! Caution: the Solea website is LOUD   Princess joined Teacher and I for another wonderful dinner with fantastic tequila drinks to celebrate a special night 27 years ago…   The night Teacher and I met.  …

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Ooey Gooey-isms

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Ever since attending Lisa Murphy’s aka the Ooey Gooey Lady presentations at the WECA Conference I’ve had Ooey Gooey-isms pop into my head at appropriate and totally random times…   Reflect, not react: Take a moment to see what’s really going on before acting. When I saw “A” (2 years…

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We’ve been Ghosted!

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We moved onto our street the fall of 1999 and absolutely love it. Not only are the houses some of the prettiest in the neighborhood, but the neighbors are very friendly, for the most part, and many socialize with each other throughout the year. Every August we hold a Block…

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Kalahari Resort Upgrade!

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When I called to reserve a room at the Kalahari Resort for the WECA Conference I chose a Hut room because we could get a discount for being part of the Conference, and because Teacher and I don’t need anything fancy. Shortly before the Conference I happened to mention to…

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A Peek into the 2013 WECA Conference

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Another WECA Conference has come and gone, and a good time was had by all. Or at least by Teacher and I! I wasn’t in a picture-taking mood this year, but I did snap a couple of photos: Lisa Murphy aka the Ooey Gooey Lady was keynote speaker on Friday.…

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WECA Conference 2013 – Here We Come!

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I know it’s hard to believe, considering how much I hate early mornings, but by the time this post goes live – 6:00 am – Teacher and I will have been up for two hours and on the highway for over an hour. Why? Because we’re on our way to…

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Campbells Tomato Soup Casserole

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If you’ve ever tried to feed a kid you know it’s no easy task! Kids’ tastes can change from day to day and moment to moment. One day they can’t stand to have a bowl of peas on the dinner table, and the next day they’re eating peas like their…

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