School Starts in 2 Weeks! (Im so not ready..)


Summer has gone by SO fast this year! In two weeks, I will have a 2nd grade son and a 1st grade daughter! I can hardly believe how fast they are growing up! This was my babies this time last year- starting Kindergarten and 1st grade. I am hoping I can make it through the first day of school this year with no tears. (From me- the kids are fine! ) LOL     … [Read more...]

Structures of Parenthood: Enhancing Your Child’s Creativity in Barcelona

The arts, history, and culture: in Barcelona they all converge to form a wonderful melting pot and the perfect fuel for a child’s creativity, allowing them to draw inspiration from all the different aspects of Barcelona. Naturally, this includes inspiration from the city’s favorite son, Antoni Gaudí. The architect used Barcelona as his muse, and out of it came a city like no other.   You might even think of moving to Barcelona. Of course, you’d want to spend some time here … [Read more...]

Top 5 Most Famous Ghosts of All Time

The very idea of ghosts is frankly quite terrifying, whether you believe in them or not.  Some claim to have seen them; some believe it to be nothing more than a figment of the imagination. Perhaps we all want to believe in the afterlife – it’s good to know there’s somewhere to go once we leave this mortal coil. But, is there really any such thing as ghosts, apparitions and hauntings?   A spiritual journey   If you’re desperate to see one and to prove to yourself … [Read more...]

Disney on Ice! Coming January 8-12 @ US Airways! Who’s coming with me?

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  US Airways Center - January 8-12, 2014 Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After! Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney 'Pixar film, Brave, competes to win the heart of headstrong, sharp-shooting Merida, making her ice debut! Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of … [Read more...]

Frightful Films and Gruesome Games: Protecting Children From Media Stress {Guest Post}

On Halloween each year, children dress up, watch movies, and pull pranks to frighten each other - but all in good fun. And for one day per year, it might be alright. But beyond intentionally frightening films, there is content sprinkled throughout movies and games that is frightening parents everywhere. So what should parents do about this content? Are frightening films okay for children? What about violent video games? Below are some attempts to answer those questions, and some tips on … [Read more...]

Christmas Countdown has Begun!


Christmas is my holiday. I know some of you get into Halloween or Valentines Day- I go all out for Christmas! We have a special activity we do as a family everyday from Dec 1st to Dec 24th. (Bad thing this year, is I have not finished coordinating all the activities yet, so I am winging it day by day!) I strung up paper bags and decorated them with the #'s 1-24, and every morning, the kids run out of bed and read what that day has in store for them! December 1st-  We welcomed Elfie, our … [Read more...]

Changing and bathing stations: how should you choose?

As new parents, any little thing you can pick up to make your life easier usually ends up paying for itself remarkably quickly. From baby monitors to pushchairs and even child-sized chests of drawers, that seemingly endless list of equipment soon transforms into household essentials you couldn't live without, so you'll want to make absolutely sure you're buying the best products available. If you feel in need of a little help in making those crucial decisions, take a look at this guide to … [Read more...]

My New Skincare Obsession- HTY Gold!

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I recently had the oppurtunity to review the HTY Gold (HTY= Hide The Years) skincare line. The HTY line consists of 4 main products- Body Gold, Day Gold, Night Gold and Eye Gold. The main active ingredient in all is Super-Red Palm Oliens which fights free- radicals with antioxidents. Its basic promise is to rid your skin of the "Creped" wrinkly appearance of aging skin. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge product junkie- and I am always looking for the perfect skincare product- I have … [Read more...]

Creekside at Beaver Creek- Book by Opening Day and Save up to 30%!


Vacationers looking to leave everyday life behind and enjoy remarkable skiing and the grandeur of a modern alpine ski resort should head to Beaver Creek, Colorado. Creekside at Beaver Creek is a luxury ski-in/ski-out property located within the heart of Beaver Creek village. Nestled right up against the bubbling Beaver Creek, guests are steps away from world-class restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. In the morning, you can ski right to the lifts and access nearly 1,900 acres of skiable … [Read more...]

Faucets – What You Need to Know


Faucets – What You Need to Know Faucets are the most critical part of any bathroom and kitchen. Today, one will come across a very stylish and contemporary range of taps and faucets, available in every possible style and design. The modern customer is not only searching for looks and quality material, but also years of satisfactory service. Durability and functionality are the top criteria. Most modern bathrooms often boast of exclusively designed faucets, made out of special materials. As … [Read more...]