March 2011

Starting with my 7 year old’s first vacation to the Bahamas at the age of 5 months, our family has traveled pretty frequently. It’s in both my husband’s and my genes – I remember road […]


5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere

Welcome to our weekly roundup here at “5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere”. As you know, you can come back all week and add a post or giveaway to our Mister Linky. Be sure to check […]



It is late Saturday afternoon. My daughter Olivia is playing at Susan’s house with her girls, my son is playing in his room, and my husband is out watching a hockey game at his parent’s. […]


Every night I leave money on my kitchen table. Money I will never get back. Money that won’t help pay for my kids’ sports, their dentist bills, or even my retirement. Why would I regularly […]


Olivia on a kiddie ride at Disney

A Magical Mix — A Fabulous Ride! On March 17th, Mom Bloggers gathered in Walt Disney World for the second Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort — a magical mix […]


This week, we have a guest post by Lysa TerKeurst, author of Made to Crave (Check out Jennifer’s review and giveaway right here at 5 Minutes for Mom) and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Find […]

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Are you a breakfast eater? I can tell you that my day just never seems to go well if I don’t give myself a hearty breakfast in the morning. They say that breakfast is the […]


Attention Seattle Parents! I have tickets for 10 readers to attend a special Konami Play Experience TOMORROW. Let’s get our GLEE on! I know it’s last minute but it will be fun to meet up […]

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Janice with Stephanie aka Metropolitan Mama

Janice with Stephanie aka Metropolitan Mama Janice is heading home from Disney in the morning. It will be a long journey home from Orlando to Seattle by air with a connection along the way. Then […]



We’re all granted different doses of Disney throughout our lives. As Janice wrote back in March of 2009, she and I had very little exposure to Disneyland growing up. Besides one trip when we were […]