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Smart Money People ~ Teaching my Kids 5 Money Lessons

Do you talk about money with your kids?  My parents were awesome parents!  And, they taught us a lot of really important life lessons – but, I didn’t learn my financial lessons from them!  I decided I wanted my kids to be smart money people before they left home for college, so hopefully their financial…

Backpack Travel ~ Travel Light and Easy with a Backpack!

Backpack Travel ~ Travel Light and Easy with a Backpack!

When you go on vacation, how many bags or suitcases do you typically take?  Do you think you could travel light?  Could you carry only one backpack??  Believe it or not, backpack travel is traveling easier!  And,  if you travel light you travel easier! A couple of years ago my family and I were readying for…

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Get Your Kids Reading This Summer – Pt. 5 Start a Book Club

Are you looking for some summer reading ideas for your kids?  How about a Kids Book Club?? You, or at least someone you know, are probably in a book club.  The popularity of book clubs in America (and maybe around the world?) is pretty amazing.  It would be interesting to know why people join book…

Travel Intentionally ~ 5 surprising reasons you’ll want to try it!

Travel Intentionally ~ 5 surprising reasons you’ll want to try it!

  Over the past several years, our family has traveled quite a bit.  And, it’s been an intentional decision!  Not just, hey let’s go on vacation, but wow, we’ve only got our kids for a few more years – let’s make them count!  Hence the idea of intentional travel! For me, it hit me when…

The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – Book Review

The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – Book Review

The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg I read The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler for the first time when I was in college taking a Children’s Literature class.  I enjoyed the story line then and enjoyed it now.  But I have to say that re-reading it as…

How to Live Intentionally and Choose Your Own Adventure
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How to Live Intentionally and Choose Your Own Adventure

I have been thinking lately about the notion of living intentionally.  How do we live intentionally?  And, why?? I remember my daughter asking me several years ago if we were poor.  I answered her no, why?  Her answer was, “if we are not poor why don’t we have…”.  I thought about it for a minute, because I felt like the…

Dinosaur Cove Attack of the Tyrannosaurus – Book Review

Dinosaur Cove Attack of the Tyrannosaurus – Book Review

Dinosaur Cove: Attack of the Tyrannosaurus If you have a young dinosaur lover in your house, this book series is a must-read! Children enjoy reading Attack of the Tyrannosaurus because it is a fun, exciting, and fast-paced book.  This is the story of Jamie, who has just moved to Dinosaur Cove, and Tom.  Because they are young boys and similar,…