How to Rock Your Sweet 16 Murder Mystery Birthday Party

How to Rock Your Sweet 16 Murder Mystery Birthday Party

So, how do you feel about murder?!  Well, more specifically a murder mystery birthday party, lol! When my daughter came to me and said she wanted a birthday party for her 16th birthday, I’m fairly certain I groaned!  The idea of having a bunch of teenagers to entertain was frightening. But, we settled on having…

No Christmas Gifts?! Giving Experiences Instead of Gifts!

No Christmas Gifts?! Giving Experiences Instead of Gifts!

Have you considered giving experiences instead of gifts for Christmas? “Becki Svare has made a radical decision: She won’t buy any more Christmas presents. It started a few years ago as an experiment with her extended family. The holiday season began as it often did, with a dozen family members drawing names out of a…

What to do in Indianapolis with Teens ~ Our Favorites
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What to do in Indianapolis with Teens ~ Our Favorites

Do you have a teenager?  Do you enjoy traveling with your teens?  Lately, I’ve heard a lot of parents say that they hate traveling with their teens because they don’t want to do anything. Ok, hate may be a little strong.  But, I have heard a lot of parents complain about traveling with their teenage…

Theater Etiquette ~ Why It’s Important For Children & Parents!
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Theater Etiquette ~ Why It’s Important For Children & Parents!

This week for my Year of Adventure, I’m actually going to go back a year to the end of November last year.  I decided to take my daughter and friend of hers to see The Nutcracker at a performance in Orlando.  I specifically avoided the “family” show and instead chose an evening show.  Because of…

Letting Go – One of the Joys and Agony of Parenting
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Letting Go – One of the Joys and Agony of Parenting

My Year of Adventure ~ Week # 25 For the year of 2017, I have challenged myself to A Year of Adventure!  For me, that means trying new things, going new places and stretching myself.  This week, my “adventure” included learning that letting go, as a parent, is pretty hard sometimes!   Letting Go is…

My 5 Best Tips That Will Make End of School Year Easier
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My 5 Best Tips That Will Make End of School Year Easier

  My Year of Adventure ~ Week # 22 This year I have challenged myself to a Year of Adventure!  It’s hard to believe we’re already 22 weeks into 2017!  This week, like a lot of other households in America, we had the “adventure” of the end of the school year chaos!  Every year, it…

6 Reasons it’s Important to Have Family Fun
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6 Reasons it’s Important to Have Family Fun

My Year of Adventure ~ Week 20 For the year of 2017, I have chosen to have a Year of Adventure!  For me, that means finding adventure in the everyday.  Sometimes my adventures take me to exciting and new places, but mostly they are the small everyday things.  Recently, I’ve been thinking about some of…