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Wordless Wednesday: Baby All Stars

For the baby who has everything...except the star emblem on the sides of the booties. I'm working on that.

Secret Family Travel

My husband and I are currently keeping a secret from our children. Well, truth be told, we keep lots of secrets from them — most of which they will...

Wordless Wednesday: House of Cards

What are you looking at? Sometimes the best toys are cheap ones; my kids love to build card houses out of flash cards. We recently bought a few packs of...

Wordless Wednesday: Dizzy

Bouncing off the walls in the hotel corridor So we recently stayed at a hotel. My kids love nearly everything about hotels. Elevators! A different room to sleep in! Views from...

Travel Opens Doors – and Eyes

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Don’t ask my daughter; as of now, we’ve sheltered denied her knowing that sponge. in fact, after several days at the Nickelodeon Hotel (read...

Family Fun at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Need something family-friendly to do? You almost can’t do any better than a festival. Last night my family had an early Father’s Day dinner downtown, then wandered over to...

Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Sandwiches

Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sammie We always have bananas on hand for the kids, which means we often have spotty, over-ripe, catnip-to-the-fruitflies bananas sitting around. What to do? Banana...

5 Best Bites in Clearwater, Fla.

With restaurants popping up all over town, Clearwater is becoming a foodie destination. On a recent trip I was able to experience some of the best restaurants the city...

Recycled Crayon Molds Using Broken Crayons

This isn’t my usual muffin recipe. The ingredients are decidedly different — and more colorful. My kids love those multi-colored crayons at the store and their playgoup; my husband I...

Call it a “staycation.” While our daughter was Up North with grandparents, my husband and I made plans to do some fun things with our three-year-old son. As plans...

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Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

I boiled two dozen eggs this morning for the kids to decorate for Easter. Of these, guess how many broke in the pot while...

Castaway Cay, Disney’s Island in the Bahamas

If you’ve been on a Bahamian Disney cruise, you’ve probably been to Castaway Cay. This little piece of paradise in the Bahamas is Disney’s...

Williams-Sonoma Baking Stone

My baking stone is quickly turning into a Rorschach test, with blips and blobs that resemble all sorts of things. When I bought it, it was a...

Pittsburgh Style Pulled Pork Sandwich

Primanti Bros. sandwich Many people return from their travels with souvenirs; I bring back recipes. This one’s from a long-term stay outside of Pittsburgh, where...