Category Archives: brothers/boys

Epcot 2021

Before our trip I researched the brand-new ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and how to have the best chances of riding it. Based on what I read, my expectations of getting in the virtual queue were very low. Because it’s so … Continue reading

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Animal Kingdom 2021

I have two words for you: Mount Everest. Such a fun rollercoaster! That was where we headed first and we were able to ride it multiple times in a row! (Matt, Anna, and I rode it twice, everyone else rode … Continue reading

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Hollywood Studios 2021

My bigs are such good big brothers. We had two different strategies could employ: 1. Divide and conquer… with the guys going one way (Star Wars or Rock N’ Rollercoaster) and the girls going the other (to Toy Story Land). … Continue reading

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Magic Kingdom 2021

From Buzz to Elena, and Belle to the Seven Dwarves, this day was perfect! Staying on Disney Property gave us early entry, which we made use of each day. I had a strategy for the parks which included going straight … Continue reading

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First Day of School ~ 2021-2022

What a great morning. The kids woke up ready and eager for their day. Getting ready was a breeze and we walked the mile to school with little issue… other than the fact that their book bags were overfilled due … Continue reading

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Mother-Son Dates

I recently had a mom who is a few years behind me in this parenting journey ask me how to connect with her sons as they grow from little boys into preteens, teens, and into adulthood. Please note that I … Continue reading

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Back to School… but not the way you’re thinking!

15 years I’ve been a homeschooling mom and I’ve loved every single year. I find it hard to believe I’ve graduated two kids from our homeschool. I never intended to do that but planned fully to go back to the … Continue reading

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Last day of school 2020-2021

Way back in June (I’m writing this in August) we wrapped up our school year with a fizzle, not a bang. The early part of 2021 beat the crap out of us and we all just kinda didn’t care too … Continue reading

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20 just sounds grown-up.

I have a 20-year-old. Weird. Hayden is amazing, brave and kind, thoughtful and helpful. He may be messy, but his artistry makes up for it. 2020 and 2021 has been harder on him than anyone else in our family. Imagine … Continue reading

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Bailey’s 17!!

My first surprise kiddo is now 17! What an absolute joy Bailey has been to raise. His musical ability in the past year has grown tremendously and in some ways he’s surpassed Matt’s guitar ability. He has been creating music … Continue reading

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