9 Cool DIY Costume Ideas for Girls

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If your kids are anything like mine they have been buzzing about what they’re going to be for Halloween for weeks now. I try to be open with my kids and let them be who they want to be, despite how I may feel about the costume. Which means that my son has been a… Read more »

Mars Needs Moms: Thanks, but No Thanks.

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I like to think of myself as pretty hip when it comes to special effects. I love watching movies push the envelope and try new things. In fact some of my favorite classic films are ones that at the time of their release were breaking new ground in terms of special effects and animation in… Read more »

Outdoor Movie Night

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There are a lot of things about summer that I’ll miss, but one of the things I’ll miss the most was something we said goodbye to recently, Family Movie Night at our neighborhood pool. Once a week people (mostly kids) gather in the grassy area beside our neighborhood pool to watch a family friendly movie… Read more »

New Adventures

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 
– Mark Twain Up until a week ago, I’d never slept… Read more »

Making Memories With Music

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Believe it or not my very first concert was The Monkees and Weird Al Yankovic. I know, kind of weird, except I’ll put good money on the fact that at least a few of you will read this and say “Me too!” Because it was a pretty popular tour that year. I was in the… Read more »

Reflections on Harry Potter

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Let me clarify before I start that this is not review of the final Harry Potter movie. While I do fully plan on seeing it in the theater, I’ve yet to make the trip. But despite not having seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows II yet, I can’t help but be caught in up… Read more »

Disney Channel Confessions

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The truth is as we stand in the middle of summer break, I look at all the great ideas people have for ways to spend the summer days with your kids and things to do to keep the kids busy, and yet there are still times of the day when I rely heavily on TV… Read more »

A Trip to Circus Vargas

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Of all the million wonderful things there are to enjoy about the summer, one of the best for a lot of us is the annual trip to the circus. Personally I always had an extra special attachment to the big top. My uncle was the ringmaster for Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and the… Read more »