Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

School Will Be In Session!

So we made the right decision when we decided to homeschool Olivia for another year. Jason and I both felt that she did so well being homeschooled last year but she needed a new curriculum compared to what she used last year. We used last year BJU Grade 4 except for the Math which we used Saxon Math and that just didn't work out too well for her. I looked at several different curriculum's that might work for Olivia but the best one that looked like it would be very structured for her is Abeka. So we went up to the Homeschool Gathering Place on Friday and put most of her books on consignment there and picked up most of her items she needs for school. We still have to get a few things but that's about it. I am searching on facebook and on ebay and online for a few things but I know I will find them used rather than new. At least that's the plan for us.

Summer is almost over for many of the students and I figured that if we go ahead and start school now by the time April or May rolls around she will be finished with school. I also plan on having a set schedule for her which will help out a ton as well.

When I get home from my parents house, it will be time to start packing up the house and getting things together for our move. We are moving from where we are living back up to the area where I am from. I can't wait and can't wait to be around friends and Olivia's friends again. It will be epic for her and she is excited as well.

How is your summer going? What have you been up to?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our 10 Favorite Family Friendly Restaurants at Disney World


I wanted to share with all of you my readers our 10 Favorite Family Friendly restaurants at Walt Disney World to eat at. We normally go to the same restaurants but this year we are keeping a few of the favorites but we are venturing out of our comfort zone and trying new ones. I'm pretty sure we might find some new ones to add to this list. Maybe we will add to this list! Having a picky eater in the family (and no we're not talking about me or my hubby) we sometimes have to find a restaurant that is kid friendly. But the good thing is that all of the restaurants at WDW are kid friendly! But here are our Top 10 Favorites that we love!
  1. 'Ohana, located at the Polynesian Resort. (Breakfast or Dinner)
  2. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Epcot in Norway. (Lunch) We have only eaten lunch here.
  3. Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdom. (Lunch or Dinner)
  4. The Crystal Palace, Magic Kingdom. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). We have only eaten breakfast here and love it! Must eat here every trip now!)
  5. Earl of Sandwich, Downtown Disney. (Lunch, Dinner). We ate lunch here and loved it!
  6. Tony's Town Square, Magic Kingdom. (Lunch, Dinner). We have only eaten dinner but it is oh so yum!
  7. Teppan Edo, Epcot in Japan. (Lunch or Dinner)
  8. Yak & Yeti, Animal Kingdom. (Lunch or Dinner) We have only eaten lunch here. Loved it!
  9. Tusker House, Animal Kingdom. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) We have had breakfast and lunch here. Breakfast is our favorite only because it has Krispy Kreme donuts!!
  10. Trails End Restaurant, Fort Wilderness Campground. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) We have only eaten dinner here but it is a must eat at every trip!!!
We of course have other favorites that we love to eat at while at Disney World that I didn't include in this list but these are a must do and are family friendly restaurants which is very good to know. Enjoy! And if you need help deciding on which ones will best fit your families needs let me know!

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Keep Momming

    “I participated in a campaign on behalf of MomCentral Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

    As an actress, a public health advocate and former journalist, Holly Robinson Peete has seen it all. And as a mother of four, she’s encountered just about every parenting challenge you can imagine. One of her biggest challenges as mom is building and maintaining a close relationship with her teenage daughter, Ryan.



    The mother-daughter relationship is a unique one, and that dynamic can be even trickier during the tween years. Yet sometimes, people dismiss certain behaviors as “typical tween girl behavior” when those behaviors can be symptoms of something more serious. Research suggests that girls are more likely than boys to report having mostly inattentive Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Since inattentive symptoms can be less noticeable than hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, it is important that moms know what to look for.


    I’m proud to be joining forces with Shire, CHADD and Holly Robinson Peete to announce the launch of keep momming, a new public service initiative geared towards the moms of tween girls to raise awareness of ADHD.



    The campaign is anchored within a new digital hub, KeepMomming.com, where you’ll find tips, tools and other go-to resources for moms, including a checklist to help recognize the symptoms of ADHD – inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity – and then encourages moms to talk to their daughter’s doctor. The keep momming initiative can help moms learn about ADHD and provide ideas on how to spark a conversation and stay connected with their tween.



    Don’t miss Holly’s message about the keep momming initiative http://goo.gl/Uayao5, and be sure to check out the website at KeepMomming.com.

    Wednesday, July 02, 2014

    Sea Tow Influencer


    “I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sea Tow. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating."

    Now that summer is upon us and that we have been to the beach and plan on going back more this summer it's time to bring on the fun! My best friend who lives at the beach has been looking into getting either jet skis or a small Sea Tow Boat which I think would be awesome to drive! I remember growing up and going to Ocean City, MD with my family. We would rent a boat and head out to sea for a day and we would have so much fun too! But there was always the safety measure's that we would have to take before we could go out on the sea for a cruise.

    Did you know that Sea Tow is the #1 choice for boaters out there? I personally knew that because of my friends and family who own a boat or who go boating often. We have life jackets at my parents house that we used when we would go boating with our friends in the past but haven't used them since then. We probably should update them now since we plan on going more now that Olivia is older and is enjoying the outdoors. Sea Tow is perfect for all boaters nationwide for on-water assistance when needed! Plus they have a membership and having a Sea Tow membership you receive free towing, fuel drops, jump starts, priority service, Automated Radio Checks, 24/7 nationwide coverage, knowledgable Captains, covered undergroundings, savings, and much more! Sea Tow memberships are available in Gold Card for $169 a year and Lake Card for $119 a year options.

    The Sea Tow Foundation was created in 2007 by Sea Tow founder, Captain Joe Frohnhoefer. The Sea Tow Foundation promotes safe boating practices and education initiatives that directly reduce accidents, fatalities, and property damage related to recreational boating. The Sea Tow Foundation has distributated close to 15,000 life jackets nationwide to help make recreational boaters safer on the water with Life Jacket Loaner Stands located Nationwide!

    I feel that this is such a great idea with loaning out life jackets because for those who can't afford a life jacket but still want to enjoy boating with friends should be able to. It's not fair to them to not be able to enjoy it! We want to be able to go on a jet ski this summer sometime during the summer at least. I have never been and I would love to go! Even if it's just on a lake. We are planning on going to White Lake which is about 30 minutes from our house next week and we can't wait to float around and get some sun but not only that but to enjoy the lake and quietness too. Olivia loves going far our in the lake too because she can which is a plus compared to the ocean! One day we will get a boat and be able to go enjoy the lake and enjoy the ocean too! We plan on making some really tasty snacks while we are at the lake and we can make them for on the boat too while at the beach!

    What fun things are you planning on doing this summer?