Family

Grand Caverns Tour in Shenandoah Valley

Grand Caverns, now a National Landmark as of 1973, and located in the Shenandoah Valley, was discovered in 1804 by a 17-year-old named Bernard Weyer.  Only two years after its discovery, it was open to the public for tours and it is the oldest operating show cave in the U.S.  ...
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What You Need to Know About Disability

In 2017, there were over 2.1 million applications for disability.  It’s something that is incredibly common but, yet it is an incredibly difficult process to go through.  The Disability process is something that I am currently in the midst of with my father and without learning the ins-and-outs of the ...
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Activities for Kids This Summer in Virginia

School is almost out for summer break and the kids are already asking me what activities I have planned.  Every year I do things they expect and try to add fun into our routine. It’s important to keep kids busy and entertained.  It keeps sibling arguments at a minimum and ...
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Virginia Safari Park Drive-Thru Zoo

I’ve always wanted to go to the Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia. It has been on my list for years and we finally visited over Spring Break. It was so amazing! The entire time was exciting – the children were laughing and smiling and everyone had a really great ...
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Tennessee Vacation Guide for Families

*This post contains affiliate links. This post also contains sponsored content for activities in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.  All content and opinions are my own. When planning a vacation for our family, my husband and I always look for a place that is family-oriented, has fun for everyone, and allows ...
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Vacation Planning for Families

Vacation season is quickly approaching! I dream of the days that I can get away with my loved ones and do something fun, not have to worry about my forever-messy house, my husband’s frustrating work schedule, and all of the other responsibilities that comes along with being a stay-at-home-mom. With ...
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40 Days of God’s Vision – Reading Plan & Free Printable!

40 Days of God’s Vision – Reading Plan & Free Printable! One of the hardest thing about reading the Bible is opening it. The Bible can be very intimidating if you don’t know where to start. Whether you have been studying the Bible for years or opening it for the ...
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Cupcake Themed Birthday Party and Sleepover – FREE PRINTABLE!

Cupcake Themed Birthday Party and Sleepover – FREE PRINTABLE! This year my daughter asked for a cupcake themed birthday party for her 7th birthday.  I really liked the idea and we decided to turn it into a sleepover.  We wanted a way for the kids to stay busy, have fun, ...
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Fun Things to do This Fall

Fun things to do This Fall Fall is coming! Here in Virginia the leaves are starting to fall from the trees and that oh so wonderful scent of Fall is starting to linger. The evenings are getting cooler and the mornings are filled with fresh air and morning dew. Fall ...
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Postpartum Depression

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. This post is based on research done by myself and my personal experiences with Postpartum Depression. Please seek medical attention if you are overwhelmed.  Statistics Let’s start by getting the statistics out there. There’s nothing worse than the feeling of getting reduced to ...
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Read the New Testament in 72 Days (FREE Printable)

Read the New Testament in 72 Days For the past few Sunday’s at church our pastor has been delivering a powerful message. It has been a sermon on walking with Jesus and believing in what he has in store for your life. It has been about seeking him, trusting in ...
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Trials & Tribulations of a Step-Mom

Trials & Tribulations of a Step-Mom A five-year-old girl once looked me whole-heartedly in the eyes and asked me if she could call me “Mama.” I had just married her father about one-month prior. I remember my heart doing flips but replying with, “You can call me whatever you feel ...
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Is Your Child Ready For A Pet?

Is Your Child Ready For A Pet? At some point most children fall in love with animals.  When children realize they can take them home and see them everyday, they usually start practicing those negotiation skills… At least my children have.  They will try to convince you they are responsible ...
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Family Favoritism and How to Deal With It

Family Favoritism and How to Deal With It My Experience with Family Favoritism Family favoritism has always been a part of my life. When I was a child I always dreaded Christmas time. It wasn’t because I felt entitled to something or that I was selfish. It was because I ...
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The Art of Miscommunication

The Art of Miscommunication I think we can all agree that communication is key to a successful relationship rather it be marriage, significant others, siblings, or parents. Having a lack of communication skills can cause friendships to fail as well. We’ve all been in this situation:  Someone said something to ...
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