Start Saving with Fuel Rewards at Shell

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Summer is the perfect time for road trips!  We like to explore and travel, and with that comes Mom looking for ways to save money at the pump!  I recently learned about the Fuel Rewards Network Program, which helped me relax and learn to enjoy those road trips a little more! The Fuel Rewards Network Program is a free loyalty program, with a relationship to participating Shell stations.  After you sign up online (or at a Shell … [Read more...]

10 Cruise Terms To Know For Your First Cruise

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I remember preparing for my first cruise, a senior trip.  I packed my luggage and never thought much about words I wouldn't know the meaning of.  We'll refer to this as cruise lingo. While it wasn't necessary for me to know such lingo, it would have been helpful to at least have an understanding of the terms (and since I was only 17, these definitions may have saved me from getting confused a time or two.) Port – A port is a stop … [Read more...]

Get Outside at Trinity Forest Adventure Park in the Dallas Area

Trinity Forest Dallas

Are you ready for the most exciting entertainment venue in the Dallas metroplex? Take a trip to the Trinity Forest Aerial Adventure park, where you'll find a combination of Canopy Tours, Challenge Courses and a Zip Line Adventure.  And best of all, it is safe and fun! Now is the time to reconnect with nature in your own backyard - let go of your everyday worries of deadlines, phones and internet and have some fun with your family... right … [Read more...]

Have a Fun Rainy Day With The Beados Quick Dry Design Station

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With the summer comes fun, heat and (unfortunately) rain!  We had lots of rain this week in the Dallas area, and I was thankful a Beados Quick Dry Design Studio had just came in the mail!  Since I promised my children we would open the kit on a rainy day, my children were quick to remind me of this when the first few drizzles fell from the sky!Beados is a fun arts and craft station, using only the special "Beados" beads, water and a … [Read more...]

See How My Children Did In The Kitchen: Bread In A Bag Recipe

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      I, for one, find something delicious about bread.  Any kind of bread, for that matter... especially the kind my children make! As part of our 80 Days of Summer Fun Challenge, we made bread in a bag.  It was a fun recipe that was simple enough for my 4, 7 and 9 year olds to make with just a few ingredients and very little assistance! Start by dumping 1 cup of flour into a gallon size ziploc bag.  … [Read more...]

Big Hero 6 Hits The Big Screen in November 2014

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With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous … [Read more...]