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Bowling at Splitsville

Visiting Splitsville in Downtown Disney

Nov 25, 2018 Experience bowling at its finest. Check out Splitsville’s luxury lanes, conveniently located in Downtown Disney, for a fun evening your whole family will enjoy. ~200 words

Fancy Nancy Doll

Toys for all ages: a JAKKS Pacific Toys review

Nov 21, 2018 The holidays are here, consider these fun toys from JAKKS Pacific Toys. They have toys from Black and Decker, Disney, Nintendo, Daniel Tiger and more.  ~300 words

Instant Pot Cookbooks

Is an Instant Pot worth it?

Oct 15, 2018 Have you been wondering if you should get an Instant Pot and if it’s really worth the hype? You’ll love your Instant Pot after making these 5 easy recipes. ~500 words

Bombas Socks

Back to school with Bombas

Sep 4, 2018 Each pair of Bombas socks are knitted with the mantra of “bee better” as a reminder that for each pair purchased, one pair is donated to someone in need. ~300 words

Summer camp in Italy

Jul 25, 2018 This summer, our girls attended summer camp in Italy. Last week we packed our bags and headed to Florence, Italy where our kids spent a week at Canadian Island summer camp. ~500 words

Fishing Lab, non-traditional seafood in the heart of Florence, Italy

Jul 19, 2018 Searching for a brief respite from the pasta and pizza you find on every corner in Florence? Try Fishing Lab for a non-traditional seafood dining experience. ~1,000 words

Announcing Big Crazy Life

New site, shifted focus, same big crazy life

Jul 11, 2018 We’re thrilled to launch our new site. And we think we came up with a pretty apt name for it: Big Crazy Life. Almost all of the content from Growing up Goofy, a fresh coat of paint, and a slightly shifted focus. ~300 words

Dyslexia: When the signs are in front of you, read them!

Jul 3, 2018 For the last few years, we’ve had some nagging concerns about our oldest daughter, and how she is progressing at school. She’s really small for her age, can be very shy, and often disliked certain kinds of homework. I know… ~800 words

Flying on Spirit Airlines

Jun 26, 2018 There are a few things you should know about me, I used to be a flight attendant and I hate flying. This makes it really hard to fly with me. I have high expectations for what a flight should be ~500 words


Plan your next event with Paperless Post

May 28, 2018 Everyone knows I love to host parties and get-togethers on a regular basis. With so many of us on different schedules, bouncing from soccer games to dance recitals, paperless invitations just make sense. I’ve been using Paperless Post for the last five years, and love how it takes the work out of creating a formal invitation. ~300 words

Silver Dollar City in Branson

What to do in Branson, Missouri

May 16, 2018 Recently, I was invited to Branson, Missouri to experience everything it offers. We were hosted by Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center in the heart of Branson. Branson has always been interesting to me, since my mother was born in… ~800 words

The best digital photo frame we’ve owned: Aura Frames

May 8, 2018 The digital photo frame from Aura Frames is easily one of the best things in our home. We easily add photos to it via an app on our phone, and it becomes a centerpiece of conversation for visitors and friends of our kids. Get $50 off your Aura Frames order by using the link in this post. ~400 words

Straightened hair with the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer

How this Revlon hair dryer changed my life…

Apr 29, 2018 On my latest trip to Italy, I ruined all my hair styling tools. I’ve been dragging my feet on re-purchasing these items until I saw a video that showed off the Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer. This blow dryer is magical, and can give you a pretty good blow out in just minutes. ~400 words

Canadian Island Summer Camps

Summer camp in the heart of Tuscany, Italy

Apr 24, 2018 Canadian Island offers amazing summer camp experiences in the heart of Tuscany for kids of all ages. Kids spend the week learning Italian, horseback riding, experiencing art and drama, cooking classes, and of course swimming. While the kids are having a blast at summer camp during the day, adults can take their own time exploring the city of Florence. ~500 words

Choco Story Stars

Visiting a chocolate museum in Paris?!

Apr 2, 2018 Going into the third week of our European vacation, our girls were over the museum scene. I really can’t blame them, I’m not a superfan either. But for some reason, taking advantage of museums seems necessary when traveling. However,… ~500 words

Mall shopping in Florence

The Mall in Florence, shopping in Tuscany

Mar 18, 2018 When I knew for sure that I would be traveling to Italy, I knew that I’d be getting a new handbag. You see, years ago… before we had children… Doug and I took a trip to Italy. Doug even… ~500 words

Hair Fairies for Lice

How to get rid of lice, let’s talk about it…

Mar 16, 2018 Up to 12 million school children ages, 3 to 12 will get head lice this year. These harmless but pesky bugs are hard to get rid of but here’s how to do it… ~600 words

Strolling the streets of Salzburg

Spend a day in Salzburg, Austria

Mar 12, 2018 I really can’t believe it’s been over six months since we went to Europe. I needed a little trip down memory lane today and wanted to share about our day trip to Salzburg. Our family is still talking about what… ~700 words

Toyota Highlander driver's side window

Our experience with a Toyota Highlander SUV

Mar 8, 2018 As our family keeps getting busier with sports, Girl Scouts, after-school activities, and playdates, and with friends and family coming to visit now and then, we’ve realized maybe it’s time to consider a third-row vehicle. While we’re looking for… ~600 words

Girl Scout Cookie booth time

5 things to NOT say to a Girl Scout selling cookies

Feb 12, 2018 Here are five things not to say to a Girl Scout selling cookies, and a simple suggestion for what you could say instead. ~900 words