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What teachers really want for back to school supplies

What teachers really want, but won't ask for! #teachers #school

It’s that time of year again when our kids head back to school. Parents settle into a normal routine, and forget to pack lunches for the first day. Oh wait, is that just me? One of the things I stress out about is meeting our new teachers. It can be challenging to get to know a teacher in the few minutes or seconds you might see them each day, if you even get to see them each day.

What do teachers really want on their back-to-school shopping list.

As a parent, I want to know what will help our teacher have the best school year. I don’t want them worrying about spending their own money on things that we can help provide. But what do you get for them? I’ll happily bring in Kleenex and Clorox Wipes. But what do they really need? continued

Pinwheel fun! How to make a pinwheel

Pinwheel fun: How to make a pinwheel

If your house is anything like mine, you’re tired of hearing, “what can I do?” on these long summer days. I like to keep several projects on hand so I’m ready to go with suggestions. One of the best projects we do over and over again is making a pinwheel. Follow these quick easy stops on how to make a pinwheel and you’ll have pinwheel fun at your home too.  continued

Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony

Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony

I can’t believe how fast this school year went by. We completed our last Daisy Scout meeting a couple weeks ago and had been eagerly awaiting our Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony. The girls were thrilled to finally be bridging to Brownies. I wanted the ceremony to be short and sweet, but full of meaning for the girls.  continued

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters

luigi's rollickin roadsters

We have a new favorite in the Disney California Adventure park. Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters opened in March and we can’t get enough of it. This week, my girls were singing the theme song before we even had our bags packed and ready to hit the road. continued

Halloween at Disneyland

Fall is my favorite time of year. Our kids are back in school and the holidays are just around the corner. We’ve been going to Disneyland around Halloween each year for the last several years. This will be our third year attending Mickey’s Halloween party. For us, this is a great way to start the fall festivities.

HALLOWEEN TIME AT THE DISNEYLAND RESORT (ANAHEIM, Calif.) - The Diamond Celebration continues as guests celebrate Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort from Sept. 11 through Nov. 1, 2015 with dazzling entertainment and decor, in addition to the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. This year, the family-friendly Mickey’s Halloween Party expands to 17 nights throughout the season at Disneyland park, where guests are invited to trick-or-treat in costume, celebrate with favorite Disney Characters and enjoy special presentations of the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular and the all-new “Paint the Night” parade. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

Mickey’s Halloween Party is Disneyland’s annual Halloween event. This year, there are 17 dates available from September 11–November 1. Tickets for the event are on sale now. If you’ve been thinking about going, make sure you get your ticket sooner than later. They sell out fast. continued

Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate coming to the Bay Area!

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Disney On Ice is coming back to the Bay Area with a new holiday show, Let’s Celebrate. I was thrilled when we were offered tickets to take the girls to see it. This new show, Disney On Ice, Let’s Celebrate is a great way to see all your Disney favorites in one place. If you haven’t been to a Disney On Ice show, this show could make you take the leap. Or if you’re a fan already, you’ll really like how much they’re changing things up. continued

Getting alone time

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When my husband and I found out we were having a baby, it was a mutual decision that I would stay home. It’s been over six years now that I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. Now that we have two girls, I’ve found out so much about myself, my husband, and what it’s truly like to raise children. continued

Sad goodbyes, warm hellos

For those of you who haven’t heard my story, I met my husband while we were at school in San Diego. He moved to San Francisco soon after college. I made my way around the world as a flight attendant for several years, and finally settled in San Francisco over ten years ago when we re-connected. continued

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