A YouTube Summer Tale. Hold the Swim Goggles.

Summer and Reading. I know, It Doesn’t Quite have the Same Ring as Summer and Swimming(!)     Or Summer and Slushies(!)     But Somehow We Needed to Glamorize Reading for Miss Doodle 2. Help Her Get Past Her Aversion to Reading. And in My Mind, Summer was the Opportunity to Do Just That. […]

Romancing the Food

“I have discovered that there is romance in food when romance has disappeared from everywhere else.  And as long as my digestion holds out, I will follow romance.” Ernest Hemingway. What Goes Into Your Best Meal Ever? Is It Really All About the Food?  Or is it Something More? Perhaps it’s as Hemingway says, Romance […]

The Magical Tip for Effortless Travel(!)

Simple.  Two Words. START EARLY. We are a Family of 4.  With School-Age Kids.  Full-Time Working Parents. Travel for Us is When Everyone is Free to Travel. So to Beat the Crowds and Get the Most of the Vacation Time…. YES, START EARLY. 4:30AM Early.  On the Airport Parking Bus to the Airport. 6AM.  Flight […]

Why Disney? Why Indeed!

Disneyland.  California. Outrageously Expensive.  Crowded. Miles of Walking.  Endless Hours of Waiting. Silliness.  Goofiness. Winding Lines.  70 Minute Waits. 2.5 Minute Attractions. $6 Hot Dog. $10 Bag of Carmel Corn. $92 Lunch with Show for Everyone over 7. Why Disney? Because It is the Perfect Backdrop for Magic. Together with the People You Love. Experiencing […]