Pokemon Go requires pants

Pokemon Go requires pants, which for a child on summer break is the biggest obstacle to catching Pokemon. If you saw my earlier tweet, the Dad spent days trying to get signed up for Pokemon Go, amidst a crush of other Dads (and not dads) attempting to do the same.  Finally, after getting set up,…

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Kunkel’s Seafood and Steakhouse Review

I hate to post bad reviews.  We had not eaten at Kunkel’s Seafood and Steakhouse in several years because we had a rather lackluster visit our first time.  When an impromptu visit from our oldest daughter and her fiance had us looking for something different for dinner, we decided to give the place a second…

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Disney – Greedy Money Grab or Enhanced Experiences?

A lot is being said right now about the recent news from Walt Disney World that they would be adding some extra opportunities for guests to enjoy their Walt Disney World vacation.  The most recent offerings include a test of premium parking – for an additional fee, and something similar to extra magic hours, but,…

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Like When the Lights Go Out

I cried often my first few weeks of high school.  Being overwhelmingly shy, it felt like I had no sooner made friends in the school we moved to when I entered seventh grade, and now here I was, just two years later, having to do it all over again.  It was painful, uncomfortable, like being…

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Studio Movie Grill Fight Against Hunger

$5 for a movie?  When do you ever see that happen?  Never.  But here’s your chance to see a movie for $5 and help support the Studio Movie Grill as they fight against hunger in our area.  100% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the PhilAbundance Food Bank. In addition, to coincide with the release…

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A Separation of Souls

I have not yet told Eilis that my mom has died. Shortly after 10:00 PM last December 23rd, my sister called to tell me that the hospital had just called to tell them my mom died.  I hung up the phone, crying out loud, and called my family to me.  Eilis, instead of joining Jim…

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Time Flies When You’re Raising Kids

You hear it all the time.  You might have even said it yourself a time or two, especially if you’re a mom.  But time really flies when you’re raising kids.  They grow up so fast, that you turn around from throwing the last diaper in the trash and they are wearing a cap and gown,…

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Not Knowing You Hit the Lottery Until You Lose the Ticket

One of the things I’ve learned as a writer in this social media world is that the title of your blog should always tell the reader what they’re in for.  Y’all, you have no idea.  But I so truly feel today that I hit the biggest lottery in the world and was totally ignorant about…

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50s Prime Time Cafe – Disney Dining Review

Imagine walking into your Mom’s kitchen back in the 1950s.  You’re probably being told to set the table, while the smell of Mom’s pot roast swirls around you.  Dad may be sitting in his chair in the living room, watching Father Knows Best on the black and white TV.  Then Mom yells, “Kids, come and…

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