Christmas at Walt Disney World – What We Love, What We Love Less

The smell of Christmas ham may still be wafting through the house, and you may still be walking past those last three Christmas cookies that no one really likes, tempting you to break your New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  So why on earth am I talking about Christmas at Walt Disney World already? If…

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Chinks in the Armor

While reading a friend’s blog recently, I began waxing nostalgic (which is English teacher speak for wondering why the hell I did what I did when I did it) about the people I’ve dated and the man I married.  You all know the old adage that love is blind, but I don’t think that it…

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Merry Christmas Poop-Poop

Fakesgiving, followed by Thanksgiving, followed by two term papers.  That’s on top of the normal hectic pace of being a mom with three kids, two dogs, one husband, and a great gig with The Mouse. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. In the whirlwind that was the month of November, I decided to…

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Time to Plan the Christmas Photo! Fa La La Fashion Sense

I have tortured my children for years.  Honestly, it may be why I had children and why I’m so grateful they are girls.  Through the years, I’ve loved dressing them up in outfits that exploited the fact that I had daughters.  Lacey, flowery, with bloomers, with matching hats – I have so enjoyed dressing my…

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The Christmas Cookie Crisis – Or Why Anna Should Stay Out of the Kitchen

You know those people who gather the family during the holidays and do happy, fun, traditional holiday things?  Yeah, we’re more like the Griswolds – we start out with the best intentions, but somewhere on the way to our Norman Rockwell Christmas, we take the detour at dysfunction. Christmas cookies are no exception.  With the…

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War Horse – A Movie Review

by Guest Blogger Brighid Skamarakas So Eilis and I went to go see the press premiere of War Horse on Thursday. I vaguely remembered seeing the trailer and it not looking totally awful (although maybe not interesting enough to warrant the purchase of a full-priced ticket.) But when she asked if I wanted to go…

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2011 Christmas Party Invitation

You’ve waited all year and it’s finally time! The 2011 Christmas Party Invitation is here! Please join us in celebration of the holiday season at our 2011 Skamarakas Family Christmas Party. Please click to watch the invitation if it did not start playing for your immediately.  Right click to view full screen – and give…

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