Alaska or Aloha Bound – Part 3 – The Kid Influence

Before I plan any vacation, I ask my kids what they want to do.  And then I book my trip to Disney. Actually, when offered Alaska or Hawaii as a possible vacation for next year, the girls were pretty split.  They had things they wanted to do in Alaska that we didn’t have time to…

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Care Packages for your College Kid

You’ve just brought your college student to school either for the first time or as a return student.  The tears have finally dried on Mom’s face, as she leaves her baby behind; and the tears are nearly dried on Dad’s face, as the sting of the tuition bill becomes a fading memory.  Especially if your…

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Our New Bundle of Joy (?)

Some days, I do believe I have taken leave of my senses.  But with Granuaile finishing kindergarten; Eilis quickly approaching middle school; and Brighid finding her own way in the world, I did what most sensible Moms do.  I asked for a puppy. We found out four years ago that Granuaile had dog allergies.  She…

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