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Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Brings Water Park Fun and More

For me a trip to Florida needs to include a nice dose of water. For a state whose borders cover more coast than not, I want to hear, feel, and taste the water when visiting. With that said, you would think that Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida wouldn’t be an ideal water infused destination since it’s not on the coast but you would be wrong. The resort does an amazing job incorporating water in various aspects of a guest’s visit, like these 4 ways: […]

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Kids Book Review: Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? Chronicle Books / Raincoast Books By Nina Laden, illustrated by Adam McCauley 36 pages age 3 to 5 […]

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Family Game Time: Suspend

Lately I’ve been spending more time playing video games. Did you see our Nintendo game preview video? But board games are really fun too and I’ve got another great game for the family. It’s called Suspend and it is a balance game. It’s not one of those games made of plastic, looking like something that will break after one game. The rods are metal with rubber covering the ends. […]

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KIds Book Review: Augustus and His Smile

Augustus and His Smile Tiger Tales / Publishers Group Canada By Catherine Rayner 32 pages age 5 to 8 […]

Owlcrate Susbscription Box for YA Fans

Along with great picture books to read to kids at bedtime, I also highlight book suggestions for your teen. Encouraging a love of reading throughout a child’s life is important right up through their teen years. Owlcrate is a fun way to tap into your teen’s love of literature, with a twist. […]

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Kids Book Review: The Courage Test

The Courage Test Feiwel & Friends / Raincoast Books By James Preller 224 pages age 8 to 12 […]

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Confession: My Addiction

The start of a new video series, I confess a few things that are on my mind. This week I’m talking about my addiction. Maybe not all addictions are bad. […]

THIS WEEK’S BEST READS FOR MOM FROM ACROSS THE WEB

Eat: 
9 Eggnog Recipes

Live: 
60+ Christmas Carol Lyrics

Love: 
Sexy Stocking Stuffers for Your Spouse

Muse: 
Holly and Pinstripe Nail Art

Nest: 
21 DIY Christmas Wreaths

Party: 
Elf Movie Viewing Party

Make: 
51 Handmade Ornaments

Travel: 
Free/Inexpensive Disney Souvenirs

Play: 
Indoor Snowball Play

Parent: 
Avoid Christmas Greed Syndrome