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A Few Days In The Big Apple: A Family Getaway in NYC

Are all your summer plans set? If you’re still looking for some where to go you should give New Your City a thought. While we absolutely love vacationing on white sandy beaches or in stunning mountain towns, we also like exploring metropolitan cities with our kids. I think it is great to show our kids all kinds of different things and experience life outside of our hometown, teaching them about diversity. My husband and I, along with our kiddos, were in NYC for 4 days last summer before heading off to Rhode Island to meet our Boston family for a week. Our kids love going there! Have you been to New York City? We’ve been twice with our kids in the couple of years so I thought I’d share with you some of the things we did during our last two trips incase it’s on your “to-do” list 🙂 By no means am I an expert on New York City! Just a mom that has been there twice in the last couple of years with …

De-Stress According to Your Astrological Sign

According to Well and Good, whether you’re a feisty fire sign or an airy daydreamer, there’s a de-stressing method that fits your unique astrological profile just right. Think of this as your toolkit to regaining that feeling of Zen, regardless of how hectic things get. “Astrology has helped us determine our decorating style, bedroom paint color, travel plans, ideal engagement ring, and so much more—why stop at stress management?” Read on to see how how your astrological sign should de-stress. And, let me know in the comments section at the end if you think they got it right! I think that they hit the nail on the head with mine – Capricorn – having a plan set in place always makes me feel more at ease. Though a good massage never hurts 🙂 Aries: Work out Aries energy can burn bright and hot. When she gets overloaded, the fire can rage out of control. Her best course of action to chill out? Heat up. Raise that body temperature to match the temperature of her spirit …

8 Home Habits That Mean You Are More Intelligent!

I was browsing the Internet earlier today and ran across this post from My Domaine. The title really intrigued me. Might I have any of the “home habits” that mean that I am more intelligent than some of my friends 🙂 Do you? Oh, and by the way, It’s National Ditch Your Resolutions Day today. Appropriate that this article would come out today. Obviously, not by chance…. Here’s the post from My Domaine:  “It’s easy to feel guilty about our bad habits, especially at the start of a new year when overachievers commit to waking up even earlier, working out even more, and being even more organized—leaving the rest of us feeling like lazy slobs. But what if our biggest flaws at home were actually a sign of higher intelligence? According to a variety of studies, our wishful thinking may be true. Finally, you have a witty response to the question, Why is your stuff lying around everywhere again? Or, Can you please stop playing video games? The answer may be as simple as, It …

From Night Owl to Early Bird: A Plan to Get You There!

There’s a night owl in my house and it’s not me! It’s my 8 year old daughter Lola! When the other 3 of us are winding down for the evening Lola is just coming alive. Ready to whirl and twirl and do flips and gymnastics on the bed! Of course with this comes the fact that she abhors getting up early and can easily sleep until 11am if given the opportunity. I’m wondering what it will be like when she’s a teenager since most teens like to sleep late anyway! Lord, help me! Lola has been like this for as long as I can remember. Even as a baby. But why? According to Science Alert the answer may be written in your DNA. A study of nearly 90,000 people who had their genomes sequenced by the consumer genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 versions of genes that are linked to reports of being an early or a late riser. Most living things, including people, live by natural 24-hour cycles called circadian rhythms. These internal ‘clocks’ determine whether you have a preference …