Not Today, Carl

My family and I recently booked a trip to Mexico for this upcoming fall. The resort we selected is known for their overabundance of events, activities, and top-notch dining. If my husband and I won't be drinking during this trip, I want to be entertained, dammit, and fed to my heart's content. I want to …

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Pinky: The World Explorer

Two months ago, Pinky ran away for the first time. My five-year old daughter was heartbroken. How could her best friend of over four years just up and leave without any explanation? There was no goodbye note, no hints that the little pink cat was unhappy. One day she was there, and the next she …

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Do/Don’t Do Instructions to the Kids

Last April, my husband and I took a way overdue 'Adult Mini-Vaca' to the Dominican Republic with several other couples.  Our 18 year old daughter offered to stay with the 9 and 4 year olds during our 5-day trip.  Even though my oldest sometimes lacks in the common sense department, by this time Alaina had been living in her …

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