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Top row (from left to right): Kylan Ritchie as Jane Banks and Liam Hutt as Michael Banks. Bottom Row: Meagan Mapson as Mrs. Brill, James Taylor Odom as George Banks, Melissa Whitworth as Mary Poppins, Desirée Dillon as Winifred Banks and Danny Boman as Robertson Ay.

FORT MYERS, Fla – June 30, 2017 – This summer is going to be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as Mary Poppins flies onto the Broadway Palm stage now through August 12, 2017.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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How To Stop Kids from Procrastinating

The following is a guest post from Medical Educator and director of Boys Town Press about kids and procrastination. I am happy to have had the privilege of sharing this post with all of you today. Let’s be honest – we have probably all dealt with a child who procrastinates far too much – and because of that, we, as parents, are looking for ways to help them not procrastinate. Read on to learn some different ways we as parents can help them be more on the ball and less lax about everything in life.

Why do today what you can put off till..whenever? How to help kids stop procrastinating

How many of us have had the joy of being told that science project, you know…the one with the flour plaster volcanoes…is actually due tomorrow? Yes, your child knew when it was due three weeks ago and even mentioned it once to you in passing, but did you really imagine that you would be reminded about it at 8:00 p.m. the night before it had to be done?  I know you weren’t expecting it because my wife and I were never expecting the same sort of surprises when we became victims of our son’s procrastination.

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Summer Vacation Series: Our Family Trip to the Naples Zoo and Caribbean Gardens

Hi Friends!
This post is going to be the first in my series of summer vacation blogs. As I mentioned in a previous post, our family is going to be having some major fun together this summer – and I couldn’t be happier than to share it all with you, my amazing followers and readers. I am also very happy to answer any questions you might have in regard to any of the locations we visit, as well as help point you in the right direction if I can’t be of help to you.

Without further ado, let’s jump right into this first of many family trip blogs: our family trip to the Naples Zoo and Caribbean Gardens.

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Father’s Day Gifts From the Heart

Have you decided what you are going to be doing for your significant other for Father’s Day this year? I’ve put together a few quick, easy, and painless Father’s Day art projects that I thought were too cute not to share and that I had found across the internet- and I will be making one of these myself for my loving, hardworking husband. So, if you’re in a bind and can’t figure out what to do, why not give one of these ideas a try and make him something from the heart with the little ones! If your husband is anything like mine, he appreciates good home made things from the heart rather than store bought any day.

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Cloth Diapering Adventures


Cloth diapering is totally a thing. In fact, it’s a huge industry – more and more moms are making the switch, and now more than ever I want to take a few minutes to educate those who are interested in learning more about the world of cloth.

CD’s, Cloth diapers, Nappies, Fluff Butts – no matter what you and your mom groups may call them, the truth is, they cant be beat. Cloth is so the way to go if you want to save big money and customize your cutie’s bottom with the most colorful, trendy, patterned prints imaginable. Until cloth diapers, most of us puttered through diapering our children with the same boring mainstream brand diapers which no doubt caused chemical burns, rashes, and smelled putrid once wet. Granted, women have been cloth diapering their babies for centuries, but cloth diapers have come a very long way.

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Vacation Planning in Full Effect!


This summer is going to be epic. Fun in mass proportions, laughter to reach sky high, smiles that stretch from ear to ear. Ah, yes. I’m talking about having some fun in the sun with my incredible family.

I am already full throttle vacation planning – and little does my hardworking, amazing, handsome, incredible husband know, I have some pretty amazing things in store for our family this summer season! I literally cannot wait to see my kids and husband’s faces when I announce some of the cool things I have in store for them.

Unfortunately, vacations have been something that have taken a back burner as of recent years due to family circumstances, other happenstances, pregnancy, a new baby, stress, and everything else in between. However; I am very happy to announce that no longer will anything hold us back. No sir. This summer is all about having fun and documenting our time every step of the way. This summer is all about making some memories to last a lifetime. The time for fun is now, and I am beyond excited to document and share our family memories with all of you – my incredible readers – every step of the way!

Our summer is going to be absolutely unforgettable. And if you follow my blog and everything that’s been going on in my/our lives lately, you know how badly my family needs this time away to regroup, engage in fun family activities with one another, and just laugh and smile and enjoy life. Never before has a family needed this time so badly as we do.

Here’s to summer vacation – bring on the fun!


Deals and Steals: Shopping Day on a Budget

Hey everyone! Good Afternoon and welcome to another edition of a day in the life of me.

I have spent the majority of the day out and about shopping and enjoying some time with my now 13 year old and of course, Baby Richi. It’s been a really pleasant day, given the fact that it’s rained most the day today. As a matter of fact, it’s downpoured so much over the past week that we have received over a foot of rain! Incredible since we were in such a drought. God sure provided!

I stopped by Bed Bath & Beyond because I had seen online that they sell cloth diapers and accessories, and so I wanted to check out what they had available in stock. I was of course let down when I asked a sales associate where to find the items, and said they only had those items available online, but she was helpful enough to let me know that I could place an order online and pick the items up in store, or she could even order the items I wanted for me and I could pick them up in store. Regardless, I skipped over buying any cloth diapers today and opted for the clearance section, where I found some awesome deals. I got a cute shower curtain, regularly priced at $40.00, for $4.98. It had been a display model but I didn’t care; I knew all I had to do was wash it as it’s a fabric curtain and it would be good as new – and it came out beautiful! The colors are bright and it looks very summery. I really do love it.

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Natural Cleaning Products – DIY Recipes Inside!

As many of you know, I’m a huge advocate for natural everything – that includes what I use to clean my home. I love making my own cleaning products. It’s much more simple than you might think! Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite cleaning product recipes with you so that you can give them a try yourself. Will they smell like those chemical-laden products you find on the store shelves? No, probably not – however, there are healthy and environmental friendly options for adding some great scent to your products! Read on if you want to know how.

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