Author Archive | Melissa Cary


Educational App Round-up

With summer vacation drawing near, I know that my ‘weekend only’ rule for playing electronics will probably be broken. Don’t get me wrong, I am not opposed to kids playing electronics, I just don’t want my kids to be consumed with them. However, as I was saying, about this whole summer vacation thing, I know I […]

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Youth Sports – Is it All Too Much?

What is it about youth sports that gets even the most tame and timid parents revved up and completely crazed? We live in a culture where sports leagues are starting children at even earlier ages and all we can do as parents is hold on for the ride, because of course, if we don’t sign […]

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Peas Please

The content of this post is sponsored – but we would not work with or promote a business we did not believe to be of value to our readers. Our thoughts and opinions are those of our own. Looking for an organic veggie snack?  Look no further!  Peas Please is a crunchy snack, packed with protein, […]

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Who Am I?

Before getting married and having kids I knew exactly who I was.  10 years later and I know I am not the same person, but I wonder what defines me now.  I am so scared that one day I will wake up, look in the mirror and not recognize the face staring back at me. […]

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When Your Child Has Night Terrors

It was a typical evening – the kids had been asleep for a few hours, my husband and I finishing up odds and ends before heading to bed, when all of sudden we heard screaming.  We ran upstairs, hearts pounding, to find our daughter, 6 at the time, thrashing around in her bed.  Thinking it was a […]

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Dear Elf on the Shelf,

Dear Elf on the Shelf, Now that Christmas is a mere few weeks away, you will no doubt be arriving at the houses of many boys and girls.  You have already been at the end cap of the Target aisle for a month now, with your smiling face, just begging for parents to take you […]

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DIY Halloween Costumes

My grandma was a great seamstress who taught my mom how to sew.  Every year in September my mom and I would start thinking of Halloween costume ideas and figure out how we could make them.  It was so much fun spending that time with my mom picking out fabric, cutting, sewing, etc.  Although I […]

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I Am How Old? How I trick myself young

This summer my son turned nine, and I celebrated my 10 year Anniversary!  Where did the time go?  Just yesterday I was still in college – living on my own, little to no responsibilities, and young!  I was on top of all the latest fashion trends, and all the new technology (like AOL and the […]

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My first trip to Disney as a Parent

If you read my previous article about planning a Disney Trip, you know that my husband and I decided to take our family to Disney World.  I spent 5 months planning, as I wanted nothing to come as a shock or a surprise to me (I don’t handle surprises very well), so imagine my surprise, […]

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