Author Archives : Kamie

Homemade Bread: Learning to Cook Week Three


If you’ve been following along, you know all about our Learning to Cook series. This week, I decided to let Bella choose our cooking project for the week. I was completely unsurprised when she chose bread because she’s been asking to make it for ages. The only problem was that, unlike cakes or muffins, I had never made any kind…

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5 Reasons to Attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party


  Halloween season is my favorite time of year. I love all things pumpkin spice, Halloween candy (even candy corn), and the onset of cooler weather. But my favorite reason for loving this time of year is the world’s best family Halloween event takes place down the street from my house! It’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney…

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Lemon Chicken Piccata: Learning to Cook


We’re finally back with our second post in our “Learning to Cook” series. This week, as promised, we are going to make lemon chicken piccata! This is one of my favorite¬†Italian dishes, and it’s great for the transition from summer to fall. The lemon flavor is a perfect summer flavor, while the slightly “heavier” pan-fried chicken and creamy sauce add¬†a…

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The Ultimate List of Free London Attractions


London is an expensive city to visit. If you don’t live in Europe, once you’ve shelled out for airfare and lodging, you might wonder how you can afford to do anything while there. Fortunately for you, when it comes to sightseeing, London has a lot to offer the budget traveler. To help you plan an affordable trip, we compiled this…

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Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins: Learning to Cook Week One


I’m so glad you are joining us for our first recipe in our Learning to Cook series. This week, we made blueberry muffins from scratch, and I’m so happy with how they turned out! I modified a family recipe to make them, and I really think Bella and did a good job (if I do say so myself). As I…

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Learning to Cook: Join us on our Journey


I have a confession to make. I can’t cook. In this age where it seems like any parent who ever serves their kids pre-packaged, frozen meals is guilty of a crime, I am definitely a felon. Sure, I enthusiastically pin healthy, whole food recipes on Pinterest, swearing that I’m gonna cook them one day. I read Mommy blogs that brag…

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Rome with Kids: Tips for Visiting the Eternal City


Rome holds a special place in my heart. I spent a glorious three days there during my honeymoon and enjoyed every moment. It shouldn’t be surprising then that we decided to take a family trip there not too long ago. Since my first trip was decidedly romantic, I worried that Bella might not enjoy it as much as I hoped.…

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Homeschool Traditions

Creating Homeschool Traditions


  I wrote several months ago about our desire to homeschool our daughter due to bullying at her local school and our dissatisfaction with the education she was receiving (link to that story here). I’m happy to say that we have officially made the transition! Bella begins online school in less than 3 weeks. But along with our excitement about…

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Paris for Kids

A Kid’s Eye View of the City of Paris


Hey everybody! It’s Bella again, back for another post. Last time, I told you all about the fun things for kids to do at Disneyland Paris. Today, I’m going to tell you all about the best things I did in the city of Paris itself. Most of these are things that you might not think about doing, but I promise…

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Introverts

10 Things You Need to Know About Introverts


If you only know me through reading my posts, you might not know that I am an introvert. But I am. I am such an introvert, that I almost always score 100% on those personality tests that show just how introverted you are on a scale from 0-100. Chances are, you probably know many introverts. You may even be one…

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