Travel Tips

3 Tips for Families Visiting Key West Museum of Arts and History at the Custom House

Lovely Key West Florida has a lot to offer families.  Besides the lovely beaches and quaint vibe of the town there are many opportunities for learning and education:  The Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters, Fort East Martello and the Custom House.  We visited Key West earlier this year and stayed in the famous Mallory Square, walking distance from the Custom House Museum.  My girls loved the giant statue at the front of the museum and frequently asked me to take them on a visit to the museum.  On our final morning in Key West we visited this small museum.

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Disney, Travel Tips


It’s a known fact that the holiday season at Walt Disney World is absolutely magical.  With four parks to enjoy the Christmas season in it can be easy to overlook some of the different offerings available for your enjoyment.  Holiday’s Around the World is one unique celebration found at Disney, located in EPCOT park in the World Showcase.

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Cruising, Disney, Travel Tips

5 Reasons to Love Disney Very Merry Time Cruises

I am a Christmas junkie.  I love the music, I love the decorations, I love being surrounded by the warm fuzzies every day of the month of December.  I also love cruising (in case you hadn’t noticed by now) and I clearly love Disney!  Disney’s Very Merry Time Cruises combine three of my most favorite things and if you haven’t enjoyed one yet, here are 5 reasons to plan a Very Merry Time Cruise with Disney for your family.

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Homeschooling with Abeka Academy

This is our fifth year as a homeschool family and our first year using Abeka Academy as our main curriculum.  In the past years I have used My Father’s World (Kindergarten and 1st grade) and for the last two years I have created my own curriculum by putting together separate learning systems (Mammoth Math and the Growing with Grammar language arts series were staples of our curriculum).  Since my daughters both are enrolled in an umbrella school and attend classes once per week I was looking for something new this year to offer some variety from our learning plans of the past.

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Trip Reports

Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina

Earlier this summer Hubby and I were blessed to take a kid free vacation as a belated 10th anniversary celebration. We flew our daughters up to MD to spend the week with our parents (the grandparents split up the time with the girls) and from Washington DC we began our journey to Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands.

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