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The Disney Experience - Dining Plans

So, you’ve chosen the perfect Walt Disney World Resort for your family’s vacation. Wonderful! That’s no small feat considering the dizzying array of fun choices on the huge property. Your next decision as you dream about Character, Signature, and quick Service Dining, is the Disney Dining Plan that will work best for you. This is the tenth year that Disney has offered Dining Plan options to add to vacation packages. They have proven very popular for good reason. If you know how to maximize your dining credits, and you know I’m going to help you with that, you can save significant dollars on Disney’s food and drink choices!

Family Fun Night: Make it Healthy and FUNKY!

We all have busy schedules, especially this time of year with school, extracurricular activities, work, football weekends, housework…it never ends. The number one reason (excuse) I hear for not having time to cook a healthy meal or fit in exercise is “I don’t have time.” Believe me, you can find time – and you should!

Skin Discoloration During Pregnancy: Melasma

Summer is the most fun time of year. Family gatherings, beach vacations, outdoor weddings and lazy days at the pool make this time of year special. But all the outdoor exposure can wreak havoc on the skin. One very common skin condition often becomes much worse during this time of year: melasma. Melasma is a discoloration or darkening of the skin.

Food is Love, Family is Everything: Paula Deen Live!

For over 20 years the name Paula Dean has been known, both north and south, for her indulgent southern-style home cooking. From her first catering business ran out of her house, to hundreds of shows for Food Network, Paula has never failed to entertain and produce mouth-watering comfort food for America.

Disney On Ice Frozen Tickets Giveaway!

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town.

August: Back to School and Eating Right

The month of August has recently been named Kid’s Eat Right month by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I find this quite fitting considering for most families, August is also back to school month.  Of course, August is not the only month we need to focus on our children’s nutrition, but perhaps it’s a good time to refocus our efforts and renew our commitments to helping our children eat healthier.

Where Do Single Parents Meet? 6 Convenient Places to Meet People

Dating can be tough for single moms in the Music City. When you work long hours and Friday night finally gets here most of the time you don't feel like getting out. And if you are lucky to have family or a sitter to watch your kids usually you can't stay out very late. Going to bars can be a hassle and as my mother always told me, "You won't find gold in a trash can". Luckily there are a lot of options for finding members of the opposite sex in Nashville that don't put you in a smoky bar at midnight on a weekend.

Truth or Dare?

What do you accept as truth?  What lies do you tell yourself?  And how does that limit you?  What are you NOT daring to do?  What life are you NOT daring to live?

This is where excuses come into play.  Excuses are the little lies we tell others and ourselves to justify our choices.  Some lies I have told myself in the past include: "I can't run today because it is too cold outside".  "I would...but don't have time".