Our Fun-Filled Ship Island Experience

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If you find yourself on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, taking a trip out to Ship Island should definitely be on your list of things to do.  Our family made our first ever visit to the island last Monday and it was definitely an experience we won’t forget and one we definitely look forward to taking again.  Located 11 miles south of Gulfport, MS, the island has something for … [Read more...]

My First Fatherless Father’s Day

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This year I experienced my first fatherless Father's Day. June 2014 was the last Father’s Day I would get to spend with my daddy, but I wasn’t aware of it then.  Despite knowing for the past five years that he was living on borrowed time, he was still pretty strong and able.  I can remember that weekend vividly. We had a family reunion that same weekend and on Sunday I was … [Read more...]

3 Summer Fun Getaway Ideas

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Summer is the perfect time to load up the family vehicle and set out on a new adventure. There are so many places you can visit alone or with your family, but long distances and travel expenses can become costly. If you are looking for some great summer getaway ideas that won’t require a long distance or break the bank, here are three fun suggestions. State Parks - Chances … [Read more...]

Non-Tech Travel Entertainment Ideas for Kids

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If you're planning a long drive with kids, it's only a matter of time before you hear those two famous words:  "I'm bored!"  This is usually followed up by the all -time famous travel questions:  "Are we there yet?"   It's a known fact that kids can get very fidgety and antsy when they have to sit in one place for too long.  … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Give Back Without Leaving Your Vehicle

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You may have good intentions of giving back and donating your time or money to certain causes, but sometimes life gets busy and it's hard to carve out time to bring these wonderful ideas to fruition.  Are you looking for ways to give back to people in need and good causes but short on time?  Here are three easy ideas to help you give back on the go.   … [Read more...]

What To Do When Someone Dies

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I just finished writing the last of the thank-you notes to friends who showed extreme kindness to my family after my daddy passed away a few weeks ago.  The outpouring of generosity and love we have received has been such a blessing and I thought I would share some really helpful things we have been given throughout my dad’s sickness and death in the hopes that it might inspire … [Read more...]

The Post I Didn’t Want to Write

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It’s been a rough couple of weeks around our little home.  My daddy passed away on March 31.  He was diagnosed a few years ago with Myelodysplasia which progressed to leukemia in the last few months.  He never let on to just about anyone that he was sick and most people were very shocked to learn of his passing.  One thing I can say is that he was very tough … [Read more...]

5 Travel Apps for Adults

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Traveling can be exciting, especially when you’re headed off to explore a new destination. Even if you’re making a familiar trip, you can still find the best restaurants, hotels, directions and more thanks to some amazing travel apps. If you are interested in saving time and money on your next road trip, consider trying out some of these apps: The Weather Channel - … [Read more...]

Reading Games on the Go

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It's very exciting when your child starts learning how to read.  Suddenly, they can recognize letters and start putting together words and happily spell and sound them out to you whenever they can.  Signs are everywhere and learning to read and recognize environmental print is very important for children.  The next time you're in the car, try out one of these … [Read more...]

Vehicle Spring Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

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Springtime is here and chances are your vehicle has probably taken a beating inside and out this winter.   Snow and everyday dirt and grime from the road tends to cake on and layer during the winter and the weather just isn't very cooperative when it comes to giving your vehicle the cleaning it really needs during the colder months.   Now that warmer weather … [Read more...]