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Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm – Yardley, PA

Looking for the quintessential holiday experience in Philly? Look no further than the Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm

It’s the best time of the year for spending time with loved ones. Recently, after my kid’s excellent parent-teacher conferences, my husband and I decided to reward them. We aren’t big on giving loads of gifts at this time of year so we opted for an experience instead. We planned a surprise visit to the Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm and we had so much fun, that I simply have to share the details so you can enjoy it too! Continue reading “Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm – Yardley, PA”

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How Personality Typing Greatly Enhanced My Marriage

Learn how personality types affect every relationship you have. Knowing your own type will build higher self awareness and increase your understand of how you take in the world.

I’m coming up on my 9 year wedding anniversary and I can safely say two things. I love my husband now more than I did on the day we got married and our relationship is far more complicated than it used to be. Both of those statements are true and interconnected. Marriage in your 20s is like playing house; marriage in your 30s with 2 kids and a mortgage is real life. Tough decisions come up every day, tensions run high on lack of sleep and stress can bring out the worst in people. BUT, it is these moments of tension and stress that strengthen and grow a marriage. All you need are tools in place to help you succeed and work together. Enter personality typing and, more specifically, Anne Bogel’s new book Reading People. Continue reading “How Personality Typing Greatly Enhanced My Marriage”

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Cookbooks That Make Packing School Lunches Bearable

The 3 best cookbook writers (and their collective works).

Wanna know my favorite part of summer? NOT HAVING TO PACK LUNCH! Seriously. People complain about the constant application of sunscreen or the extra laundry from towels and swimsuits.  But I would rather do 10 loads of laundry a day than pack a school lunch. That’s my truth. My kids go to a school that makes packing lunch VERY difficult – no tree nuts, peanuts, or meat. So basically I’m dealing with an egg or dairy protein situation and it can be challenging to come up with good meals every day. Last year, I called in the big guns to help inspire me – Lisa Leake and Catherine McCord. Continue reading “Cookbooks That Make Packing School Lunches Bearable”

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The 8 Best High School Reads & 2 to Pass on

The most exciting and engaging required reading from High School. Plus 2 high school reads we detest!

As we start thinking about school (*sigh) we can’t help thinking about the books that we read in high school. Some books we loved and shaped our tastes later in life. Others left a bad taste in our mouths. My love of reading came long before high school.  While some of my teachers fostered a life long love of learning, some teachers were just the opposite.  I definitely had some teachers who were grouchy and bored and seemed  to take joy in the failure of their students.  Not surprisingly, my least favorite books were taught by my least favorite teachers.  We decided to provide you with our top picks to read if you didn’t read them in high school.  And just for fun, we wanted to list our least favorite book as well. Continue reading “The 8 Best High School Reads & 2 to Pass on”