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Packing List for Family Getaway

With summer fun coming in hot, who doesn’t want a quick weekend getaway?   Before baby, my husband and I were always going away for the weekend.  We would even book trips only a couple days beforehand, and we could be packed in a matter of minutes in a neat organized carry on! Now with […]

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“A Camping We Will Go”

Memorial Day Weekend always makes me think about BBQ’s, cold beers, swimming, friends and camping trips! Now camping is not always my favorite thing, but I think if you have beautiful scenery, a group of fun family/friends, good food and drinks, then you are set for a fun weekend anywhere!   Sunset magazine came out […]

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go

I love to travel.  It is something that has been a huge part of my life since my first trip to Europe at age 16.  My parents sent me away on a school trip to travel to four major European cities over about three weeks.  As a  mother now, I have no idea how they […]

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RECIFE, BRAZIL - JANUARY 26:  Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz institute on January 26, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The mosquito transmits the Zika virus and is being studied at the institute. In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. The ailment results in an abnormally small head in newborns and is associated with various disorders including decreased brain development. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas. At least twelve cases in the United States have now been confirmed by the CDC.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

You may have all heard about the Zika virus by now! It is an infectious disease spread by a virus that is known to be carried and transmitted by mosquitoes, specifically the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species. These mosquitoes have also been implicated in the transmission of other viruses, including infections such as Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever and […]

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You need a vacation!

A friend of mine once gave me the advice to go on vacation alone with my husband after my son turned one. She told me it would be fun, good for my marriage, and would reunite us in the love that gave us our son in the first place. She was right, but it wasn’t […]

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