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Wonderworks Space

Day Trippin’ — Wonderworks, Orlando, Florida

I’m sure you’ve seen it as you’ve driven along International Drive in Orlando—the cracked, upside-down building is hard to miss. Well, don’t. Wonderworks is worth a day trip!  The Details Wonderworks 9067 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 351-8800 Open 365 days a year – 9:00 am to midnight Distance from SRQ: 2 hours and […]

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Put it Down, Lift Them Up

Put It Down, Lift Them Up

During a recent staff meeting, our director relayed an observation she made while her grown children were visiting with her grandchildren. She said they were sitting around the dinner table and her children were looking at their phones and not engaging their children in conversation. She then described the conversation she had with her grandchildren […]

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Kicking the Post-Holiday Melancholies

Kicking the Post-Holiday Melancholies

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the past 2 1/2 months running around getting ready for the holidays. You’ve celebrated with friends, family, and co-workers. You’ve planned parties for your children, attended cookie exchanges and gift swaps. You shopped for that just-right gift for everyone on your list. And then you baked and cooked […]

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Hanukkah

Chrismukkah — the Best of Both my Worlds

Everyone grows up with some semblance of Christmas holiday tradition. Gift exchanges. Tacky, matching pajamas and an annual fireplace photo. Gracing neighbors with incredibly off-key caroling while consuming large quantities of (spiked) eggnog. Eating Chinese food on the 24th of December.  If you’re like me, you grew up with the latter — as part of […]

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The Day His Heart Stopped

The day his heart stopped is the day my heart dropped.  I will never forget that day for as long as I live. Some days I’m thankful I held his hand as his soul drifted to meet our good, good Father. Other days, I replay it and it just hurts and I’m left dumbfounded that […]

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Four-Year-Old-3

What the…FOUR?!

Do you remember those Chuck Norris facts from the mid-2000s?  Like the classic: ‘The boogeyman checks under his bed at night for Chuck Norris’ or ‘Chuck Norris can kill 2 stones with one bird.’  Downright hilarious.  Believe it or not, I have actually found a human with even greater powers than the legendary Chuck Norris.  […]

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