Author Archive | Kathy K

Florida's Back-to-School Tax Holiday Shopping Tips

How to Dominate Florida’s Back-to-School Tax Holiday

Who remembers the old Staples back-to-school commercial with the dad joyously collecting supplies while his sullen progeny trudge along behind him as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays in the background? It’s the perfect metaphor for the annual craziness that is back-to-school preparation. Planning for a new school year, anticipating challenges and adventures […]

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15 Things to Do at Walt Disney World - Without Going to a Park

15 Things to Do at Walt Disney World:: Without Going to a Park

It’s a fact of life for us budget-conscious Walt Disney World fans that our Florida Resident Seasonal (now Silver) Passes come with one big drawback: blockout dates. We’re lucky to live here in Disney’s extended backyard. For much of the year, our weekends are chock-full of FastPass+ selections, dining reservations, character photos and repeating “Por […]

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Remy from Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille

How I Got My Kid to Eat Squash – And Love It

It’s a tale as old as time. Moms tell kids to eat their vegetables. Kids turn up their cute little noses at said vegetables. There are tears, reminders of starving children in remote corners of the world, bribes, refusals, pleas of don’t-you-want-to-grow-up-to-be-big-and-strong-like-Daddy, threats of a dinner-less bedtime…we all know the drill. What if I told you […]

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40 Something First Time Mom

Tales of a 40-Something First-Time Mom

Not long ago, I had a semi-significant birthday. A “nine” birthday. Nine birthdays are like a commercial break in a horror movie. They leave you hanging on the edge of a precipice, wondering what’s coming next as you rush to the kitchen for popcorn. And this nine was a real biggie. I’m well past 29-again. I […]

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