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What Are We Teaching Our Children About Marriage?

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My parents divorced when I was just five months old but their short marriage taught me quite a bit about marriage - mainly that once I was married, divorce would not be an option.

After the first date with my husband I knew we were meant to be together. It really was love at first sight. So in 1999, we eloped, no big wedding, no long engagement, just a simple justice of the peace wedding.




Now, 17 years later my step-son and future daughter-in-law are busy planning their big wedding, which has made me think about my marriage and what we are teaching kids about marriage. It has me wondering, are we setting a good example of what marriage is about?


I read once that children of parents who have been together for years often have too high of expectations of what marriage is about and their marriages often end in divorce due to the fact that their parents marriage seems so perfect compared to their less than perfect marriage. I worry that is the example we are setting for our kids. B…

Natuical Spring Outfit

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I love getting style tips from Allison Lumbatis of Get Your Pretty On. I get emails from her blog and yesterday's email included a cute white and blue nautical sweater, with white pants, and red ballerina shoes. I thought it was a cute outfit and made me think about what was in my closet. Here's the outfit that I put together with items already in my closet.





The sweater and pants are from New York and company while the shoes are from Cato. I am happy with how it turned out and I love the bright pop of red the shoes give. I wish the pictures were better but there isn't much natural light at 5:30 AM when I am trying to get ready for work. What items do you have in your closet that might work with this springs nautical trends?





I am linking this post up to What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy.

Review of Disney's Le Cellier Restaurant

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On our recent trip to Walt Disney World we spent two days at Epcot. On one of those days my husband and I had a date night at Le Cellier which is located in the Canada pavilion.


Le Cellier is considered one of Disney's signature restaurants and is a coveted reservation. Which is why I was beyond excited to eat there.

One thing I was worried about when I made the reservation was the dress code for Le Cellier. However, that worry quickly vanished when I was informed that typical theme park attire was accepted. Which was a relief since I didn't want to have to run back to the hotel to change clothes just to eat here.




Le Cellier is designed to resemble the cellar of a Canadian castle with a very romantic ambiance. Which would be perfect for two parents on a date in the middle of a chaotic kid-centered Disney vacation. The ambiance did not disappoint but I will admit that the positioning of the tables does not give way to a very private dinner as you are literally sitting …

Teenagers Not Excited About Learning to Drive

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I was so excited to start driving when I was a teenager. So much so that when I was still 15 my mom took me to the parking lot of the local high school and started teaching me the basics. The first day that I was eligible to take the driving permit test I was there bright and early, which was unusual for a teenager who typically slept till noon. I drove home that day and it was the greatest feeling in the world. My mom was insistent that I keep my permit for at least a year, which was the LONGEST year of my entire life it seemed. The day I received my drivers license it was as if I finally had the freedom I had so dearly longed for.

That's why it came as such a big surprise when my oldest daughter had no desire to get her drivers license. She went at 17 to get her permit because we insisted and now a year later has only practiced once. We are insisting that she take a Drivers Ed course as she is now taking classes at the community college an hour away from our home and get…