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Should you drive or fly for a family vacation?

Should We Fly or Drive? A story about a family deciding to fly or drive to Disney World

Yeah, We are Going To Disney World  

Approximately three years ago my wife finally convinced me to go to Disney World. We worked with a travel agent to set up the trip and help navigate the tricky booking process through Disney. Once the trip was booked, all we had to do was book our flights and a rental car. 

At the time, our kids were one and 4. We figured that it wouldn’t be too bad to fly with both kids, since each parent had to be responsible for one kid. 

Read This Adorable, Informative, Delicious Book: The Soil in Jackie's Garden

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Apr 22, 2024 / 0 comments

I've got the CUTEST book to share with you and your small ones today, apropos as it is Earth Day. It will inspire and educate kids and their grownups about how to compost, garden, and reap the rewards of gardening. The Soil in Jackie's Garden, written by Peggy Thomas with art by Neely Daggett, is fun, beautiful, and inspiring. 

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Seven Tips for Smooth Budget Travel in America

The U.S. is a popular tourist destination, with data from Statista showing that the travel and tourism market is expected to generate a revenue of US$198.70bn in 2024. This popularity is, at least in part, due to the country’s diverse range of scenery and experiences. But with so many things to see and do, how can you ensure you’re going to experience the country without much hassle? And how do you do so on a budget? 

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Changing Cities, Changing Countries, and Changing Ourselves

Imagine uprooting yourself from everything that is important to you. Taking yourself thousands of miles away from home and dropping yourself in a place that you feel is better for your future than where you were before. It doesn’t sound so daunting with all the technology today, but imagine being across oceans from those who are most important to you. 

That is the reality of the American Dream, and it is a topic that gets glorified across the world. 

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How To Become Better At Understanding People

Knowing yourself is one thing, but actually understanding how other people function is significantly more challenging. You know your personal thoughts, but getting a grasp of those of others and how they drive their thinking is much harder. 

How To Become Better At Understanding People

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The Gold Standard vs The United States Dollar

When you think of money, a list forms: the rent, the groceries, the gas bill, the power bill, the Wi-Fi bill, the cell phone bill, the water bill, and so on. The list can, in some people’s circumstances, become endless. There are daily financial stressors that can have a trickling effect on your life. The way a stream has water trickling down to the river, you have daily stressors that all trickle down into one thing.

Connections and Community: Inspiration Through Music

by Kerry Dexter /
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Apr 15, 2024 / 0 comments

Music for Shifting Times: that is what we decided to all this series when we began it back almost eight years ago at this writing.

It seemed that things were shifting then; little did anyone know how many ways things would shift across the world.

Need for connection and community have remained constant across these years; so has the role of music in making these connections possible.

You may want to reflect on those ideas as you consider the work of these musicians.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Take Advantage of Online Education

In today’s fast-paced world, education has evolved beyond the traditional classroom setting. Online education has emerged as a pivotal platform, offering learning opportunities that were unimaginable just a couple of decades ago. 

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The Magnets of Earth

The Magnets of Earth
North Pole: Positive; South Pole: Negative 

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Traveling Slow

Have you ever been on a vacation or at an event and took a step back from the swirling world around you…and suddenly the world stopped spinning?
Traveling Slow
Enter stage right a level of clarity and focus you have not felt since you were younger, when you were less connected.