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Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Day in Naples Italy
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Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Day in Naples Italy

So the cabin door slammed behind us. It was midday, it was fine. We collapsed onto our respective beds, me a king in the air in front of the 46″ flat screen embedded into the wall; her a twin trundle on the floor by the balcony facing Italian islands our […]

3 Things You Should Do Before Saving For College
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3 Things You Should Do Before Saving For College

This post is sponsored by Lexington Law Firm. Thanks to the creation of 529 College Savings Plans in the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, American parents have unwittingly been entered into yet another rat race. Not only are we climbing ladders to get the ‘best’ jobs and own […]

Trying To Find One Of The Best Restaurants In Dublin
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Trying To Find One Of The Best Restaurants In Dublin

It was about a mile. Maybe a skosh more from the famous Long Room Of The Old Library At Trinity College in Dublin. Even with a Thanksgiving weekend chill in the air, this was not an unreasonable distance to cover on foot. I marched out in front of my troupe, […]

A Teenager’s 7 Favorite Parts of Broadway’s Tony Award Winning Once On This Island
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A Teenager’s 7 Favorite Parts of Broadway’s Tony Award Winning Once On This Island

A Teenager’s 7 Favorite Parts of Once On This Island by Julie Bogle *Dad here, real quick — Julie LOVES musicals (natch) and loved so many parts of “Once On This Island”. In fact, she forgot to list the thing that she said was her favorite part of the musical […]

September 2018 OWTK Kid’s Music Podcast Playlist
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September 2018 OWTK Kid’s Music Podcast Playlist

Wassup. Missed you last month as the summer got away from me. But I’m back with so much new music from classic OWTK faves and with two guest appearances by my teen daughter The Bear! Here’s what you’ll hear this month on the new OWTK music podcast: Frances England “Into […]

12 Things I Love from Our First 36 Hours On Board the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas
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12 Things I Love from Our First 36 Hours On Board the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

Our first 5 hours on board were spent fretting over the luggage American Air didn’t load onto our plane to Barcelona Friday night. Not the ideal beginning. The teen, to her credit, kept the faith while I imagined isolating between two outfits for the next 7 days…and doing a little […]

The Coolest and The Kindest Kid
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The Coolest and The Kindest Kid

It was the third day of school, mid-August. The sun was at the peak of her powers, still, and yet the 11-year-old who’s now a full fledged 6th grader was wearing black leggings, boots, and a hoodie. Her look, more reliable than the postman. With hair longer on the right […]

Head Over Heels For She, He, They and You
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Head Over Heels For She, He, They and You

Head Over Heels For She, He, They and You by Julie Bogle Not only is it a thrilling new production taking Broadway by storm this summer, it’s a perfect case study in the belief that ‘there are no accidents’. “Head Over Heels’” fictional kingdom of Arcadia couldn’t have found a […]

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