Parent vs. Teen Debate: Taboo Tattoos

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My 16-year-old wants a tattoo. Sort of. She’s deathly afraid of needles, so I’m not exactly losing sleep over the thought of her sneaking into some seedy strip mall shop to permanently brand herself. Still, Miss C. won’t let something as trivial as fear stand in her way. Her creativity finds ways of working around these kinds of problems. Around 6:40 this morning, I bounded dragged my tired ass down the stairs and Jon tells me he thinks our oldest stayed awake until some ungodly hour to draw on her feet. I could hear the annoyance in his voice. I think…

Has Disney World created a party hangover?

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of Walt Disney World's many hard ticket events. Photo by Marie Rossiter

UPDATED 10/1/2014: Many thanks to WDWFanZone.com for inviting me to participate in their weekly blogcast about this topic. To hear our discussion about WDW hard ticket events, click below! WDW Fan Zone Blogcast 9/13/2014: WDW Hard Ticket Event Hangover   Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Some Walt Disney World fans are starting to question this when it comes to the resort’s numerous hard ticket events. The tipping point seemed to be Disney’s announcement of its newest dessert party: the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle. Many people jumped on social media…

Blog Conference Goals for Introverts

Excited, but nervous to attend Bloggy Con 2014! Photo by BloggyCon2014.

Later today I leave for BloggyCon 14–a conference where a large group of bloggers and site owners come together to get inspired, share ideas and learn–a lot. I am excited for this opportunity, especially since I get to bring my family for a nice weekend away. But, as this past week went on, I found myself starting to get a little anxious. It’s confession time. Most people who know me on a personal level might be surprised to hear I consider myself an introvert. I’m a friendly person and, yes, even a Chatty Cathy at times–as long as I know the…