Family & Kids/Travel

VIDEO: Our Bahamas Vacay; How To Make The Best Of Cruising With Kids

VIDEO: Our Bahamas Vacay; How To Make The Best Of Cruising With Kids
May 9, 2015 Comments Off on VIDEO: Our Bahamas Vacay; How To Make The Best Of Cruising With Kids

Woosah… The Smith family took a much needed vacation to the Bahamas and a felt a bit guilty about only wanting to chill, sleep and watch TV during our four-night cruise on Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. But relaxing ... Read More »

Enough! Why You Should Put Your Kids Toys in Jail & How Your Child Can Bail Them Out

Enough! Why You Should Put Your Kids Toys in Jail & How Your Child Can Bail Them Out
April 19, 2015 Comments Off on Enough! Why You Should Put Your Kids Toys in Jail & How Your Child Can Bail Them Out

I’m done. I am so tired of walking in my son Jojo’s room and feeling an overwhelming feeling like a hurricane hit his room and ONLY his room. Its’s junky, messy and a crying shame that I allow him to ... Read More »

Donate #SnacksForStudents in @Champions4Kids bins at Walmart and all donations stay local!

Donate #SnacksForStudents in @Champions4Kids bins at Walmart and all donations stay local!
February 21, 2015 1 Comment »

Have you ever been involved with an organization that needed resources and you wished you could just give them your all? Well I have the wonderful of pleasure of giving back to a GREAT afterschool program called Midway United Methodist Church ... Read More »

Madeline’s Christmas Performance @AtlanticStation @HorizonTheatre #htcMadeline

Madeline’s Christmas Performance @AtlanticStation @HorizonTheatre #htcMadeline
December 3, 2014 Comments Off on Madeline’s Christmas Performance @AtlanticStation @HorizonTheatre #htcMadeline

It’s coming up soon! In fact this weekend, Saturday December 6th, Madeline’s Christmas opens at the Horizon Theatre and it’s already SOLD OUT! I am SO very excited about seeing my daughter Mikaela and all the little darlings perform! But there are ... Read More »

Get Ready to See My Mikaela in Madeline’s Christmas @HorizonTheatre!

Get Ready to See My Mikaela in Madeline’s Christmas @HorizonTheatre!
October 22, 2014 1 Comment »

There are 12 little reasons why you should see Madeline’s Christmas this December at the Horizon Theatre. For one, there are 12 little girls who walk in two straight lines who live in a house that’s covered with vines! And ... Read More »

My Amazing 41st Birthday!

My Amazing 41st Birthday!
September 27, 2014 Comments Off on My Amazing 41st Birthday!

I thought a nice night out on the town with my family would suffice for my birthday. But little did I know the surprise I was truly in for! On September 19th I PARTIED like a rockstar for my 41st ... Read More »

@TeamGreatness_ Acting Studio Brings out the Gifts in my Little Girl

@TeamGreatness_ Acting Studio Brings out the Gifts in my Little Girl
August 30, 2014 Comments Off on @TeamGreatness_ Acting Studio Brings out the Gifts in my Little Girl

Every mom thinks their child is the greatest thing since sliced bread and talented beyond belief. And rightfully so. But let’s admit, some of us need to have several seats and not push our kids to do things that they ... Read More »

A Journey into a Galaxy Far Away in LA! #GuardiansoftheGalaxyEvent

A Journey into a Galaxy Far Away in LA! #GuardiansoftheGalaxyEvent
July 1, 2014 4 Comments »

I’m about to travel hundreds of miles to take a Hundred Foot Journey over to ABC for a Mystery event of a lifetime in a Galaxy guarded by 6 Big Heroes and a Young & Hungry gal and I hope ... Read More »

Kaitlin Graduated! What’s Ahead in Middle School – 10 Books to Keep Her Inspired

Kaitlin Graduated! What’s Ahead in Middle School – 10 Books to Keep Her Inspired
June 22, 2014 Comments Off on Kaitlin Graduated! What’s Ahead in Middle School – 10 Books to Keep Her Inspired

It’s graduation time! First Jojo got his little Kindergarten degree in ABC-ology 😉 Go Jojo! And now my little girl is growing up. She beautiful, bright, respectful and still very innocent — (a rarity these days with these hot-tailed girls ... Read More »

@SFOverGeorgia Hurricane Harbor is a Wet and Wild Adventure Your Kids will Love!

@SFOverGeorgia Hurricane Harbor is a Wet and Wild Adventure Your Kids will Love!
June 20, 2014 Comments Off on @SFOverGeorgia Hurricane Harbor is a Wet and Wild Adventure Your Kids will Love!

My kids and I had a blast visiting Six Flags new 7-acre water park Hurricane Harbor! It was a relaxing and cool retreat with plenty of ways to slip and slide to our little heart’s content! I was happy to ... Read More »

The “GlamMom” Gets to Know Her Grandbaby #AdventuresWithMadisyn

The “GlamMom” Gets to Know Her Grandbaby #AdventuresWithMadisyn
June 4, 2014 2 Comments »

Listen, I’m too young to be a grandmom, but definitely fab enough to be a GLAMMOM! And my little Madisyn Abella, my first granddaughter, has made me just that! And for the next month or so I’ll be spending lots ... Read More »

Finding Joy in the Midst of Sorrow

Finding Joy in the Midst of Sorrow
May 28, 2014 Comments Off on Finding Joy in the Midst of Sorrow

I dedicate this blog post to my step-dad Gregory Pugh, who is the only father I’ve known since I was 13 years old. Hang in there Greg. We are ALL pulling for you! For the past five weeks my life ... Read More »

Get a Taste of Atlanta’s Attractions #BlogATL14 and #Giveaway

Get a Taste of Atlanta’s Attractions #BlogATL14 and #Giveaway
March 26, 2014 1 Comment »

This past Saturday I got a taste of Atlanta’s many attractions at the 3rd Annual Atlanta Parent Blogger Expo. I got to learn about CNN’s inside Studio Tour  (www. cnn.com/StudioTour) and got to morph into a weather segment with Anderson ... Read More »

The Big Reveal: My Husband Rudy’s Surprise 50th Birthday Celebration!

The Big Reveal: My Husband Rudy’s Surprise 50th Birthday Celebration!
March 5, 2014 3 Comments »

Finally the cat’s out of the bag! After months of secrecy, plotting and planning and connecting with Rudy’s family and old friends, I surprised Rudy in the biggest way with a 50th Birthday Bash in Philadelphia at the Parkside Banquet ... Read More »

Daddy/Daughter Dance Memories

Daddy/Daughter Dance Memories
February 23, 2014 2 Comments »

I heart seeing my daughters hang out with their dad. And I light up watching Rudy BE a dad to his daughters. it’s something really special. Something I never experienced as a kid because all I can remember is my ... Read More »