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4 Road Trip Disasters – And How To Avoid Them

My family took a quick road trip to Chicago last weekend. It’s only about three hours away, and it’s a trip we’ve done hundreds of times. No big deal, right? It was the poster child for road trip disasters! And most of the things that went wrong could have been avoided, had I followed my own advice and been more proactive about planning and preparation. I was lulled into a false sense of security – It was just a weekend getaway, and we had done this trip so many times, I didn’t need to do any special planning. Or so I thought. To save you the stress of a weekend getaway that leaves you needing a vacation, I’ve listed out my top 4 road trip disasters, and offered advice on how to avoid them. “Where’s the __________?” “Wait – you forgot WHAT?” Just a short list of the stuff...
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Moms Get Bored Too – #DearSantaLoveDragyn book giveaway

Sometimes, we spend so much time and energy focused on keeping our kids entertained and engaged that we Moms forget to pack something for ourselves to do while we wait for the plane to arrive. Sure, half the time, my kindle stays firmly entrenched in my carry-on because I’m frantically busy trying to keep four kids in the same general area, but at some point in every trip I stop and realize: everybody’s occupied, except for me. I have a hard time finding just the right book to read sometimes. I have enough drama and stress in real life, so I don’t really want it in my entertainment too, but at the same time I want something smarter and more sophisticated than your average Harlequin romance. (You can only read so many virtually identical novels before you start to see the formulas.) So I wrote the story I wanted...
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Online Treasure Hunt and Giveaway – Search for the Lost Jewel of Oreveille

Over on my fiction blog, I’m running a really fun online treasure hunt and giveaway this week, and I wanted to give you all a chance to get in on the fun! Here are all the details – good luck! Brianna, Fae daughter of the House of Oreveille channeled her faerie magic through her pendant, the fabled Jewel of Oreveille. Now the Jewel is missing, hidden in the misty borderlands between the worlds of the Fae and Humans. The only clues to its location are shimmering words in a dusty manuscript and the map included in its pages. To celebrate the release of her debut romantic fantasy, Daughter of Oreveille, author Tricia Ballad is hosting a treasure hunt — the Search for the Jewel of Oreveille! Follow the trail through the mists of Faeland to uncover and decode the clues that lead to the fabled Jewel for your chance...
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Dooney & Bourke Handbag Giveaway

I’ve joined with our friends and fellow bloggers at The Disney Moms, a site dedicated to helping you and your family plan the best Disney vacation possible, to sponsor a fantastic GIVEAWAY! Simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions below for your chance to win this Disney Parks exclusive “Denim Disney Erica Bag” by Dooney & Bourke, a $130 value. (TURQUOISE BAG ONLY) a Rafflecopter giveaway <a href=”#8221;>You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway</a>. Pin It
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And Our Final Winner Is . . .

Wow – in just one short month, over 300 people have discovered Return to Disney and liked it enough to follow on Twitter and Facebook, or have had new posts delivered via email! Thank you to everyone who tweeted, shared, and passed the news along. It’s been quite a month, and I’m looking forward to many more. So, on with the prizes! (sorry about the fuzzy pictures – you know what they say about working with children!) Appropriately, the Pirate Princess will draw the final winner from the Pirates of the Caribbean bucket. Congratulations to <name witheld>! Pin It
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