Having fun is what makes life great! The blog posts below give you ideas about how to do more with the time and money you have available!

Bring on The New Year with Self-Care!

December 27, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 8 Comments

What a year 2020 has been! No one could have predicted the craziness and chaos that presented itself in 2020!…

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Living with the Land: Christmas Edition

December 21, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

There are so many things to love about EPCOT in Walt Disney World and one of my must-dos every trip…

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Disney’s Festival of the Holiday’s Cookie Stroll

December 15, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

There are so many fun and wonderful things to do and see around Walt Disney World on a daily basis,…

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300+ Things to do With Your Child Before Their 18th Birthday!

November 14, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

The time is so short. Check out these fun, family activities to do with your children before they become adults.…

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Holiday Decorations and More for Disney Lovers

November 6, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 2 Comments

If you know anything about me at all, you know I’m a huge Disney Fan! We have enjoyed many trips…

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Fun and Unique Gifts for HER!

October 27, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 42 Comments

Women (especially mom’s) are often the hardest people to buy gifts for. They are typically the ones that do all…

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Stocking Stuffers for TEENS

October 24, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

Teens….teens tend to be the most difficult to find stocking stuffers for. Teens often have expensive taste, so trying to…

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Halloween and Fall Decorations

September 27, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 29 Comments

Here are some great, (mostly) inexpensive fall decoration ideas! Discounted Prime for EBT and Medicaid cardholders Fall Fall decorations encompass…

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The BEST of Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Melissa A Jones, PhD | 36 Comments

Magic Kingdom is just that…Magical! It’s often the first place people think of when someone says Disney World and the…

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My Favorite Disney Magic Shots and More

September 20, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 26 Comments

Magic Shots are just one of the benefits of Memory Maker. Many people debate about whether or not Disney’s Memory…

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Halloween Fun!

September 8, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

I’m excited to get ready for Halloween! I love Halloween! I enjoy Halloween decorations and Halloween itself. For the last…

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My 12 Favorite Amazon Finds for this Summer!

June 21, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

1- Disney Trading Pins Disney is open again, so time to celebrate! One of my favorite things to do at…

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5 Things We Love about Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana

Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

I grew up going to Holiday World as a child and adolescent, though it was Santa Claus Land while I…

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Our Top 10 Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Traveler!

June 14, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 2 Comments

Traveling is such a great adventure, espeically for couples and families! I love to travel and have been lucky enough…

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You Can Still Have Fun While Quarantined

April 12, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 35 Comments

Many of us are tired of being unable to go to all of the normal places we are used to…

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Easter Baskets–Online Ideas for Gifts and Activities

April 8, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 1 Comment

Check out these great ideas for your Easter Baskets! You can order online and ship to your own home or…

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Disney Adventures in a Box

April 6, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 14 Comments

I am sorry to say that Disney has discontinued their Adventure boxes until after the Pandemic is over. We will…

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Activities while You and Your Family are Quarantined!

March 17, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 32 Comments

Updated 4/11/2020…check out the new ideas added at the end of this post!! Now is the perfect time to catch…

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Easter Basket Ideas for the Disney Fan in your Life

March 14, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | Leave a comment

Easter is such a fun time of the year for everyone in the family! There are surprises, Easter egg hunts,…

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Easter Basket Ideas for the Five and Under crowd!

February 23, 2020 Melissa A Jones, PhD | 4 Comments

As a mom of seven and, now, grandmother of five, I am looking forward to Easter and Easter Egg Hunts…

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12+ Perfect Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gifts!

February 2, 2020, Melissa A Jones, PhD | 29 Comments

With Valentine’s Day almost here, it’s often difficult to figure out exactly what to get for the ones you love.…

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Reliving My Childhood Fun With My Children

January 28, 2020, Kristyn Jones | Leave a comment

It had been YEARS since I last visited Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. It’s the theme park that is about…

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The Importance of Maintaining and Strengthening Your Relationship with Your Partner

January 17, 2020, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

Many people think relationships are 50/50, but that is not what good relationships are made of. Good relationships are made…

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2019 Fall Family Challenge

September 21, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | 21 Comments

What’s more fun than spending time with your family?? Spending that time completing fun Fall Family Challenge activities! See how…

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10 Years Ago

September 18, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | 1 Comment

Ten years ago today we were celebrating my husband’s 39th birthday at Walt Disney World. Firsts… This Disney trip was…

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Adventures at IKEA!

September 2, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | 11 Comments

I was recently in Indianapolis moving my younger daughter into her college dorm at IUPUI. Of course, once we get…

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Sunshine Blogger Award

August 11, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. It’s a way to recognize peers for success…

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Date Your Spouse!

July 21, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

You met your spouse, spent time together, got to know him or her better, spent more time together finding out…

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Five Benefits of Trying New Foods

July 21, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | 2 Comments

I’m a picky eater, but I’m also a believer in trying new things and trying new things includes trying new…

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Franklin Street Pizza Factory

July 13, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

My family and I love trying new restaurants any time we travel! We enjoy trying both local restaurants and chain…

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Parenting Book Excerpt

 June 29, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

Why am I qualified to teach parenting? So, why am I qualified to talk about parenting and relationships? First, I’m…

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Parents Want to Have Fun Too!

June 23, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

As parents, it’s often hard to remember to take time for yourself, much less actually have time to do something for…

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My Disney Backpack

June 8, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

I often hear people in various Disney Facebook groups and other social media outlets asking about what they need to…

How can I make my money stretch further?

May 20, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

My husband and I have seven biological children between the two of us so stretching our finances has always been…

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