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!


2019 Fall Family Challenge

September 21, 2019, Melissa A Jones, PhD | 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, PhD | 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, PhD | 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…