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!


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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