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Parenting After 40

After fostering for 2 years, I became a forever mom to Morgan and Mason at 42.  I always wanted kids, but I never thought that I would end up here at this point in my life.  At 45, I’m still single and enjoying my crazy, fun filled life with toddlers and infants.  But hey, they […]

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Florida Life

Originally from Indiana, I moved to Florida in 1999 and have lived in Volusia County, Florida ever since.  I love everything about Florida:  the beach, the sunshine, the people and the lifestyle.   Just a short drive from Daytona Beach and Orlando, we truly have the best of both worlds.  

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Getting Healthy

I am on a path to a healthy life style and while not completely there, I’m working through it slowly but surely.  For me, this means cutting out my sugary sodas and substituting with water and tea.  It also means cooking at home more and eating high protein, low carb, no sugar foods that follow […]

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Reviews

I love getting things to review in the mail and helping to spread the word about things that I use and own. As a regular Amazon and online purchaser, I am a big believer in the power of reviews. Very rarely do I buy something without reading the reviews first. All of my reviews are […]

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Latest Posts

Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets for the Florida Kids and Family Expo in Orlando Ends 8/6

July 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

SunshineandRollerCoasters.com is giving away a Family 4-pack of tickets for the upcoming Florida Kids and Family Expo on August 19-20.   The Florida Kids and Family Expo was started in 2014 to help families find products, services, schools, businesses and organizations to help their family thrive in Central Florida. This event is to provide a heavy […]

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Only 5 months left in 2017

July 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe that in just 5 short months, 2017 will be coming to a close and we will be rushing 2018 in with a bang. With that being said, we are quickly coming up on my favorite time of year. In August, my big girl starts Kindergarden while my little man starts VPK. […]

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Disney’s Frozen “Elsa” costume Review

July 22, 2017 | No Comments

This Disney Frozen Elsa Baseball Cap was the perfect accessory for my little girls Halloween costume. She wanted “Elsa hair” and what I found out was that what that really meant was that she wanted the long braid. Well, needless to say she got her wish and she loved it. The cap is absolutely adorable […]

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Review: Greenbuds Snuggle Bunnies Crib/Toddler bedding

July 9, 2017 | No Comments

I purchased the Greenbuds Snuggle Bunnies Crib/Toddler bedding for my foster daughter.  She loves bunnies!  The bedding is a luxurious 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and is extremely well made. It feels super soft to the touch. The design is absolutely adorable, and although it is a bunny design it didn’t make him feel like […]

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Review: Great bedding set for “Spidey Kids”

July 9, 2017 | No Comments

My little guy loves Spiderman and had a hard time transitioning to a big boy bed because he didn’t want to leave the security of his sister’s room. When we moved into our new house, he officially got his own room so I decorated it in a “Spidey” theme.   I did some research and […]

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A bump in the road…

June 21, 2017 | No Comments

On June 2nd, I experienced a little bump in the road to my healthy lifestyle as well as my road back to blogging.  June 2nd was a Friday and a work day, so I went to work like normal but I was experiencing a lot of pain in my abdomen.  A couple of weeks prior […]

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How this journey began…

May 14, 2017 | No Comments

As you know, I adopted my children from foster care in 2016, but a lot of you don’t know about our journey. I began fostering them in March of 2014. At the time my daughter was just shy of 2 years old and was only 19 pounds. The doctors said that she was Failure to […]

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May Is National Foster Care Month

May 5, 2017 | No Comments

  I have been fostering for 5 years now and adopted my children a little over a year ago.  Quite honestly, it was the best thing I ever did. How can you make a difference? Offer to babysit from time to time. Cook a meal for a family who has received a new placement Offer […]

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Welcome to Sunshine and Roller Coasters!

May 2, 2017 | No Comments

Hi there, I’m so excited to be blogging again.  Some of you will know me from MomAt40.com.  I blogged there for about 5 years, but after the adoption of my children I decided I needed a change of direction, name and space.  So, here I am.  Glad to have you along for the ride! d11bec599cbdf59853836387afa14ffbb42bef7dd257af328e

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