Posts by MaVi


It’s teacher appreciation day and I am stuck in my bed unable to get a gift because my back gave out two days ago. I didn’t quite know how I could show my appreciation for one of my son’s teachers. A gift to come when I can drive or even move but for now I just want to give her a shout out. These are our EVERY DAY heroes, the people that deserve ALL of our love and respect.         Dear Ms. S, At...

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The Real Florida, A Road Trip Guide

The Real Florida, A Road Trip Guide


Posted By on Apr 29, 2016

Looking for a unique Florida vacation or staycation? I’ve got you covered! This past spring break I spent a week wandering several of the hidden gems in Florida. As a peninsula over 440 miles long, the wandering is richer than one may think. Many of the hidden wonders in this state are spread out and one road trip is definitely not enough. You know about the beaches and theme parks, but Florida’s rich nature is more vast...

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A GUIDE TO THE GUIDE: Hello and thank you for visiting MaviSays.com and for subscribing to our newsletter. I hope this comprehensive Disney travel guide gives you what you need to know about your upcoming trip to Disney. I travel VERY often and my biggest issue when planning a trip is not finding one place that can answer all my basic questions. It takes time to browse through all the info, maps, blogs, reviews and sites. I hope this...

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By now everyone has seen the video of the Baltimore “hero” mom striking her rioting son repeatedly. They are calling her “Hero Mom”, “Mother of the Year” and saying that if more mothers were like her we wouldn’t have this problem. Here’s why I don’t agree with those statements entirely. I have felt this kind of desperation and fear. Just yesterday I was told my son was being rude...

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Give Up, Live a Dream Anyway


Posted By on Apr 27, 2015

Today, I was supposed to board a plane back to Holland. I was going to continue living what I thought was my dream life. Instead, today is the day I give up on that dream, for now. A few years ago we ditched the American Dream for an entirely different dream. We left EVERYTHING behind for a backpack and a dream of living in Europe. We somehow managed to turn that dream into reality when we moved to Italy in 2009. Then, the crisis hit...

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