Trying to stay sane this summer. Trying.

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We’re four days deep into summer vacation, and I already feel like I’m going to lose my mind. Not kidding.

You see, I work at home and I have a daughter who is 1) gifted and 2) extroverted.

In other words, my complete opposite. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my daughter with all of my heart, and she IS my little buddy. BUT we’re like oil and water when we spend too much time together. I guess this is one of the pit-falls of having an only child. Her need to be entertained, and my need to be left alone (occasionally or pretty often depending upon how you look at it) just don’t mix. I remember BP (before Preschool) how tough it was. But I figured this summer will be different because she’s old enough (7 and entering 2nd grade) to entertain herself, right? WRONG. If anything she just wants to know more and have even more interaction.

I’m going to be doing a few things this week to kinda set up our summer. On the computer, I’m creating links to some of my favorite educational websites (Quaver Music and First in Math) and adding links to some of her favorite “fun” sites like Monster High, Barbie and American Girls.

IRL (0r in real life, for those of you looking at those letters thinking something entirely different) I’m signing her up for nearly every library program. We are so fortunate for having this in our area. We’re also continuing with her drum lessons, something she loves. Then there’s the Kids Bowl Free program, which I am a huge fan of. We actually sign up for this every summer, and it’s become a tradition for our family to get the family pass. At this point, I’m also looking into a Boonshoft Museum Membership. I think she’d really like it, and it’s a nice and COOL place to hang out in. Plus, she loves the bats. I also love this list from SavingsLifestyle.com of things to do in Dayton on the cheap this summer.

Has your summer started yet? And have you found that you need to make plans? I’d love some insight from y’all. And if you have any suggestions of “must dos” in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana area, I’d love to hear them!



Thunder Nationals Monster Jam is coming to Dayton!

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Coming to Wright State University’s Nutter Center February 1-2, 2013 Advance Auto Parts® Thunder Nationals® features the same massive superstars from Monster Jam, but in a more intimate arena setting. Staged on purpose-built concrete courses, all the action that these monsters are famous for is fully intact, and even heightened by the smaller size of the tracks. Expect to see outrageous jumps, crushed cars, plenty of concrete-streaking action, and some of the most incredible donuts ever.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, Opening Night Tickets are just $11 for adults!

Party in The Pits – Saturday 11:30AM – 1:00PM. Pit Passes are available at participating Taco Bell locations while supplies last. Click Here For Participating Taco Bell Locations: http://www.monsterjam.com/ContentPage.aspx?id=16158. Pit Passes can also be purchased for $10 Adults/ $8 Kids at the Wright State University’s Nutter Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Saturday, February 2nd – 2:00PM event ticket along with Pit Pass required for entry.

Save $5 PER ticket with code BLOG4 Offer ends Jan. 31, 2013. All tickets are $3 more day of show. Discount does not apply to Front Row, Gold Circle, or VIP seats. No double discounts. Additional fees may apply. Offer subject to ticket availability.

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Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove In Dayton, Ohio!

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Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove!

At Dayton’s Wright State’s Nutter Center – Oct. 18-21, 2012
Oct. 18 @ 7pm
Oct. 19 @ 7pm
Oct. 20 @ 1pm/5pm
Oct. 21 @ 1pm/5pm

Regular Ticket Prices: Front Row – $40, Rinkside – $35, VIP – $28, $17.50, $13.50

But as a reader of Domestic Debacle- you can save! Use code BLOG4 to receive $3 off regularly $17.50 and $13.50 seating. Code BLOG4 can be redeemed through the Nutter Center Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com, or by phone 1-800-745-3000.
**Disclaimer: Offer subject to ticket availability. Excludes premium seating. No double discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Now for the show:
Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to your hometown!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army Of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

My family and I always have an amazing time at Disney on Ice. They always put on a FANTASTIC show, that you and your loved ones will remember forever!


In which I am the coolest mom ever- Todd Sucherman drum clinic!

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And it’s past her bed time on a school night! She’s getting to see Todd Sucherman from Styx play a drum clinic.
I’ll accept my mom-of-the-year award now…



Winner winner, chicken dinner!

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Winners of my Disney Live! 3 Classic Fairy Tales and General Mills Whole Grain Cereal Giveaways have been notified (Check your emails- you have 24 hours to respond!)!

Thanks to everyone who entered- I’ve got some great giveaways coming up this weekend, so be on the lookout!

If you’re looking for a local (to the Dayton area) way to win on:

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Head over to DiBella’s Old Fashioned Subs

1191 Centerville-Miamisburg Rd.

Between the hours of 1:00pm-3:00pm they’ll be giving away free subs for a year every 15 minutes!