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TALES FROM THE TRAIN: ALL ABOARD THE 529 EXPRESS

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The other day when I was sans kids (no really I swear), I saw a train pass by my car and I yelled “CHOO CHOO!” out loud.  To no one.  Have you ever done this? I’ve been caught doing the same things with dogs and planes.  Having kids sure helps you rediscover the beauty and surprise in the minutia of everyday life.  Kids see things for the first time all of the time. A shiny new perspective on our often soiled and used up lens.  I love reliving my childhood through the eyes of my own kids.  Every time I get a chance to take them to a fun event or park I get just as giddy as they do…

Edaville is a family amusement park with a focus on trains near where we live in Massachusetts.  The kid’s love trains and seeing one never gets old.  When I learned my buddies over at MEFA would be in attendance there with the U.Fund Dreams Tour it made me remember a meeting I had with some of the women on the MEFA team.  They had a passion for getting the word out on college savings and reached out to pick my brain about transferring that message to young parents.

ufund-dreams-tour-logo_4cThere are so many things to think about when a new born baby arrives – what stroller do we get? do we need a bigger car? should the baby sleep in a crib? our bed? a bassinet? It’s all so very overwhelming.  Throw in thinking about you baby’s cost of college and it’s enough to want to curl into the fetal position yourself.  But that’s what MEFA wants us to know – creating a 529 savings account for college is easy.  It doesn’t cost much and they take the trouble out of it for us.  We had an awesome brainstorming session and I left feeling confident about our own savings plans.
IMG_0259-2So now we are free to enjoy all of the misadventures, right?  And the little things, too, like oohing and ahhing over the beauty, power and thrill of a train every single time; no matter how many times it goes by…
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Psst:Check out my ThomasLand review for Mommy Poppins Boston, here.
Did you know that Walt Disney himself walked Edaville to get inspiration before building his parks?

This is a sponsored post.  The thoughts and opinions are the author’s own. #UFundDreams

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