I grew up in Maine, so we always went to school sporting backpacks from L.L.Bean. Now that we live in Arizona…my own kids still have L.L.Bean backpacks! I’m not even joking when I say that they could probably use these exact same backpacks from Kindergarten, all the way until they graduate from high school. They… [Read More]
The smell of the salt water, the ocean breeze blowing your hair, the sound of flip flops on a boardwalk… Vacations can be so recharging, but inevitably the day comes when we have to return home! We just got back from a pretty epic summer road trip, and I know what happens next: the post-vacation… [Read More]
With all the patriotic holidays this time of year, you may be wondering how you can honor the significance of the day…before firing up the grill! I’m going to show you how you can easily put together a flag ceremony that involves the whole family and helps teach the younger ones what these special days are all about.
Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day… My family, as many others, enjoys celebrating these days with parades, picnics, bbqs, and fireworks. But amidst the partying, it’s nice to take a moment to remember why we are celebrating.
How do you get into the pool? Are you someone who gets in slowly, inch-by-inch, or are you an all-out cannonballer? I used to be an inch-by-incher, but now that we live in 100+ degree Arizona, there’s no reason not to just jump right in!
My four kids love the water, too. We take advantage of Gramma and Grampa’s pool and get in as many swims as we can over the long Arizona summer.
It only takes a bit of imagination to have fun in the pool, but here are some of our favorite pool party games that we like to play.
Let me be clear. When I call myself a “Picky Mom,” I don’t mean that I’m particular about the quality and healthfulness of what my kids eat. I mean, sure, those things are important. But what I’m really referring to is my own preference for cheeseburgers, fries, and milkshakes. Yeah, not an adventurous eater…
But I’d like to be. And I’d like to cook meals for my family that are high-quality, delicious, and different, and that’s why I gave Sun Basket a try.
Meal kit services are becoming pretty popular, so chances are that you’ve heard of them before. Sun Basket provides a weekly menu, including Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Breakfast, and Family options, and you just choose your meals and wait for them to be delivered to your home.
If you’re a busy mom like me, I bet you have this same problem. You work hard all day, satisfying everyone’s demands, and when the kids have gone to bed and you finally have some time to yourself, you’re too tired to do anything!
This happens to me all too often. And even worse, I find myself wishing for some free time, not so I can relax, but so I can get more chores done!
Moms, we can do this! We can RELAX! I know you see your husbands doing it. Yes they work hard, too, but they also know how to kick back and relax, so let’s take a lesson from them and do something for ourselves!
Here are 5 ways you can pamper yourself and wind down from your busy day, every day! They are not expensive, and they don’t take much time (I know, sleep is calling!). Time to unwind!
Time is short, but you can still give your mom or wife a fantastic Mother’s Day! The good news is that it doesn’t have to take a lot of time, money, or creativity to make Mom feel happy and appreciated. I’m going to share the two necessary ingredients for making the day great for Mom, and… [Read More]
I think what most moms want on Mother’s Day is a little recognition and a little relaxation. But sweet gifts from the heart are of course always welcome. And if you can pull off an extra unique Mother’s Day gift, then extra props to you! That is exactly what my husband did a few years… [Read More]
6 months is a great age! Baby is finally sitting up and loves to play with toys. She might even be in that sweet spot of being able to sit and play, but not crawl off the blanket yet! Now is a great time to introduce baby to some fun toys, and maybe even get… [Read More]