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Fun Family Fourth of July at Home

Tweet I can’t believe how quickly the summer season is flying by! In just a couple short weeks, the 4th of July will be upon us and it’s time to start making plans! While it’s always fun to attend community parades, celebrations, and fireworks displays, sometimes you just want a nice, laid back 4th at […]

Homemade Ice Cream Tips & Tricks

Tweet Making homemade ice cream on the last day of school is a long-standing tradition at our house. Every year, I lose sleep attempting to make enough to satisfy two full classrooms of kids while swearing that  “I am never doing this again!” But the truth is that I love it and I love treating […]

Summer Travel Tips

Tweet It’s time to pack our bags and head out on some fun family adventures this summer! While you’ve got all the clothing essentials covered, swimsuits at the ready, and the perfect walking shoes for playing tourist, keeping the kids happy as you’re en route to your destination is a high priority. I’ve taken my […]

Fun Family Memorial Day Ideas

Tweet   Memorial Day is just around the corner and it’s time for barbecues and family fun! Though there should be time reserved for reflection and remembrance of those who sacrificed all for our country’s freedom, there most certainly should be plenty of celebration of those freedoms, as well. As we kick off the summer […]

Seven Things You Should Do Before Summer Vacation

Tweet It hit me like a ton of bricks this week that we’re just five short weeks away from the start of summer vacation. I have one who’ll be starting middle school in the fall and this school year has simply flown by and I am certain the summer will, as well. I’m sitting here […]

Coping with Loss on Mother’s Day

Tweet Mother’s Day is complicated for me. On the one hand, I so much enjoy watching my children find creative ways to let me know how much they love me, while on the other hand, it’s a day that can rip off every scab from the loss of my own mom nearly 9 years ago. […]

Ten Easy Ways to Give Back for Earth Day

Tweet As a parent, one of the important things that I am trying to teach my children is to respect the Earth and to take care of it for the future.     Though reinforcing these points is important throughout the year, Earth Day is a great time to start some new eco-friendly efforts around your […]

Easy Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

Tweet Every year, Easter tries to sneak up on me. I’m sitting here just two days away from Easter, realizing that I have pretty much missed every single one of our traditions this year. The next two days are about to be a whirlwind of bunny-prepping, egg-dying, and holiday food-making! And to get started, I’m […]