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A Gift to Myself: Birthday Resolutions

Tweet   I spent most of my 30s happily oblivious to the idea of getting older. I’ve shed tears of nostalgia as I watched my kids grow up, sure, but really have not given much thought to the idea that I am about to enter a new decade of my life soon. We don’t do […]

Easy Popcorn Shrimp Tacos with Gorton’s

Tweet This post has been sponsored by Gorton’s. All opinions are our own. With school back in session, afternoons and evenings are a total blur around here. The kids have practices, tryouts, and meetings, along with the ever-present stacks of homework. Finding quick and easy dinner options that don’t come from a drive-thru window is […]

Fun Back to School Trends with Staples

Tweet Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Staples. All opinions are our own. First day pictures are popping up all over and parents are scrambling to get all of their students’ last minute back-to-school needs fulfilled! Kids want the hottest trends to express their personal style and personality, while parents want […]

20 Acts of Kindness to Celebrate Just Because Day

Tweet How often do we take the time to do something “just because”? Most days, we are so focused on what our commitments and responsibilities that we don’t have much leftover for doing things for no particular reason. August 27th is Just Because Day and it’s the perfect excuse to spread a little kindness and […]

Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips

Tweet   Everyone is buzzing with anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse! We are really excited about taking in this rare event and watching together as a family. As we make our plans, I wanted to share some of the things that I have learned as I’ve been researching the best ways to enjoy a […]

Relaxing Ways to Spend a Kid-Free Day

Tweet This afternoon, my kids are packing up and heading on a camping trip with some friends and I will have 48 glorious hours, child-free. While I love my children with everything I have and appreciate that I have a job that affords me the freedom to be home with them all summer long, let’s […]

Making Summer Memories at the Local Fair

Tweet Summer traditions are important in our family. There are a number of things that we make sure to make time for each year and I love looking back at photos of years past to see how much the kids have grown. One of these traditions is our annual visit to the state fair. Yes, […]

Finding Time for You This Summer

Tweet   Whether you’re a stay at home parent, work at home parent, or you work outside of the home, summer is a very busy time of year. I know that I am feeling like I’m pulled in a hundred directions at once these days, with kids home during my work hours, swim practices and […]