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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 […]

Beach Day Packing Tips

Tweet Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.All opinions are our own. Nothing says summer like a day spent on the beach! As we live in a coastal resort area, making beach days easy is an absolute necessity, but it can be tough to decide what to pack for the beach. Over the years, we have […]

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 […]