10 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of year again! Seriously, Halloween is pretty much my favorite holiday of the year. I don’t know exactly why, but the minute I start seeing the Halloween decorations, I’m like a kid at Christmas. I LOVE it! The only thing that stresses me out about Halloween is coming up with costumes for […] Read more…

Back to school germs

Back to School Germs GAAAAH!

I am so over back to school germs and it’s only the second full week of school here. I woke up Monday morning to find yet another one of the boys was under the weather. First, it was me getting pneumonia 2 weeks ago, then my oldest went down with strep throat and missed two […] Read more…

Dog Days of School

Great Books for Back to School

I received the following books from Disney Publishing. This post contains affiliate links.  I have always been a sucker for children’s books. Even though we now have access to e-books for children too, I will never become a convert. There is something about the tactile nature of turning the pages of a book that makes […] Read more…


Healthy Back to School Snacks

I received product from Pure Growth Organic and Sneaky Chef to test out with my family.  The boys head back to school on September 5, and I’m already dreading thinking about back to school lunches and snacks. Over the last few years, we have tried hard to make healthier choices for the boys’ lunches and […] Read more…


The Balancing Act of Summer Vacation

This summer my main goal was to have a healthy balance between scheduled activities and camps and unscheduled down time (otherwise known as the “I’m bored” time). I’m happy to report we are doing pretty well at our almost end of July check-in. I will admit though that the “I’m bored” is getting a little […] Read more…

W and A at beach

Missing Family

Today is going to be a hard day. It’s the first day after a three-week visit with my sister and my niece, and we are missing them hardcore. We look forward to their visits, which are usually a few times a year, but it’s bittersweet because we know there will be a goodbye at the […] Read more…

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