The Mom Who’s NOT Happy Summer Is Over

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My Facebook feed and conversations with friends lately have been filled with “Can’t wait to send the kids back to school!” and “So ready for summer to be over.” I don’t think my awesome mom friends are wrong; I totally understand where they’re coming from. I’m just not coming from that same place. I get being… [Read More]

Tomato Plants for Your Patio and Other Plant Picks

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I LOVE fresh tomatoes. Seriously, there is nothing that tastes like a fresh, off the vine, warm from the sun, red, juicy tomato. Slice that baby onto some white bread with a little mayo, salt and pepper… Mmm…. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off of my face. The one problem I face with… [Read More]

Helpful hints on summer sun safety

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With the unofficial start of summer just days away, it’s time for us to talk about ways to stay safe in the sun when you’re living the busy summer bucket list life. I’ve been paying even more attention than usual to being sun smart since my brush with melanoma earlier this year. I’m here to… [Read More]

Looking for the Pause Button

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I absolutely love this stage of life that we’re in. My boys are on the verge of turning six and three and this is my most favorite, everything feels right with the world, happy heart stage of motherhood yet and I keep looking for the pause button. The problem is, it’s just not there. How… [Read More]

Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Kids

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I like the whole concept of Earth Day: celebrating our beautiful planet and taking time to focus on what we can all do to preserve her beauty. It makes me feel a little warm and fuzzy inside. If I’m honest though, in our house, Earth Day doesn’t get a huge spotlight. I have a few… [Read More]

Tips for traveling without your kids

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My husband and I are about to leave town for 8 days. EIGHT DAYS! We will be on our own, seeking out adventure and relaxation without our little minions tagging along. Yes, I’m excited. I am counting down the days, pre-packing my stuff, and loading up my Kindle. I am so incredibly grateful we can do… [Read More]

How to Pack for Great Wolf Lodge

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This year, we took our 5th trip to Great Wolf Lodge, and I finally feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it. Especially if you’ve never been there, figuring out what to pack can be a nightmare! The good news is, Great Wolf veterans are always there to share some tips. You MIGHT… [Read More]