12 Water Games for the pool and backyard

GreatWaterGames

We are now officially in the sun drenched, heated heart of summer. If your kids are anything like mine, that means playing in, around, and with water every chance they get. The problem is those days at the pool or afternoons in the yard with the sprinkler can get a little old. Everyone needs a… [Read More]

13 “Must Do” Summer Stops in the Triangle

Summer Fun

Summer is here, people. We are less than two weeks in and loving it! I’m so excited and my kids are probably even more excited. It’s time for a break! We have a few vacations planned and since I still have to work, the kids have some camps on the agenda. But there is still… [Read More]

15 Summer Crafts for Young Kids

Summer crafts for kids

It’s official. Summer is coming. Next week the kids are out of school and I’m going to need ideas to keep them busy during these long summer days. Sure, we’ve got camps, pool dates and even a few trips planned, but we still have a lot of time we’re going to have to fill. That’s where crafts… [Read More]

Helpful hints on summer sun safety

BlueLizardSunscreen

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]

Summer fun on the farm

Making friends with alpacas

We have two weeks left of summer. Two weeks. So we’re cramming in as much as we can before it’s time for back to school. Last week we piled in the car and drove eight hours to J’s aunt and uncles farm in Kentucky. It was an experience unlike anything else they’ve done. They hung… [Read More]

Absolutely ordinary but absolutely fabulous

Summer Photos- Lane Family

This last week has consisted of your normal summer activities with two young kids. We’ve played 100 games of Monopoly Junior and even more games of UNO. Sometimes we even play where we only deal out the “special” cards (as the kids call them) so we can skip and reverse to our hearts content. It’s… [Read More]

3 Delicious and Easy Summer Salad Recipes

easy summer salads

Summer is finally here!!  The warm sun shines down making the harsh New England winter seem worlds away.  I absolutely love the summer.  It means warm and carefree days.  It means listening to the squeals and laughter from the kids playing as I soak up my daily dose of vitamin D.  And of course, summer means my garden is… [Read More]