One Mom’s Guide to Visiting Dutch Wonderland

One moms guide to visiting dutch wonderland

Have you heard of Dutch Wonderland? It’s a 43-acre family amusement park located in Lancaster, PA surrounded by beautiful Amish country and is so much FUN! Dutch Wonderland has over 35 rides, shows and a huge water area and is absolutely perfect for kids and families. This park has been around since the late 70’s and is a must see if you are ever in Pennsylvania. Last week we took our first, and definitely not our last, visit to Dutch Wonderland {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {97}

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Welcome to the 97th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

10 Essential Summer Mom Hacks

10 essentiall summer mom hacks

Summer is going on strong and if you are anything like me, than you are always looking for ways to make life easier for yourself- especially when you have so little free time because you are surrounded by kids 24/7! I love reading about “hacks”- little tips and tricks that can save you time, money or energy (yes to all three please!) around the house or for outside and finding hacks that make it easier to be a MOM are {Read More}

Baked Caprese Chicken

baked caprese chicken

Last week I bought a pretty basil plant that I have sitting on my window sill. Not only does it look great it smells fantastic too! So when I was on the hunt to solve the never ending battle of “what should I cook for dinner??” I wanted to use something with my fresh basil and when I think of basil I think of caprese, which is the timeless combo of fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil. So thus this recipe {Read More}

13 Summer Cocktail Recipes

13 summer cocktail recipes

Ahhh summer. Pools, the beach, late evenings sitting outside with friends- and cocktails. Lots of delicious summertime cocktails. In the summer I love to drink fruity and light cocktails that are full of fresh fruit and are colorful and pretty. To celebrate summertime I have rounded up 13 summer cocktails that are not only gorgeous to look at but taste amazing too. Pear, Rosemary and Lemongrass cocktail Riesling Strawberry Slushie Cherry Beer Margarita Blue Raspberry Spiked Lemonade Orange Creamsicle Cocktail {Read More}

5 Steps to Sun Smartness

5 Steps to Sun Smartness

Summer is here and that means we are all outside enjoying those fun summer time activities like swimming, hiking, playing in the yard or at the beach. These activities are what summertime memories are made from but all have one thing in common: the sun! Coming from Arizona, applying sunscreen before we left the house was apart of daily life. Whether the temperatures were soaring into the 100’s or even in the 70’s, the sun there was HOT and my {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {96}

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Welcome to the 96th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

Little Tikes Jr. Jump n’ Slide Review & Giveaway

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Summer is here and most of us are spending lots of time outside with friends and family, enjoying the sunshine and the nice weather. Whether you are just playing in the yard or throwing a party, it’s always nice to have entertainment planned for the kids. Kids (all kids, especially mine!) like to complain that they are “bored” fairly frequently and it’s usually a good idea to have something for them to do- especially if there is a lot of {Read More}

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

summer safety tips for kids

Summer is in full force and that means more outside play and higher temperatures, which also means more opportunities for kids to get hurt- especially when it comes to summer sports! Keeping my kids safe is my top priority so that’s why I am very vigilent of how and what they are playing, but I still want them to have fun and be kids too. It can be a hard finding the right balance between being a “helicopter mom” and a {Read More}

5 ways to gain #MoreMinutes with kids

5 ways to gain more minutes

Summer is half way through here and while we are still having fun and enjoying our time together, I am having a difficult time finding any time for ME during the day. It seems like with three kids being home all of the time and me having to drag them all around everywhere I need to go, and then add in the things THEY want to do and I am often left at night feeling like I got the wind {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {95}

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Welcome to the 95th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

10 Little Lies I Tell My Kids

10 little lies I tell my kids

Lying isn’t nice, I know, but sometimes as a mom I find it necessary. Not huge mean lies, obviously, but little white lies that just make my job a speck easier. I tell these lies to save my sanity, or to rescue me from a unpleasant situation- all in all, these little lies can make or break my day. 1. Yes I heard you- I DO love how you built that Minecraft city! 2. Do that again and I’ll make {Read More}

Simple Chore Jars for Kids

simple chore jars for kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #NaturallyClean #CollectiveBias Motherhood is all about repetition- doing the same things over and over again. Many of these things are great: good night kisses before bed every night, family dinners together or weekly trips to the park; and others are not so fun: mountains of laundry, constantly picking up the endless toys and dirty clothes on the floor, cleaning, sweeping or tidying. Now {Read More}

5 Ways to Use Tech to Motivate Your Kids This Summer

5 Ways to Use Tech to Motivate Your Kids This Summer

Summer is upon us and that means lazy days, late nights and not as much learning. While my kids don’t have any “required” assignments over the summer, I like to be sure they don’t fall behind by allowing them opportunities to continue their learning through out the summer. Learning doesn’t have to be a bad word for kids, especially if you allow them the use of technology to do it! Most kids absolutely love using tablets, computers and video games, {Read More}

Kitchen Remodel Part One

kitchen remodel part one

One of the best parts of moving into a new house is putting your own stamp on it and making it your own. We just recently moved across the country and are in a house that is double the size of our old one, which is awesome. There are so many possibilities and I wish I could do them all at once, but course, we will need to update and change things over time. The very first thing we wanted {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {94}

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Welcome to the 94th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

One Mom’s Guide to Visting Gettysburg

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We just completed our epic move from Arizona to Pennsylvania and I am so happy to be here for so many reasons, but one is for my kids to grow up in a place being surrounded by so much American history and culture, like I did growing up in Massachusetts. One thing we wanted to right away with our kids was begin to see some of the historic sights with our kids and we decided to start with Gettysburg. Hopefully {Read More}

15 Reasons Why Summer is Great for Moms

15 reasons summer is great

Summer is in full effect here with many more weeks to go till school begins again. Vacations, traveling, library visits, swimming, trying to figure out ways to keep your kids busy: we are doing it all. Sure, I have my days where I can’t wait for my kids to go back to school so I can have some rest from the fighting and noise and just a break in general, but there are reasons to enjoy summer as a mom {Read More}

12 Patriotic Snacks for Kids

12 patriotic snacks

July 4th is right around the corner- how will you be celebrating?? Will you be having a cook out at home or celebrating with friends? No matter what your plans are, be sure to please everyone with some of these 12 patriotic snacks for kids. They will love the red, white and blue theme of these foods that are perfect for the 4th and really for any time of the year!! Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad // Wit and Whistle Easy Flag {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {93}

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Welcome to the 93rd week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}