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}

10 Mom Daily Wins

10 mom daily wins

Motherhood is full of small victories. It’s a journey where the days are long and the years are short and it’s important to celebrate little things. Those mini victories where when you sit down at the end of the day, exhausted and cross eyed, you can say “Wow! Good job today, Mom!” Those times when you are well, #winning? Here are ten mom daily wins you should celebrate every day: 1. You took a shower. 2. No one peed their pants. 3. {Read More}

5 tips for choosing the perfect gift

5 tips for choosing the perfect gift

Gift giving can go one of two ways: either you absolutely know what to get someone or you cannot think of one thing! No matter what age, gift giving can be harder than you think! What do they want? What do they need? Do they have this already? These questions and more can go into choosing the perfect gift. If you are stuck on ideas, I’ve gathered up 5 tips for choosing that perfect gift for that special someone on your list. {Read More}

Summer Projects You Can Get Your Kids Involved In

Summer Projects You Can Get Your Kids Involved In

The weather’s heating up. The trees and flowers are in full bloom. Blue skies and afternoon breezes. Who doesn’t love summer? We know your kids do. No more long days at school. No more riding the bus. No more homework! For kids, summer offers the promise of two months of unending bliss. For parents, however, summer vacation can be a bit more complicated. Don’t get us wrong, we know you love having your children home: the extra time with them, {Read More}

9 Healthy Family Summer time Fun Activities

9 Healthy Family Summertime Fun Activities pin

Summer is here and that means it’s time to get outside and be active! In this modern age, it’s so easy to be distracted by technology and not be outside as much, but we all know how important it is to power down and get into the great outdoors. If you are trying to make some healthy chances in your life, they are best done in small and simple steps- and it’s even better when they are fun and done {Read More}

Bigelow Summer time Pomegranate Basil Iced Tea

Pomegranate Basil Iced Tea

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MeAndMyTea #CollectiveBias When you think of “summer” what comes to mind? Beaches, long evenings spent outside, traveling? Perhaps cookouts and family get togethers are on the list or maybe just relaxing by the pool- no matter what you’re planning summer time food and drinks are a must have. To me, summer isn’t complete with an ice cold pitcher of iced tea on the {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {92}

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Welcome to the 92nd 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 Everyday Situations That are MUCH Scarier After You Have Kids

10 Everyday Situations That are MUCH Scarier After You Have Kids

After you have kids, your life changes dramatically– mostly for the better. Little toes, little fingers, baby snuggles. There are certain situation though, that become much, much scarier, after you have kids. Everyday situations that were once simple, possibly even enjoyable now are frightening. Here are 10 everyday situations that do just that- become MUCH scarier after you have kids: 1. Crossing the street. 2. Getting from the car to the store. 3. Going to the potty in a restaurant. {Read More}

Geocaching WITH Kids

geocaching with kids

Geocaching. Have you heard of it? Of course you have. Have you tried it yet? Possibly. I’m newer to the geocaching scene but have fallen in love with how much fun it can be- especially with kids. What is geocaching? Think of it like a treasure hunt but using handheld GPS units or your iPhone. The treasures are all sized containers that may be camouflaged to blend into their surroundings. Some are in locations you pass every day, others take you off the {Read More}

5 Reasons to Attend Blended Conference this Year

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I’ve been blogging for almost three years now and it’s been one of my goals from the beginning to attend a blogging conference, why? For many reasons! Blogging conferences are such a great way to advance your “blogging career” and also fun too! This year one of the hottest conferences around is Blended Conference, which will be held in Scottsdale, AZ on September 18 and 19th. Its all the buzz on social media and has so much to offer any {Read More}

8 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids Reading this Summer

8 ways to get your kids reading

Summer is upon us and that means our kids are all finding ways to make us crazy stay busy: whether it’s swimming, playing outside, or riding bikes we are trying to get them outside and playing. One other thing they may be doing less of is reading. Many kids read less during the summer just by nature of school being out and normal routines not being in place. That doesn’t mean that we don’t want to be sure that we {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {91}

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Welcome to the 91st 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 Tips for Helping Your Kids to Make Friends

10 tips for making friends

Moving can be fun and exciting, but one of the harder parts is leaving friends and trying to make new ones. Most adults know this process takes time, but for kids, they can expect it to happen immediately. When we moved a few weeks ago, my younger two seemed content with just playing together, but my 9 year old would stare out the window and be sad, missing her old friends and wishing she had new ones. Unfortunately when we {Read More}

Best Road Trip Snacks for Kids

best road trip snacks for kids

Summer is here and now is the time to take vacation, whether it be some place close or far, more and more famous are opting drive instead of fly, often to save money. A family road trip can be fun and exciting- you’ve mapped your route, packed your clothes and essential toys. You’ve got plenty to do and some favorite movies geared up, but what about snacks? In my opinion, the right snacks can make or break a road trip- {Read More}

5 Ways to Use the Intel Stream 7 Tablet in the Kitchen

5 Ways to Use the Intel Stream 7 Tablet in the Kit

Every space in our house has become more high tech over the last few years and this technology can really make our lives easier. As a busy mom running from one place to another with my kids, I definitely feel a shortage on time when it comes to preparing meals for my family. Thankfully, this technology has given me some tricks and strategies that make prepping and cooking meals even easier! My new Intel Stream 7 Tablet is a total lifesaver {Read More}

Surviving Driving Across the Country with Kids

driving with kids

Recently we completed an epic 5 day event of driving across the country, Arizona to Pennsylvania. 10 states, 5 days, 3 kids, 2 adults and 1 dog. All in one car with three rows. It was interesting to say the least. I have written a few road trip posts in the past, but this one I specifically wanted to focus on some additional tips for longer drives, like over multiple days. These types of trips need some careful consideration and planning, {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {90}

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Welcome to the 90th 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}

Ten Tips for Moving with Kids!

Moving with kids

Most of you know that we have just completed the move of a lifetime from Arizona to Pennsylvania and it was epic. Three kids, one dog and a frazzled mom and dad combined with a renting out our old house, finding a new house and packing a million boxes made for one event I’d rather not do again. Moving is hard for anyone, but moving with kids can be REALLY challenging. Not only do you have to worry about getting {Read More}

Our Epic Journey from West to East

our epic journey

Hello! Did you miss me? I am glad to be back from my two week moving hiatus and are excited to continue writing and sharing with everyone. I want to thank all of the amazing bloggers that helped fill my page up with their guest posts while I was traveling and getting settled. We have been in Pennsylvania for a week and am just now starting to dig out from the boxes, paper and piles. Thankfully my sister and niece {Read More}