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Helping Kids Find Activities They Love

Extra curricular activities and sports are so important for kids, in my opinion. Looking back on my childhood, I made some of the best friends of my life and learned valuable lessons through activities like dance, swim, and cheerleading. I have been watching my middle schooler enjoying the amazing benefits of participating on a swim […]

Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips

  Everyone is buzzing with anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse! We are really excited about taking in this rare event and watching together as a family. As we make our plans, I wanted to share some of the things that I have learned as I’ve been researching the best ways to enjoy a solar […]

Relaxing Ways to Spend a Kid-Free Day

This afternoon, my kids are packing up and heading on a camping trip with some friends and I will have 48 glorious hours, child-free. While I love my children with everything I have and appreciate that I have a job that affords me the freedom to be home with them all summer long, let’s face […]

Making Summer Memories at the Local Fair

Summer traditions are important in our family. There are a number of things that we make sure to make time for each year and I love looking back at photos of years past to see how much the kids have grown. One of these traditions is our annual visit to the state fair. Yes, these […]

Finding Time for You This Summer

  Whether you’re a stay at home parent, work at home parent, or you work outside of the home, summer is a very busy time of year. I know that I am feeling like I’m pulled in a hundred directions at once these days, with kids home during my work hours, swim practices and meets […]

Easy Tips to Help Your Kids Stay Motivated

Summer is typically a time for being a little lazy – sleeping in, vegging out in front of screens, and overall having a relaxing time during hot, humid days. For us, it’s also one of our big sports seasons, with swim practices and meets taking over most of our evenings. With a child who wants […]

Teaching Kids About Giving Back

  Compassion and kindness are lessons that I have worked to teach my children since they were very young. As they grew, I began incorporating lessons about giving back, as well. As a parent, I want to raise responsible people who look out for those who are less fortunate or need a helping hand. I […]

Beach Day Packing Tips

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.All opinions are our own. Nothing says summer like a day spent on the beach! As we live in a coastal resort area, making beach days easy is an absolute necessity, but it can be tough to decide what to pack for the beach. Over the years, we have refined […]