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What Vacation Taught Me about Appreciation 

Ah, vacation. We dream about it all year. We plan, we save, we wait in anticipation. And then it is over before we even realize it started! 🙁 Back to the grind. During a short “beach vacation” recently, I had an epiphany of sorts about vacation and appreciating things in your life. Here it goes: (This post contains […]

Let them eat cake! Tips and tricks to let your kids have their snacks while still eating healthfully. Part 1

The Challenge of Healthy Kids: Eating Healthy If I let my 2 year old eat cookies all day- she would. Not uncommon, I know. I’m often torn between wanting them to eat healthy and allowing them to just be kids. Moderation, I know, but I like to say “yes” as much as possible because their […]

Give your water a flavor kick with fruit ice! 

Fruit ice is a super easy way to help you drink more water and stay hydrated! According to the Mayo Clinic, men need about 13 cups of water per day and women need about 9 cups. (These numbers can increase based on climate, activity, and health so always check with your doctor). Water can get boring after the […]

Sand Play Beach Bag

Throw together a quick Sand Play Beach Bag- all from the Dollar Store!   Heading to the beach this summer? Of course you are! Whether it’s a tropical paradise, a lake, a short-drive weekend getaway, or even a local restaurant with an island theme- The kids are going to want to play in the sand. […]

Easy and Yummy Toddler Cereal Recipe

This toddler cereal recipe is easy, healthy, and sure to be a hit with even the most picky eaters (aka toddlers)! Just three ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen already and virtually no prep!   This is a recipe dear to my heart. My Mom has always told us that her “Grandpap” used to […]

5 Things you probably don’t think to bring to the drive-in

Taking the kids to the drive-in? Here are 5 things you probably don’t think to bring to the drive-in (but wish you had)! We just saw Finding Dory and boy, did I learn a LOT taking two toddlers to the drive-in! Ah, the drive-in. A great American tradition. According to Wikipedia, drive-ins date all the […]

Buttery Seasoned Shrimp Recipe

Bored with chicken and burgers? Love shrimp but not sure how to cook it? Here is a simple, healthy, and delicious shrimp recipe that even the clumsiest cook can pull off! Buttery Seasoned Shrimp Recipe Can you just smell the buttery, sizzling shrimp? Sounds amazing, right? Well it is just as easy to make as […]

Finding Dory Craft for Kids

Looking for a Finding Dory craft to your new favorite movie? Have you seen the newest Disney blockbuster? The lovable, forgetful Dory has made a big impressions on so many hearts. And now all of our kids are asking for a fish… Dory is a blue tang which is a salt water fish. They are expensive […]

7 Reasons to Put BUBBLES in your Water Table

Kids get bored very easily. The water table was awesome for about a week and then it became a lawn ornament (sound familiar?). One of the ways I try to keep the novelty of toys from wearing off so quickly is to repurpose them. Finding new ways to use the toys they already have is […]

5 things you didn’t know about saving money on Amazon

  As the largest online retailer, Amazon is able to offer some of the best deals on an unbelievably large inventory of items. If fact, Amazon’s warehouses have more square footage than 700 Madison Square Gardens and could hold more water than 10,000 Olympic Pools ( via Business Insider). With a company this size, there are […]