I Walked Toward the Light


For five years, I hated my dining room. I have no idea why we even had a dining room, except that people said we “should” because “where would we eat if we had people over?” Thing is, the room only fit 6 to 8 people, and we have frequent get togethers with a lot more than […]

Monster Jam at the Wells Fargo Center


Disclosure: The Wells Fargo Center will provide me with tickets to see Monster Jam in exchange for promotion of the event. We have paid to attend Monster Jam in the past and love it! All views expressed within this post are my own. If you would have told me 6 years ago that I: (1) […]

I Don’t Want My Kids to Win.


Disclosure: This article contains references to a game received for review from University Games. We have in no way been influenced in our review. We really, really, really just love this game. My 5 and 3 year old boys are sometimes really sore losers. Although we still have bouts with the game-losing blues, both boys have […]

Happy at Hippo Haven

Adventure Aquarium 1

Disclosure: I was invited to visit the Adventure Aquarium in exchange for this review. All opinions contained within are my own. I’ll admit, our family loves the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. While we have been to other aquariums in Maryland and the Keys, there have always been a few features of the Adventure Aquarium […]

Home Office Progress

sneek peek family office

So, I mentioned before that we ditched our dining room and made it into a family work space. Ummm, best choice ever. That room has been use more in the last month than it was used in the last five years. The neon, black, and red color palette is quirky and fun, based on this artwork that […]

What Dinner Looks Like with 3 Boys


Disclosure: Thank you for Viva® Vantage and Walmart for sponsoring this post and helping me clean up my messes! Eating with three little boys might be the grossest thing I have ever done in my life. So gross that my husband and I have not eaten Lasagna in the past 3 years after a particularly […]

Enough Already! Birthdays in Classrooms

Birthday in School

As a new set of parents starts to prepare for sending their child to school for the first time, I keep hearing the same advice pop up: “Ask the teacher how you will be able to celebrate your child’s birthday in the classroom.” Oh, this question is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Can you […]