5 YA Books for Your Summer Reading List

Summer Reading

I am a voracious book-a-day or two type of reader. Lately I prefer YA books, as I think so many of them are superiorly written to the adult “beach read” options available. I wanted to share a few of my favorites from the summer so far: 1. The Raven Boys Let’s just say, I enjoyed The Raven […]

Nuby at Big Lots Party #NUBYatBigLots

Nuby Twitter Party

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by NUBY. I have been compensated for my time, but all opinions expressed here are my own. All three of my boys have been raised on NUBY products. NUBY bath toys, NUBY bottles and sippy cups, NUBY feeding gear – we are all about our friends over at NUBY. So of course […]

Alaska or Bust #TwinHillsSanta

twin hills, alaska

For the past 6 weeks there have been 21 kids constantly on my mind. On my mind while I felt the holiday magic in the air. On my mind as I held the door open for a stranger. On my mind as I went about my daily business as I prepped for our own holiday […]

Innovation-Ready Tots: What’s Your Responsibility?

Innovative Child

I’m a creative spirit. As a maker/crafter/DIY addict, I am constantly trying to bring my ideas to fruition. Sometimes its a winning bet, other times it is a big old mess. However, no matter what the outcome, when I am making, I am modeling critical thinking and innovation skills that will help my children achieve in the future […]

I Want Candy! #SheSnapped


Last week the deer ate my pumpkin, but not before I snapped my photo for the #SheSnapped Pumpkin Parade! This week, we are looking for your candy photos. If you are anything like us, your house is overflowing with sweets and you are doing whatever you can to get it out of the house before you […]

Great Giveaway for Expectant or New Moms


Welcome to the Kiinde Breastfeeding Starter Kit Giveaway Hosted by: We’re Parents!? and Mending the Piggy Bank We all know that starting out our journey as a parent can be difficult. The first time I walked into a baby store to start a registry, my husband and I looked at what we dubbed “the great wall of […]

My Dog Thinks She’s a Cat (or a Tiger Shark) and it Cost Me $6000


You know the Skippyjon Jones series about the Siamese Cat who thinks he is a Chihuahua? My dog, Olive, has the opposite problem. She is a playful pug who thinks she is a cat. She walks the back of the couch and sits on windowsills. She purrs as she sleeps in a ball at your […]