Parenting: Looking Forward, Yet Sad to Move On

baby beach 1

Disclosure: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. Let me tell you the story of the first time I changed a diaper. I was 29, looking at my new baby, and thinking wow, I have no idea […]

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Boys

What could you buy your son for Valentine's Day?

I love my boys. On Valentine’s Day, the day I am allowed to profess my love with only minor groans from their sweet little bodies. However, moms of boys can probably relate to how difficult it is to find “love-themed” gifts for boys. We don’t do candy, so I am always looking for inexpensive trinkets […]

Repurpose These 10 Girly Dollar Store Items to Entertain Boys

Dollar Store toys

Lately I have heard a lot of complaining on Facebook about difficulty finding inexpensive items that are appropriate for boys’ parties. Sometimes those items are right in front of you, but you need a little creativity (and gentle encouragement) to take them from girl-tastic to totally boy-approved. 1. Nail Polish Nail polish isn’t just for […]

3 Surprising Things Skylanders Trap Team Has Taught My Kids

Skylanders Play

Since receiving Skylanders for the holidays, the boys have been obsessed. This is their first real video game, and we carefully moderate play (no more than a half hour every day or two), but I have been pleasantly surprised the “side effects” of their game play. 1. My Boys Work as a Team Skylanders Trap Team requires […]

Having a Dog with Kids in the House is Hard Work

Olive Hockey Bag

My husband and I brought Olive into our lives when we got married. She was my partner in crime, my baby, the puppy that kept our Blue Heeler on her toes. She was our princess. She did cute things like fall asleep in my husband’s hockey bag. She even would insist on relaxing in the hammock with […]

Style a Boy’s Bathroom: Bathroom Renovation Update

Boy Bath

You might have remembered a few months ago I was busy making a pro and cons list for staying in our house and undergoing renovations or just moving to a place that already had the updates. After walking through several houses, it was a no brainer – we were here to stay. Now we are […]

Winter Boredom Busters

Winter Boredom Busters

I know it is boring to talk about weather – but it has been COLD here in Pennsylvania! We are a family that enjoys the outdoors, but with wind chills well below zero we have to work extra hard to find quality winter boredom busters this year. I’ll admit, part of the challenge is my own […]