Creating A New Space: Home Office Design Tips

Home Office Makeover

I am so excited to share with you my new home office design. I have wanted to make a real home office for myself for, ohhhh the last 10 years — basically since we moved into our house. I have had an office, but never a space that was truly mine and truly made me happy. […]

Back To School Fashion And Gymboree Let’s Color Together ~ $75 Giveaway

Gymboree Hop and Roll

As the summer winds down the excitement grows, it’s back-to-school time! And that means back to school shopping for crayons, pencils, back-to-school clothes and the most important outfit of all the first-day-of-school outfit. It’s kind of a big deal around here, and my daughters love hunting for all of their supplies and clothes for the […]

5 Tips To Get Kids Writing

5 Tips To Inspire Kids To Write

I have been a writer for as long as I can remember. As a little girl I used to make up stories, I wrote my own books and kept journals filled with thoughts and drawings. Of course most of my writing is done online now, but I have never given up my love for the written word […]

40 Things To Pack For a Road Trip With Kids

40 Things To Pack For a Road Trip With Kids

As our family road trip approached, I was obsessed with making sure I packed everything — everything — we could possibly need for our six-day adventure on the road. I was determined not to miss anything. And I am happy to report that I did a fantastic job. (Yes, a pat on my back.) I […]

Fishin’ For Memories With Shakespeare

Shakespeare Catch More Fish Combo

Some of my dad’s favorite things are family, the beach and fishin’. So from a young age we have all taken part in my dad’s favorite pastime. Going out on the boat or fishing off the dock fishing has always been a family affair.

5 Reasons To Stay At Bonnet Creek

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People come from all over to vacation in Orlando, but those of us who live here are often too busy to enjoy the sights. My family, however, is determined to enjoy everything our town has to offer. So a couple of times a year we plan a staycation to enjoy some of the awesome things Orlando has to offer. […]

Summer At The Beach And Toddler Beach Essentials

Toddler Beach Essentials

What does the perfect beach day look like to you? Mine starts like this.  A picture perfect day with clear blue skies and my family. What more could one ask for? We are beach people, and are lucky enough to go often. While my girls love everything about the beach — building sandcastles, swimming, flying […]

Gain Water Confidence With Stearns Puddle Jumper

Stearns Puddle Jumper Kids Flotation Device

It’s pool season, and my girls have already begun the daily request to go swimming. While my oldest has turned into a fish, diving and swimming, my little needs a bit more confidence. She is taking swim lessons, but for now she prefers to stay on the steps. To help her gain confidence in the water, I got her a Stearns Puddle Jumper.

Put Your Heart To Paper And Celebrate Moms

Mother's Day Hallmark Card

Are you ready to celebrate all of the amazing mothers in your life this weekend? Hopefully, your mom and your mother in law on your list, but what about some of your amazing friends who also happen to be moms? Mother’s Day isn’t just about celebrating your mom, it is about celebrating all moms.  This […]

Family Dinner Night Is Saucesome

Silly Family

One of my favorite times of the day is dinner. Even when the day is total chaos with everyone going in different directions, dinner brings us together. It starts with my little helpers in the kitchen and ends with a meal filled with stories, laughter and lots of silliness. It is my happy time. Last week we […]

Make A Splash And Protect Your Skin With Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids

Summer of Splash

It’s pool season! Which means it’s time to grab your sunglasses and your suit and make a splash. Can you hear the squeals of delight? With all of the time we plan to spend in the pool and at the beach over the coming months, it is time to stock up on sunscreen. My babies and I have […]

Sweet Valentine’s Day Outfits

Heart Valentine's Day Shirts

My girls love to wear matching outfits, love. I know some kids complain when mom dresses them in matching outfits, but not my girls. They beg to wear matching outfits. Who am I to deny them this sister bond? So I am always in search of adorable matching outfits — especially for holidays. And what could be sweeter than matching […]

5 Motherhood Milestones

Motherhood

During a baby’s first year there are major and minor milestones around every corner for baby. From baby’s first smile to baby’s first steps, every day it seems like baby is doing something new – and miraculous. But while baby is learning about the world around her, mom is also learning about baby. It’s not […]

American Girl Doll Of The Year 2014

American Girl of the Year Isabelle

When I surprised my daughters by taking them to the opening of the American Girl Store in Orlando, I knew introducing K to the world of American Girl would likely result in a new obsession. No surprise, I was absolutely right. Although familiar with American Girl from the catalog, friends and owning a Bitty Baby, a visit […]

10 Adventures You Can’t Miss On Florida’s Space Coast

Florida Airboat Ride

Does your ideal vacation include adventure activities for the whole family? If so, then your next adventure vacation awaits at Florida’s Space Coast. We are lucky because Florida’s Space Coast is just a short drive from us here in Central Florida, so we have taken advantage of everything the coast has to offer several times […]