5 Tips For Stress-Free Homework Time

Getting kids to sit down to do homework everyday is task. I know, I have been there — the frustration, the nagging and even the tears. It can be very stressful. But after many battles, we established family guidelines for getting homework done that made the chore more bearable for all. Although we still have our moments, these five simple tips help keep homework stress free.

Make Family Memories By Getting Messy Together

This post brought to you by Maytag. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Suburban Mom. This summer we embarked on a family road trip. We took our Florida girls to see the mountains for the first time. On this family adventure we spent a lot of time outdoors. Not just outside, but really […]

Creating A New Space: Home Office Design Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]