As we gear up for our summer road trip, I am busy planing hotels, activities and ways to keep the kids occupied on the drive. Like many road trips part of our trip will be on boring highways, and during those portions of the drive I don’t mind screen time to keep them occupied. But […]
A big thanks to Valspar Paint for sponsoring this post. After months of searching for the perfect “big girl” bed and bedding, Sissy recently moved into her new room. She’s settled in nicely, and I love how the furniture works in the room, but months later we still haven’t gotten around to painting her walls. They’re sad and plain walls, […]
Capture your family’s Disney memories with the ultimate Disney photo checklist to help you remember to take pictures of the details big and small. Download the Disney Photo Checklist here. I’ve lost track of the number of times my family has visited Disney, we are spoiled by living so close and do our best to take advantage […]
When my husband first had the idea to take our daughters (ages 8 and 4) to Busch Gardens for my oldest’s birthday, I wondered if there was enough for us to do for a full day. It had been more than 10 years since my last visit, and all I could remember were the awesome rollercoasters. […]
Have you done your taxes yet? I just got the bill and ouch! That self-employment tax hurts. Paying taxes is no fun, but it is fun to take advantage of great tax deals businesses offer to their customers to relieve some of the day’s sting. Bring on the perks! One great deal is Chuck E Cheese’s tax day BOGO […]
The end of the school year is an important rite of passage for students of all ages, but for graduating seniors it is a monumental occasion. One that should be celebrated and reflected upon. This year I will wish two special young ladies a happy graduation as they move onto the next chapter in their […]
I have not been to a Chuck E Cheese’s birthday party since I was a kid — until last week. So. Much. Fun! The pure joy on my daughters’ faces made me giddy from the time we walked in. Everyone had such a great time — yes, even the adults.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]