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 […]

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education: An Easy Way To Support Your School

You save Box Tops for Education for your students’ school, right? It is the easiest way to support schools with a monetary donation that doesn’t cost you anything extra. Just clip Box Tops off General Mills products you already buy, save them in a bag and send them to your students’ school. I started clipping Box Tops before kids, […]

Frozen Pizza And Salad

A Quick And Easy Way To Balance Your Dinner Plate

As a busy mom, I’ll be the first to admit that making sure everyone gets a balanced meal three times a day is a challenge. But this fact shocked me:  Most Americans only meet the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for proper nutrition 2% of the year — 7 days a year. That is crazy! But not surprisingly, the top […]

Ant-Man Review

Spoiler-Free Marvel Ant-Man Review

I have been waiting months to see Ant-Man, ever since I visited the Ant-Man set last fall watched a live taping and met with cast and crew. Finally I was invited to the local screening, and it was time to see the movie. Did it live up to my expectations? YES, and then some. My Ant-Man review — Ant-Man is […]

12 Beach Party Ideas

12 Groovy Beach Party Ideas

Cowabunga dude! Summer is in full swing, and if you are looking for a groovy way to celebrate how about a beach party? I have rounded up a dozen groovy beach party ideas to help you host a swell party. 12 Groovy Beach Party Ideas From easy beach party decorations and adorable beach party foods to […]


BOGO LEGOLAND Tickets (Florida, California & Discovery Center)

If you are planning an upcoming trip to LEGOLAND, here’s a way to score Buy One Get One FREE LEGOLAND tickets. The deal is valid for LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND California and LEGOLAND Discovery Center adult tickets, or will work for BOGO child tickets too. To purchase, just head over here and select a location. For LEGOLAND Florida […]

Aric Almirola Coke Zero 400

Smithfield Whole Hog Challenge At The Coke Zero 400

If NASCAR and BBQ ribs sound like a winning combination, then let me tell you about the Smithfield Whole Hog Challenge. Throughout the 2015 racing season, Smithfield is hosting an eating contest at various Sprint Cup races with the winners receiving trips to future NASCAR races. I was invited to attend the Whole Hog Challenge […]

Shakespeare Catch More Fish Combo

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.

Chihuly Macchia Kids Craft

Chihuly Macchia (Glass Bowls) Kids Craft

Last week the girls and I made an easy craft that was both beautiful and educational. And like many of our favorite crafts, this Chihuly Macchia-inspired project didn’t take any fancy materials just ordinary household materials.


Play AlphaBetty To Challenge Your Spelling Skills

This post brought to you by King Digital Entertainment. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Suburban Mom. I spent the morning packing books and activities for my kids to keep them busy on our upcoming road trip. Then I spent two minutes downloading a new game for myself (and the next […]