Summer Reading with Disney Story Central

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I’m happiest with a book in hand. It took a while, but my boys have come around and now they enjoy reading, too. They might not spend all day reading like I’d love to do, but I don’t have to do much prompting to get them to do their daily reading. A huge part of […]

Simple Ways to Milk Life


Summer Bucket Lists are everywhere right now. I look at them and get ideas for what I want to do with my boys but can also feel this pressure to do THE BIG THINGS, the things that would look impressive in a pretty instagram photo, in order for my family to have a great summer. […]

Joining the Capri Sun Crew


This post is part of a series as a compensated #CapriSunCrew ambassador.  My boys are soccer ball kicking, basketball shooting, baseball hitting, karate chopping, race running kids. It seems we’re always headed to or from a practice or a game. You can always find me on the sidelines with my phone, a book, my most […]

Planning for Summer Spontaneity

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareItForward #CollectiveBias   Summer is almost here and one of my favorite things about summer is that we can be spontaneous. No school, fewer sports and activities for the kids, fewer mornings with an early wake up call. […]

A Perfect Fit for Your Home


Thank you to Kleenex for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try Kleenex Perfect Fit! For several years, my home was decorated in toy store shabby chic, also known as having three very small boys leaving their toys all over the place. We aren’t quite as bad now, since they’re much better at helping […]

Boredom-Busting Busy Bag for the Baseball Bleachers

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I’m sharing our latest sports experience, sponsored by Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats®. This Spring, my family added another sport to our already busy schedule: baseball. My 6 year-old loves it: learning a new game, new skills, and his favorite, getting his turn at bat. But while he’s having a blast playing baseball and intently watches the […]

3 Laundry Tips for the Sports Parent

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, all Radiant laundry detergent. All opinions (and dirty laundry) are mine alone. #RadiantLaundry #CollectiveBias I have three very active little boys, so laundry is one of my biggest chores around here. Add in that my boys are not only getting their clothes dirty […]

Share A Haircut to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

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This is a sponsored post with Hair Cuttery. It was one of those conversations that sticks with you. Back in college, a friend and I were gossiping talking about a mutual friend’s relationship disaster. This friend’s boyfriend had treated her horribly and then everything blew up when she found out he’d cheated on her. My […]

When I’m Hungry…


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias There’s a story that my husband likes to tell about a trip he and I took to California when I was almost 7 months pregnant with our youngest. The trip out there took all day and […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Style with Fanatics


When you are born in Pittsburgh, I’m pretty sure your parents sign a contract (possibly in blood) that you will forever bleed black and gold, even if you happen to move away. You have to cheer for the Steelers, Penguins, and of course, the Pirates. See how young we start our fans? Of course, the […]