How to Do Back to School Shopping Like a Boss


I made a huge mistake last summer. I waited until the week before school started to do my back to school shopping. The aisles were packed with parents frantically trying to grab the last orange plastic three pronged folders and other mythical shopping finds that are required on the school supply list. Not only that, […]

A First Concert and Pringles® Summer Jam


Sharing my family’s love of music and a first concert experience as part of a sponsored post with Pringles® Summer Jam. Since our early days of dating, our favorite date night activity has been concerts. Primarily country concerts, with a few throwbacks to our high school and college day faves thrown in for variety. I […]

Let’s Shop Smarter Together


This is a sponsored post for Shopswell, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I pin all the pretty things. While I primarily use it for the recipes I’ve tried and want to try, along with crafts I kid myself that I’ll attempt, I sometimes pin things my boys or husband might want for […]

The Easy Way to Create Photo Stories

I snap away with the camera on my phone. When we’re doing something fun, when there’s a special event or milestone, or even the everyday, I want to have a record of it all. But then, what do I actually do with those photos? Maybe post the best one to Instagram or share a few […]

Easy Boredom Busters and a Summer Fun Kit Giveaway


This post is part of a series as a compensated #CapriSunCrew ambassador. I love the lazy days of summer. Funny how that expression doesn’t seem to translate to kids. They want to be on the go, all the time. We have our big plans for the summer: special trips and activities we can mark off […]

Fourth of July Menu Planning

This post is part of a series as a compensated #CapriSunCrew ambassador. Maybe it’s the sunshine, but I think there’s more to why the summer holidays are my favorites. The ease of planning for a summer holiday party has a lot to do with it. No fancy menus needed and you know you’ll be able […]

Taking Care of Ourselves


The kids get dropped off at school, all ready for their day. Bellies full, dressed in a style that lets you know they play sports, but still dressed well enough that I’d be okay if pictures were snapped for the yearbook. Their backpacks and lunches are packed, their teeth have been brushed, their hair combed. […]

Superhero Summer Stash

Able to wrangle three boys and defeat their arch nemesis, the evil Dr. Boredom… it’s SUPERMOM. Dah-dah-dah-DAAAAH! Okay, maybe not. But with the summer comes lots of day trips because we cannot let that evil Dr. Boredom or his cousin Captain StirCrazy win. There’s plenty to be done that doesn’t require much planning or money: […]

GoPro Hero for Father’s Day


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  With just two days left of school, we’re looking forward to lots of summer fun! For us, that means lots of time in the water and day trips. Because summer seems […]

A Great Assist in Soccer and Parenting

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This is a sponsored post with The Motherhood and  Clorox Women’s World Cup #GreatAssist Program. While I’ve never been a soccer player, unless you count playing one season on a U5 team, I’ve been in the stands watching my husband coach multiple teams every season for the past 14 years. All three of my boys […]