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 […]

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. […]

Making It Easy for Moms on the Go

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Not a single member of my family is a morning person. Probably the only thing worse than dealing with any of us grumps in the morning is dealing with any of us when we didn’t manage to get breakfast. That’s truly scary. So we need breakfasts we can grab on the go. Even better if […]

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 […]