Celebrating Family
  • Screen Time Punch Card (Free Printables)
  • Patriotic Desserts for Independence Day
  • Red, White, and Blue Popsicles – Dye-free and All-Natural
  • Summer History Project
  • The Successful Road Trip – Tips for Traveling With Kids
Cucumber Ranch Pasta

Cucumber Ranch Pasta

I am so excited to be working with Hidden Valley Ranch and Data Rank to bring you this recipe! I love family barbecues, especially if they are holiday oriented. Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day...you get the idea. The star of the barbecue is usually the meat and that always seems to be … [Read More...]

Inside Out

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out

I almost did not attend the pre-screening of Disney Pixar's new animated family movie Inside Out. To tell you the truth, I thought it looked boring and childish. However, my daughter was very excited to go and so we went. It was a good lesson for me to never judge a movie by its brightly-colored … [Read More...]

Mabel's Labels Summer FI

Mabel’s Labels: For Summer Camp and Beyond

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mabel’s Labels. I received a voucher to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Ah, summer! That time of year when families get a break from school and have some free time, … [Read More...]

Self-discipline FI

So, I Let Myself Get Fat

In the last year, I have put on 20 pounds. I could blame turning 40, my husband returning from a deployment, or genetics, but as the song goes "I know, it's my own damn fault." I start making better choices "tomorrow" almost everyday. But today, I ate an entire box of Dots at the movies. Awesome. … [Read More...]

Kristi Grimm

Children’s Book Author Spotlight: Kristi Grimm

When you first meet Kristi Grimm you notice right away that she loves people. She makes eye contact with you and reels you into a conversation that makes you feel like the things in life really matter. She has a lot of passion for people and for storytelling, too. Together with her husband, … [Read More...]

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Children’s Book Week

This week, May 4-10, is Children's Book Week.  In honor of its 96th anniversary, I thought it would be fitting to share this list of some of my favorite children's books. I posted this list a few years ago, but I think it is worth sharing again. Later this week I will be introducing a children's … [Read More...]

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

Everyone's favorite superheroes are back with a bang in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. This newest installment in the Marvel superhero movie franchise is packed with action and has more Avengers than any installment so far with appearances by all of your favorites from the first Avengers movie, … [Read More...]

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MetLife TRICARE Dental Program and the Military Child

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. April is the Month of the Military Child and it is a good time to reflect on these unsung heroes. Military kids have a lot … [Read More...]

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Children’s Book Week

This week, May 4-10, is Children's Book Week.  In honor of its 96th anniversary, I thought it would be fitting to share this list of some of my favorite children's books. I posted this list a few years ago, but I think it is worth sharing again. … [Read More...]

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Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron: Coloring Sheets Your Kids Will Love

The U.S. premiere of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is next week and I am so very excited. We have been on Avengers overload in my house. I think we have watched just about every iteration of Avengers available on Netflix and wherever else we find … [Read More...]

40 Things to Do If You Are Bored FI

40 Things to Do If You Are Bored

Last summer my kids really started zoning out on technology and before I knew it they had one serious bad habit on their hands. So I took action by giving each kiddo a screen time punch card.  I also posted  40 Things to Do If You Are Bored on my … [Read More...]

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Kid Friendly Crafts

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Gummy Bear Teacher Gift (Printable)

This post is sponsored by Haribo. All opinions are my … [Read More...]

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Southwestern Wreath – Christmas in the Desert

I have spent almost every Christmas of my life in the … [Read More...]

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Recipes and Food

Cucumber Ranch Pasta

Cucumber Ranch Pasta

I am so excited to be working with Hidden Valley Ranch … [Read More...]

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Buttermilk Biscuits from Scratch

My love for homemade biscuits cannot be overstated. I … [Read More...]

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