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Monster Jam 2017

I remember going to watch monster trucks battle it out when I was a kid. It was some real rip-roaring excitement and was always fun. Today I enjoy taking my family out to Monster Jam events, too. Monster Jam is coming to the Phoenix area where I live, but also has many shows planned around […]

Pie Face Showdown

This post was sponsored by Hasbro as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Sibling rivalry can be such a difficult minefield to navigate. I honestly believed that because my children were four years apart, they would never fight because of the age difference. […]

Four Reasons Why Big Surf is Arizona’s Best Waterpark

I am an Arizona native and I have spent all but a few of my 40 plus summers in the Arizona desert’s scorching sun. I have been here long enough to know that, unless you plan to stay indoors, there is not much you can do to cool off. Spending my summers indoors was never […]

Positive Hits Tour 2016

If you are a fan of Christian music like I am, then the Positive Hits Tour needs to be on your family’s to-do list this summer. Awakening Events, Air1, and K-Love are pleased to bring you some fantastic performers this year including Kristian Stanfill & Passion, Danny Gokey, Capital Kings, and Hollyn. But it’s not just […]

Five Indoor Activities for a Hot Summer Day #SweeterTogether

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterTogether #CollectiveBias As a native Arizonan, I have something to confess; I suffer from summertime envy. When I see social media posts of people playing on sunny days, picnicking in a sunny park, and grilling in the hottest […]

Shark Week Crossword Puzzle Activity

Sharks are loved and feared by people everywhere. They are the ultimate killing machine, yet there is something really intriguing about them. Maybe you disagree, but I bet your kiddos think sharks are pretty cool. I made this shark crossword puzzle to celebrate Shark Week. Feel free to print it out and use it for […]

Summertime Weekly Calendar (Free Printable)

  Summer can rush by fast and all those goals you have might get pushed aside. I find it effective to use a simple weekly calendar to plan out our days. I recently made this one for my kiddos and it includes a motivational Bible verse. Feel free to print it out and use it […]

Cashflow For Kids – Board Game With a Lesson

Managing money can be a difficult part of family life. In a culture that pushes debt, spending, and excess, how do we teach our kids to be wise with their money? An old proverb says that the best teacher is experience and I know that most of the financial know-how I have came from making big […]

8 Rules for Taking Your Toddler to Other People’s Homes

I no longer have a toddler in my home. Both of my babies have grown and I now have a grade schooler and a middle schooler. But it only seems like yesterday that I was dealing with tantrums and potty training. I thoroughly enjoyed those days, but I do not miss them. Toddlers can be […]

Monster Jam 2016

I remember going to watch monster trucks battle it out when I was a kid. It was some real rip-roaring excitement and was always fun. Today I enjoy taking my family out to Monster Jam events, too. Monster Jam is coming to the Phoenix area where I live, but also has many shows planned around […]

Eight Classic Road Trip Games (Free Printable)

My family took a lot of road trips when I was growing up and we did not have portable DVD players, mobile phones, or handheld video games to keep us busy. My mom had to be creative to keep me and my sisters from destroying each other and annoying her for countless highway hours. Like […]

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 book author with […]