best board games for families

Board games are a great way to spend time as a family. These are the best board games for families with kids of all ages.

Board games are one thing everyone in this family enjoys.  Playing board games is a great way to spend time together as a family.  We love planning a family game night last minute.  These are some of the best board games for families, and sure to create some pretty amazing memories! Best Board Games for families *for your convenience, there may be affiliate links throughout this post, so you can easily find the things i … read on–>

spending one on one time with kids

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  Spending one on one time with my kids does not come without a bit of work.  Sure, I spend time with each of them alone.  And, please don’t mistake this post for giving myself a guilt trip because I have to spread myself thin.  I’m realistic enough to be able to tell myself the kids get plenty of attention.  Spending one on one time with kids when you’re already struggling to do everything else … read on–>

Gifts for kids who love dolls

Whether you're shopping for a girl or a boy, you're going to love these gifts for kids who love dolls. Find everything from baby dolls to doll houses!

Playing with dolls was my absolute favorite thing to do when I was young.  I have to admit, I probably played with them longer than I should have.  Our first three weren’t fans of dolls, but since T was born, I finally have a reason to search for gifts for kids who love dolls!! I won’t even try to pretend I am not thrilled she loves her dolls as much as I did.  But the … read on–>

4 skin care products even busy moms can use

These skin care products for busy moms are perfect for those of us who need a way to fit taking care of ourselves when we are busy taking care of others.

Becoming a mom has taught me so much about love, life, and..  what it means to have close to no time for myself.  I’m kidding, kind of. Finding skin care products for busy moms isn’t always easy, but I managed to find them! I mean, let’s face it, right now, the kids come first.  We make their meals, we shuttle them to and from school, and 609 activities, and drop them off at their friends’ … read on–>

big brother and sister shirts

These big brother and sister shirts are the perfect way to announce a new baby in the family, or a sweet gift for big bro and sis when the baby arrives!

Promoting your little guy or girl to big brother/ sister is super exciting for everyone.  And, it’s super fun to announce your news to everyone using big brother and sister shirts or even a sweet gift to give them when they baby arrives. I wish they would have had some of these adorable shirts when we were promoting our kids!  These are adorable and so creative! Before I get into all of this cuteness, if … read on–>

14 reasons not to sign up for Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a membership program which offers members benefits on Amazon. Here are 14 reasons not to sign up with Amazon Prime. I don't know what do you think?

Amazon Prime is a membership program which offers members benefits including free 2 day shipping, unlimited streaming of videos and music, and a free kindle library, among other things.  There are lots of reasons to sign up for Amazon Prime.  Here are 14 reasons not to sign up for Amazon Prime. 14 reasons not to sign up for Amazon Prime *for your convenience, there may be affiliate links throughout this post, so you can easily … read on–>

Awesome shark finds for shark lovers

Sharks are absolutely fascinating to me, and so many others. These awesome shark finds for shark lovers will have you wishing you can have one of everything!

Sharks are absolutely fascinating to me, and obviously so many others.  I am equal parts terrified, and amazed by them.  Shark week is one of my very favorite weeks of the year. This is the week Discovery Channel will be a constant on the television, and my butt will rarely leave the couch.  Breaking away is just too risky, who knows what I could miss. These awesome shark finds for shark lovers have me writing a … read on–>

Sandals that kids can play in

These are the perfect sandals for kids to play in, or go out for dinner. I love how easily they clean up.

Sandals are our shoes of choice once the weather allows for them. My kids aren’t fans of socks and shoes, and since they are the first to jump in a puddle, or creek if they come across one, sandals make the most sense. Of course, they don’t want to wear tennis shoes even when they won’t be headed into a puddle, so I am always on the hunt for shoes that will transition from play … read on–>

how to organize with baskets

Knowing how to organize with baskets is crucial for our home to stay organized, and not look cluttered. Great ideas here!

Baskets are the first thing I look for when I am trying to get organized. I mentioned before in my crazy awesome organization ideas post, that I am not an organizational goddess. That said, I am always on a mission to be more organized.  Knowing how to organize with baskets is crucial to my survival.  Haha!  I love baskets, and I love that most of them hide the junk inside.   I don’t like being … read on–>

15 of the greatest audio books for families

This is a great alternative to video games on a road trip. I love this list of audio books for families!

There has been a lot of buzz about audio books for families- especially families heading on a road trip!  I am really looking forward to trying this out on our road trip this year. The kids are usually either fighting, involved in some sort of scream, or begging for snacks when we are on a road trip.  I am not complaining because for the most part, they are pretty well-behaved in the car (most of … read on–>

family photo gallery wall ideas

These are such fantastic ideas for hanging family pictures! I love a good family photo gallery wall ideas. I love how it tells your family's story in pictures. It's such a fun way for people to get to know you when they visit your home.

Knowing what to do, or having an idea when you start is the key to really good photo gallery walls.  And, what kind of photographer would I be if I didn’t absolutely love ideas for hanging family pictures? I love how they decorate your walls with your family’s story.  It paints a picture of your life on your walls, and that always makes me so happy to see.  The best thing is it doesn’t matter … read on–>

Outrageous & Fun Inflatable Pool Toys

These are the most outrageous and fun pool toys. Everyone in the family will have a blast with these!

Summertime is my favorite!  I love the temperatures, the colors, the picnics, grilling outside, and POOL TIME!  These are the most outrageous and fun inflatable pool floats I could find! The kids would go crazy for any of these- and some of the grown ups too!  (I have visions of one day being able to relax leisurely in a pool on a float. That isn’t exactly my pool reality right now.  Some day though!)  In the … read on–>

Fun gifts for moms, you’ll be thrilled you found

if you're looking for some cool ideas for your own mom, your mom friends, or to share with the gift giver in your family, you're going to love these fun gifts for moms.

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and since it’s the one day a year the focus is all on moms, I thought it would be fun to create a list of gifts we moms would actually love to get. That is, apart from the insanely cute crafts your little nuggets will make for you.  Those top all other gifts.  But, if you’re looking for some cool ideas for your own mom, your mom friends, or to … read on–>

15 awesome items to pack for the best family road trip

These things absolutely make our road trips with kids so much easier. Great list!

Hanging out in the car is second nature to our family at this point.  We have spent countless hours traveling to hockey games, and tournaments, not to mention to vacation destinations.  You would never believe that we were once afraid to go anywhere in the car.  When P and J were babies they were terrible in the car, and wailed the entire time they were strapped into their seats.  I was afraid to leave the … read on–>

creative easter basket ideas

I can't believe how many cool ideas there are here. I love putting stuff in my kids' Easter baskets that aren't candy!

Stuffing Easter baskets is one of my favorite things to do.  It’s so much fun finding little creative things to fill them with.  Candy is definitely one filler we use, but we don’t tend to go crazy with it.  I would rather find things that the kids could enjoy for more than a couple of days.  It’s also a good time for me to replenish outdoor, and summer toys!  Plus, you don’t even have to … read on–>