Back To School Tips for Packing an Organized Bag

*This is a sponsored post shared by me on behalf of Balance Bar.  All opinion, efforts to successfully pack my own balance bag in preparation for the back-to-school season are my own.* Packing an organized bag… what does that have to do with back-to-school? Well… After an amazing summer of beach trips, long hikes and […]

A Thank Goodness It’s Back-To-School Dance! #TGIBTS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit of the Loom for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. What does #TGIBTS mean? THANK GOODNESS IT'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL is what it means! We know that mom is happy to get back into the routine, kids have a harder time letting go of summer. […]

Thank Goodness It’s Back-To-School because… THE MESS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit of the Loom for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Y'all. THANK GOODNESS IT'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL BECAUSE… I will get a reprieve from the constant mess and project-making. CONSTANT. See that blanket on the desk? That was my girls' attempt to make their room […]

Take It On Tuesday: First Ride With Teen Driver

You read that right. I have a teen driver. Granted, he doesn’t have his license yet, but HE IS DRIVING. I took video of my first ride with my teen driver because 1) I took video of him eating his first birthday cake… hitherhencetofore I took video of our first drive with him behind the […]

Thank Goodness it’s Back-to-School with Fruit of the Loom #TGIBTS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit of the Loom for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Where is the best place to start? Happy. Start Happy®! It’s that time of the year again… BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME. Actually, we have about 5 weeks, but I just saw a friend send her […]

Making Summer Fun: For Both Mom and Kids

So here’s the thing about Summer… It’s awesome and it’s awful all at once. Maybe I’m exaggerating, but maybe I’m not. Making Summer Fun (ner) I love summer because the chaotic schedule loosens up. I love summer because it is warmer than January. I love summer because it means there is more time available during […]

Summer Summer Summertime

It is finally summer for us. SUMMERTIME! The kids have been out of school for ::checks calendar:: one week and 2 days. I had to check the calendar because I guess since I can’t remember what I did 2 hours ago, I am not going to remember a week ago. So what does all this […]

Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. (Yes, this is a Mother’s Day post, with VIDEO!)

I’m sorry. I don’t mean to help run this holiday into the ground with ANOTHER post about moms/mother’s day. But, here lies my contribution to the internet. My family helped me make a little video for Mother’s Day. There are no flowers. Nor jewelry. No pedicures. No fancy brunch. Nope. But it fits. With new […]

Fifteen (See Also: Drivers Ed.)

I am jumping the gun a just little bit here. My son hasn’t turned fifteen yet. But he will in a matter of weeks. Read: DRIVERS ED Back when my oldest was a busy, busy, BUSY preschooler… there was the stress of getting him signed him up in time for summer activities. Or the stress […]

The Clorox Ick Awards… For Those Messy Life Moments

As parents… a.k.a. The Keepers Little Germ Carriers… messes and icky things are a integral part of our life. From carrying baby wipes or hand sanitizer everywhere we go, to stretching the “5 second rule” into a “10 second rule”… our lives are consumed with germ containment. We work hard! But there is no applause […]