I must admit I was skepitcal when I first heard of green smoothies. Eating greens is a chore enough when they're covered in yummy salad dressing so the thought of drinking them down nearly made me gag. But after I tried my first green smoothie, I was a fan! Tasty and packed with nutrition, green smoothies are the way I start my day every day … [Read More...]
Summer is fantastic and my favorite season with long, sunny days and swimming, short sleeves and flip flops, but Fall is a close second. Even though Fall tends to hit us later other places in the country, the days are still nice with a cool breeze perfect for jumping in leaves or carving pumpkins. I love fall foods too from pumpkin everything to … [Read More...]
In some parts of the country, school is just now starting back. I know this thanks to Facebook and all the adorable photos mama's are posting! We joined in last month on Sweet T's first day of preschool.
Sweet T is a little introvert and doesn't cope well with change. Now that she's been in preschool for over a month, and the transition has … [Read More...]
A good routine and trusted products are vital to oral health. As a parent, it is important to instill good habits a child can follow into adulthood. Leading by example is the best way to help your children learn. Nowadays, the term enamel can be tossed around frequently, but do you actually know what it is? It is the first layer of defense for your … [Read More...]
"Style starts with your wardrobe but it ends with your hair."
My style tends to start with yogurt handprints and end with food crumbs in my hair. I call it Mom chic. My outfits need to stand up to little, messy hands and be comfortable. I think most Moms have adopted this style at some point. While I wear many hats including chef, chauffeur, … [Read More...]
Putting effort into making myself presentable is important to me and that includes styling my hair. That being said, with two small children, some days my hair takes a back seat. I've been known to toss it into a ponytail a few days in a row. And I've mentioned my use of the sock bun, right? Hey, life happens! I am trying to hone my stylist skills … [Read More...]
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Bars: because why choose between the seasonal flavors when you can have both? I was running into a conundrum during each seasonal Starbucks visit until I asked the barista to top my Pumpkin Spice Latte with caramel and salt. Now I'm a happy girl. If the combination of flavors tastes so good in a cup, I figured … [Read More...]
The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge are one of the 11 (so far!) Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World. While we aren't DVC members, we've enjoyed staying at DVC properties for most of our Disney vacations over the past several years by renting points from a DVC member.
Advantages of staying in a DVC Villa rather … [Read More...]
When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 11:59 p.m. ET (11 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. PT)
What: Join us for a "Midnight Moms" Twitter Party for tips & tricks on bedtime rituals, useful videos on baby bedtime, and info on the JOHNSON'S® Baby 3-step routine clinically proven to help babies and toddlers fall asleep faster.
After analyzing the sleep patterns of … [Read More...]
Whole foods and clean eating has gotten a lot of buzz over the last decade, and with good reason! Additives, GMOs, artificial ingredients, and heavily processed foods are causing health issues from young to old. Hubs discovered two years ago that he had a gluten sensitivity and his quality of life has improved since altering his diet. Udi's Gluten … [Read More...]
The environment can be harsh on our skin, especially our faces. The sun, wind and other pollutants put it through the ringer on a constant basis. Rather than adding further stress to my complexion, I like to choose simple, gentle products. Simple® Skin care products enable me to be kind to my skin and save in the process. Generally speaking the … [Read More...]
Craft night was another success thanks to a group of ladies who are talented and patient. Explaining sewing to me is like trying to explain how the internet works to someone from 1850. Yet, I came home with a beautiful Quilted Mug Rug that I made (mostly) all by myself! Here's how you can make a mug rug too.
DIY Mug Rug
You will … [Read More...]
Guess what time it is? That's right, we're heading back to Walt DisneyWorld! And Sweet T and Gus have no idea. We're keeping it that way until we leave for the airport!
Mama on the other hand is in turbo mode, making sure everything and I do mean everything is ready to go. Packing is a huge part of a vacation and it can be daunting to … [Read More...]
I live with an Axe pomade lover who's quickly converting our son. Gus may only get to wear pomade on Sundays right now, but I predict he'll be a lifelong user. You see, both these guys have straw growing out of their heads instead of hair. Haystacks. Color and all! Hubs has had one hair style his whole life and it looks like Gus will face a similar … [Read More...]