We've been taking trips to the beach with a small child since Sweet T was 9 months old. I can't remember if this past beach vacation was our 4th or 5th time bringing kids to the beach, but at any rate...this wasn't our first rodeo. Below are 7 tips to help you prepare for a beach vacation with small children.
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School may be starting back, but that doesn't mean summer is over. Nature didn't get the memo that the kids are in school and fall clothing in is stores. That means it's still picnic time!
Tips for a Picnic
1. Leave the kids at home. KIDDING! Sort of. The last time we attempted a picnic with the kids, they wound up fighting and pouting on top … [Read More...]
I miss having a garden. Working a full-time job from home with two preschoolers who stay home with me all day, doesn't lend itself to much free time. Thankfully, my dad has an abundant one and doesn't mind sharing with his only child. Over the weekend he sent me a goodie bag fill with garden fresh veggies.
He knows I'm trying to clean up my … [Read More...]
Can you believe it's back-to-school time already? The first day of school for the 2014 school year around here is August 5th!
So much for summer vacation meaning June, July, and August, right?
Dollar General knows that this time of year moms need to focus on staying organized, saving time and most importantly, saving money.
So from now … [Read More...]
We just returned from a family weekend at the beach and enjoyed dining at Pensacola Beach at and old favorite and discovering somewhere new!
#1 LaBrisa Restaurant
My number one pick is a well-kept local secret, but probably won't be that way for long. LaBrisa Restaurant isn't actually on Pensacola Beach, but about two miles away in Gulf Breeze. … [Read More...]
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One thing I've learned, once I had my kids, is how important it is to take pictures and record everything that you do. Time goes by so quickly. I know it's kind of cliche to say, but it's true; one minute you're looking at your baby, and the next minute they are in 5th grade and about to go to middle school in … [Read More...]
When you drive a 12 year-old sedan, you aren't used to your vehicle drawing any attention. We enjoyed driving something with a little WOW factor last week: the 2014 KIA Optima SX Turbo
Not only were friends asking about our new ride, but we caught strangers ogling it in parking lots too. It was fun to drive something cool and … [Read More...]
I wanted to make my own "medicinal" shower steamers with my Young Living Essential Oils, but every tutorial I came across required a mold of some kind. I don't even have a plastic Easter egg around so I decided to experiment and just mold these with my hands. Guess what? It worked! It doesn't get much easier.
DIY Shower Steamers for Colds
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If you love coffee put your hands up! I saw all of you. ;) Coffee and coffee-flavored treats are some my favorite things to eat...and smell. Ahhhh. These Mocha Cupcakes with Hazelnut Buttercream Frosting are a cinch to bake up thanks to a few shortcuts.
For mocha cupcakes, simply prepare a chocolate cake mix according to package directions … [Read More...]
What an easy recipe! These Crescent Wrapped Meatballs only took minutes to make. We enjoyed them with sliced vegetables as a quick weekend lunch.
Crescent Wrapped Meatballs
Crescent Wrapped Meatballs Author: Jenn Recipe type: Appetizer Serves: 4 Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins Save Print … [Read More...]
In honor of their 75th anniversary, Choice Hotels is connecting with their travelers in a unique and fun way. We've all experience a vacation or travel mishap and Choice Hotels wants to help us turn those crazy misadventures back into positive memories.
I've never really had a vacation go completely cray cray, but have experienced mishaps … [Read More...]
The high here today is 93 degrees. I refuse to turn on the oven. With this Creamy S'mores Pie recipe from Kraft my family can enjoy dessert tonight without heating up the house. Ya'll know my obsession with all things S'mores so you can imagine how much I enjoyed this treat!
Creamy S'mores Pie
Creamy S'mores Pie Author: Jenn Recipe … [Read More...]
My kids watch TV.
I work from home and it is what it is. I'm glad they have quality, educational programming to tune into. Their current favorites are:
Dora the Explorer
In that order.
They also have their own TV watching spots staked out. Sweet T's is dead center of the couch with her blanket … [Read More...]
Summer is here in case you haven't noticed. With highs in the 90's already here in Alabama, it's about the only thing we do notice sometimes.
Trudy and I both have quite the sweet tooth and we're not above cooling down this summer with a little treat.
Right now at Walgreens you can grab your favorite frozen treats without waiting for the … [Read More...]