12 book series for teens and tweens - summer reading series

Summer Reading Book Series for Teens and Tweens

  I would spend the entire summer sitting next to the pool with a good YA novel if I could (in the shade, of course). Considering that I'm a working mom of five, my pool-side reading dream … [Read More...]

How To Throw An Epic Doctor Who Party for Kids

How to throw a Doctor Who Party for Kids

  Before my youngest turned 10 last week, he declared that he wanted a Doctor Who themed birthday party. Now, throwing parties is not my thing. Parties take a whole lot out of me, and so I try to avoid being a party host as much as possible. But AJ is my youngest and he's definitely had the least number of birthday parties over the … [Read More...]

Piña Colada Popsicles – An Easy & Refreshing Summer Treat

piña colada popsicles

  Looking for a quick and refreshing summer-time treat that kids and parents will equally enjoy? After the success of my watermelon-berry popsicles last week, I decided to try a new variety, and they were delicious! Not only are they light, cool, tasty, and quick to make (with just a few ingredients) but they are so much more healthy that … [Read More...]

5 Reasons You Should See Tomorrowland in Theaters

5 reasons to see Tomorrowland in theaters

  I was able to see a local screening of Disney's Tomorrowland this past week with 3 of my kids. While the movie was free, thoughts are my own, as always. This review does not contain spoilers. All photos are courtesy of Disney. Title added on first image by me. Disney has done it once again. They've made a movie that completely blew … [Read More...]

Our Last Double Digits Birthday #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

Happy birthday lunch #selfie with my new 10 year old! #CafeRio

  Monday was quite a milestone birthday in our family. My youngest - my baby boy - turned 10. A double digits birthday. That means that all of us are double digits (and by default, I guess that makes us old!). AJ has never been much of a fan of traditional toys...so when he made a birthday wish list earlier this month, he wished for … [Read More...]

Get In Shape This Year With Aqua Aerobics

Get in shape with aqua aerobics

Please welcome today's guest contributor, Kaitlin Gardner. I love her site, An Apple Per Day, which is full of healthy-living tips and ideas. And she's sharing some tips with us today! (I don't know about you, but every May I crave pool time. The water looks so inviting and refreshing but the pool can also be amazing exercise. If a workout is … [Read More...]

2015 Hyundai Sonata – The Car That Stole My Husband’s Heart

2015 Hyundai Sonata

  Last summer I was invited to the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery, Alabama to experience the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata. I loved getting to know the features in the new Sonata in Alabama, but perhaps even more fun was having the opportunity to test drive the 2015 Sonata at home with the whole family. Although I was sent a … [Read More...]

How To Make a 3-Color Zebra Cake

how to make a 3-color zebra cake

  A few years ago, my oldest daughter taught me how to make zebra cakes. I was shocked at how easy they were to make but mostly how brilliantly fun the presentation was. Yesterday, when my birthday boy asked for a chocolate and vanilla cake, I immediately thought of making a zebra cake...but because I was feeling slightly over-zealous, I decided … [Read More...]

Tomorrowland Activity Pages #Printables

Tomorrowland Movie Printables

  Tomorrow, my kids and I are heading out to see a screening of Disney's newest movie, Tomorrowland. We can't wait! We're seeing the movie a couple days before it opens in theaters, but for everyone else - Tomorrowland opens in theaters May 22 (that's this Friday!). I'm excited to share these fun Tomorrowland-inspired activity … [Read More...]

Mason Jar Dirt Pudding

Mason Jar Dirt Pudding with Oreo "Dirt" and Gummy Worms

  Summer is almost here...and with the weather we've been having lately it feels like it's already arrived! We've been enjoying a few treats lately that remind me of summer - cool and refreshing real-fruit popsicles and these....mason jar dirt puddings. Love desserts in Mason jars? You'll love my Mini Key Lime Pies in Mason Jars! I … [Read More...]

Watermelon-Berry Popsicles

watermelon strawberry blueberry popsicles

  Our kitchen is overflowing with watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries. It's a good problem to have. We've had a pretty hot week, and yesterday while I was at the grocery store I considered for a moment buying a box of popsicles for the kids, but then I thought - why can't I make my own popsicles with real ingredients that I want … [Read More...]

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Our Last Double Digits…

Happy birthday lunch #selfie with my new 10 year old! #CafeRio

  Monday was quite a milestone birthday in our family. My youngest - my baby boy - turned … [Read More...]

Afterglow Sings Again! #PSF…

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  Two sure fire ways to tell that it's May around here: 1) there are at least 2 … [Read More...]

My Track Star #PSF Give Me…

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  Two weeks ago, my oldest son (age 14, in the 8th grade) started his second season of Track … [Read More...]

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Tomorrowland Activity Pages…

Tomorrowland Movie Printables

  Tomorrow, my kids and I are heading out to see a screening of Disney's newest movie, … [Read More...]

Avengers: Age of Ultron…

Avengers 2 coloring pages

  I'm sure you've heard the buzz about Avengers: Age of Ultron opening in theaters on May 1. … [Read More...]

DIY Shea Butter Lotion Bars…

Easy DIY shea butter lotion bars

  Mother's Day is coming up soon...and so is graduation and Father's Day and a ton of family … [Read More...]

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Piña Colada Popsicles –…

piña colada popsicles

  Looking for a quick and refreshing summer-time treat that kids and parents will equally enjoy? … [Read More...]

How To Make a 3-Color Zebra…

how to make a 3-color zebra cake

  A few years ago, my oldest daughter taught me how to make zebra cakes. I was shocked at how … [Read More...]

Mason Jar Dirt Pudding…

Mason Jar Dirt Pudding with Oreo "Dirt" and Gummy Worms

  Summer is almost here...and with the weather we've been having lately it feels like it's … [Read More...]

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Gabby Duran and the…

Gabby Duran and the Unsittables PLANET EARTH prize pack

  I'm excited to share a new book - Gabby Duran and the Unsittables - that my 12-year-old … [Read More...]

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle…

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  Disclosure: Affiliate links are included within this post, but I really am excited to … [Read More...]

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Public School Superhero

  My kids love to read....but sometimes it's hard to find the right books that capture their … [Read More...]

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