3 Cheap Ways To View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely

By now you’ve probably heard about the 2017 solar eclipse happening in the United States on Monday, August 21. It’s the first total eclipse of the sun for a long time so it’s kinda a big deal. Here are 3 cheap ways to view the 2017 solar eclipse safely. Hi there, parents. Maybe you are prepared […]

Change Alert: Redesign of the Blog in the Works

I’m going through the change, y’all. No, not *that* one that comes to ladies of a certain age, but another one that comes to bloggers of a certain age. The dreaded/anticipated/gut-churning process that comprises a redesign of the blog. It’s happening over here, once again. Change is good, right? Right! At least that’s what I’m going with, […]

Super Jake Turns 16 | He Lived, He is Loved, He is Missed

I don’t make a habit of posting about my kids birthdays. I don’t know why, but it just hasn’t become a regular topic on this mom blog for me. But I do make exceptions for Jacob. Today is Jacob’s 16th birthday and instead of gifting him with a new car and the promise of a […]

Bathrooms on the Disneyland Half Marathon Course

Part two in the series: Bathrooms on the Disneyland Half course. Trust me, ladies, this is information you can use! You can find part 1, the Disneyland 10K, HERE. Don’t forget to link up with Erika, Marcia and me too! Upcoming topics: The Month of August is FREE TOPIC month. If you are feeling the Back-to-School stress like we are, […]

5 things to love about the Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando. Best place to stay at Universal Orlando!

5 Things We Love About the Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando

Last week was a huge Universal Orlando week for us! It’s unanimous: my family loved everything about the resort, including the hotels we stayed at. This is one that I haven’t had the pleasure to stay in just yet: the Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando. But my friend, Suzanne, is a regular there. Here are […]

This easy recipe is a family favorite. My kids can hardly wait for it to be complete before they are digging in! Avocado Dip made with corn, beans, onions, cilantro. Delish!

Shenanigans Killer Avocado Dip

This ish is the BOMB, y’all. Shenanigans Killer Avocado Dip is a family and personal favorite. I’m channeling my inner Joey for this one. Avocados: good. Onions: good. Beans: good. Corn: good. Easy:  gooooood. I’ve made this recipe so many times for so many events and gatherings; I figured it was time to make it […]

6 Simple Rules for Water Park & Hotel Pool Safety

We are currently hanging out in Orlando at Universal Orlando. Since we’re visiting the new Volcano Bay this week & staying at the gorgeous Sapphire Falls resort, I thought this was a good time to bring up water park & hotel pool safety. We road tripped down with a stop at Hilton Head Island on […]

Back To School With Harris Teeter Gift Card Giveaway

This post and $50 Harris Teeter gift card giveaway is sponsored by Harris Teeter. All back to school excitement is my own! I may be squeezing the last little bit of summer out of the season with our final vacation (waves hiii from Florida!), but despite the beach vibes & flip flops on my feet, I’m already […]