Mom of a High School Freshman- How Did That Happen?!

This post is sponsored by Walmart and Nature Valley. All opinions and Mom of a high school freshman freakouts are my own. This is it, folks. High school starts next week for my oldest and this once calm, cool, and collected momma is freaking out just a little bit. Gulp. After what felt like a […]

Marvel Movie Week With Cinemark

Where are my Marvel Movie fans? (raises hand) Marvel Movie Week with Cinemark is here for YOU (and me too!). I might be geeking out a bit over all this. I was just scanning all the streaming services looking for some of these movies to revisit, and low and behold, Cinemark is taking care of […]

National Park Lifetime Pass Price Increase

National Park Lifetime Pass price increases on August 28th.  Our family loves visiting the National Parks whenever we can. We especially love it when we visit with my mother, who is not only a lot of fun, but she also happens to hold one of these nifty National Park Lifetime Passes. She purchased hers when […]

How To 5K at Disneyland (Without Running a Step!)

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, maybe you’ll appreciate a little topic freedom this month. Sound cool? We hope so! We’ll be back with a list in September!   How To 5K at Disneyland (Without […]

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 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 […]

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 […]