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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Step Road Trip Tip: Cooler Prep

It’s time to take off again! The annual summer road trip begins on Saturday as we load up and head out to Florida. Road trips are great, in my opinion; here is my favorite road trip tip. Much to my kids chagrin, we are a road tripping family. When there are 6 of you, finances […]

Banana Protein Recovery Waffle Recipe

Summer is wrapping up and my goals of working out and eating right are also wrapping up. Wrapping up in a 6-pound weight gain and low energy, all of which I know are diet/workout related. Bah. Not exactly what I had in mind! Kids have joined me at the gym recently and it’s fun to […]

Hey Hey Hey! | Sum It Up Sunday

I’m just a girl, sitting in front of her computer, avoiding the 1,000,000 things I *should* be doing to prepare for the next week. Hi, guys. So Sum It Up Sunday is happening because writing for 30 minutes will help me justify putting off #allthelaundry for 30 more minutes. I’ll be honest: it’s been sitting […]