My daughter is 5 and would go days without brushing here hair if I didn’t ask her to before we leave the house for the day. I’ll admit that there are still days she doesn’t do it. Why? I’m one of those parents that feels it’s her body, her hair. So as long as it’s clean, looks OK and we’re not on our way to go get pictures I might ask her to brush her hair or let it go. I’d prefer she did her hair, though, so I introduced her to some items that would make doing her hair a bit less frightening (for both of us) and guess what? They work! Read more
Whether you’re shopping for your whole family or someone else’s, this gift guide is sure to be a big help! From gifts for babies & kiddos under age 9 to gifts for mom and dad, look no further for what to get the peeps in your life. Read more
How many apps do you have on your phone right now? I have over 100 apps on my iPhone, all asking me to do something ASAP with notifications going off constantly. But being so available on demand can be draining when everyone at home wants mommy to do something ASAP too, so I’ve been looking into wellness apps that help remind me to take a break, unplug, de-stress and be mindful of my own feelings. After all, it’s important to be aware of how you’re feeling with everything going on, and how it can be managed. Keep reading for the 411 on my new favorite app for just that.
When there’s little time in the day to get the laundry list of to-do’s done, saving time and money is important. So why not load up your phone with apps that can help with that? I mean we’re not talking time warp stuff, or that you’ll be heaping up massive riches using these, but hey . . . every little bit helps, right? So go grab a cup of coffee and read on for 5 free time-saving apps that just might make your days run a bit smoother. Read more
There are a ton of deals happening between now and Cyber Monday, but which options are really the best for families? Keep reading to see a roundup of offers perfect for the whole family happening now through Black Friday (and some even after)! This list will get updated as new deals come in so check back often. Read more
With fall in full swing, it’s finally time to break out those favorite sweaters and pick up a few new ones! I’m guest hosting this week’s style link-up with Larissa of Living in Color Style and Jacqueline of Stylin’ in St. Louis to share some of our favorites. Keep reading to check them out and add your own links (or share your faves in the comments)! Read more
Looking for a super easy dish to make from scratch for your next gathering? Try this super easy apple crumble! I found this recipe online and just had to try it as a simpler alternative to my usual apple pie. The kiddo was able to help mix everything up and it requires so much less prep work and cleanup, too. All you need is a medium bowl and your pie dish! Simply mix the first ingredients in the pie dish and the second batch in the medium bowl, then pour it over top. Because there’s no crust to make there’s also less mess and things that are hand wash only (yay!) at the end of baking time. Give this recipe a try with your family —You’ll love it! Read more
When I hosted the whole family at my house for Thanksgiving for the first time a few years ago the pressure was on to find delicious recipes that didn’t take up my whole day. I discovered a photocopy of a Golden Apple Cobbler recipe in one of my cookbooks and adapted it to my liking and it was a hit! Since then it’s become a tradition for Savannah and I to make this recipe together for holidays or family gatherings where something sweet is needed. Keep reading for the printable recipe!
My family has always celebrated Thanksgiving as a time to come together and enjoy a meal — to be thankful for our time together and all that we have to eat (despite the holiday’s painful past). Though it’s also a family tradition for my mom, sister and I to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving that was never the focus of the holiday, but many stores seem to have shifted that direction. This shift has taken all the focus of the holiday from caring for others to buying things for Christmas. So in the spirit of actually celebrating Thanksgiving as a day of togetherness this year, here are some fun things you can do together as a family for Thanksgiving. Read more
Veteran’s Day is one of few days a year that many American establishments honor service members and their families for their sacrifice & service, so you’ll want to be sure to do something to celebrate. But making Veteran’s Day a success requires careful planning, so knowing what’s available is important. Keep reading for a listing of the best Veteran’s Day happenings in travel, activities and dining the whole family can enjoy to celebrate their very own hero. Read more