100 Cheap & Easy Summer Activities Your Kids Will Love

100 Cheap & Easy Summer Activities Your Kids Will Love

I love spending time with my kids in the summer, but they utter three little words that give me an occasional, involuntary eye twitch. Can you guess them? I’m guessing they drive you nuts too. I’ll give you a hint. The millionth time of “Can I have a...
10 of the Best 4th of July Traditions To Start Now

10 of the Best 4th of July Traditions To Start Now

The epitome of summer is just around the corner! Are you ready? Do you know of the best 4th of July traditions? I’m looking forward to it because there is so much power in rituals that bring people together. Amazing relationships come from having intentional and...
How To Encourage Reading To Beat The Summer Slide

How To Encourage Reading To Beat The Summer Slide

Have you heard of the dreaded “summer slide?” A study conducted by the RAND corporation found that elementary students’ crucial academic skills fall behind about a month during the summer, but it’s even farther in lower-income families....
5 Ways To Get The MOST Out Of Summer With The Kids

5 Ways To Get The MOST Out Of Summer With The Kids

Sunshine, real tomatoes, water fights, lazy days …there are so many wonderful things about this time of year! Summer is almost upon us, and my children are so ready for their extended break! The next three months pose the best opportunity to have cherished...
9 Unforgettable Ways To Make A Birthday Feel Special

9 Unforgettable Ways To Make A Birthday Feel Special

I’m always looking for ways to make a birthday special, but the idea of throwing a kid birthday party makes me break out in sweats. Many people can throw spectacular birthday parties and love doing them. I am not one of them. I believe that being a great mom...