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5 Key Ways to Maintain a Healthy Weight

A few years ago, after baby number 2,  I noticed that I had a few extra pounds following me around.  I decided that I needed to do something about it when Davis turned one and I was finished nursing him.  Matthew set out on the mission with me which was super helpful!  With that said, […]

5 Ways to Keep Childhood Summer Simple

5 Ways to Keep Childhood Summer Simple

Here we are at mid-summer and I can’t believe just how quickly it is flying past.  Because I don’t want to miss the moments, I’ve teamed up with Pringles® in order to bring you a post about bringing people together and enjoying the little things this summer.  The older the boys get, the more I realize […]

5 movies for kids on road trips

5 Netflix Movies for Kids to Watch on the Road This Summer

Summer road trips are in our near future.  For those of you who have kids and are looking at long road trips, make sure to check out these 5 Netflix Movies for Kids.  If you have the Netflix app on your smartphone (and don’t mind sharing) you have entertainment to go! Care Bears.  There are […]

Better For You Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe. Frozen Yogurt Cookie Sandwich

Better For You Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Being at home with the boys during the summer means finding new ways to have fun and new ways to do summer snacking.  I’m not sure if you are like us, but we generally just snack all day instead of eating big meals during the summer.  We also enjoy our fair share of ice cream […]

Sweet and Savory Mango Spears Recipe

Sweet and Savory Mango Spears Recipe

    Mango is one of those fruits that I’ve only recently started enjoying.  I don’t think I had that much exposure to it early on, but I love it and love sharing it with the kids.  If you are looking for a new way to try mango then you are going to love this […]

Dreaming With Your Kids

Dreaming With Your Kids

We are a family of dreamers. We believe it is important to not only dream big, but to visually put our dreams in front of us and do what it takes to accomplish them. Most parents dream FOR their kids. We found ourselves doing the same. But when we decided to involve our kids in […]

4 Simple Pool Party Snack Ideas

4 Simple Pool Party Snack Ideas

It’s time to embrace the pool season, kick back and relax.  So, when you mention “party” this introvert wants to jump ship!  As much as I love to have fun I do not love getting things ready to “party”.  So, I’m loving the idea of just relaxing with the family and adding a few simple […]


Dear Dad, From Your Little Girl

Dear Dad, There are so many things that I think I’ve neglected to say to you or thank you for over the course of my 34 years here on Earth.  Our relationship has always been a very special one.  You see, we may not have in depth conversations about life, but we lived it out […]


Around These Parts: Cincy and my friends… #WW link up

This past week was spent with some of my best blogging friends.  It is amazing how you can be so many miles apart, yet not miss a beat once you are back together.  For those of you who have followed this blog from the beginning, you know that Piera is one of my closest friends […]


5 Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

Almost two years ago I ventured across the wide state of North Carolina with my then-2-year-old by myself. It was my first solo road trip with a toddler and I had no idea what to expect. Luckily I was somewhat prepared and the trip was so great. (And we got in some excellent beach time, […]

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