Why I’ll Always Be a Beach Girl

I take a deep breath and breathe in the smells of the sea. I close my eyes and listen to the waves crashing. It’s peaceful ....more

Being a Soccer Mom

Whether you are a soccer mom or any other sports mom (or dad), you know that once you’re running your kids from school to an activity, life gets hectic. If you’re a new soccer mom, you might have some first time jitters or need to know some basics about equipment...more

Things They Can’t Say

We’re finishing up our first week of school- so this week both flew by and dragged on, all at the same time. ...more

What Doesn’t Fit

At the end of every summer, I sort through my boys’ closets, weeding out what they won’t wear during the upcoming school year. Some things they’ve outgrown and those get passed down to one of their brothers or to another family. Others are not even good enough to be used for rags and get tossed out ....more

New Star Wars Fans with LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales

Imagine Darth Vader as a little kid. If his mom tried to serve him a sandwich he didn’t like, of course he’d give her a terrifying look and growl “I find your lack of white bread disturbing,” which is exactly what happened during the first episode of LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales, sending my family into snorts of laughter and quickly becoming a line they repeat often (especially since we are strictly a honey wheat bread family). My boys like the Star Wars characters, even having battled Darth Vader recently ....more

Hopes for a New School Year

May they have a safe year. Let their school and their classes be a welcoming place where they feel cared for. Let it be a place they want to go ....more

Things They Can’t Say

This is our last week of summer break. We’ve had a great summer and I’m sad to see it go, but admit that I’m sort of looking forward to being back into more of a routine. In the meantime, here are some reads you might have missed and should catch up on- not necessarily written this week, but that’s when they came across my radar ....more

The Last Year

I feel like a walking stereotype right now. That lady who says to a child, “I can’t believe how big you are, you were just this big.” But yet, I feel like I was just attending my oldest’s kindergarten orientation, with the stacks of paperwork and the parents asking the teacher questions like “Will my child get lost on the way to lunch? Will he be able to go to the bathroom if he needs to?” I remember that in more detail even than I do his first or second grade years, but maybe it’s because those were a blur and then suddenly, he was in third and fourth ....more

4 Questions to Ask Before Signing Your Kids Up for a Sport

This post is part of a series as a compensated #CapriSunCrew ambassador. As we head into a new school year, it’s also time for a new sports season. My three boys play some of the same sports but not all ....more

Our No Bucket List Summer

We have one more week left until it’s back to school for my boys. I’m not ready and neither are they. We’ve gotten used to the spontaneity of summer ....more