Fourth of July Menu Planning

This post is part of a series as a compensated #CapriSunCrew ambassador. Maybe it’s the sunshine, but I think there’s more to why the summer holidays are my favorites. The ease of planning for a summer holiday party has a lot to do with it ....more

The Things I Love to Say

In the spirit of summer, I’m revisiting some old favorite guest posts that I think you’ll enjoy. This one is from about 5 year ago, written by Rebecca of...more

Your Kid Isn’t a Hero, He Just Isn’t a Jerk

“This restores my faith in humanity,” the Facebook status reads, attached to a link. I click over because I’m a sucker for that type of description and everyone can use a little good news. But then I read the story ....more

Our Kind of Summer Tired

I’m the kind of tired that only comes with the summertime. From a day spent out in the sunshine, the humidity draining while I’m not paying attention. Maybe it’s from a day spent splashing in the pool, or digging in the sand at the beach and jumping waves ....more

Taking Care of Ourselves

The kids get dropped off at school, all ready for their day. Bellies full, dressed in a style that lets you know they play sports, but still dressed well enough that I'd be okay if pictures were snapped for the yearbook. Their backpacks and lunches are packed, their teeth have been brushed, their hair combed. Meanwhile, I'm hiding behind a large pair of sunglasses, most likely in my pajamas or something that would cause not just the kids but me major embarrassment should I need to step out of the car in the pick-up line....more

Taking Care of Ourselves

The kids get dropped off at school, all ready for their day. Bellies full, dressed in a style that lets you know they play sports, but still dressed well enough that I’d be okay if pictures were snapped for the yearbook. Their backpacks and lunches are packed, their teeth have been brushed, their hair combed ....more

What They Should Have Warned You About Before You Became a Parent

It’s been 5 years since the Friday guest feature started here on Things I Can’t Say. I was combing back through the archives and found this gem from a hilarious friend who no longer blogs. Some of you old schoolers probably remember anonymous blogger MommaKiss ....more

A Few Hours for Me: Pour Your Heart Out

I looked over my to-do list and realized there was nothing that I absolutely had to do in the next few hours. My to-do lists often have little to do with actual deadlines. I self-impose deadlines that keep me days, weeks, or sometimes even months ahead ....more

Superhero Summer Stash

Able to wrangle three boys and defeat their arch nemesis, the evil Dr. Boredom… it’s SUPERMOM. Dah-dah-dah-DAAAAH! ...more

Thoughts During Kindergarten Graduation

It’s kind of silly to even have a kindergarten graduation....more