Oh. The Horror.

My son has had a fever for three days now and we are all getting a little stir-crazy here at the Ferrier house- My kids have gotten so bored that they are doing the unthinkable this morning- THEY ARE CLEANING THEIR ROOMS. I kid you not. My daughter is a bit of a neat freak so for her this is not unusual behavior, but watching my son happily put his toys away, I’m worried that his fever has made him delirious ....more

Thinking Outside the Multiple Choice Bubbles

I was looking over my 10 year old daughter’s graded work after school on Tuesday when I came across the above gem. I couldn’t resist- I posted it to Facebook, where it has been shared hundreds of times. Its brutally honest answer makes it hilarious, but that’s only part of what I love about this snapshot ....more

Fall 2014: The Year Fashion Smoked Crack

Dear Fashion Designers, Editors, Arbiters, et al., We are entering your Most Wonderful Time of the Year– that season known as Fall, when temperatures start to drop and women suddenly want to wear more than an old t-shirt and gym shorts, when fashion magazines weigh more than a newborn child, and when Nordstrom and Saks and Bloomingdales fill to overflowing with everything that YOU say we should all be wearing this fall. I was as excited as any Vogue magazine subscription holder to see what you would deem Fashionable this fall. I had soooo many questions ....more

Check Out Coffee-mate’s Girl Scouts creamers and Enter to Win a $100 VISA Gift Card

One major annual ritual in my family-friendly community is the selling –and eating– of Girl Scout Cookies®. There are many, many Girl Scout troops in my area, so when cookie time rolls around, we inevitably get multiple knocks at our front door and see tables laden with Girl Scout Cookies for sale nearly everywhere we go. We all have our favorites- I love Samoas®, my husband loves Thin Mints®, and the kids? ...more

Check Out Coffee-mate's Girl Scouts creamers and Enter to Win a $100 VISA Gift Card

One major annual ritual in my family-friendly community is the selling and eating of Girl Scout Cookies®. There are many, many Girl Scout troops in my area, so when cookie time rolls around, we inevitably get multiple knocks at our front door and see tables laden with Girl Scout Cookies for sale nearly everywhere we go....more

Our Home Schooling Experience: A FAQ to Answer All Your Questions

If you’re just now tuning in, there’s big news around these here parts: WE’RE HOME SCHOOLING. Yes, really! My seven-year-old is still in public school, but we decided to home school my ten-year-old daughter after she finished elementary school in May– and now that school has started, I’ve been getting so many e-mails and Facebook messages and questions from my friends over the last few weeks about how it’s going and whether it’s difficult and what it all means that I decided to answer the most frequently asked questions and concerns in one handy-dandy FAQ ....more

20 Back-To-School Ideas That Will Seal Your Top Mom Status

You say ‘back to school’… I say GAME ON! We moms have spent a lazy summer Facebooking inspirational quotes, shuttling our kids back and forth from day camps, and Instagramming daily photos of our knees at the subdivision pool. Now that we’ve caught up on sleep and season two of Orange is the New Black, we’re ready to head back into the ring of competitive motherhood, otherwise known as SCHOOL ....more

Beach Mode

Last week was one I’ve been looking forward to all summer long. We spent seven days here: This is Hammock Beach, about 30 minutes from Jacksonville. It’s our second time visiting and I think our entire family is in love with this place ....more

Save Money with Your Amex Card and Enter to win a $100 Amex Gift Card!

Like most of you, I’m all about finding bargains. I take time to clip coupons, search out discount codes before I place an order online, save special offers from restaurants, and look for deals on group discount sites. There’s really no reason to pay full price for anything if you do your homework ....more

Check Out My Favorite School Lunch Ideas and Enter to Win a $100 VISA Gift Card!

During the school year, I view lunchtime as my best chance to get my kids to eat healthy foods. After all, they’re hungry and they’re a captive audience to whatever I’ve put in their lunchbox– So while I try to make their school lunches fun and delicious, I definitely place a huge emphasis on including foods that are balanced and good for them. But let’s be honest- I’m also busy ....more