Halloween 2021 Movie Suggestions!

The boys and I spent some time this morning looking at some titles for our October movie nights. Planning ahead is an easy way to not stress and keep expenses low! Here’s what we are watching: On 10/1 Disney+ is going to premiere LEGO® Star Wars Terrifying Tales. Really excited to watch this one with the boys! We haven’t watched the Addams Family as a family yet, so we are going to watch that one. I also noticed Netflix is…

Video Game Birthday Party!

I really took the summer off from posting on this platform. That is one of the best parts of being a business owner, I do have the luxury of doing that. When I first started blogging, I felt a lot of pressure to create near daily and often would end up burnt out. It is nice to be able to step back and recharge a little more these days! Both of my boys have summer birthdays, so I thought I'd…

Back To School With Tyson!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. #CreateYourOwnRules Seems like since March 2020 life has just been unpredictable, watching my boys navigate the shifts and changes so gracefully has been awe inspiring. We are currently rounding down from an amazing summer-- we packed it full of adventures at home but also many other activities. I'm starting to look ahead to the upcoming school year, ordering school…

Editor’s Notes: August 2021

When my boys were babies/toddlers/before the school years. My morning routine consisted of waking up intentionally early and writing on this blog. I wrote a blog post nearly daily, we'd eat breakfast and go to the gym. We'd come and do an educational activity or meet friends at a playdate and then go back for lunch and naps. During nap, I'd take reading or quiet time for myself to recharge for an afternoon of parenting, we'd play outside, make dinner,…

Back To School Checklist

I fully realize that many of you may not be ready to even think about back to school, but alas, here we are. For us, it has been a really sad week. We sad goodbye to our foster daughter exactly a week ago, so I've busied myself the last seven days by cleaning my house from top to bottom, having the kids try on every item of clothing they own, and labeling school supplies. It's hard for me to fathom…

Finding Encouragement in a new place with California Psychics!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Psychics.I have walked through a pretty difficult year-- between my appendectomy, the financial toil ofthe pandemic on my tiny business, and then the shooting my family was recently involved in.My creativity has been virtually non- existent. I can't tell you the times I've sat down to writeand words wouldn't string together for me. I worried my writing career was over, the trauma stunted my words. Usually when I…

Budget Friendly Back To School Favorites!

This post contains affiliate links, thanks for supporting my blog! At no cost to you, when you shop using my links, I earn a small commission. It is unbelievable to me in many ways how quickly this summer went by. My oldest son is going into third grade, so I feel like I've got some experience now as it relates to shopping for school. Where to splurge vs. where to skip. I also find that I'm very protective of my…

A day trip to Amelia Island (from JAX!)

Visiting Amelia Island has been on my Jacksonville bucket list since we moved here in late 2018. It has all the Southern style I just adore, and lots of seafood and beaches. So, yeah, basically it’s perfect. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be able to start traveling again and sharing travel content! We are easing back into family travel, so a day trip to Amelia Island from our home in Jacksonville is perfect it’s an hour…

2021 Summer Freebies For Families! (Frugal Summer Guide!)

First off, can I ask if you enjoy this post you come give me a follow on Instagram? Wow, my apologies for my recent blog hiatus. Quite frankly, as a content creator, I've struggled since the start of the pandemic to create content. I have had a lot of time to think about and deeply assess what I'm putting into the world. Is it fun? Does it enrich the lives of others? Does it honor my family? Does it use…

Free Admissions For Veterans & Active Duty Military (and their family!) at SeaWorld!

I had to get this deal up right away, I’m so excited! I haven’t been to SeaWorld Orlando. So, my family will absolutely be taking advantage of this incredible offer. Now through June 27, 2021. You can sign up for a ticket and up to three for dependents! You have request your tickets by May 16 at www.wavesofhonor.com. This is such an amazing opportunity! Grateful for all SeaWorld has done for the military community and that they have made this…