My Trick For Hosting Summer Parties That Are Healthy & Light!

0e4003a800a4d0452e20a23d7b02ac56705ddf8e3abea9aabc Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Jennie-O but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I'm honestly quite rigorous about requiring my kids to be outside when the sun is shining.  We spend huge chunks of days outside: visiting the pool, exploring a new park, or just relaxing with a good book in front of our house. (we don't have a backyard here.) For me, summer is all about family and friends.  Summer is such an easy…

My gym bag essentials & tips for choosing a great gym!

c08b84a340d17fa05d57ae7b744a97ce02bcadd434be3491cd Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Summer’s Eve® but the content and opinions expressed are my own. I'm at the gym about 5-6 time a week.  One of the best gifts I've given to myself since becoming a mom is a monthly gym membership.  We added up to three hours a day of childcare for each boy, so a typical morning for me looks like an exercise class or some treadmill/rowing.  I'll usually spend an hour drinking complimentary tea…

This One Is For The Dads (and all the other fellas!)

Roughly 30% of my readers are men, single men love deals.  Men (dads) are planning vacations, looking for innovative ways to save their families money, travel more, or they are looking for gift suggestions for their significant others.  The fellas are here and I can't ignore ya'll any longer.  So, from here out, once a week.  I'm going to be offering men's edition of This Messy Season. In honor of Father's day, I wanted to briefly talk about how great…

10 Things You Should Do In June 2018!

Summer is almost here, the kids are getting out of school, and you're probably wondering how to get the summer started right.  I thought I'd share my list of things I'm doing this June to inspire you.  Would love to hear what you're doing this month! 1) Join your summer reading program: If you're a big reader or not, sign up and cash in on some fun freebies.  Set a reading goal for yourself this summer, not just your kids. …

2018 Summer Reading List!

I know so many of us start every year hoping to make reading more of a priority.  Summer is an excellent time to make that goal happen, because the days are longer and your kids are outside more.  It is a great time to invite friends over for a deck book club evening, or meet up poolside with all your littles and attempt to discuss some great reads.  I thought I'd share some book recommendations for the summer (some I've…

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (A Review & Free Printables!)

Disclosure:  We got to attend a complimentary advanced media screening of Solo last night.  All opinions expressed are my own! PS: tHANKS TO DISNEY FOR PROVIDING US WITH MEDIA IMAGES AND THESE AWESOME PRINTABLES TO SHARE WITH YOU GUYS! As you guys should know by now, we are a Star Wars family.  So, you better believe I jumped on the opportunity to go see the film last night with my husband before it comes out Memorial Day weekend! I don't…

The Summer Before Kindergarten: A Checklist

Disclosure: The Kindergarten Toolbox was generous enough to send us over a kit to try out and review for you guys. As always, all opinions expressed are my own & I only partner with brands I trust. I still cannot wrap my head around my BABY heading to Kindergarten this fall.  I surveyed several of my friends in more advanced seasons of life for tips and I've combined their tips with what I'm experiencing right now to give you (which…