Star Wars Fun At Disney World! (and at home!!)

Disclosure:  We were invited to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, and were given a heavily discounted rate to fully experience all Disney has to offer!  All opinions expressed are my own. My boys are five and three, and over the last few months they have become just absolutely Star Wars obsessed!  My husband is a big Star Wars fan, so it's been really cool to watch them bond over their favorite characters.  My husband looks so proud when he hears our…

The “Advice” I’d Give New Parents.

I feel every morning while I'm sipping my coffee and scrolling through my social media feeds I see, at minimum, one article for new parents written from the perspective of someone further along on their parenting journey.  The advice is genuinely well intended, but often the author has been out of the "trenches" for several years.  Honestly, I love these pieces of wisdom. I've always been a big fan of having mentors!   So, today, I wanted to offer my two…

Moms Need A Vacation From The Vacation

We love to travel, and it has gotten easier and more possible this last year with my husband’s new job and the boys getting older and more independent. Preparing for each trip requires some thoughts about how we will re-acclimate after each getaway. A lot of times, vacation for mamas is nothing more than doing all the chores you’d typically do in a different zip code, while managing cranky and overstimulated children. Alamo Rent A Car’s recent Family Vacation Survey*…

Your LEGOLAND- California Trip Planned For You (Plus A Printable Schedule!

Disclosure:  LEGOLAND provided us with tickets in exchange for promoting a giveaway they were hosting a couple months ago.  We only work with brands we love and trust on this blog.  We used those complimentary tickets to conduct this feature.  All opinions expressed are my own. Before you go:  Check random things for Kids Visit Free Tickets! (Like juice boxes, LEGO packages.) Order tickets online for the best possible prices:  I suggest splurging on the ticket that includes admission to…

This Messy Season

Navigating The Airport With Kids Solo!

I have to admit when we decided to fly without my husband to San Diego, I was surprisingly nervous.  I've driven across the country with them multiple times and we have flown as a family multiple times, but I still found myself shivering in my high tops about navigating the airport with small kids in tow.  I decided I couldn't be the only person looking for practical advice for managing my squad so I took notes during our excursion and…

So You Wanna Add More Jesus To Your Life? Reader Question!

So, a reader recently reached out and said she's very eager to add more ..well, Jesus into your her family's day.  Couldn't we all use a little more Jesus in our days?  I thought this would be a really fun blog post, and I loved the idea of answering her question (to the best of my ability!) here on the blog this morning. Please know, I'm not a great theologian.  I am someone who grew up with very unhealthy theology as a…

Save Money On Your Groceries This Week! (and always!)

Here's the deal.  I've been getting a ton of feedback from you guys on how you'd love to see deals up on the blog again.  I'll be honest I had stepped away from that, because I could never tell if people were actually utilizing that.  So, do me a favor!  If you are loving weekly deals/deals all the time.  Engage on this post.  Give it some comments, share it with you friends, like it, retweet it.  Whatever!  Let me know…

Your 2018 Guide To A Frugal Summer With Kids!

Tired of expensive summer camps?  Overpriced summer vacations not in the budget this year?  We totally get it!  I've compiled a list of some ways to enjoy the summer months for free this year!  Summer doesn't have be expensive let's save that money for special family trips or paying down a bill!  Enjoy summer in a big way, on a budget! -Attend Library Programs. -Hit up a new park every week. -Check out some community splash pads! -Sign up for…