Why Gardening is Important for Children

Gardening is a hobby that involves playing in the dirt, learning new things, and watching your hard work pay off, which makes it a great hobby for children. It combines their love for getting messy, learning from doing, and creating something. Children thrive in an environment that is new, exciting, and gratifying. Children that garden […]

Get Your Legs Ready for Summer with Venus

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. Aside from the cold, ice, and snow, one thing I love about winter is that I don’t really have to think about my legs. Come on ladies, I know I’m not alone when I admit to wearing long pants or tights all winter long and taking a break […]

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Their Phone

It seems like kids these days are constantly connected to their phones—I often say the best way to get my  kids attention when they’re sitting in the next room is to text them, because they’ll likely respond to that before responding to me saying their name. A phone can be a great thing, but it […]

8 Free Family Activities in Houston

With its sweet hospitality, warm weather, and variety of activities, Houston is a great place for a family vacation, no matter where you live. Traveling with a family can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on great experiences and attractions. Here are eight things you can do with your family […]

5 Must-Have Dog Travel Accessories

Millions of Americans will hit the road this summer for vacations to see attractions, family, and friends. But some travelers may have a few extra steps for planning and packing, especially if you’re a dog owning who plans to bring along your furry best friend. Make your trip more comfortable for you and your pooch […]

Chocolate Fudge Cosmic Brownies

Moist. Chocolately. Fudgy Goodness! That’s how I’d describe these Chocolate Fudge Cosmic Brownies. Growing up, my mom always made sure we had some type of homemade treat on hand. She loved baking and I guess it was passed on to me. There was a time, you’d always find me in the kitchen baking something up. […]

Best Family-Friendly Road Trip Destinations

It seems like the old American dream—packing your family and belongings up in the car to drive across the country and see the sights. Even with today’s modern technology and gadgets, road trips are a fun, old-fashioned way to spend time as a family and see what the country has to offer. If you need […]

Blackberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail & Cherry Minisicle

Here’s to a fun and sophisticated summer! We like to keep it classy around here, and we suspect you do too. And that level of sophisticated fun is reflected in the creation of our Blackberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail & Cherry Minisicle. We have taken the high quality of elit by Stoli and paired it (quite […]

Frugal Tip: Stock Up and Save

My inspiration for creating a family stockpile came in the middle of the night. I made a midnight dash to the bathroom to realize at the worst time possible that we were out of toilet paper—definitely not an ideal situation. Ever since that unfortunate incident, I’ve kept a stockpile of household items on hand. The […]

Getting Spring Ready with #PetSmartGrooming

This post is sponsored by PetSmart® and the BlogPaws ® Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about PetSmart Grooming Salons , but we only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article. Spring is finally here and I […]

Summer Treats: Not Your Father’s Root Beer Chocolate Float

There’s nothing more I love than a sunny summer day with family and friends. My favorite way to spend a summer weekend is to take an early morning walk in the park, then lounge around the pool in the afternoon. Typically, as the night winds down, we barbeque some food on the patio and spend […]

Weekday Meal: Pita Pocket Tacos

At my house, things start to get crazy around 3 p.m. A tornado hits as my kids come home from school, drop their things everywhere, and head straight to the kitchen for a snack before they tackle their homework.  After that, we usually have a chat about their days and then I’m focusing on what’s […]

5 Healthy Breakfasts with 5 Ingredients or Less

Breakfast can be a hectic time — especially if there are little mouths to feed in the mix. Rushing to get ready for your day can leave little room for eating healthy. Luckily there are some simple recipes that make it easy to get the most from the most important meal of the day! To […]

Quick and Easy Savory mini cheese balls

Appetizers are a must-have for any get-together. I especially like those that are fun, festive, easy to make, and of course taste good! We just got back from visiting family for the holidays and, as usual, our get-together included food, family, laughs and appetizers! Since I don’t get the chance to see them often, I […]

Mix it up with Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers!

This post has been sponsored by Stella & Chewy’s and all opinions are my own I’m always looking for ways to keep my dog healthy and happy. After all, our lab mix Spinna is the fourth member of our family! I had heard about raw feeding and all the benefits it can have for dogs […]

Family-Friendly Movie Night Dinner: Hot Dog Tacos

This post is sponsored by Coca-Cola. Like for a lot of families, Fridays are movie night—but at our house we put a little twist on it. We like to take turns choosing the snacks and what to eat. This time around, it was the boys’ turn to decide. Tonight, the boys wanted to try something […]

5 Quick Tips for A Stress Free Road Trip

Summer is here, which means it’s time to round up the family and get in the car for a road trip. Whether it’s a trip to see family or a sightseeing adventure, road trips are a great way for families to bond and make great memories. However, while fun and exciting, long hours in a […]

Basic Summer Heat Safety Tips

Summer days are bright, long, and lots of fun, but they are also extremely hot. To enjoy the good days of summer, there are certain precautions everyone should take. Follow these basic heat safety tips in order to avoid the dangers of heat exposure. Stay inside during the hottest hours of the day. If possible […]

Summer is Comin: $10 PayPal Cash GIVEAWAY

I don’t know abut you but I’m counting the days down to summer. It’s one of my favorite times of the year and to celebrate it’s arrival, I thought it would be fun to hold a quick giveaway to welcome the summer days we all are looking forward to. We had so much fun with […]

Family Fun: Check Out The ALL NEW Wet’n’Wild SplashTown

Looking for a way to cool off this summer while making a splash with the kids? For family fun this summer, slide into a water park for fun the whole family can enjoy. ***Disclosure – No compensation received. I will be provided with complimentary passes in exchange for this and any future posts. Wet’n’Wild SplashTown […]

Four Family Finance Hacks

Even if you have been running a household for years, you can still get hit with a financial surprise every once in a while. Maybe your carefully calculated budget has gone up in flames, or maybe your insurance policy does not come through for you when you need it. Whether you are an experienced family […]

Everything You Need for the Perfect Pet Travel Kit

  If you’re anything like me, planning and getting ready for a trip requires lots of lists. I always have list of travel plans and confirmations, directions, places to stop, restaurants, and shops to visit, and packing lists for everyone in my family. But one furry member of our household who seems to always get […]