Top Five Beach Reads Of The Summer ~ 2016

School’s out for summer! It’s time for lazy days on the beach, long days by the pool, late nights by the campfire.  Yah right, maybe in a perfect world.  Life with kids can look a little different.  Summer with kids in tow sometimes  looks more like a hurried drink with a girlfriend on a humid […]

Money Saving Tips To Help Make Your Summer Trip A Reality

  My reality; I’m always planning for the next vacation.  I’m happier, more fulfilled, dare I say  it, a better Mother when I’m in the midst of planning or at least dreaming about that next vacation.  That is my happy place.  It doesn’t have to be grand and glorious, it just has to be some […]

Quick & Easy Tips For A Successful Move ~ #SwifferFanatic

My family is in a MOVING state of mind!  Okay not me, but my parents just sold their home.  My in-laws moved last month.  My SassySis is in the middle of a very emotional house hunt.  Who knew buying a house could be so much…work?  Beyond the hide and seek, the finding of that next […]

Getting Lost This Summer

Not enough weeks, not enough days, not nearly enough hours in this summer.  Isn’t this always true of summer vacations? In a little over a week I will have my girls “home” for the summer.  I use this term very loosely as teenage girls are rarely home.  Between friends, work, and tackling extra school work […]

Saving Memories with Canvas Factory ~ $167 Giveaway

Do you live in the moment? When you’re dashing through your days; are you the Mama who is getting dirty in the sandbox with your kids, splashing in the lake, riding the rollercoaster, truly living in the moment?  Or are you the Mom who is caught behind the lens, forever trying to capture that perfect […]

How To Prepare Your Teen Driver Before They Hit The Road

It’s happened! There’s a new driver in the house.  In the blink of an eye, my daughter went and did the craziest thing, she grew up.  Honestly, it feels like just last week I was helping her put her hair up in pig tails for a gymnastics competition, and now….she’s asking for the car keys? […]

The Streets Of Paris ~WW

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain Reflecting back on the tiny bistros, the chic store […]

Oh My Heart. A Hit And Run.

To the coward that rear ended my 17 year old daughter, Did you sleep well last night?  Did you dream over and over again about that car you smashed into and then just drove away?  What kind of a man are you? Friday night at about 5pm I got a phone call from one of […]

Save Mommy Minutes & A 100 Gift Card Giveaway!

Note: the following giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom ambassador.  As part of my affiliation with this group I have been compensated to test the Loblaws Click & Collect service.  The opinions on this blog are my own. The shocking numbers!  How many times a week do […]

Animal Kingdom Takes The Night!

As the sun sets, and the heat of the Florida sun leaves the day, a new electricity can be felt in the air.  Over the hum of chattering adults and laughing children you can feel the excitement build as the realization strikes; the Animal Kingdom is just warming up!   That’s right, for the first […]