9 Things to Look for in a Pumpkin Patch

Little Rascals Zipline at Honeysuckle Hill Farm in Springfield, TN

This is a sponsored post with Honeysuckle Hill Farm. Experiences are 100% real! ◊◊◊ Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the beautiful changes in nature, cooler weather and we always head to an area pumpkin patch to spend the day on a weekend. Everyone walks, talks and pees in the potty in … Read more

It’s Okay to Buy a Coffee Pot on Your Anniversary

We bought a coffee pot at Target for our anniversary

Well, it’s that time of year. Pumpkin spice, pumpkin farms, beautiful turned leaves in Tennessee… and us trying to figure out what the heck to do for our wedding anniversary at the last minute. Last year was our 11th anniversary and we went to Target and bought a coffee pot. And you know what? It … Read more

New Jungle Exploration Kits from LEGO City and National Geographic Kids

LEGO City Jungle kit with crocodile and minifigure in kayak in river

I proudly partner with reputable companies that encourage learning and exploration. This is a sponsored post with National Geographic Kids and may contain affiliate links. ◊◊◊ “Ooooooo, I like that one. I want one that has a tiger in it!” “Tigers aren’t in the jungle, William. Tigers live in the savannah.” I looked pointedly at … Read more

What I’ve Learned as a School Pick Up Line Newbie

My son has been a bus rider since his first year of school, but this year we decided to try something different. He wanted to be a car rider, and since the timing worked out with little brother heading to preschool, I figured why not? He’s one of the big kids at his elementary school … Read more

The Definition of Comfort

Raglan tee, 3 pack of boxer briefs and two 6-packs of socks with FreshIQ and X-temp features

This is a sponsored post with Hanes. Out of curiosity, I Googled the actual definition of the word comfort and found the following: noun 1. A state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. Also: things that contribute to physical ease and well-being.   I am at the point of life where I’m … Read more

There Goes My Life – The First Day of Kindergarten

Mom thoughts on the first day of kindergarten at school

This is one of the very first blog posts I ever wrote-about the day my first child went to kindergarten. I read it every year before the school year starts and I feel a little tinge of this every time I send him off on his first day of school. At the risk of sounding … Read more

Of Boys, Bunk Beds and Elusive Bedtimes

Upward view of a bunk bed ladder

“Stop it, mom said it was my turn!” “You already watched something, I’m turning it off!” We are deep into the summer break and we’ve done all the things. Swimming, watermelon, ice cream, fireworks, water balloons, water guns, cousins and bare feet in the yard and the treehouse. “You’re a doody-face!” “You’re a BUTT!” Ridiculous … Read more

Mom’s Summer Vocabulary

Long summer days on school break bring back Mom's Summer Vocabulary, aka parenting snacks, kids, I'm bored and kids who are always hungry.

I love to foster an environment of boredom for the kids over the summer. I develop a lot of anxiety if I have to rush around from activity to activity and the kids play best when they’re bored, they really do. It also saves a bit of coin when we are blissfully unscheduled. We did … Read more

Pixar Movie Short “Lou” Addresses Childhood Bullying

The playground bully J.J. from the Disney-Pixar movie short Lou, airing ahead of Cars3 June 2017.

I saw an advanced screening of Lou at the 2017 Disney Social Moms Celebration. I was not compensated or influenced in this opinion. I’m writing about it because it’s just that good! Thanks for reading. Cars3 has been getting tons of press lately as we approach the movie’s official opening weekend. We adore the Cars … Read more

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