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 moreThe Definition of Comfort

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 moreThere Goes My Life – The First Day of Kindergarten

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 moreOf Boys, Bunk Beds and Elusive Bedtimes

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 moreMom’s Summer Vocabulary

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 morePixar Movie Short “Lou” Addresses Childhood Bullying

50 Pool Snack Ideas

50 Pool Snack ideas to keep you going all summer.

I found a compromise with the kids when it comes to pool snacks. I want them to eat healthy, but I also enjoy treats at the pool as much as anybody else. We found a way to pick foods that keep us satisfied and happy without feeling like we’re missing out on treats. What’s in … Read more50 Pool Snack Ideas

Hanes® Father’s Day Big Softy Giveaway

Hanes Big Softy Giveaway

This is a sponsored post with Hanes. All opinions my own.   Who loves surprise packages in the mail? Me!! You know who rarely ever gets surprise packages in the mail? My husband. I told him he had a package and he was like, really? I grinned ear to ear when it came. Hanes was … Read moreHanes® Father’s Day Big Softy Giveaway

8 Ways The Drive-In Is Still Awesome

The Hiway 50 Drive In movie theater in Lewisburg, TN.

I don’t remember a single movie I ever saw at the drive-in movie theater when I was a kid, but I’ll always remember going. There was so much to love about it. Like running around in the grass underneath the big screen, playing with other kids as we waited for it to turn dark. We … Read more8 Ways The Drive-In Is Still Awesome

Repeating First Grade: An Update, 3 Years Later

School retention can be a difficult and painful decision to make, but it was the best thing we could have done for our child.

In 2014, we decided to hold our son back in school to repeat his first grade year. We’ve just completed third grade in 2017, this is an update on our overall experience in school retention. Once upon a time there was a boy. He was as handsome and sweet as the day is long, and … Read moreRepeating First Grade: An Update, 3 Years Later

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