Proud Every Second, No Matter What

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 more

Bare Feet in a Waterfall

Jackson Falls waterfall and river bed just off Natchez Trace Parkway in TN.

Go Go Power Rangers… Don’t. you. ever. stop. Have you ever had this song in your head for 10 hours? My husband and I have. I never know what I want to do for Mother’s Day every year that I’m asked. All I knew this year was that I wanted to get out of the … Read more

Cool Mom Gift Ideas

canvas bag I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom.

Post contains affiliate links for your convenience, see my Disclosure and Policy statement for details. I’ll never forget Amy Poehler in Mean Girls. “I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.” I won’t exactly be serving up after-school martinis for my kids anytime soon, but most moms I know are pretty cool. We … Read more

Ultimate Artist Giveaway Bundle and Review

This is a sponsored post with Rose Art. I received products to try and partnered with Rose Art for a giveaway package for my readers. Post may contain affiliate links. All thoughts are my own. ∼∼∼ The yard was a swamp from the rain all weekend and the cabin fever was setting in something fierce, … Read more

May the 4th Be With You

Hello Star Wars fans, I just wanted to give you a shout on this the holiest of Star Wars holidays, May the 4th be with you! I remember long ago I was sitting in a group of twenty-something friends, one of which had no idea why the Star Wars franchise was so popular. I get … Read more

GIVEAWAY: “Best Summer Ever” Starter Pack

Post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Please see  Disclosure statement for details. Our favorite season is here! Every spring I get a real hankering to go out and buy a bunch of outdoor supplies to get the kids outside, and myself out there with them. Some of our very best family memories come from … Read more

Experiences Over Things: Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

posing at the wax museum with michael jackson

I catch myself doing it all of the time. Taking life wayyyy too seriously trying to keep it all together and get everyone everything they need and everywhere they need to go in one piece. It’s easy to turn into an old stick in the mud trying to keep everything in order, so I’m making … Read more

Making Memories When You Can’t Afford a Big Vacation

Big theme park vacations are not the norm for us, so visiting Legoland and Disney World this year is something we’ll always remember. I do recommend making memories on a big splurge at least once in a lifetime if you can. But the fact of the matter is, big vacations are not always possible. Spring … Read more

The Big Impact of Career Day at School

A homemade CEO career day outfit for school with sharpie markers and a cardboard box laptop computer.

Post may contain affiliate links. See Disclosure and Policy for details. So, the night before Career Day at school we were brainstorming for an outfit. It’s Dr. Seuss’ spirit week and in honor of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” they had the option of dressing up for their dream job for the day. He’s 9 … Read more

40 Things That Happen When You Travel With Kids

Family travel comes with its challenges but taking trips and traveling with kids on vacation is worth it.

If you’re like me, you plan a trip in eager anticipation to see new things and hit the road on a family road trip. And you start to mentally prepare because there is never a dull moment when you travel with kids. Kids are kids are kids are kids no matter where they are, and … Read more

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