Why I Love Our Small Family: Our extended family isn't nearby, but that's okay. Here's why: I grew up in small town northern Michigan, where it seemed like we were either related to, or close family friends with, everyone. Even...
Drowning is the #1 CAUSE of accidental death in children ages 1-4. Accidental. Preventable. It is essential to practice mindful parenting in and around any water. When we see unsafe behavior around the pool or any body of water, we want to...
You are about to have a baby (or you’ve already had them), and are seriously considering becoming a stay at home mom. “But what’s it really like? Well mama, here is the truth broken down into pros and cons....
With the heat creeping up and the kids getting restless, it’s time to start heading towards the water (if you are not already there now)! Whether you are splashing at the pool, diving in at the lake or boogie...
Can you think back to a time when you were a kid and something totally freaked you out? I’m specifically talking about a thing that wasn’t necessarily going to harm you, but that captivated your imagination in a way...
Finally! Smoking has officially been banned inside Disney World's four theme parks, two water parks or ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. The ban was put in place May 1st and the company says anyone caught smoking inside parks will...
The brutally hot days of summer are quickly approaching us here in Austin. Air conditioning bills are quickly rising, thoughts of moving to Colorado have probably crossed more than a few minds, and the local swimming pool will soon...
Hey There, My Favorite Little Buddy! As I write this from the reclining chair in the corner of your room, I can hear your breath begin to slow as you reluctantly drift off to sleep. In the dim light of...

Incredible Edible Egg

There’s no denying that the egg is one of nature’s most nutrient-dense perfect foods. It’s also very economical which makes it all that much better. In fact, the egg is so popular that a simple picture of an egg...
I told my husband, Zane, that we were pregnant with kiddo number two. After his initial happiness he looked me right in the eye and said, "We need a bigger house." Personally I didn't agree. Our 3 bedroom, 2 bath,...

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Summer has officially arrived.  Which means my family and I will be living at the splash pad, swimming pool and/or local watering hole as...

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