Kids playing sports during pandemic

Our Kids are Playing Sports Despite the Pandemic

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Sadly the pandemic isn’t ending as soon as we would like. {Tomorrow-- please!). This means we have to continue to figure out how to live, work, nourish and raise our children to the best...

Why I’m Saying “No!” to ALL the Extracurricular Activities

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I want to start this post with a warning/confession: my only child is only 20 months, so in some ways, the following words are coming from a still-fresh new mom who still has the...

World Book Day: Give Me All The Books!

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My husband and I are avid readers. We met in Journalism school, and both had specializations in English. To say we like reading is an understatement. I mean who willingly takes multiple college English...

30 Novels That Are Perfect for Fall Reading

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Summer is often touted as the best time for reading, and I’m all for a good Summer Reading List. But I propose we also begin to make Autumn Reading a thing. After all, fall...

Outside Of The Box Activities For Your Child This School Year

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As you know the kids are back in school.  As a result, you can finally shop at Target alone without buying a toy that you didn’t budget for. Now, what do you do after school? The...

Why Mom Needs A Hobby

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In the fall of 2012, I started a personal blog—partly because I enjoyed writing, but mostly to get my husband off my back about sharing my perspective with somebody beyond the pages of my...

Leave Home Without Sunscreen

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Before you slather yourself and your kids with sunscreen this summer, let’s talk about sunscreen. Sunscreen is a multi-billion-dollar industry, yet there are no studies that prove that the use of sunscreen protects us from...

More Tips for Reading More This Summer (and Beyond!)

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Summer is in full swing, and for many of us that means one thing: the season for reading is HERE! A few weeks ago, I discussed my own love for reading and how that passion...

Summer Reading

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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 often as time will allow.  And because I like to...

How I Read 200 Books In A Year (And How YOU Can Read More...

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Summer is upon us, and for book lovers everywhere, that means one thing: the year’s best reading season is under way! I’m a lifelong bibliophile: some of my happiest childhood memories revolve around books, and...