Build a Boxtroll and Win! #BuildABoxtrollSweeps #TheBoxtrolls


With just under a month until The Boxtrolls comes to theaters (9/26), the kids decided they wanted to make their OWN Boxtrolls.  We saved some shipping boxes (the kids wanted to make themselves Boxtrolls, I decided we should start on a smaller scale...). Really, what you need are some cardboard boxes and your imagination.  Maybe ...

Messes aren’t always a bad thing #HappiMess #DeltaFaucet


You know those days, when you look around your house and want to cry, because there's just messes everywhere you turn? But then, when you take a step back, you realize, that a lot of that mess is actually a HappiMess, and a feeling of gratitude washes over you? >1627500553;postadid=5000185888">

5 ways to keep active kids healthy


My kids have spent the last few months swimming, diving, playing tennis and running around like crazy. Most of the time they are in the water, either here at home or at the swim club. The rest of the time? My girls can usually be found upside down, doing cartwheels, really, any gymnastics skills. My ...

Drive Safe Today Day #DriveSafeToday


Drive Safe Today Day is an event that shows Progressive’s human side -- an observable pursuit outside of providing innovative insurance. The purpose is  to affect driving behavior and make the roads a little safer for everyone.   I have 3 kids. If you’ve been around here at all, you’ve likely seen photos  of them.  They are my ...

The little things


This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine. As I sit here listening to the kids playing (nicely) together, hearing my husband putter away upstairs on a project, it's striking me how powerful the little things are in life. The big things are, for sure, also important, but so often, ...

9 Tips for benefit concert donors


For over forty years, the benefit concert has served as one of the most easily recognizable forms of aid for charitable organizations.   It all started back in August 1971 when George Harrison called a few friends - Ringo, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, to name a few - to play at the world’s first benefit concert.  The ...

Back to school safety #LifeLockUltimatePlus


It’s back to school time again, and a common subject that comes up is that of safety. While that’s always something to worry about (especially when you’re a parent), back to school time brings up a whole bundle of concerns in itself.  Back to School Safety How will your child get to school?   Can they walk to the ...

#ElfBirthday Twitter Party August 27 8-9pm ET


You may have one or you may have seen them around but no doubt about it, The Elf on the Shelf is most definitely a holiday tradition for many families. It's another way to add some fun and excitement to holiday time (and if you know me, you know I LOVE holiday time...) We love ...

Verra good reasons to watch Outlander #Outlander #OutlanderDay


As if anyone needed a reason....Outlander is a HOT new show and while it's probably not one to watch with the kids, it's definitely one to make sure you don't miss an episode of! Verra Good Reasons to Watch Outlander 1. Jamie Fraser. 2. Claire and Jamie 3. Dougal 4. Kilts. Verra brawny ...

Supporting an injured wrist

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We made the decision to upgrade our electrical service to 200 amps recently, in order to have central air installed, and a generator switch added to our box.  After we made that decision and decided on the contractors to use, we had to clean out several areas of our house so the contractors could easily ...