Capturing fall family fun memories

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The fall months can be super busy with sports, school,  and life in general.  But  they can also be so enjoyable when you include a lot of fun family time- from pumpkin patches to pumpkin carving and  homecomings to hayrides.  Use your  smartphone to keep it all organized and you won't have to miss a ...

Family Camping with Your Dog

Family Camping with Your Dog

We don't go on long family vacations very often but we do go on weekend camping trips on a regular basis.  Camping is one of our family's favorite things to do together.  Camping as a family means camping with our dog Brutus too.  We tent camp in the state land or at state forest campgrounds that ...

Apple Pie Lasagna

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Oh, what's that? You haven't heard of an apple pie lasagna? Well, truthfully, I hadn't either. The idea popped in my head two weeks ago and I was all "oh my gosh it's going to be all layers of apple and yum and goo and IT HAS TO HAPPEN this weekend" but then it didn't... until ...

How Speed Queen Washers and Dryers are Made

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You know, I've never been to the inside of  a factory before. I've never honestly stopped to think about how things are made that we use every single day.  I think that's kind of sad.  Last week, I got to fly out to Ripon, Wisconsin for a quick overnight in order to meet the PR ...

Back To School Tips To Keep Busy Families Connected

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Back to School means back to our regular old routine. Setting alarm clocks, a quick breakfast and then everyone heading off to school. Being a busy family and being able to stay connected no matter where you are is important to me. Especially with kids in sports and after school activities, I like knowing how and where they ...

Getting girls excited about STEM

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Last week, my kids all had the best week of camp EVER.  Their words, not mine.  They spent the week at Camp Invention, immersed in STEM activities and having a blast. My kids are all about building things and taking them apart, and are always wanting to know how things work, run, go, stop, etc. ...

Six Best Windows Apps For Kids When Traveling

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During the school year, at times it feels as if I cannot catch my breath. We are super busy during the school year. My kids are in clubs and participate in after school activities. Add that to the normal load of homework, etc. and you have just about every night packed full. For many families, ...

5 Best Windows Travel Apps For Summer

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Whether you are single, in a relationship or have a family, summer is the time many people travel. Do you have a list of summer destinations to visit? Why not go ahead and put those dreams into action and plan your summer vacation. I know making travel plans can be stressful, especially if you have ...

Upgrading To Windows 10 Is A Snap!

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I swear my summer has been busier than when the kids are in school! I have been super busy with the kids sports and scout activities. I pride myself as being a mom who cooks most of her meals for her family. This summer has been the summer of pizza! When I heard the new ...

Pineapple Cheesecake Parfait

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Making a dessert to surprise your family and friends doesn't have to be super complicated. It doesn't have to take a lot of time. Making simple treats that take little time are my favorite thing to do- not because I don't want to spend the time creating things for them, but because I'd rather spend ...