Easy ways to earn rewards points for travel


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. All opinions are 100% mine. Exploring new and old places with my family and friends is one of my favorite things to do. Visiting the lake area where I spent almost all of my summers from infancy through my mid twenties [...]

Crayola DJ Music App for Kids

Crayola DJ

Do you have a child who absolutely loves music, everything about music?  I do.  My daughter and son are both crazy about playing music, writing songs, and want to learn about creating music.  Crayola DJ from Legacy Games is an exciting new app that lets your child be the DJ! Children are able to learn the basics [...]

Super Hero Mom Brings Family ‘Round The Table…


And never turns the oven on... No electronics, no screens, just laughs and catching up on the day. Pizza, Bread Sticks and a Cookie Pie for dessert got my family together for dinner. With Papa Johns Pizza, you too can be a Super Hero Mom! It's been one of those weeks. Well, one of those [...]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola Recipe


I am always looking for easy, delicious, and healthy ways to provide the kids with snacks they love. Granola is great because it is super simple to throw together with whatever you have on hand and when stored properly will keep for awhile. It is also a very versatile snack-we eat ours straight from the [...]

Sports Laundry Hacks


There's absolutely NOTHING I would rather be doing on a bright spring day than my family's massive mounds of laundry! Said no one ever. Laundry. That word brings to mind images of piles of dirty, smelly, sweat, grass, and food stained blechness. While we might dread laundry day (or laundry week, if your house is [...]

How bladders are like toddlers


A toddler has no impulse control.   My bladder doesn't always have impulse control.   Toddlers need routine, and lots of practice to learn skills. Sometimes it seems things will never sink in.   My bladder has lots of routine (visits to the bathroom) and the skill of always holding all the pee in until [...]

Where to pitch a tent in PA

Where to Pitch a Tent in PA

Camping is a great way to bring the family together or perfect for just getting out of town and soaking up nature. Whether you are planning the epic guys weekend or the complete opposite, a romantic camping trip, there are some amazing places to camp in Pennsylvania. Here is a little guide to help you [...]

Getting nutrients you need as an adult


I'm pretty good about feeding my family healthy meals. I am.  I'm even pretty good about giving my family multivitamins, and even probiotics.  And then it comes to me, and I... well, I am not so great at following my own advice. Getting enough nutrients- the right  nutrients? I'm not always so great about that. [...]

How to Prep for Your Overnight Babysitter


In college and for a few years after, I did a lot of babysitting to supplement my (low) income.  Since I was over 22 and had my own vehicle, I quickly became a hot commodity in my sisters' circles of friends, and had a fairly steady stream of overnights, weekends, and even a few weeks [...]

Herb Garden Markers

Herb Garden Markers

There are few things I love to cook with more than fresh herbs.  Recently we've changed our cooking and eating due to some family health concerns and food allergies.  We've always prepared most of our meals at home but now we are making sure that what we cook is as natural and fresh as possible. [...]