Parties & Gifts

Halloween Treats: All You Can Eat!

If you think there's a better way to celebrate October 31st than by eating a bunch of Halloween treats, I will fight you. JUST KIDDING. There are plenty of other Halloween traditions you can participate ...

Friday Favorites: Tasty and Easy Party Punch

This punch is so easy to throw together and is so tasty. It's been a favorite at every single children's party I've thrown, and it's a hit with the parents too, not just the kids! Even better? It's just two...

Valentine’s Day Educational FUN for the Kiddos!

Valentine's Day is a Hallmark holiday, but I still wholly embrace it! I am in love with love, and I can't get enough of the sappy this time of year. From heart candies to red roses, from Llama Llama I Love You books to romantic gestures, it's a time when the l...
Blended Family Christmas

My Favorite Blended Family Christmas Tradition

The holidays can be such a chaotic time for children of divorce. Growing up, I had 2 separate Christmases, and there was even one year I spent most of Christmas day on an airplane shuffling between Mom's and Dad's houses. My stepdaughter has 4 celebrations ...
Gifts for moms and stepmoms

32 Great Gifts for Moms and Stepmoms!

What kind of a mother doesn't have a million mom mugs in her cabinets and funny t-shirts in her closet? My cabinets are full of "Baby Maker" mugs and my closet can always use another "#momlife" t-shirt. I kno...
Wrapping paper hack

My Blended Family Christmas Wrapping Paper Hack

Christmas is a big deal 'round these parts. It's Veterans Day, and I'm gearing up for tomorrow on Kohl's website taking full advantage of their best sale of the year (in my opinion). If you haven't already, you...

Quick Tips for Taking Halloween Pics

Halloween pictures are some of my favorite pictures to take each year.  Kids love showing off their costumes, and after all of the time and money spent on them, I love documenting them.  After all, Halloween co...