I love throwing birthday parties for kids. I love to find a theme and throw myself into it with reckless abandon. When my son decided he wanted a Mad Science Party to celebrate his upcoming 8th birthday I approached...
Times, they are a'changin' — no more of those tiny Box Tops for Education getting lost in the nooks and crannies of your car and kitchen drawers! That's right, these cardboard babies are getting a much-needed digital upgrade. Box Tops...
When my husband told me the Navy was sending us to Florida my first thought was DISNEY! I couldn’t wait to show my princess-loving daughter the magic of Disney. While I was dreaming about Mickey and Minnie, my husband...
I grew up within 30 minutes of Anaheim, California, which meant that Disneyland trips were easy and scattered throughout my childhood, with a few glorious years as an annual passholder. When I moved to Jacksonville from the DC Metro...
Saving money at Target. Sounds impossible, right? I thought so, too, but when I realized that my RedCard bill was creeping up on roughly half of our mortgage every month (I blame formula and diapers), I knew I had...
We all know being a teacher is a lot of work that has many different aspects to it. I could list them for you, but if you have ever met a teacher and had a real conversation with them,...
Aside from a wedding a couple of years ago where my dress came from Target, and I happened to find the exact same mini version at Baby Gap (fate!), I don’t dress like my daughter. I dress like I’m...
I'll admit, I can be a bit of a hoarder when it comes to makeup... but since it's my job, that makes it more acceptable, right? My husband would beg to differ. The great thing about having so many products...
Sleep regressions can happen throughout our little ones’ lives. Our once perfectly sleeping babies now have multiple wakeups at night, early morning wakeups or those pesky short naps may start to make an appearance. We, as parents, often wonder...
"This much I know. If you are what you eat, then I only wanna eat the good stuff." –Ratatouille You are on vacation. Forget the diets and enjoy your time off in the Happiest Place on Earth — which actually...
Being a woman is wonderful. Being a woman is confusing. Being a woman is easy. Being a woman is hard. From an early age our bodies are changing — we develop in our preteen years and our hormones rage....
You’re 13 years old and driving in the car with your father. He has AM radio on (you remember AM radio don’t you? Go away, younger millennials, I am not explaining this). There are boring men speaking, and once...

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