Star Wars fans will love this DIY NERF target shooting game featuring the villains we all love to hate! We pretty much eat, sleep and breathe Star Wars at our house, thanks to a certain obsessed 9-year-old. So when a certain villain killed a certain hero in “The Force Awakens,” there were major tears. (And […]

I’m sharing a list of 5 Indoor Activities for Kids and Families you can enjoy this winter in this post sponsored by McDonald’s. It’s all about creating #HappyFamilyMoments. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure here. Brr. It’s cold outside. The winter weather definitely is putting a crimp on our family adventures, since we love spending […]

Every time I clean out the junk drawer in the kitchen, I find a bundle of Box Tops for Education that we should have turned in to my son’s school. Like so many other things, the Box Tops got buried in the junk drawer and forgotten. That’s like throwing away money — money his school […]

It seems like yesterday that I wrote dispatches from kindergarten about Jackson’s first day at school. We were all so very excited and anxious, ready for this milestone. Yet, we were also wondering what Jackson’s school experience would be like. Would he have good teachers who would challenge and nurture him? Would he stay excited […]

I’ve been marveling at how quickly summer passed this year. Time flies when you’re having fun, as the saying goes. But it seems like this summer hadn’t even started before it was over. It was so busy — so many deadlines, opportunties and obligations. I really struggled with trying to balance it all. And I’m […]

We just celebrated a pretty important birthday at our house. This girl, who I’ve raised from a puppy, turned 16. She celebrated with a nap and lots of cuddles and, thankfully, being ignored by our cat, Felix. McCoy entered my life when I was single and living alone, in my late 20s. I first met […]

My mother has given me some pretty amazing gifts throughout the years. And I’m not just talking about the tangible things. She has given me her love, unconditionally. A safe and happy home. The encouragement and confidence to pursue my dreams. The belief that anything is possible. Kind words when I needed them (and reality checks […]

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #PurellWipes #CollectiveBias Spring might be my favorite time of the year because it’s the season of outdoor adventures, family vacations, picnics and road trips! We’ve been living our life on the go […]

I had to laugh when I saw the lost-and-found bin sitting outside Jackson’s school before the start of winter break. There were lots of unclaimed coats, water bottles, shirts and bags. Kids misplace lots of things, often never to be seen again. That’s one of the reasons I love personalized gifts for kids. There’s no […]

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OwnTheGalaxy #CollectiveBias Have I ever told you about our family’s advent traditions? We have a lot of fun with the countdown to Christmas — everything from daily advent presents, advent calendars and our own wacky take on Elf […]