Summer Fun: Are You A LEGO Maker? Challenge

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We’re always looking for fun and free things to do during the summer. The kids have some planned time, but we also have a lot of downtime between camps and vacations. Those 6 weeks we have to fill with fun stuff to do outside the home and at home so they keep themselves busy and stay […]

Camp Prep With Banana Boat® {sponsored}

Sleepaway Camp Prep with Banana Boat®

This week we’re in full on camp prep mode for sleepaway camp next week. Two of our kids are headed off to overnight camp for the first time! The list of essentials to pack for camp is long, but I’m armed with suggestions from their camp and my own must-haves. We partnered with Banana Boat® […]

29 Ways To Prepare For Baby Financially {sponsored}

29 Ways To Prepare For Baby Financially

Thank you Chicco Shop for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Chicco Shop, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Babies are awesome. But money wise getting ready for baby can seem like a huge challenge. Saving money on baby and preparing your finances for baby’s arrival are almost a part-time […]

529 Day

529 Day Fidelity

It’s 529 Day!  Every year on 5/29 many 529 plans offer up special deals to help celebrate the holiday while others raise awareness about 529 plans and their benefits. In honor of the holiday we’re sharing tips and an infographic from Fidelity. I recommend college savings come AFTER retirement savings, and while college costs can […]

Amazon Kindle For Kids Bundle

Kindle for kids bundle

Summer is nearly here, and that means lots of kids at home with not a lot to do. I’m dreading the ‘I’m bored’ commentary already. But summer doesn’t have to be boring. Thankfully Amazon has a great solution–its reading time! Starting today, Amazon is offering a special Kindle for Kids Bundle just in time for […]

He’s okay.

Aidan is okay

Before I say anything else, I have to say he’s okay. It’s how I start before I tell anyone what happened this past weekend. On Friday night our youngest, Aidan, was struck by a car when he ran into the road. He was playing with his sister and friends when they decided to walk down […]

5 Ways To Save The Most On Baby Gear {sponsored}

5 Ways to Save on Baby Gear

Thank you Chicco Shop for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Chicco Shop, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. This is part two in a series about saving money on baby essentials. Today we’re going to tackle how to save the most on baby gear. Part One of our series is […]

7 Frugal + Easy Non-Food Party Favor Ideas

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Birthday party favors seem silly. You’re hosting a party, providing entertainment, food, drinks, and cake, AND you have to give the little guests something to take home? I have no idea where the tradition started for parents to give out birthday party favors, but it’s one of my least favorite things as a parent. As […]

Digital Connection With HomeTeam™ App {sponsored}

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We’re living in the digital age. While there are still benefits to going ‘offline’ and living a more analog life digital connection can help you stay in touch as families and friends become dots all over a map of the world. It’s less and less common for us to stay put close to the people […]