10 Things You Should Take Camping With Kids

It’s Memorial day weekend, and many of you are headed out into the woods seeking adventure and camping fun.  Some of my fondest, childhood vacations were the ones spent by the side of the lake, breathing in the fresh forest smell, and picking the dried mud from my toes. My camping fun-o-meter has dropped substantially […] Read more…

5 Fun Summer Reading Charts for Kids

School is nearly out, and summer is fast approaching.  My children and I are busy planning all sorts of fun outings, hikes, and adventures.  We plan to get a lot of quality playtime in, but I also want them to spend some time reading this summer. My mother taught me to love books at a […] Read more…

Top Book List for a 3-Year-Old Boy

My floor is littered with picture books, I know more about dinosaurs than ever before, and my living room is occasionally rearranged to be a pirate ship.  What happened?!  Well, my son is discovering the written word. My older daughters regularly beg to visit the library so they can peruse the shelves looking for mysteries, […] Read more…

Annual Birthday Questionnaire for a Memory Book

I often wish I could somehow keep track of every adorable thing my children say, all of their likes and dislikes, their funny stories, hilarious expressions, and mispronunciations.  It’s one of the things I miss the most as they grow older and make less of them.  They are little treasures of joy and laughter for […] Read more…

The Kind of Princess I Want My Daughters to Be

As the world welcomes England’s new princess, I can’t help but think about the title, how it is used, and what it means for our daughters.  In the United States, the girl’s section of the department store is littered with items proudly proclaiming PRINCESS across the front.  We place this label all over our daughter’s […] Read more…

How to Grow Your Twitter Following, the Right Way!!

When I began blogging, facebook and instagram came pretty easily to me.  Twitter, on the other hand, was a completely different science.  I watched bloggers purchase followers by the thousands, but I wanted real followers, humans that cared about my message, people who would favorite and possibly retweet my content. Today, I am excited to share […] Read more…

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