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{Review} Galileo Summer Camp

February 8, 2016 in All Posts, Popular, Sponsored Posts

Planning my kids’ summer camp schedule is one of my least favorite things to do as a working mom. There are so many choices and it’s hard to know whether a camp is the right fit for your child and what to do if it’s not. Luckily we hit the jackpot with Galileo Summer Camp for our […]

Summer Learning Activities for Kids: Top Ten Ways To Keep Kids Curious

June 5, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Kindergarten Craft, Kindergarten Literacy, Play, Preschool, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Math, Toddler Activities, Toddler Art, Toddler Literacy, Toddler Math, Toddler Science

School’s out! Have you figured out how to keep your kids learning while they’re on summer break? True story:  my mom would leave academic workbooks outside each of our bedroom doors so we would find them when we woke up for the day and we’d have to have them completed by the time she got […]

Mama Knows Best + Back To School Tips

August 25, 2012 in All Posts

Well, the end of summer is here and the kids are headed back to school, so it’s time for a little bloggy break to rest, recharge, and get ready for the fall. When I get back, I’ll finally share the Polka Dot Birthday Themed Birthday Party from January, a Garden Themed Party from April, and a Dinosaur Themed […]

{CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.} This Week: Crave Healthy Frozen Treats

July 21, 2012 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’ve been craving refreshingly healthy frozen treats like these Fruity and Fanciful Twists on the Ordinary Popsicle: Source: latartinegourmande.com via Kristina on Pinterest Red Berry Popsicles with a hint of orange-flavored mint and Apricot Nectarine Pistachio Popsicles from La Tartine Gourmande Blackberry Ice Cream with Amaretto on a stick from eCurry Creamy Coconut Pops from Paula Deen Smashed Berry, Lime […]

{Live} Safe Fun In The Sun With GrUVyWear

July 2, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

If you know me in real life, you know that I am pretty fanatical about sunscreen and wearing protective clothing to keep myself out of the sun’s harmful rays.  I’ve been known to wear overalls or be covered head to toe on the beach to “lie out” with my friends. I’ve always been that way. […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Bold Beach Accessories

April 21, 2012 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’ve been coveting bold beach accessories, like these black & white beauties: Maslin Zebra Beach Towel, $225 Express Zebra Wedge Flip Flops, $14.99 Diane von Furstenberg Neoprene Beach Tote Bag, $145 Michael Kors Zebra-Print Draped Kaftan, $437 Noel Stewart Wide Brim Beach Hat, $315 CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. Kids For Her Stripes […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Retro-Inspired Shades

March 31, 2012 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’m coveting retro-inspired shades like these summery Round Croisette striped sunglasses from Dior: These vintage beauties simply scream “Beach!” don’t you think? Find them here in Crayola-inspired shades of red, blue, yellow and black for $325. CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. Kids For Her Frankie Ray Lulu Crystal Striped Sunglasses For Him Stephen Joseph Shark […]

{Play} Water Painting

September 10, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Okay, so technically, today isn’t Thursday, but at our house, we live on toddler time, so any day goes! Now, what you’re about to witness is nothing short of a miracle of miracles . . .  Jane and Sam actually playing together – art play no less – and not fighting each other to the […]

{Play} Tovolo Rocket Pop Molds

September 6, 2011 in All Posts, Play

We’re refusing to let summer go.  How can we when there’s still so much summer fun still to be had? Auntie C (remember her awesome White Wine Summer Fruit Sangria?) and Uncle B brought us these great Tovolo Rocket Pop Molds for Jane’s Special Agent Oso birthday months ago: They claim to “Make a cool treat […]

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom (TM)’s Easy Frozen Berry Summer Smoothie

September 2, 2011 in All Posts, Bake

It still feels like summer around here, so we’re still outside concocting refreshing ways to beat the heat. Unlike the White Wine Summer Fruit Sangria, this cool down beverage is toddler-friendly.  Jane had fun mixing, stirring and pouring our drinks! The best thing about this no-fail, never-forget recipe?  It’s as easy as one.  One cup […]