Finding time to exercise as a busy mom – my experience with Stroller Strides

Exercising has always been part of my routine, and while it can be hard to get up and go for a run, years of doing it mean my mind and body knows what to expect and I can fight that struggle pretty easily. I’ve recently realized just how much that routine makes a difference, as…

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Earth Day – an easy outdoor activity to do with your kids

I’ve seen lots of cute Earth Day crafts and activities online. And I keep meaning to scan through all those things I pinned on Pinterest, and plan something. But somehow I haven’t, and now it’s Friday, and we have plans all day Saturday, and then it will be Earth Day on Sunday. Oops! While lots…

Keep your Car Prepped for Adventure: Spring Edition

I’m an organizer at heart, and I like to be prepared. My husband jokes that we could pay a utility bill if we collected all the five and ten dollar bills I have in jacket and bag pockets for emergencies. Being prepared is no joke, however, especially if you want to be ready to say…

How to Dress Your Kids for the Snow

For our family, going outside on a snowy day is automatically on the to do list, and a quick look at the thermometer and outside the window is enough for me to mentally assess what we all need to wear. If you aren’t used to taking your kids out into the snow, however, this can…

Snap It Outdoors: Shoveling

An unexpected 5 inches of snow fell yesterday. We woke up to a winter wonderland, despite the fact the weather had fooled us into thinking it was spring in February just the week before. We took Red to school, and watched the cars fishtail back up our street after, Small shrieking with delight while I…

4 Reasons Why We Live In Snowpants In The Winter

I have so many pictures of the boys in snowpants at this time of year, it’s silly. We met up with some friends for a quick neighborhood walk the other day and all 3 of us were in our snowpants. Nobody else was. It was a little embarrassing but by the end I was glad…

Magnify This!

Red has this great microscope that we bought him last year.  There’s so many reasons I like having one, and why I love ours, which is the Carson Microbrite.  I thought I’d give you a quick run down. 1.  It’s portable I can easily slip this in my pocket if we’re going out for a…