Storage Solutions for Busy Families

Sometimes it looks like a tornado has gone through my house. Seriously. It makes me wonder why I invest in a security system when a burglar would be stopped by the cars and Legos strewn about the floor (and my kids haven’t even seen Kevin’s antics in “Home Alone!”). But thankfully I implemented a plan […]

How to Host a Chili Cookoff

I don’t mean to brag or anything, but I make a darn good chili. Not too spicy, not too sweet…the perfect amount of beans, meat and veggies…my mouth is watering just writing about it. Don’t believe me? Well, I’m not the only one who thinks it is amazing, my friends do, too. And I have […]

How to Simplify Halloween

Halloween can be overwhelming…for parents trying to be “Pinterest Perfect,” for our already jam packed family schedules, and especially for kids who have special needs. That’s why I make a conscious effort to take a step back and keep things as simple as possible for one of the most hyped up holidays of the year. […]

Fresh and Easy Family Friendly Recipes with Ancient Olive Trees Olive Oil

I love to cook. To me, there is nothing better than blasting some music, opening up a bottle of wine, and creating something delicious using fresh produce and local ingredients. Every late afternoon I love indulging in a little “me time” that ends up in a delicious meal that my family will gobble up (most […]

Why I Need a Vacation From My Summer Vacation

I need a vacation from summer vacation. Seriously. I can’t take one more day of sweating at the zoo, avoiding the scalding hot slides at the park, or packing the car one more time for a beach trip. Seriously. I just can’t do it. And for those of you who keep posting “summer please don’t […]

Water Based Learning Activities to Get Your Kids Ready for School

Everywhere I look there are back to school advertisements and as much as I am excited for Fall (hello, pumpkin spiced lattes) why is there such a rush to say goodbye to summer?!?! I mean, there are so many fun ways to prepare for school while celebrating the heat wave that August tends to bring […]

Quick and Easy Summer Meals with Wild Garden

As much as I love summer, there is one thing I don’t like about the warm temps and long days: Being stuck inside to make a meal. I mean, who wants to be trapped inside a hot kitchen when there are beautiful sunny skies to take advantage of? That’s why I’m so glad I discovered […]