Where to Find Unique & Meaningful Wedding Gifts

Wedding season is officially here! I remember when I was in my twenties we would go to weddings just about every weekend, with bachelorette/bachelor parties and bridal showers sprinkled in between. Now that we are getting older (yikes!), we have fewer weddings to attend since all of our friends are now focusing on building homes […]

Easy Ways Your Family Can Give Back to Your Community during the Holidays

Is it just me or have the holidays become a commercialized MESS? Shopping on Thanksgiving when you are supposed to be arguing over politics with family (I know that isn’t just me!), dragging kids out to the stores on Black Friday to save $50 on a mediocre television…the spirit of the holidays has become lost. […]

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 […]

My Favorite Parenting Short Cut: Pak’d

It’s safe to say that all of us parents are looking forward to sending our kids back to school. A return to structure, learning, playing…and packing lunches. Sigh.  Parents definitely get the short end of the stick, don’t we? There have been so many times I have pulled myself out of bed late at night […]

Vinted Kids, My Decluttering Solution

Are you drowning in baby gear and you don’t have the time to deal with consignment stores or garage sales? Then let me introduce you an online marketplace that is already saving parents effort, money, and their sanity: Vinted Kids. An offshoot of the already well established Vinted, Vinted Kids is specifically geared towards parents […]

How Groupon Coupons Can Save You Money on Your Taxes

It’s official…NO ONE likes tax season. Especially if you are a tax accountant. But I have found a great way to survive tax season with a little extra change in your pocket. My secret? Groupon Coupons. Yep, that’s right, my favorite way to plan a date night, family outing, or get just the right outfit […]

This Mama’s Makeup Secrets

Moms truly are amazing. They take care of the house, raise kids, and devote so much of their time to their families that there isn’t much time for these super women to pamper themselves. But have no fear, there is one local mom who is making all that change. Who is this treasured find? Male […]