"Hey Siri, play God Bless The USA". I don't know about you, but this song is one of my favorites and I play it every year on the 4th of July. I live for the holidays, so I am...
Do you smell the smoke from the fireworks? Can you taste the food from the backyard barbecues? Can you hear the laughter of children splashing in the pools? That can only mean one thing, the 4th of July is upon us! As a...
Teacher Appreciation Week is nearly upon us and, if you're like me, your Instagram and Facebook feeds are filled with gift ideas for the special teachers in your life. Many of these are adorable and fun and would be...
Happy March, friends! In the event you find your child summoning you for help building a leprechaun trap tonight, please heed the advice in this post.  Last week, my five-year-old son brought home a note from school that read "Family...
Every year around mid-November I see cute little packages of gingerbread cottages that promise tons of "delicious family fun"! But after two years of constructing those eyesores, I finally told myself enough was enough.  Maybe I'm getting cynical in my...
It's the time of year when holiday cards and the annual family letters start flooding my mailbox.  I love seeing the happy smiling faces on the cards and reading the cute letters about what my friends and family have...
I'm currently pregnant with Baby #3 and slightly panicking about having a "right-smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-holiday-craziness" baby. But it's fine. It's fine. Everything's fine. I'm fine. Its nothing a little planning and lowering of expectations can't help! When you know you're having...
Oh, hi. I didn’t see you there. *sets down Elf on the Shelf* You’ve come here looking for answers on how to take the most fa-la-lovely family photo. And I’ve got a cornucopia of solutions waiting just for you. In no time,...
I never thought I would spend holidays without my kids. I wanted to be the mom with the perfectly crafted holiday cupcakes, not the mom who has to miss out on celebrations! When we were going through our divorce,...
Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying: "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." I think that kite-flying guy and I would've gotten along well because I am a major planner. If I don't have my ducks...
In case you haven’t heard, Grandparents Day is coming up. Yes, this is an actual holiday (or day of observance, if that matters), and yes, there are cards in the card aisle for this very purpose. It falls on...
Women’s Equality Day is August 26th I had never heard of this day! Have you? I knew about Women’s History Month and  International Women’s Day, but Women’s Equality Day?! I pride myself on being a well-read feminist, but in all...

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