Have kids? Three things every parent needs to know about Common Core. I was really surprised by this information (especially #2). PLUS - great resources to help you understand common core math - and actually be able to help your kids with their common core homework!

3 Things Every Parent Should Know About Common Core

With a kindergartner and a first grader, I’m just starting the process of really understanding what Common Core means. I know that I’ve been stumped about some of the math problems coming home. I know I’ve heard grumbles coming from the carpool line. I know I’ve seen outrage on Facebook. But I didn’t understand what…

75 free summer activities for kids

75 Free Ways to Have More Fun at Home With Your Kids

Have you ever heard the saying, If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy? Well, I don’t know if I fully agree with that or not. But there is something that I know to be true. If Mama Is Happy – EVERYONE is Happy! Have you ever found that if you are fun and excited and…

Looking for great breakfast, lunch and snack ideas that will keep your kids healthy and energized? You'll love these granola, peanut butter banana dogs. They're my daughter's favorite - and they're SO easy to make! Perfect lunch idea for kids!

Granola, Peanut Butter Banana Dogs

With three active kids, I feel like I’m feeding someone all. the. time. I like to feed them food that is packed with protein to keep them full and energized for as long as possible. Especially at breakfast. So I teamed up with Nature Valley™ Protein Granola to create Granola, Peanut Butter Banana Dogs. My…

Hate to iron? 10 hacks that will keep you wrinkle free without an iron! From curtains to clothes and even bedding and tablecloths, these hacks will change the way you clean (and you can throw away your iron.)

10 Hacks to Keep You Wrinkle Free (Without an Iron)

I hate ironing. Getting out the giant ironing board. Finding a place to plug in an extremely hot device where my kids aren’t going to run into it, trip on it or try to see what happens if they press their face to it. And then the ACTUAL ironing. I mean – are you kidding…

Don't let bad weather rain on your family vacation. Check out these 12 indoor pools for kids that will keep the fun going.

The Best Indoor Pools for Kids

If you’re planning a family vacation, it’s nice to have a rainy day plan. Here are 12 indoor pools across the U.S. that kids will love! The Best Indoor Pools for Kids 1. DoubleTree Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2. The Peninsula in Chicago, Illinois 3. Francis Scott Key Family Resort in Ocean City, Maryland 4. Grand Cascades Lodge…

This super simple DIY jet pack will have your kids blasting off into outer space! Great craft for kids!

How to Build a DIY Jet Pack for Kids

My kids LOVE playing outer space. In fact, when asked, my 4-year-old says that his favorite COLOR is outer space. They like to pretend that they’re blasting off into the universe. Sometimes they end up on the moon. Sometimes it’s Mars. Most of the time they’re just floating around in the milky way. So when…

Three genius Mother's Day gift ideas for grandma and mom! No more flowers - choose one of these three genius gift ideas instead! (My grandma LOVED #2)

3 Genius Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Every year, I’m totally stumped for ideas for Mother’s Day gifts for my mom and grandmas. They have flowers. They have pictures of the kids. They don’t need anything. But this year, I have three genius Mother’s Day gift ideas – and I’m sharing them with you! 3 Genius Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mom…

After years of battling seasonal allergies with my kids, I'm sharing my tried and true tips for finding allergy relief for kids. Spring and fall allergies can be brutal, and these are the allergy remedies that work for us! (Especially #2 and #3!)

Allergy Relief for Kids

Spring has sprung, and with it – so have my kids’ allergies. He has all the signs – cough, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, eczema – and a whole lot of tired. This is our third year battling his seasonal allergies, and apparently we’re not alone. In fact, allergies are the third most common chronic…

Tips and Tricks for Labor and Delivery

Wear Your Socks: My Advice on Labor and Delivery

I am 6.5 months pregnant and nervous about labor and delivery. What tips do you have to share? -Nervous Nora Dear Nora, You have come to the completely wrong place for advice on labor and delivery – but I will share anyway… But before I share, you need to know that I proudly had an…