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Gramma John’s Buttermilk Donuts

Gramma John’s Buttermilk Donuts have been a favorite in our family for decades. They are delicious and perfect for freezing. My childhood summers were spent in South Dakota and Minnesota. Though I was born and raised in California, my parents both grew up in Minnesota. With loads of family on both sides, and my dad hankering for […]

12 Ways to Save on Vacation

Vacations are a wonderful opportunity to reconnect as a family, relax, and reenergize. And if you can save on vacation? So much the better! Vacation season is upon us! I know this because we went to the beach last week for date night. The place was packed, even after 6 pm. Summer and vacation season are […]

Activity Bags for Family Fun

Get out with the family with no fear of being caught unprepared. Pack these activity bags to ensure that fun is exactly what your outing holds. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate […]

Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Whether you’ve got early risers or are heading out on an epic road trip, consider these make ahead breakfast ideas that are fun for kids of all ages! Whenever my nieces come to sleep over, I try to pull out all the stops. I tend to be the stricter, more uptight one of the aunties, so I […]

Summer Reading for Moms and Kids

Make summer reading a priority this year for you as well as for your kids. Here are some ideas on how to make it happen and where to find great books. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for […]

NEW Family Movie Recommendations for Summer

It can be hard to find family films that appeal to a range of ages. Here are some new family movie recommendations for your summer viewing. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate […]

Be Prepared for Car Sickness

You never know when your child might feel queasy on the road, so pack a box of supplies for cleaning up so you’re prepared for car sickness. Summer vacations are just around the corner. And with vacation comes the summer road trip. While your destination and your luggage are important things to plan for, so is […]

Tool up for Summer Fun with this Survival Guide

Ready to rock the summer and prevent childhood boredom and crazy moms? The Summer Survival Guide provides everything you need to enjoy the summer and stay sane.