Make Family Travel Fun, Easy, & Affordable

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Taking kids on vacations and road trips is not a walk in the park. In fact, sometimes a walk in the park isn’t really that easy, either. But, hitting the trail with your peeps is worth it. Somewhere between my honeymoon — when we talked about visiting France every year — and when the sixth […]

Getting Ready for the Week Ahead

Getting Ready for the Week Ahead - Planning for the week ahead, rather than letting it happen to you, can help you make the most of all the great things in your life.

Planning for the week ahead, rather than letting it happen to you, can help you make the most of all the great things in your life. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not […]

Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

You don’t need to jump hoops for the 4th of July. We’re not. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on the road. So […]

Summer Meal Planning Tips and Tricks

Summer Meal Planning Tips and Tricks - Is meal planning a challenge during the summer? Here are some solutions to hot weather, busy days, tired cooks, and a lack of cooking mojo.

Is meal planning a challenge during the summer? Here are some solutions to hot weather, busy days, tired cooks, and a lack of cooking mojo. Summer is in full swing. Weird schedules abound. Whether it’s camps, vacations, or trips to the pool, lake, or beach, routine is hard to come by. But, you gotta eat! […]

Save Money on Gas with Shell Fuel Rewards Network

Save Money on Gas with Shell Fuel Rewards Network

The following content is sponsored by Shell. This summer I’m trying to make a bigger effort to get our family out and about visiting museums and other field trippy places. And we’ve started putting family┬ároad trips back on the calendar. This means a little more time in the car and a little bit bigger gas […]

Make Your Beach or Pool Days a Breeze

Make Your Beach or Pool Days Easier - Enjoy your summer and time with your family by heading to the beach or pool. Here are some tips for making it easier.

Enjoy your summer and time with your family by heading to the beach or pool. Here are some tips for making it easier. A great day at the beach doesn’t just happen. Oh, when you’re ten you think it does. But, no, there was a parent or other adult working behind the scenes to plan […]

My Aunt Cass, Wonder Woman

My Aunt Cass, Wonder Woman

The following post is sponsored by Hallmark: Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time spent writing. I have also been sent free product samples. All opinions are my own. Before there was the internet, there was mail. Sigh. I love mail. As a child I would stand by the window watching for the mail […]

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About - Make weekly outings a learning experience.

Make weekly outings a summer learning experience. Last year I had great big dreams for a summer school that was lively and unique. We were going to read great literature, get ahead with math, learn filmmaking and cooking and basically expand our horizons beyond our wildest dreams. Bwahaha. Can you hear me knock over end […]