Join the Sail into a New School Year Challenge

Ya’ll, around here school starts in 2 weeks! It’s crazy since it’s only the end of July, but that means it’s time to get prepped to make this school year a success and I’ve got you covered! As a veteran teacher with 16 years experience and a mom to two…

5 Fun Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

Once your child starts school the phrase “Summer Slide” is one you will become very familiar with. Almost every piece of literature that goes home before school ends focuses on this topic. The “Summer Slide” refers to your child forgetting skills that they learned during the previous school year. Essentially,…

Chillin’ in the Wave Pool

The kids have been out of school since the third week of May. It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s Florida. There’s only a few things to do outside during the day that won’t have you dying of heat exhaustion- going to the beach, spending the day at the pool, or going…

Patriotic Fun for Kids

It’s hard to believe, but July is here! Where is the time going?…I swear it was just Christmas and already we are over half way through the year! July 4th is on Tuesday. Time for BBQs and fun with friends and family. But what do you do to keep the…

We Aren’t Keeping Up with the Joneses this Summer

If you’re anything like me, you have spent a bit of time on Facebook and Instagram this summer. As you’ve scrolled down your friend’s Facebook pages you see pictures of families doing all sorts of fun things with big smiles on their faces having the time of their lives.  There’s…

Camping at Home

This week’s theme is All About Camping! Let me start by saying…my family is not made up of campers. As a kid I went camping with my girl scout troop, but that was in cabins that were air conditioned! (That was enough for me 🙂 ) Now my idea of…

Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Father’s Day is Sunday. (It’s the middle of June people! Can you believe it?!?) I’ve been brainstorming ideas for gifts that work coming from a 2- and 4-year old. Since my hubby isn’t into fishing, hunting, golfing, or working with tools, the traditional gifts and Pinterest Ideas aren’t really going…

5 Activities for a Week of Color Exploration

My goal during the summer is to keep things simple while providing fun and memorable activities for our family to do together. It’s not about big trips, spending lots of money, or over the top Pinterest activities that take forever to prep and do. (Though if you love that stuff,…

3 Reasons Our Girls Share a Room

This is the first week of summer and instead of relaxing, we’ve been moving kid’s bedrooms around. We moved both girls, ages 2 and 4, into the same room and turned the other bedroom into their playroom. As part of this process we’ve also put our 2 year old in…

Chores: Not a Dirty Word

Do you ever have the feeling that you are the unpaid help at your house? Like there’s too much that you’re responsible for? I mean, come on, between cleaning, laundry, dishes, cooking, organizing everything for school and/or work, and the myriad of other things life brings, it can really bring…

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