Artwork During Dinner Prep

Have you struggled with finding activities to keep your kids busy while you prep dinner? For me that is one of the most challenging times of day. My mom used to call it “The Witching Hour” and for good reason. I’m always looking for activities that my 2- and 4-year…

5 Gifts for Mom that She’ll Really Appreciate

5 Gifts for Mom that She’ll Really Appreciate “It’s the thought that counts.” No truer words have been spoken when it comes to gift giving. If your still trying to figure out the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, maybe you’ll consider one of these options and the thoughtful meaning behind…

Florida Swamps for Pre-K

During this past election cycle in American politics if you heard the phrase “Drain the Swamp” once, you heard it a million times. And frankly the phrase probably gave swamps a bad name. But swamps are essential to Florida and its’ wildlife. They are part of a strong ecosystem that helps…

Family Game Night with a 2 Year Old

My husband and I wanted to Family Friday Game Nights. The only problem? Our daughter was only two! Our idea is probably like most families. We want to build memories with our kids while building solid relationships. However, 

The Idea That Saved Our Morning Routine

I’m going to be upfront and honest. Early mornings are not my best time. I’m slow to wake and often cranky. I don’t want a long conversation, or frankly any. As far as I’m concerned, silence is golden in those wee hours of the morning. But, then I had kids…and…

Take Your Kids To the Produce Department

We’ve been spending a few extra minutes in the produce section when we grocery shop talking about all the different fruits and veggies. You see, I’m on a mission. My goal is to include more fruits and veggies into my family’s meals. (Seems like almost every mom I talk too…

Is Kindergarten Tomorrow?

It’s April. In Florida, that means next month is the last month of school. (I know crazy right?!?) It’s also that time of year where everyone is over school. Gone is the excitement of new school supplies and meeting new friends and seeing old ones. Routines are tiresome and everyone is just…

Take Your Kids Grocery Shopping: To The Deli

Publix is the best grocery store here in the South. Period. End of statement. 🙂 They’re known by their slogan, “Where Shopping is a Pleasure,” and I can honestly say that shopping there is almost always that. When I taught first grade one of our favorite field trips was to…

Take Your Kids To the Bakery

What’s better than a free cookie? When you’re a kid, not much. Heck, even as an adult it isn’t all bad. (Can I get and “Amen” to that?!?) Getting a free cookie from the bakery at Publix is pretty much a rite of passage for every kid down here in…

Take Your Kids Grocery Shopping (for real…)

I love grocery shopping! Seriously. Especially at Publix. (After all, shopping is a pleasure!) 🙂 I enjoy picking out my own produce, making meal plans based on what’s on sale, and yes, even taking my kids to the store with me. Yep. You read that right. I ACTUALLY enjoy taking…