An Unintended Break + Deals Worth Checking Out

August 29, 2016

Gosh, I didn’t intend to go quiet last week, but if you follow me on Instagram you may saw that I had a HUGE video shoot at my house on Tuesday and Wednesday. The video shoot was for a big project that I’m working on and it’s SO hard keeping it a secret. But, more […]

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21 Rainy Day Activities & Crafts

August 19, 2016

It is going to be a rainy weekend in Nashville. We don’t have any big weekend plans except soccer, which I expect is going to be rained out. I have a feeling we will be busting out the craft supplies to do some of these rainy day activities. This inspiring round-up of rainy day activities […]

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Perfect Water Park for Kids: Beech Bend Park

August 16, 2016

Growing up in Wisconsin, we went to Noah’s Ark every summer. Billed as America’s Largest Waterpark (at the time), those slides hold many precious memories of my childhood and teen years. The Sunday before school started, we decided to go to a water park. Living in Nashville, there are several nearby water parks – the […]

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Preparing for Malaysia: Any Tips?

August 12, 2016

Batu Caves photo credit: Lanka Tour At the beginning of November, Matthew and I will be traveling to Malaysia for an 8-day trip. I have a speaking engagement in Kuala Lampur, and we plan to spend a few extra days sightseeing. Malaysia is not a country I ever imagined visiting, so it is exciting and overwhelming to […]

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25 Popsicle Recipes Your Family Will Love

August 10, 2016

In Nashville we are still in the thick of the summer heat, which means lots of popsicles. Homemade popsicles are so easy to make and oftentimes way yummier than what you can buy at the store. Popsicles are also really fun to make with your children. I hope this round-up of 25 popsicle recipes inspires […]

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How to Help Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse and Molestation: A Pediatrician’s Advice

August 5, 2016

As parents, we want to keep our kids safe. My friend Tobi is a Nashville pediatrician and mom of two. I recently read the below post from her on Facebook and asked if I could republish it here. She had written it in response to a friend sharing an article about how to protect your kids from […]

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Elias & Adeline’s First Day of School

August 4, 2016

Elias and Adeline had their first day of school yesterday. I can’t believe I have a second grader and a kindergartener. We always take pictures on our deck on the first day and last day of the school year. I was amazed how smooth the morning went and that the kids didn’t fuss at all […]

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July Reads + $5 Book of the Month Deal

August 1, 2016

This month was a little slow for me on the reading front, though I can’t pinpoint one specific reason why. That said, I finished four wonderful books and started two more, including several that will make it in my 2016 Top Ten list, so this month’s post is rich with recommendations! Lilac Girls: I listened […]

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9 Ideas for Encouraging Your Kids to be Generous

July 29, 2016

A generous spirit is a quality I believe most parents long to see their children to possess. Kids who experience life through a generous lens are not only more apt to become generous adults but they’re also more inclined to volunteer, to support important causes, and to become more intentional stewards of their time, finances, […]

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Finding Dory Party Crafts

July 28, 2016

Crafts are always a big hit at children’s birthday parties, so we decided to do three Finding Dory crafts for Adeline’s Finding Dory party. While I shared briefly about the crafts on the Finding Dory party post, today I wanted to go more in-depth. These crafts could totally be used for an under the sea […]

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