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Easy Craft for Swim Meet Ribbons

Easy Craft for Swim Meet Ribbons

 Our daughter loves to swim and so far, it seems to agree with her.  Weekly swim meets lasting 3 hours or more most every Tuesday night for 2 months defines her summer and with each race, she is motivated to swim harder, go faster, and see if she could beat her best time.  Perhaps best […]

Best Water Park Packing Tips

Best Water Park Packing Tips

July is a perfect time to hit the water park and today I am sharing some of my best packing tips for this unique family travel activity. I shot this video while attending a media FAM Trip at SeaWorld in June 2011.  Discovery Cove’s Grand Reef was the perfect backdrop to collect great ideas to help you […]

#DIY July ~ Your Family Room FLOR

#DIY July ~ Your Family Room FLOR

  Today we are talking #DIY July and your family room FLOR. The family room can be the hub of all your summer activity from kids to friends, dogs and family in and out. So this floor can be a place your being to dread taking care of because it never really cleans up the […]

Comments   |   Summer, Travel, Vacation
6 Hurricane Tips for Family Vacations

6 Hurricane Tips for Family Vacations

I love our North Carolina summers that include family vacations to one of our beautiful beaches. Yes, vacations is plural for a reason ~ I simply can’t get enough of the beach and am always hopeful I’ll find myself visiting more than once. Unfortunately, a North Carolina summer also includes hurricane season and when it comes to […]

4th of July Weekend Getaway ~ Wilmington and Beaches, NC

4th of July Weekend Getaway ~ Wilmington and Beaches, NC

The 4th of July begs for a weekend getaway and because this year it falls on a Friday, I couldn’t be more tempted to load up my family and hit the road.  Living in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC, we are within a two hour drive to some of North Carolina’s best beaches and I can honestly say there’s […]

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

Easy July 4th desserts and crafts are my sweet spot.  We are blessed to have wonderful neighbors and for the better part of the last 8 years have spent every July 4th at our neighborhood pool followed by driveway sparklers and all kinds of easy fireworks fun.  Thanks to our mutually busy schedules, we never […]

Comments   |   Summer, Summer Series, Time, Vacation, Work
The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Work and Vacation

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Work and Vacation

Work and vacation can have a very hard time getting along.  Ironic that we work all year long to make sure we can afford to take that time off and when the chance finally arrives, its so hard for us to truly walk away.  Today we are talking about the summer juggle when it comes […]

2 comments   |   Kids, Summer, Summer Series, Teens, Time, Work
The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Time Saving Tips for Every Day

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Time Saving Tips for Every Day

Today I’m sharing just a few time saving tips that I’ve discovered are really working for me when it comes to the Summer Juggle. When you work at home and you have the kids home its crazy because you never know exactly what might happened when it comes to wanting to indulge in that spur […]

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Family Meals

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Family Meals

  Today we are talking about family meals and the WAHM Summer Juggle.  I don’t know about you, but the last thing that I want to do is cook inside or out on the grill when its way too hot. If I happen to be out with the kids for activities or sports, its so […]

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Household Chores

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Household Chores

Household chores might just be the greatest WAHM summer juggle there is. I don’t know about you but I always look to the summer and think “Wow! It will be so much easier for us to get the busyness and the back end work of taking care of house done without having to keep up […]