Lowercase ABC Templates – Free Printable!

Lowercase Printable ABC Templates

When your child has mastered the uppercase alphabet or you are ready to start teaching them the link between upper and lowercase letters that belong together, you are ready for this second free ABC Printable Templates set! This is a completely free set of all 26 lowercase letters in a PDF document that has the letters written in big hollow … Continue reading

15 Fun After School Snacks Ideas

Fun After school snacks ideas

When the kids come home from school, one of the first things out of their mouth is usually “I’m hungry, can I have a snack?” These 15 fun after school snacks ideas will give you something you can feel good about sharing with your kids as they come into the door. Best of all, the variety from below will keep both … Continue reading

Expressing your Child’s Style around School Uniforms

Target Uniform Style 09008

My two oldest boys have completely different styles. My 7-year old son will nearly always pick the most mismatched and strange outfits he could ever possibly grab from his dresser drawers. Of all of his choices, he’ll dig through the drawers to find the lonely shirts we’ve buried at the bottom as “laundry day emergency” picks. We let him get involved … Continue reading

Creamy Corn and Clam Chowder Recipe

Corn Clam Chowder recipe

If you grew up eating clam chowder like I did you know that it can easily be one of the highest in fat but most delicious meals you will ever have.  This Weight Watchers Creamy Corn and Clam Chowder recipe is one of my new favorites because it delivers the flavor I want without all the calories I dread. Although … Continue reading

A Guide to Packing School Snacks

School Snack Guide

Elementary aged students are nearly always asked to pack a snack to school. But when it’s early in the morning and you are scrambling to pack a lunchbox, gather their backpacks, get your children dressed, and a water bottle filled and into their pack – it feels like one more challenging task to be creative enough to pack a snack … Continue reading

Take a Family Selfie + Sweepstakes!


This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.  Suave knows how to have a good time! They have started a family selfie challenge and are offering prizes, too! Here’s how to participate: Suave Friday Family Selfie Sweepstakes Enter to win a Suave Friday Family Selfie prize pack by snapping a photo of you and your family and posting … Continue reading

Making the Most of a Couples Weekend

Couples weekend

My husband, James, and I were married in September of 2000.  We had already been together several years, and already had our first child, Joe by the time we finally got married.  After our wedding we were able to go to California on our honeymoon.  My mom watched our son for the week, and we finally had our first vacation … Continue reading