Great example of the right way to do a tricep dip, this post has lots of other exercise moves you can do on the go as well

Playground Workout for Moms: 8 Exercises You Can Do While They Play

So excited to introduce you to personal trainer and pro photographer Stephanie Smith for today’s total body playground workout, she’s about to rock your world. As a mom of young kids, it is so tough to find time to work out. Let me tell you, I have been there. With three kids under the age of […]

18 simple activities you can do in your own backyard that will make this an amazing summer

Summer in Your Own Backyard: The Power of Staying Home

I made a promise to myself at the beginning of last summer, much like the promises I’ve made dozens of times before. This summer, while all three of my kids are home, I will be more present. We will do less, but enjoy more. We will spend more time together as a family, and darn it — […]

What a guy wants! Great list of gift ideas for the outdoor adventure type man in your life

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Adventure Dad

Got a Dad in your life who wants to see and do it all? Help him along the way these awesome adventure gifts and gadgets he’ll want to take with him wherever he goes. Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Adventure Dad 1. GoPro HERO4 – $400 2. Hiking Backpack – $120 (on sale) 3. Urban Armor […]

Simple handmade gift ideas for Father's Day kids can make! Some really cute ideas in here

Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love

Father’s Day will be here before we know it and these special fellas in our lives deserve something one of a kind to let them know just how much we really care. Here are a few simple projects and crafts kids can use to make their own Father’s Day gifts for Dad. A bottle cap birdhouse Washi […]

Great ideas for simple activities for kids during playdates

Simple Tips for Hosting the Perfect Playdate

*Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of this post! (Ends June 12th) My playdate days are sadly drawing to a close. My baby graduated kindergarten this year and my oldest is almost 10! I have no idea where the time went, but I have hosted my fair share of playdates and would consider myself […]

Everyone should have a kindergarten experience just like this. Teachers make the world go round

Have you hugged a teacher today?

This post is part of a promotion of Alter Your World project, an Alt Summit project aimed at celebrating actions, big or small, that focus on good in the community. Photo by Studio 108 Photo The school year is winding down and my kids are moving on to public and intermediate schools. It’s a huge […]

Genius Ways to enjoy watermelon! Have you tried the watermelon sticks trick? It's changed the way I eat watermelon forever!

11 Genius Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

Does anything sound more refreshing than watermelon lime sorbet? I doubt it. The cutest way to serve watermelon? On a stick, instant healthy popsicles! I could always use a little aqua fresca in my life! This refreshing version uses honey (or agave) instead of sugar and gets it’s kick from the hint of lime and […]

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26 Ways to Make Pudding More Fun

Did you know National Chocolate Pudding Day is this month? 26 June to be exact … and that sounds like a delicious holiday worth celebrating to me! In honor of Chocolate Pudding Day, we put together this list of 26 ways to make pudding more fun. Pudding tastes delicious all on it’s own, but you […]

Simple Summer Meal Ideas for Busy Families

Simple Summer Meal Ideas

It’s our last week of school here in Texas and it’s jam-packed with events and activities and all sorts of things that will keep us busy all day and leave me without much time or energy to spend in the kitchen. On weeks like these, I revert to simple summer meals. Think tacos or tostadas, […]

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Preview to a Simple Summer

Just 5 more trips to school before all of our days look a bit like this. We’re planning for a very simple, laid back summer full of all the things childhood memories are made of. I can hardly wait. We’re got lots of fun ideas and activities to share with you throughout the season and […]

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Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days

Summer has arrived, and in a big way! If you’re anything like me keeping the kids happy, healthy, (busy), fed & cool are your top priorities right now. Here’s a few tricks on how I do all of those things at the same time. 1. Start the day a healthy way. Smoothies are always my […]

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Life in an Instant: Summer Lovin’

A friend told me not too long ago, that we only really had some 6,500 odd days to spend with our children before they are off & grown, and on their own. Something about that number has buried itself deeply into my brain, probably for good now. That number frightens me. I am even more haunted […]

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