Party Planning: Shark Birthday Party

Shark Birthday Party | Swim Party | Food Ideas for Shark Party | Decorations to wow your guests

I’m a super nerd when it comes to planning birthday parties.  Once my kiddos approve a theme, I like to take it to the next level.  This year, we took a bite out of summer with a super cool shark pool party!  It was his first “school friend” party!  It was one of the easier themes that I have done.  Let me tell you why! Continue reading

8 Easy Steps when your Child Throws up

8 Easy Steps to take when your child throws up | What to do what your child vomits | How to handle a kid throwing up | What to do when your baby throws up | Save for reference

Your son or daughter just got sick (possibly all over you), now what?!?  I have been down this road so many times that I have a formula to help them get over it quickly.  Stomach bugs move quickly through children, so you are in luck!  Follow a few easy steps, and they will be back to good health in no time!  Continue reading

The Perfect Gift: Unique and Personalized Song by Songfinch

Birthday gift for all ages | Best artistic present

Anyone else have trouble coming up with unique gifts?  I feel like I used to be REALLY good at giving thoughtful, creative, unique gifts.  As time goes on, I find myself turning to celebrate special occasions with less things and more time.  The gift of time for yourself, friends or family can be one of the most precious things to give in this crazy, busy life.  Time together was the cornerstone of the plans for celebrating my mom’s recent milestone birthday BUT we were lucky enough to find the best gift to make it even better! Continue reading

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from a Dad’s Perspective

There is a holiday on the horizon…Father’s Day.  What are you going to get your baby daddy?  Here’s an interview with a dad of young children (my hubby) to give you the inside scoop.  Wondering what they are really thinking (Seinfeld clip on the subject) and what they really want for Father’s Day?  Here is a list of Father’s Day Gift Ideas from a dad’s perspective! Continue reading

Keeping Memories with Keepy

Keeping Memories with Keepy | Memory Keeper | Organize Kids Schoolwork and artwork | Electronic Organization | Gift Ideas

My kids are growing up WAY too fast!  I want to preserve all the memories, and I found a new tool to help me keep up and stay organized!  Happy Dance!!!  Check out the details below to find out how Keepy can help YOU  (Heads up:  GIVEAWAY opportunity below) be organized and preserve family memories that you can look back on for years to come! Continue reading

Tips and Hacks for Painless Food Prep

Tips and Hacks for Food Prep | Meal Prep | Healthy Eating | Healthy Lifestyle

Meal prep, food prep, whatever you want to call it…it is crucial for surviving a week in my house.  I do NOT want to spend endless hours on the weekend prepping everything, so I cheat.  I prep a few things, and I buy things that are ready for use.  These strategies help to avoid eating out, grabbing unhealthy snacks, and getting out the door on time!  All about survival!!!  Continue reading

Who wants to be a better mom next week?

I want to be a Better Mom | Happy Mom | Better Mom | Self Care

The past week was rough.  I did my best BUT…. Why was I not the perfect mom I dreamt I would be?  Why wasn’t I the perfect mom I see in social media posts?  It was not the worst week, but I want to be a better mom next week!  My eyes hurt from staring at a computer all day, so I better make this quick.   Continue reading

Boogie Board Writing Tablet

Boogie Board Writing Tablet - MUST BUY

Figuring out what is going on inside the mind of a child is a curious thing.  My kids share many things, but sometimes I am not sure what they are thinking!  We have found a FUN way to enhance our communication with the kids (and it even encourages thinking and learning – Shhhh don’t tell)!  WIN-WIN!  Let me tell you more about how the Boogie Board Writing Tablet has helped us, and it can help YOU! Continue reading

3 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine with Kids

Morning Routine Improvements Mrs Doing My Best

Anyone else dread mornings when you have to leave the house with kids at a decent hour completely dressed (yes, all of you)?  Ugh, I know I do.  Our family has gone through our ups and downs with morning departures.  The challenges started when my kids were toddlers, refusing to get dressed, a daily surprise at the request to brush teeth, and more.  Unfortunately, this continues (sorry for the bad news).  Kids protesting and parents yelling is a sure way to start the day off on the WRONG foot!  Here is the good news – you can make it easier!  Continue reading