Laser X Laser Tag is Fun for the Whole Family (1)
My babies aren’t babies anymore, it seems. I’ve done my part and now I’m getting ready to send them out into the world. They are ten seconds away from growing up and moving out, and that means I’m running outta time. We are always grateful for the activities we can […]

Laser X Laser Tag is Fun for the ...

By Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian, and Lifestyle Coach As an integrative dietitian, I hear people’s battle cries for help, especially when it comes to feeding their kids healthy foods. Parents today are busier than ever, working and hustling kids to and from after-school activities. So, preparing meals with real food […]

Better Dashboard Dining: Hit the Reset Button on ...

How to have an earth-friendly Easter
Stop! Before you stock up on plastic eggs and grass, and harsh, chemical egg dyes, remember that Easter and Earth Day are just a few days apart. There are simple ways your family can celebrate this glorious season and still be good to Mother Earth. It can be as easy […]

How to have an earth-friendly Easter

Every Girl's Guide to Gut Health 1
Don’t allow your wavering gut health to be in charge of your day, let alone your fashion or sex life! When your belly feels uncomfortable in the morning, it can affect what you eat and drink the entire day. Feeling bloated may also change what you wear and may even […]

Every Girl’s Guide to Gut Health

When you go to throw that chicken or steak on the grill or in the oven, do you think “Hmmm, I wonder where this meat actually came from?” Most people don’t.  Or maybe you are already label savvy and you have done your research. Either way, it is vital to […]

The ASPCA, Humane Food and a Giveaway!

Holiday Travels and Unwanted Surprises
After a great season of holiday travels with the family – the last thing you want to deal with are unwanted surprises. Here’s what to do if your kids get colds, head lice, and itchy skin as well as gifts during the holidays.  The holidays are a great time to reconnect […]

After Holiday Travels, be Prepared for Unwanted Surprises

Decor on a Budget
Furnishing and decorating on a budget can be simple if you have a little patience and a little knowledge!  That pivotal life moment: you’ve moved out of your parents’ house, basement, dorm room – wherever you’ve called home – and finally signed your first lease. Congratulations! Though technically, you have […]

How to Furnish Your First Apartment or Home ...

As an empty nest is slowly creeping up on me and my husband, we are really starting to think more about what our future looks like with only two of us. Looking back at our kids growing up, it feels like it was fast and furious. We invested so much […]

5 Retirement Tips to Start Right Now

I was recently introduced to these adorable figurines and I instantly fell in love. I think it was both a combination of – of course – how adorable they are, but also the incredible history of the brand and how it became what it is today. M.I. Hummel is a company that has […]

Adorable Hummel Figurines + A Giveaway!

It is that time of year when it is starting to get a bit chilly outside. So, when you have two REALLY bored kids on your hands, what do you do? As parents, we look for things that are entertaining but will also get the kids up and moving – […]

It’s a Super Wubble That Glows + A ...

What is The Other F Word, you ask? Well, depending on how you are using it, I guess it could be many things. But The Other F Word I am excited about is the Amazon hit series that is back for a second season! Last year when I wrote about […]

It’s Back! The Other F Word Season 2 ...

Did you know that every 33 seconds a child under 13 is involved in a car crash in the United States due to incorrect or misuse of a car seat? No? I didn’t realize that startling statistic either. I also did not realize that over half of car seats are […]

Child Passenger Safety Week – What You Need ...

This back-to-school year is a bittersweet one for our family. It is the last back-to-school that we will have with our kids because they are starting their Senior year in high school. And as I sit and think about what we must do to prepare them for a fresh start […]

Are You Back-To-School Ready?

For generations, parents and caregivers have tried to teach children the value of a dollar. There are many tools at their disposal — allowances, chores, and of course, piggy banks! My kids, now teenagers, are truly learning the value of a dollar. And while we have always preached at them […]

My New Financial Secret Weapon: Yesterday’s Tomorrow

I don’t know about you – but in our house, we accumulate stuff fast. Or at least it seems that way. We have been in the same house for eight years now and every year when we embark on our spring cleaning adventures, it seems like we have more stuff […]

Clearing your Clutter Could Mean Jobs for Your ...

Do you ever look at yourself and wonder who that person in the mirror actually IS? I mean, where has the time gone? When I was younger, I would look at the people who are my age and think to myself, “that person is old!” Now, I AM that old […]

Seniors in High School? How did THAT happen?

If you have ever been in a vehicle accident, especially one where your kids were in the car, you understand just how scary that feeling really is. I know it all too well, unfortunately! We have been in a few accidents, and while none of them were any fault of […]

Do Your #KidsBuckleUp Like They Should?

Since April is World Autism Month, I’ve decided to #LightItUpBlue with Autism Speaks to increase understanding and awareness of autism. Each and every one of us is unique and special in our own ways. Being unique and understanding one another is important, especially today. Thankfully, knowledge is at our fingertips […]

#LightItUpBlue With Us For Autism Awareness and Education