One of the best parts of summer is the abundance of local, fresh produce. Whether it’s from your grocery store, farmers market or even your garden, there are so many amazing vegetables that are in season right now that you can enjoy.
Nothing recharges me like spending time at the beach. It’s like chicken soup for my soul!
My family just got back from our annual week at the beach summer vacation. Normally we stick close to home visiting one of New Jersey’s many shore resort areas, but this year we took a road trip and traveled a little further south to Ocean City, Maryland.
I have received promotional products for this post from Energizer and The Motherhood.
My family loves summer. I mean, what’s not to love – it’s sunny days filled with camp, playing, outdoor fun, swimming, BBQs, water balloon fights and best of all, no schoolwork!
But just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean that all our fun has to end. To me, summer nights is where the real magic is. There are so many things to do when it’s dark outside, and all we need to do is literally shed a little light on things!
There once was a time when hearing that phrase from one of my kidlets would have had tears streaming down my cheeks. I would doubt my parenting decision and had to convince myself that I wasn’t doing some sort of psychological harm to my kids.
But now that I’ve got about nine years of parenting under my belt, I take that phrase as a compliment.
Yes, I said a compliment. A compliment of the highest order in fact.
Today The Hubs aka Tyler is filling in with a post about his childhood Star Wars memories and some new games from Hasbro tied to The Force Awakens which comes out next month. Take it away Tyler…..
There’s a new Star Wars movie coming out…
Hello? How could anyone NOT know at this point! It has to be the most anticipated movie release EVER. My own kidlets certainly are buzzed about seeing it – our tickets are already in hand. We’re going with our extended family (Nana, aunt & uncle) the day after Christmas and even seeing it in IMAX 3D!
Until then, it’s going to be a LONG 6 weeks in our house!
I remember back when the first movie came out in 1977 — Episode 4, although it wasn’t called that back then — and it was playing four times a day at the movie theater in my hometown in Colorado. My friend Kevin and I would spend all weekend at the theater watching it, racking up views in a kind of strange childhood competition. I think we must have seen Star Wars over 100 times by the end of its first run!
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2014 public fire departments responded to about 1.3 million fires, and resulting in $11.6 billion in property damage, 15,775 injuries and unfortunately 3,275 deaths.
Since it’s National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10), this edition of “5 Things You Need to Know” is devoted to tips to help keep you and your family safe if your home is ever involved in a fire.
A new school year is just around the corner here in the Northeast – in about two weeks! For the first time we’ll be heading back to school BEFORE Labor Day – a rarity in this part of the country.
Switching from the laid-back “fun in the sun” of summer to rules, homework, and new routines can be a big challenge not only for children, but for us parents too! However, with a little preparation and the right attitude, getting back into the school routine doesn’t have to be so hard.
So this installment of “5 Things You Need to Know About” is dedicated to BTS — tips to introduce over the next two weeks in order to help ease your child from a summer schedule back into school mode.Continue reading ⇒
We talk about our place in the world and what our lasting legacy will be.
Everyone of us who has ever lived on this planet leaves a legacy. Our very existence on this planet has an impact, sometimes good, sometimes bad, whether we intend it to or not.
As we sit there sipping our wine, we often ask each other the question, “how do you want to be remembered?” The more important follow up question we ask is, “how do you want to be remembered by our children?”
Summertime means outdoor play, hiking and gardening. But it can also mean tick bites. Ticks are common throughout the United States. They live outdoors in grass, trees, shrubs, leaf piles and wild animals.
Ticks are small, blood-sucking bugs. They can range in size from as small as a pin’s head to as large as a pencil eraser. They have eight legs and can range in color from shades of brown to reddish-brown and black.
Today’s post kicks off a new weekly series called 5 Things You Need To Know About…. Each week’s post will highlight a different topic that I’ll investigate and, along with the help of experts and professional sources, cull together five tips that will hopefully serve up some fresh ideas, facts and angles on topics you want to know about!
Summer is fun, but sunburn is definitely not! Who wants to look as red as a boiled lobster? It’s not pretty to look at, and for the person who has it, it’s pretty painful.
Sunburn is not always immediately apparent. Symptoms usually start about 4 hours after sun exposure, can worsen within 24–36 hours. Sometimes it can take up to 3-5 days to resolve itself. Typical symptoms include red, tender and swollen skin, and more severe cases can have blistering, headache, fever, chills, nausea, fainting and fatigue.