summer

Read This Before You Make Your Summer Bucket List

By Erin Caserio

I love a good list. LOVE. THEM. A few years ago, I covered our kitchen chalkboard in this epic Summer Bucket List. That was two years ago and it was perfect for the sort of summer I wanted for my kids. They were the perfect age to go DO ALL THE THINGS! No more diaper bags. Everyone could make it ... Read More

This Kind of Summer Travel is NOT Kid Friendly (and we’re good with that)

By kara

For the last few weeks of school, all anyone can talk about is where your family is headed once that final bell rings. And, inevitably, you’ll answer with your plans to take the kids, uh, wherever the hell it is they’re dragging you this year. (How did they get put in charge of summer vacation a... Read More

10 Things That Made 90s Summers All That (And a Bag of Chips)

By kara

It was 1996. School was out for the summer. And there we were, red Squeez-Its in hand, taking a much-deserved break from our latest MC Hammer trampoline choreography. I’d seen a million days like this—though we did throw some No Doubt, Will Smith, and Aqua into the dance mix for good measure—a... Read More

5 Rules I Don’t Enforce In The Summer

By Anna Shirley

It's time to start thinking about summer rules. Before you know it, school will be out for the summer and it's important to keep some structure for your kids. But before you start crafting your summer rules, think first about what rules you are willing to throw out the window during the summer break... Read More

The 11 Stages of Back To School in GIFs

By Erin Caserio

Back to school is upon us, friends. My social media feeds and text threads are full of moms waving the white flag on the summer and counting the days until the school starts. Don't get me started on the back to school SHOPPING.  Back to school stirs up some feelings, amirite?  ... Read More

The Key to Classic Summer Adventure

By April Davis

This is a sponsored post by Radio Flyer. All opinions are my own. We absolutely love Radio Flyer.  I grew up loving my Radio Flyer wagon and my children have grown up loving theirs!  For 100 years, Radio Flyer has been powering play and inspiring imagination in kids of all ages.  S... Read More

FREE Books with Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

By Debbie Gisle

Now your kids can get FREE books with the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program! Did you know research over the last 100 years shows that a student's standardized test results are lower at the end of summer vacation verses the beginning of summer? Ask any teacher you know and they'll say the one t... Read More

Five Great Southern Resorts for Families this Summer

By MiniTime

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center(Courtesy Marriott) Resorts are the perfect family destination because they offer a wide variety of activities for every member of the family without ever having to load up the car and drive somewhere else. Many come complete with restaurants, pools,... Read More

Amazon Prime Day Discounts and My Top 5 Summer Picks

By Erin Caserio

Amazon Prime Day is here! Which you are well aware of, unless you’ve been under a rock. Today, July 15, the online shopping behemoth is boasting “more deals than Black Friday”…which is saying a lot. Amazon has shared a preview of the Prime Day discounts, but has been vague about specif... Read More

Easy Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

By Rachael Herrscher

This yummy ice cream comes with an extra boost for your little people from PediaSure Sidekicks Smoothie Mix. You can see the ingredients and nutritional information here. The smoothie mix is made from real dried strawberries, bananas, apples and sweet potatoes. Besides making ice cream with it, y... Read More