Category: Miscellany

Extracurricular Spotlight: Soccer

I played soccer for approximately seven years as a child. My husband played soccer in high school and then also attended college on a full soccer scholarship. Needless to say, we have a bit of experience with the sport. Our oldest daughter played soccer for one season in 5th grade, but has since gravitated toward […]

Campground Spotlight: Pony Express RV Resort & Campground

The Pony Express RV Resort & Campground knows how to make a fabulous first impression. When you pull in, the first thing you will notice is the charming office. Situated on a lawn of immaculate grass with thoughtfully designed landscaping, the office is clean and welcoming. After checking in, you will be given a gate […]

Travel With Kids: Salt Lake City

Just north of Provo and south of the state of Idaho lies Salt Lake City, Utah. The capital city of Utah, which sits at an elevation of approximately 4,300 feet, is a common road trip stop for visitors traveling from Arizona to Yellowstone (or vice versa). Named after the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City […]

Ready For Summer Guide: Mother/Daughter Edition

Two years ago, I wrote a READY FOR SUMMER GUIDE with all of the fun products my kids were loving for the long and warm days of summer (popsicle makers, pool inflatables, and water shoes!). This year, I thought it would be fun to share some of the products that my almost-teenage-daughter and I have […]

1st Birthday Gift Ideas

Our youngest turned one in late August. As a fourth child, the day passed without much pomp or fanfare. We didn't have a party, but he was smothered in kisses, held in our arms, and spent part of the afternoon out in the backyard (his favorite place). Since we have had four toddlers, I thought […]

1st Birthday Photo Shoot - Tips & Tricks!

One-year-olds are adorable, aren't they? With chubby cheeks, sparkling eyes, and winning smiles, they seem to be the perfect candidate for a photo shoot. Except that they are exceptionally wiggly and have a mind of their own. One-year-olds, charming as they are, refuse to smile on-demand and prefer to move, move, move. Another challenge is […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Beauty & Wellness Stocking Stuffers

If you've read my Christmas Gift Guides for the past decade, you know that I do my best to stay away from frivolous + cheaply made trinkets for stockings. Instead, I search for everyday items that are practical and sure to be used year-round. I especially keep my eyes out for new, creative, or interesting […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Gentlemen

Wondering what to get for the guy(s) on your list? Here's my short list for 2017. These are gifts that will be appreciated by any man, whether he is a hiker, a computer techie, an architect, or an academic. Enjoy! DRESS SHOES There's a trick to buying dress shoes for men. You want to find […]

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