Pamper Your Skin While Protecting it from the Sunburn – COOLA sun care Review

Coola Suncare Products

Disclosure: Thank you to Coola for sending samples of Coola sun care products to facilitate this post. Well, folks. It’s that time of year again. It is getting nice and warm outside. Just makes you want to go jump in a pool…or a river…or the ocean. It is this time of year that I’m always… [read more]

Tips for an Awesome Summer Camp Experience! #SpillProofGizmo + Giveaway!

Contigo Tips for Summer Camp

Disclosure: I received a sample product at no cost and a promotional item to thank me for my time writing this post. All opinions expressed herein are honest and are entirely my own. My childhood memories are filled with remembrances of canoeing, marching down dirt roads with friends while singing fun camp songs, and eating lunch in… [read more]

Our Zion Ponderosa and Zion National Park Vacation!

Zion Ponderosa activities

I can’t believe how fast the summer has flown by!!  Here in Louisiana we have just three weeks until school starts again.  This summer we spent half our summer vacation time in Utah.  If you haven’t ever been to Utah, I highly recommend a visit! After a two-day road trip we started our vacation at… [read more]

I’m a National Geographic Kids Insider!

FINAL INSIDER LOGO 500

After all the pictures I’ve been posting from our recent adventures in Zion National Park, I thought it would be fitting to announce that I’ve been chosen to be one of the newest National Geographic Kids Insiders! In case you missed my pictures on Instagram or Facebook here’s a cute selfie of Little Brother and… [read more]

Spring Cleaning Tips to Organize Outdoor Spaces

Garage organization - Easy way to help kids keep the garage organized

Now that Spring Cleaning is in full swing it is probably safe to say you’ve got your indoor spaces and appliance Spring Cleaning taken care of.  Unfortunately, organize outdoor spaces is often not much more than an afterthought.  I don’t know about you, but after all the indoor cleaning and organization I have little motivation… [read more]

Easy DIY Swing Set Canopy Replacement

DIY swing set canopy

The last storm we had took our swing set canopy from shading canopy to shreds.  This prompted a little brainstorm session from me.  I’m too cheap to pay $45 or more to a swing set canopy replacement so what did I do?  I made my own…out of Duck Tape.  We’ll see how long it holds… [read more]

Ditch the Trikes and Training Wheels – Strider Balance Bike Review

Strider balance bike review

Teaching my oldest son to ride a bike has been much harder than I ever anticipated it would be.  I just figured my son would hop on his bike, I’d hold the back seat and run with him up and down the block for a couple days and then he’d be off, riding on his… [read more]

“Making the Sunscreen Grade” During Back to School with Coppertone

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Disclosure: I received product for compensation to write the following from Coppertone My daughter started school back up two weeks ago and I finally think we are starting to get back into a routine around here.  This year was a big year for us.  She started 1st grade which is her first time going all day… [read more]

The portable Joovy Foocot makes camping and sleepovers a breeze! Review

joovy foocot

Disclosure: As a Joovy Blogger I received the following product at no cost, for review purposes.  All opinions are honest and are my own. The latter half of this summer has been fairly uneventful for us as far as adventures go.  We’ve mostly hung around the house and the pool in an effort to keep… [read more]

From sink to swim, our summer swimming progress. #SwimSteps

It really has been a great summer for us. I kind of threw responsibility to the wind so that I could really enjoy things with my kids! One of the things we enjoyed the most has been our time outside at the pool. I LOVE THE WATER. I can’t help myself. I was raised in… [read more]

Swimways Spring Float Review and Flash Giveaway!

Swimways Spring Float

Summer is winding down folks! My son will start back at school in just two weeks.  Ahh!  I don’t know if I’m ready for that.  I’ve really enjoyed having my boys home, being able to do what we want when we want. I’ve loved taking my boys to the pool (thanks to my little sis…. [read more]

Fairy Tales Hair Care Sun and Swim – Review

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Having a pool available for summer fun can be a lifesaver!  Let me tell you, it gets HOT here in Louisiana.  I know I can’t compete with y’all Arizonans, but when you throw in a boatload of humidity like you get around here no one really wants to be outside…unless they’re outside in the pool…. [read more]

SwimWays floating pool toys make pool time a blast! #SwimSteps

swimways flip float

I can’t believe that our summer break is already half-way over! I’ve been blessed to have my sister staying with my family for the past 5 weeks. With 2 boys and a 5 month old it can be difficult to get anything done. It has been amazing to have an extra set of hands to… [read more]

Our Swimming Progress and What to do when your little one has a fear of the water #SwimSteps

Big Brother Swimming

Hurrah!  Pool season has started! One of my favorite times of the year, I’m hoping to instill in my boys a love of the water.  So far this summer season we’ve been having a fun time visiting different pools.  In a couple days we’ll even be going to the beach! In just the handful of… [read more]