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Finding perspective in the dog days of summer (and parenting)

Finding perspective in the dog days of summer (and parenting)

This originally appeared in the pages of the July 2016 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here!  With just a month left of summer break, it seems as though we’re faced with two realities: The official downhill slide of summer vacation. Refrains of “I’m boooooored! There’s NOTHING to do!” gaining momentum. Ahhh, […]

Tips for keeping baby cool and comfortable during hot summer months

Tips for keeping baby cool and comfortable during hot summer months

Believe it or not, babies and summertime can coexist — you just have to know what you are doing. Keeping baby safe from the sun’s harmful rays is of the utmost importance. Keeping baby cool and comfortable is equally as important. Not only for baby, but also for your own sanity. Have you ever attempted […]

Dad Humor: There’s nothing quite like it

Dad Humor: There’s nothing quite like it

Dads. They have their own special brand of humor, don’t they? I don’t know if this is something that is innate or learned; if you have to have so many years of fatherhood under your belt before these lovely pearls, these dadisms come flowing readily off the tongue. Regardless, that dad humor is there, lurking […]

Mom’s top 8 3rd grade lessons learned

Mom’s top 8 3rd grade lessons learned

With that beautiful last day of school looming, it’s time again for this mama to reflect on the lessons I’ve learned this 3rd grade year (a tradition started back in kindergarten). This schoolyear was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for our girl, and every time my mama bear worries threatened to overwhelm, my husband […]

Preparing for baby (girl) number three

Preparing for baby (girl) number three

Here we are. Less than two months away from becoming a family of five. In case you are wondering, we did not plan it this way. Baby Brooklyn Olivia will be our biggest and best surprise. For exactly one month we will have three children (three girls mind you) under the age of four. We […]

What if…You found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?

What if…You found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?

pulled from the pages of the March 2016 issue of Simply Family Magazine What if… Two little words that open the doors to endless possibilities. What if you could climb to the top of a rainbow? What if once you made it to the top of that rainbow you could experience the most glorious slide […]

Valentine’s Day: The pup’s perspective

Valentine’s Day: The pup’s perspective

Ah, Valentine’s Day…Some love it, others are indifferent, while even more claim to have downright “Bah, Lovebug”-type feelings about this heartfelt holiday, and then there are the fur babies. It doesn’t take much to make that member of your family a happy camper – on Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year, really. […]

Technology: Then & Now

Technology: Then & Now

Yes, it’s true, times they have definitely changed, but the lament of better times gone by from one generation to the next tends to remain the same. We all long for the softer, kinder, gentler days of yesteryear. Yet it’s possible that our memories are just a liiiiittle bit skewed – who doesn’t want to […]

How to Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner…According to 4th Graders

How to Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner…According to 4th Graders

from the pages of the November 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition here!  Preparing Thanksgiving dinner is no small feat. It’s the planning, the shopping, the prepping, and rising in the wee hours of the morning to get the bird in the oven. Not to mention the whirling dervish of activity […]

Do you wanna carve a pumpkin?

Do you wanna carve a pumpkin?

from the pages of the October 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here!  It’s too soon (hopefully) to build a snowman, so…Do you wanna carve a pumpkin and put it on display? Whether you want to or not, the young ones in your house are most certainly on board for carving […]