Family Activities To Beat The Summer Heat

7 Activities that Help You And You Little One Beat the Summer Heat Every parent knows that summer can be a lot of fun. They also know that summer inevitably comes with children complaining about how hot it is outside. Don't listen to the complaints anymore. Instead, try these seven activities to beat the heat! Go to the Beach/Pool Let's start with the most obvious option to cool off. Put the kids in their bathing suits, pack some … [Read more...]

Tips For Your Best “Glamping” Trip Ever

. If you're an Outdoor Traveler in Virginia who follows a lot of traveling blogs and Instagram accounts, you might have seen a lot of recent posts and hashtags referring to "glamping."  Glamping is basically a portmanteau term that combines "glamorous" with "camping."  Glamping is referring to camping where the things you bring for the trip are stylish yet functional.  Basically, a camping trip where the pictures you take are worthy of … [Read more...]

Vehicle Preparedness Kit for Summertime Fun

We all know that we need a preparedness kit in our cars for Winter, but have you considered things that you might need for a spontaneous Summer day out?  Now that Summer is in full swing here’s a list of things that you might need when you hit the road for a day of unplanned fun. Things to keep in your car: Blankets and light jackets for each person in your family-- Sometimes, even though it’s Summer-time, temperatures can drop at night.  … [Read more...]

Music Adds Energy To Family Workouts

Summer is here and it is now much harder to go to the gym and keep in line with your regular workout schedule.  In order to stay in shape over the summer months, you need to find ways to involve your family in your workouts in order to fit your workout time into your hectic summer schedule. When is the last time you invited your child to workout alongside you?  Come up with a fun workout for you and your child to do throughout the week. … [Read more...]

Snake in the Pool!

One morning, I stepped out on the back porch, looked into the pool and saw a frog swimming across the water.  Then, I also saw a baby snake in the pool as well.  We have lived here for a few years and I have NEVER seen a snake in the pool so I had decided that they didn't like the salt water and that I didn't have to worry about ever seeing one in our pool.  Guess I was wrong on that salt water assumption!  Instead of trying to get the snake out … [Read more...]

Plan A Family Fishing Trip

We have spent the last few weekends fishing with our boys and we've all had great fun!    We haven't caught enough fish to bring home yet, but the time our family spends together on fishing trips is priceless.  Maybe we'll bring in the fish later on, but for now, we are focused on having a fun family fishing trip until we find the right fishing holes. There are several places for us to fish in our area.  Some are catch and release only and … [Read more...]

Family Fishing on Lake Conroe

This past weekend we headed out to Lake Conroe for a day on the water.  We went fishing over Easter weekend and my husband was the only one to catch any fish, so we were hoping that the kids would catch a few on this trip.  We left early in the morning, grabbed breakfast on the way and got on the lake at a reasonable time.  We had scoped out the lake the weekend before and we knew exactly where we wanted to start off the morning. Here's … [Read more...]

Make A Book With Your Child:

Disclosure:  I received "The World According To Your Child" from to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine and mine alone.  Here's The World According To Me kit that arrived in the mail for my 7 year old son to use in creating his own book. The World According To Me kit came with questions for us to answer as well as the sheets and markers to use in designing each of our pages.  Our family was headed to Florida … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Don’t Overlook The Importance Of Your Tent When Camping

I received the following guest post in my email today and couldn't help but share it with you.  It brought back such good memories for me.  When my husband and I got married in 1995, we didn't have a huge wedding or money for a honeymoon, but we were happy.  We had a small wrapped box that set on our wedding gift table with a hole cut out of it where people could drop in money for us.  Once the wedding was over and the cake was eaten, we jumped … [Read more...]

Spring Family Activities

Spring Is Coming! One of the best things about spring showing up is the warmer weather keeps you from being cooped up indoors all day, every day.  While spring weather can still be volatile (all that rain!) it is definitely a step up for families who are starting to go stir crazy.  Here are some of the fun things that you and your kids can do to take advantage of the new spring weather. You should've seen how many flowers these boys … [Read more...]

Fun Summer Family Activities

It is important to spend time with your family, especially when your kids are out of school.  Stephanie Holleman, founder of Mom's Healthy Market, has a post that she'd like to share on the mom blog.  She has suggested 17 fun filled Summer Activities.  Take a look, how many of these could your family take advantage of this summer? Summer Family Activities that are Fun for All A guest post by Stephanie Holleman, Founder of Mom’s Healthy … [Read more...]