12 Summer Activities That Encourage Kids to Discover and Explore

It’s important for your kid’s brain to take a break during summer, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay inside playing video games and watching TV for 10 hours every day. The summer is a time for exploration. It’s a time of freedom, creativity, and imagination. During the summer, the world is the classroom. There are no books because you’re doing the things you’d normally read about. Here is an activity for each week of the summer that will … [Read more...]

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...]

Summer Is Here And We’re On The Go

Summer is here and lots to do before school starts back up.  My oldest turns sixteen in the end of this month and will be taking his driver's test.  My youngest also has a birthday in a few days as well.  Birthday gifts for the teen are easy since he can't wait to get his liscence and get that car on the road.  Birthday gifts for the youngest are a little harder but he is a die hard fisherman and loves outdoor activities, so that's where we're … [Read more...]

Is Mom Ready to Show Off Her Summer Wardrobe?

With the days to summertime quickly counting down, many moms are hoping to make a splash with their outfits in the coming months. That said, finding the best fit can sometimes prove more challenging than one might think. From changes in weight to certain styles coming and going, many women may think that just about nothing will work for them. Quite to the contrary, there are lots of choices when looking to purchase women's clothing for the … [Read more...]

To Do List Before Kids Are Home From Summer

Each year at this time, I am in a go, go, go mode to get everything done before kids are out for the summer.  Get ready, get set, go.... prepare yourself for the Summer. Personal Appointments: Any type of personal appointments such as dental, long lasting hair appointments, etc. need to be done so the kids aren't required to sit in a waiting room for long periods of time. Shopping: I also like to buy my bathing suit and summer … [Read more...]

WolfeSports.com Pickleball Gear

Have you ever heard of pickleball?  WolfeSports.com sells pickleball equipment from various companies as well as creating and selling their own WolfeSports pickleball paddles. Their #1 selling paddle is called the Wolfe XF which comes in multiple colors and comes with a paddle case.  This pickleball paddle is an edgeless carbon fiber product and measures 15.5" in length, 7.625 " in width with a grip of 4.25 inches and weighing 8.3 … [Read more...]

Sunscreen Can Save Your Life!

Well, the weather is HOT and the rain is finally slowing down! It is cloudy outside today; I think we will go to the park and enjoy the nature scenery. Do we still need to apply sunscreen even though it is cloudy? YES, WE DO! Did you know that you are most likely to get a sunburn on a cloudy day? This is because you cannot see the sun so you naturally assume you are not getting a burn or you can stay out longer without getting too red. However, … [Read more...]

Digital Media Academy Tech Summer Camp Savings

Summer is almost upon us.  Do you have plans for your children?  Don't let the summertime blues kick in, make sure your children are active and have plans for the summer.  Digital Media Academy Tech Summer Camps accept children from age 6 - 17.  DMA offers programs for their camps that focus on app development, 3D modeling, graphic design, computer programming, filmmaking and more.  Face it, technology is growing quickly and we need to prepare … [Read more...]

Tackle Large Amounts Of Dirty Laundry

  Summer is going to be here before we know it. That means the kids will be out of school and most likely running around your house keeping it nice and messy for you! That also means your laundry loads will probably double in size. Kids like to play outside, change their outfits, play inside, change again and then once again head outside and change before bed. As a parent myself, I tend to slack on the laundry. I do not mind doing … [Read more...]

Are Your Shorts Tight? — Mine Are!

I let my guard down on my food intake and here I am, living in Texas with warm weather upon me and last year's shorts too tight to wear in public.  Does this sound familiar?  Has it happened to you?  If so, it's ok, we've still got time to gain control of our food intake, drink more water and get moving in order to burn more calories.  I sell Advocare and know exactly how to drop this weight, now I just have to DO IT! Since I really want to be … [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...]

Ten Shows You Need to Binge Watch This Summer

The primary network seasons (fall, winter/spring) are done and we’re heading into the summer. If you’re a fan of reality television, this is good news for you since there is very little in the way of scripted (well, blatantly scripted and not pretending to be unscripted but is actually scripted but shhhh don’t tell anybody type scripted) television on during the summer months. Sure TBS, TNT and even USA will sometimes crank out a hit like … [Read more...]

Are Your Stretch Marks Irritating?

It is summer  time, the sun is out and the beach is calling your name!  How are you feeling about your swimsuit this year?  Do you have scars or stretch marks you want to hide or get rid of?  I know I have a few stretch marks left over from my pregnancies!  Did you know that there are places that hold classes to teach you how to do different skin treatments, these places also administer the treatments!  If you have stretch marks that you are … [Read more...]

Beat Summer Time Boredom (Craft)

When kids are out of school for the Summer, this can put some real stress on parents because they need to now find ways to entertain their children since they are going to (most likely) be home all day long instead of at school or after-care. No matter what you have planned, there will almost always be a day or two where your child(ren) will come up to you and say those two famous words, “I’m bored.” It’s time to prepare for those two dreaded … [Read more...]

Display The Shells From Your Summer Vacation

Going to the beach is a fun past time for  my family.  We love taking a picnic lunch with us, being able to play in the water on good weather days and every time we go we always find the most beautiful shells buried in the sand.  Bringing the shells home with us has been part of the fun since our kids were small; we bring them home, give the a good rinse and set them out to dry in the sun.  During our last visit we noticed that our collection had … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Lighten Your Home

It's time to brighten up your home with a little light.  Bright rooms always bring happiness much quicker than the dark rooms that are found throughout your home. Here are a few easy ways of brightening up your home: Add fun lighting to your room, not just a metal lamp, but one with color or uniqueness.  One of my favorite lamps is my salt lamp that I have in our living room.  It's a great conversation piece and something that is very … [Read more...]