Alice + Catboy + Dragons, Oh My!

As I tucked Max into bed tonight he said, “Can tomorrow be Halloween too? Or is it next week?” Apparently someone thought trick or treating was a teensy bit fun! And, apparently we need to work on our concept of time! I had to break it to him that it would be a whole year, after he […]

Disneyland Pin Trading 101

When I started planning Jemma and I’s birthday getaway to Disneyland last year I was tipped off to pin trading. And boy am I happy we were! Outside of the pure magic of all things Disney, pin trading was our favorite activity of the whole trip.  If you want to give pin trading a try, […]

Disney Bound!

It’s true! Disneyland is in our near future!!! Again, you say? Well, yes. Disneyland makes me happy. I love it there. Jem loves it. And after our beyond magical experience last year I just couldn’t shake the idea that Daddy and the boys needed to join us so Jem could act as our official tour guide. Sooooooo, […]

A Murder Mystery Dinner Date

Dominic and I are blessed to sneak out for regular dates quite often. My mom lives with us and my sister just 10 minutes away so we practically always have babysitters available. It’s truly wonderful! Our regular date nights tend to consist of dinner out, maybe a walk or a movie, but for our anniversary, […]

5 Tips From That Dad Dominic To Make Packing the Car a Breeze

I am excited to work with Kelley Blue Book to bring you these great tips. Kelley Blue Book is sponsoring the giveaway kit as a part of the promotion, and I also received a kit as part of the promotion. Dominic and I joke that I married him for his car packing skills and he […]

Style File — LulaLovely!

Ready to feel a touch jealous? I went to Magnolia Market in Texas while visiting my sister for her graduation!  Yes, THE Magnolia Market … and Garden and Bakery and oh my, The Silos. Chip + Joanna have thought of everything. It’s picturesque and oh so quaint. Sadly, it poured, like Texas downpour rain, our entire visit, […]

Hello WellieWishers!

Jemma is officially a second generation fan of American Girl! If you were an AG lover like me back in the 90s (Kirsten was my first!), you won’t recognize the doll Jemma is holding though. That’s because Willa is from a whole new line of dolls from American Girl called WellieWishers! WellieWishers are geared towards […]

MommyCon For the Not Yet Mom

Hello there, if you have ever heard mention of the sister who lives in the sweltering heat, I mean, heart of Texas… That’s me, Hannah! I am That Mama Gretchen’s youngest sister – a military spouse, laboratory scientist, and mom to my precious fur baby, Riley (the dog Max always wants to say hello to […]

What’s In My Bag — Summer Adventure Edition!

Happy 4th of July! Today is one of the days we traditionally venture out as a family each year. We aim to visit a new park, catch the 4th of July parade, and have a picnic lunch all before nap time. Then, fireworks, of course! The 4th isn’t our only adventure filled day though. During the […]

10 Free Summer Adventures + a Giveaway!

One of the best things about being a stay at home mom is that I get to adventure with my kids all year long. That doesn’t mean we always do. Because ya’ll know how crazy it is to get out of the house with littles. But we can. And that’s awesome. And I’m so thankful […]

Night Walks

This post was sponsored by CYBEX as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received the CYBEX Agis Travel System to facilitate my review. I don’t love summer. Actually, it may be my least favorite season. I know, I know, scoff at me now. But, heat just isn’t my friend. Neither are bugs. Or sunburns. […]