Oconauftee Visitor Center | Great Smoky Mountains
The Oconauftee Visitor Center If you are traveling through The Great Smoky Mountains, do yourself a favor and stop by the Oconauftee Visitor Center. This cute little visitor center is full service, and “green”. (Read all about the “green” features here!) The beautiful visitor center, and clean restrooms aren’t the only perks of stopping here […]
5 Thanksgiving Books to Read with your Preschooler
The Importance of Reading Around the age of 5 years old, children will begin to read. It’s an exciting time in the life of a child. One of pride and accomplishment, another step in the direction of independence. The road to reading begins LONG before your child reads or even says their first words. Research even […]
The Umbrella Sky Project, Coral Gables FL
About the Umbrella Sky Located in the heart of downtown Gables, Florida the Umbrella sky is certain to delight visitors of all ages. Created by the Sextafiera company in Portugal, the Umbrella Sky project began in 2012 and has been installed all over the world. Coral Gables, Florida is one of only three cities in […]
Three BEST Breakfast Dishes (according to my 3-year-old)
The Importance of Breakfast Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast helps wake you up and get your body ready for the day. From my own experience, when I start my day with a glass of water and something small to eat I tend to make better choices throughout the day. My […]
How I save money on our family hair cuts.
Money. Money. Yep, you need it for everything. Truth be told, I am naturally more of a spender than a saver. Let me insert a clip of me…😅 via GIPHY Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But, the sentiment is the same. I am not a naturally frugal person. I am getting better though, and one […]
Frugal Meal: Recipe for Taco Chicken Rice Casserole
Recipe for Taco Chicken Rice Casserole When I welcomed our third daughter into the world, our dear friends brought over this most amazing casserole. It was Taco Seasoned chicken with rice, black beans, and some other ingredients. I’m pretty sure I ate most of the pan by myself! Since I loved the recipe so much, […]
I let my Toddler do my Makeup Challenge!
Makeup Challenge I’ve seen the challenge where you allow your children to do your makeup floating around Youtube for a while now. Since my three-year-old is really into makeup I thought it’d be the ideal challenge to do with her. As a mom of multiple children who are close in age, I really try my […]
What’s in my (Disney) Bag: First Aid Essentials
Walt Disney World is equipped with incredible First Aid Stations. I’ve personally visited them and directed guests to them on a few occasions. – They are AWESOME! Although Disney does provide this (free) resource for their guests, it isn’t always in a convenient location. That is why I like to pack a few essentials in […]
My 2018 Mother’s Day Wishlist!
This Post Contains Affiliate Links. Mother’s Day can be a little tricky, what do you purchase the woman who gave you life? Admittedly, I am not the best at remembering to actually send a card. (Mom is still waiting for her Birthday Card from earlier this month). So, if you are a little stumped on […]
Toddler Activities Featuring Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is one of my favorite stories. I first discovered it when I was doing my student teaching internship, and fell in love! There are so many activities to do with this book and can be modified to encourage learning at any age. I’ve been using this book for the last couple […]
Why every Toddler Needs Kinetic Sand!
I was first introduced to Kinetic Sand while studying for my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. I remember a professor talking about how she’d used in a classroom with students to have them practice their letters in a way that children who are more tactile or hands-on learners – now that I have three toddlers […]
FAT-SHAMED at Davids Bridal!
Fat-Shamed I have the great honor of standing up next to my future sister in law as she and my brother in law exchange their wedding vows this Spring. I didn’t imagine the struggle finding the perfect bridesmaid dress would be nor did I anticipate being fat-shamed at one of the most known bridal shops around. […]