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Teacher Appreciation 101

Teacher Appreciation 101

Disclosure: VolunteerSpot.com asked me to write this article.  My “pay” is a $25 donation to DonorsChoose.org, which I will be matching with a $25 donation of my own. It’s back to school season (as if you didn’t know).  My own little lovelies have been back to it for a few weeks now, but I am still seeing “first day” photos flooding my facebook feed. Every year I am in awe of the job that teachers do. Not only do they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education

A Trail of Two Cities

A Trail of Two Cities

I want to share with you a trail of two cities.  There’s action and adventure, drama and suspense, and probably some humor if you bring a funny friend. The story begins over at Only in Arkansas, where I have a post up all about the Arkansas River Trail.  It’s a great place to ride with friends or family, whether you opt for the entire loop or just a small section.  I’ve split the trail into four … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Fitness, Guest Blogger, Health & Fitness, Things to Do in Central Arkansas, Travel

Kids in the Garden: Watch them Grow

Kids in the Garden: Watch them Grow

I am proud to say that I have a guest post up over on the Happy Family Blog.  It’s all about two of my favorite topics – my kids and our garden.  I would super-duper appreciate it if you would hop over and leave a comment.  Happy Family is one of our favorite organic food companies – the kids love their smoothie pouches – I freeze them and put them in their lunches, so they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Garden, Go Green, Guest Blogger, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

Stitch Fix for the Fashion-Challenged

Stitch Fix for the Fashion-Challenged

From the pre-teen years when everyone had leather jackets and swatch watches except me, to high school when I rotated the same 7ish outfits very carefully on a schedule, and on into motherhood, when my five year old daughter told me, “I want to be like you mom and not care about what I wear – you know, not very fashiony.” I am not very stylish. I never have been. And then my husband read an article … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mommyhood, Product Reviews

Setting Sail on the Titanic in Branson (review)

Setting Sail on the Titanic in Branson (review)

Last weekend my family and I headed down to Branson to take advantage of the special area appreciation rates that the Titanic Museum in Branson was offering.  However, we ended up visiting at no charge because I am writing this post about our visit.  Aside from our free admission, I did not receive any compensation or special treatment while at the museum.  All opinions contained herein belong solely to myself and my family. The Titanic Museum … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mommyhood

5 Things I Like: The Kids’ Music Edition

5 Things I Like: The Kids’ Music Edition

My kids are 5 and 7, and already I am starting to see their music tastes change, but they are still lovers of the music that we spent their preschool years listening to.  I wanted to share a list of our top five children’s music albums. From my kids to yours – enjoy! 5. Laurie Berkner – Best of the Laurie Berkner Band – We listened to a lot of different Laurie Berkner albums (we checked them … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Mommyhood, Travel