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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

DIY Teething Survival Kit

DIY Teething Survival Kit

After potty training, teething can be one of the more stressful stages of child rearing, yes?  So, I thought you might be interested in this little gift idea. Today over on the Little Grins Dental blog, I shared the recipe for putting together your own Teething Survival Kit, including different ingredients you can include and what they are good for. These little kits are easy and fun to put together, and they make a great gift for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

The Thing About Lunch…

The Thing About Lunch…

At the end of last school year, throughout the summer, and at the beginning of this school year, I had my sights set on a big project: to figure out the science behind packing school lunch. These were my goals: Eat fewer school lunches Add variety to packed lunches Make the lunch packing process easy and efficient. I spent a good amount of time gathering ideas on Pinterest, including sandwich-free lunches, setups that let the kids pack their own lunch each … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

100 Days of Summertime Winners

100 Days of Summertime Winners

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Congrats to Sarah and Lenora, the winners of the 2013 100 Days of Summertime eBook planner giveaway – I’ve emailed both of you.  Hope to see you on the 100 Days of Summertime Facebook page! Don’t forget that you can download this handy resource for just $5. Just head over to the 100 Days of Summertime website and you’ll have it in a few clicks. There’s also a free downloadable excerpt if you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Booklists, Health & Fitness, Homemaking, Mommyhood, Product Reviews

100 Days of Summertime {giveaway}

100 Days of Summertime {giveaway}

Tomorrow is the big day for us – the kids’ last day of school.  Sort of.  Because they’ve both opted to go to summer school, which starts on Wednesday.  And I’m having mixed feelings about that, because on the one hand I’m glad that they love school and that my schedule will be free to help with the new business if needed, but on the other hand, it’s a whole month of summer that kind … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health & Fitness, Homemaking, Mommyhood, Not the Dishes, Product Reviews