Planning a family road trip in Alabama? This local family takes you on a quick tour of their favorites places and barbecue restaurants from top to bottom.  #alabamaroadtrip #alabamabbq #ad

Alabama Road Trip Planner

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Alabama Tourism. The opinions and text are all mine.   Planning a family vacation in Alabama is full of possibilities when … [Read More...]

The homemade water slide is so much easier than it looks. Use PVC pipe to make a sprinkler and put down some thick plastic. Love that the water pools at the bottom for more SPLASH!

Waterpark in My Yard with Homemade Water Slide

Summer in south Alabama is incredibly hot with the heat index rising to as high as 114 degrees. Sticky. Sweaty. Yuck. So when I wanted to cool my kids off for the weekend, I created a waterpark in my yard for the neighborhood kids and included an epic homemade water slide. Building a water slide […]

This is the best Minecraft birthday party I have seen and all of the Minecraft party ideas are completely doable without spending a small fortune. She includes Minecraft party printables and has great ideas for Minecraft party decorations, games, and more!

Epic Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas

Hosting a Minecraft birthday party does not need to cost a ton of money. If you are willing to spend some time on preparation and a little elbow grease. Seriously, you could easily have an epic party with these Minecraft party ideas while keeping your budget intact. If you are feeling kind of clueless because your […]

A homeschooling mom of two young children is dying tonight... why you should make the most of every moment.

As I lay dying… What my friend would tell you if she could

UPDATE (06/26/2015): Wendy now rests in the arms of her Savior. Our pain is her peace. Our nightmare… her dream come true. Our darkest day leaves her standing in the Light. Now, we see dimly but one day face to face.   Tonight, I was slow to put the kids to bed. I hugged them a little longer. Gave a […]

I want to be a fun mom but too often, I am a "not today" mom. Planning to pack a car kit of items our family would need to make fun and spontaneous trips to the beach, park, and more. Great ideas!

How to be a “Ready for Fun” Mom

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My children often see me as the “teacher” mom and the “work from home” mom, but do they ever see me as a fun “ready for anything” mom? Probably not. But I am going to […]

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Such a simple homeschool science experiment. Virtually NO prep required.

An Amazing Home School Science Experiment

As a former public school science teacher, the opportunity homeschoolers have to work with their children in a small, flexible situation makes me jealous. Homeschoolers have the opportunity to do Amazing science experiments! Even if science is not your strong point, you can do an Amazing Home School Science Experiment without any preplanning or even […]

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