Indoor play can be fun – but there really is nothing like heading outdoors and enjoying nature. Whether you are exploring a national forest or simply a local park, outdoor exploration is much closer than you might think. Every neighborhood has a #Naturehood. As kids it was easy for us to spend time outdoors – […]
Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own and honest. Many people think acne is just for teenagers, but so many adults have it as well. As an adult, I still get bouts of acne now and again, and I can’t stand the way that I look […]
*This is a sponsored post. I received these items from PlanToys in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* My boys got a little bit of an early Christmas present from one of our favorite toy brands, PlanToys! We received the Activity Clock and the Frog Life Puzzle which were both […]
My daughter is the most beautiful person I know. Sounds like a bit of a cliche, I guess, but when Seventh Generation asked me to share with you the most beautiful person in my life, all I could think of is her smile, her compassion, and her clever mind. She’s young, of course, which brings […]
Celebrate the arrival of spring with these bunny-themed Easter gifts for baby. Who doesn’t love a baby with bunny ears? Both of my boys were springtime babies, and I couldn’t resist snapping photos of them wearing bunny hats and wrapped in bunny-ear hooded towels. If I had girls, I’m sure I would have splurged on […]
Amazing. When I was a child, few families had a personal computer. No one had cell phones. Now, we coordinate play dates with apps, keep in touch with grandparents via video chat, and do homework on tablets. What happens when your electronics are too broken to fix or obsolete? Tossing them adds to the landfill […]
I’ve fallen in love with GOOD Maker (maker.GOOD.is) — crowd-sourcing for a better world. Since discovering the GOOD Maker platform, it’s become my new “go-to” social media distraction. GOOD Maker inspires me to propose a good idea, to evaluate and vote for solutions– which is a way more productive use of my time than pinning a bunch […]
Did you know that July is National Park and Recreation Month?
Having clean, well-equipped parks near our house has encouraged us all to be more active and to spend more time outdoors. My boys love visiting the park, and the playground with its twisty slides, bridges and swings is a favorite. I volunteered as a Parks & Recreation board member for a few years while I was serving on our local school board. In fact, my son now attends the soccer program that we discussed opening while I was on the park board.
I don’t particularly enjoy large cleaning projects, but I do enjoy eating outside and playing with my kids in the pool. So I decided that I would use the Arm & Hammer Switch & Save Challenge as an opportunity to clean my outdoor patio furniture and my children’s pool toys.
We love the beautiful eco-friendly toys from Plan Toys. In fact, the sweet Pull-Along Snail inspired one of my son’s babysitters to write the following poem.