Summertime Fun With Kids Before School Starts

summertime fun with kids

School will be starting up again soon so we wanted to have some summertime fun with kids in these last couple of weeks. Last week my sister-in-law asked my husband about going to a waterpark on Sunday. She and her husband have a son who will be one in October and wanted to get out […]

Types of Hats for Summer Style & Protection

types of hats

What types of hats do you like for summer wear? Sun hats provide such great sun protection for you scalp and your face; luckily hats have become popular again. Living in a cooler climate, I cannot wait for summer to arrive each year. However, since we do tend to be out then all summer long […]

Celebrate the Summer Heat with Bomb Pops

celebrate the summer

This Celebrate the Summer Heat with Bomb Pops post is on behalf of a campaign I participated with Mom Central Consulting for Bomb Pop. I received  product samples, a party kit, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. How do you Celebrate the Summer? We celebrate by being outdoors as much as possible. Our winters are […]

Celebrate 75 Years of Lay’s Potato Chips #Lays75

Lays 75th anniversary

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Lay’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Lay’s is celebrating their 75th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than to share it with you! Every day during the 75 days of summer, Lay’s will be posting their favorite summer […]

Signs of Heat Stroke in Pets and Tips to Keep Pets Safe

signs of heat stroke

As the weather warms up, it is good to know signs of heat stroke since your pets can feel the heat too. It is important to keep your pets protected during the heat of the summer since there can be serious injury or even death if over-exposed to heat. Here are some tips that may […]

Activities for Children During Summer Break

activities for children during summer break

Finding enough activities for children during their summer break can be challenging at times. I do not know about you but there is a big countdown of days until school is over in our home. My twins “graduated” from preschool last week and Megan will be done with 4th grade at the end of Thursday. […]

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Summer Camp Ahead of Time

how to prepare your child for summer camp

Summer Camp? Here are some tips on how to help your child prepare for summer camp. Summer camp is a tradition for many children. It allows them to spread their wings and get a taste of independence before they fledge and leave the nest completely. It also gives parents an opportunity to experience their first […]

Summer Backyard Fun Sale at Sears: New Grill and Patio Lighted Furniture #GrillingisHappiness

lighted patio collection

Here in Illinois, the months of January and February are usually the peak of our winter weather. These months for me are usually the most difficult. Not only because of the cold but because by this time I am really missing the warm weather and being outdoors. One thing I have started doing to cope […]

Summer Festivals 2013

Ravinia Festival

Are you gearing for the summer music festivals yet? Here in Chicago we have several festivals that occur each year. We have a huge park called Grant Park that is located right on the Lake (Michigan) downtown that has a band shell.  That is where some of our summer festivals are held.  A few of […]