Category: Keeping Them Busy (10 and under)

Summer Sanity… Part Duex

So we’ve past the 4th of July and we are in the thick of it… and I am happy to say so far, I’m surviving! We are at the point, however, where we’ve been spending a TON of time together. With a 6 and almost 5 year old, tensions sometimes run high. And to put…

Summer Sanity … part 1

Oh Summer… I have such high hopes in the beginning.  Pie in the sky hopes of spending quality time making memories, going on day trips, doing fun activities at home, every minute is glorious!  But that takes a TON of planning on my part.  And my job doesn’t stop just because the kids are out…

Working Out on a Cruise- Be Flexible

People who follow my Instagram know I try really hard to workout a little on vacations. I am eating a lot of not so healthy foods, not to mention drinking a lot of adult beverages, so I try to balance it by fitting in a workout a couple of times when I am away.  Makes…

Black Bean Brownie Cupcakes

So this is a recipe from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook and we make it a LOT!!  Those ladies are a huge resource for me recipe wise, visit Trim Healthy Mama to check out more recipes.   I have a love for black beans that runs deep… it’s actually a standing joke in our house that mom…

Volcano Painting

It’s not nearly as messy as the name suggests… and I did it outside, so cleanup was even easier!  I found this in one of my kiddos Highlights magazines and had all the ingredients, so we went for it!  And I was able to throw some dinner on the grill while they worked, bonus!!  …