Monthly Archives : November 2016

Lessons Learned for Disney's Moana

Lessons Learned from Disney’s Moana


Most Disney films come with a lesson, but nothing as powerful as the lessons from Disney’s Moana. I have been waiting for this movie to open ever since I saw the first trailer over the summer.  I knew there was something special about it.  Moana’s character resonated with me as a mom and incorporates the lessons I want for my…

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Holiday Gift Guide Mom

Holiday Gift Guide | What Mom Really Wants


What does Mom really want this holiday season?  It’s a tough question. Most moms go out and buy what they want.  Some even go as far as wrapping it and putting it under the tree.  What is on your Moms holiday gift list? See what is on my holiday wish list and surprise your mom with a little something under the tree that I…

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holiday activity countdown

25 Christmas Countdown Activities | Plus 5 Bonus Ideas


I love celebrating the holidays.  Yes it can be stressful and yes I get overwhelmed with the to do list but I always try to make it about family time. I do this by using my Christmas countdown activities.  For the last 6 years we have been doing a Christmas Countdown.  (I was surprise how many years!) I really just love it!!…

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Holiday Gift for Dad | JORD Wood Watch


I love finding the perfect holiday gift for my husband.  The problem is it is not always easy.  My husband and I spend time searching online for great gifts for the kids but we often forget about each other. I am so happy that I discovered JORD Wood Watches. This year I am ready to wow him!

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teach thankfulness

7 Easy Ways to Teach Thankfulness


  November is a great month to teach thankfulness to our children.  It is such a little thing, but a thank you can mean so much.  I shared our list of Thankful Books with you last week. This week I wanted to share easy ways to teach thankfulness.  I like easy activities I can work into my life today.   I need something…

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Kid and Parent Approved Books

5 Family Approved Children’s Books(Monthly Series:Thankfulness)


We all know that reading to your kids is so important. I love snuggling up with my kids and a good book.  I have to be honest, there are times when it is not always easy. It can be a challenge to find books the kids like… that I like too. Have you ever felt that way? Reading should be a fun…

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Hersheypark for the Holidays


Hershey Park Christmas Candylane is a MUST DO if you live within 4-6 hours of Hershey, PA. Even if you don’t you should add it to you bucket list!  We went in November of 2015 and it was a great way to welcome in the holidays.    About a month before Christmas we packed in the car and drove the 4 hours to…

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