It’s vacation time! Spring break is happening or starting soon for a lot of families, and that means fun family vacations. In our house, we just got back from an AMAZING 2-week Caribbean cruise. We are avid cruisers and our LO is already moving on up in our favorite cruise lines loyalty program. Vacationing and cruising with a child is definitely different, but I am glad we took the steps to prepare ourselves. Below are some tips for having an amazing vacation while cruising with…Continue
Added by Rachel barry on March 22, 2017 at 2:03pm — No Comments
When the opportunity to try this came, I understood that it was a popup tent, but I didn't really pay attention to how it would be packaged or put much thought into what it would look like. I just read "beach tent" and got excited because I always wanted…Continue
Added by Ronda on August 28, 2016 at 10:06am — No Comments
In this post: Five ways to use a water table for sensory play.
Hello, dear ones! Here’s the second Toddler Life post and it’s all about the fun you can have with a water table. I never had a water table with Michael, but I’m really enjoying creative water play with Leeland. Even Michael gets in on the fun.…Continue
Added by Amber Dover on August 12, 2016 at 2:07am — No Comments
Sun, sand, ocean. The perfect emotional cocktail for stressed out moms. Whether on the rocks, straight up, neat or dirty, any busy, exhausted, mentally drained mom would love to consume this healing toddy in a glass. Like for real. God bottling up His sand, surf, and rays creation would revolutionize the Zen market and be ama-za-zing.
But is the drink as tasty when lugging toys, coolers, wagons and kids to the beach?
Added by Shelby Spear on March 30, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments
It’s hard to believe our twins are already two. I have been eagerly watching them grow and hit developmental milestones, yet the graduation from baby to toddler is paired with feelings of sadness and worry. My babies are grown and it’s happening fast. Just as it did with Thomas. Days…Continue
Finding the words to welcome this new year has not come easily. I am not sure I was ready for twenty sixteen. Twenty fifteen sort of sailed by. We had a busy end of the year from October events, to Thanksgiving and my high school reunion, to cookie baking weekends and Christmas celebrations. It was a whirlwind and I just never felt caught up.…Continue
Added by EMILY ROLFING-GUMMOW on February 29, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but yesterday, I was looking for your little boy. We had been swimming at a hotel down the beach from yours when a security guard entered the pool and asked for all of the parent’s attention. There was a little boy, only three years old in a bathing suit bottom without a shirt, who had wandered away on the beach. My heart sank. We were to keep our eyes open.
The hair raised on my arms and on the back of my neck and I felt…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on September 8, 2015 at 7:27pm — No Comments
Father's Day is a special time every year that we can celebrate that wonderful father figure in our lives, whether connected by blood or love. Make the day extra special by planning a fun activity to do together. Even better- a FREE activity. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to help out by providing 12 free activities for Dad on Father's Day. Choose one or more!
As a parent, I've often found myself doing things that I wouldn't dream of doing on my own free will -- cleaning poop off a wall, catching puke with my bare hands, dining at a germ-infested Chuck E. Cheese. But the hellacious thing I got roped into doing last week on vacation? Well, that should earn me fabulous…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 21, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments
** A backyard campout for the kids is so much more fun when it’s in someone else’sbackyard.
** Facebook should really be called…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 26, 2014 at 12:39am — No Comments
** The end-of-the-school-year craziness must surely subtract five years off a mom's life.
** I am sooooooooo done with the packing of the lunches.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 6, 2014 at 7:34pm — No Comments
** Complete strangers REALLY like to tell me the whole story of their lives, regardless of how horrifically TMI it might be.
** The "Mind Blowing Science Kit" is clearly an outside toy.…Continue
** Apparently, hormones, cramps, and child birth weren't enough, so we have night sweats to add to all the fun.
** Goatdog likes Mammaw so much that he wants to eat her.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 6, 2013 at 6:03pm — No Comments
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Added by Polly Workinger on August 6, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Geesh, it is officially the last Monday in July, where the heck has summer gone! My goodness, just a few posts ago I was celebrating the first day of summer now this. And to think, I haven't even completed half of my to to- do's from my summer must do list, well with the exception of a few things.
Sigh.. summer please don't go, I need more time:…
Added by Miss Worrell on July 29, 2013 at 11:01am — No Comments
** I guess I accidentally skipped a week of keeping track of what I've learned. Oopsy.
** The beach is truly my happy place.
** Soap operas really are unnecessary…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 12, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments
** Mother's Day should really be Mother's Weekend.
** My brain is on MAJOR end-of-the-school-year overload.
** Warm weather just makes ya wanna eat ice…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 17, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments
Today is Mother's Day, but I started celebrating early. Yesterday I went horseback riding on the beach. This was something I never would've pictured myself doing or even being interested in, but the ladies group I'm a member of is always going on adventures like kayaking and I just figured it was about time I get out of my comfort zone and try something different!…
Added by Ronda on May 13, 2013 at 12:19am — No Comments
Warmer weather is just around the corner and the beach baby shower theme is perfect for the season. We absolutely love a surf baby shower theme for both boys and girls! It is casual and fun, great for a couple’s shower or a mommy-to-be who loves the beach. Turn your home or backyard into a tropical oasis and give the mom-to-be a relaxing day at the beach. Is your guest list ready to hang…Continue
Added by Jamie Tatum on April 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
** Santa needs to be A LOT more organized next year.
** I may never see my son again now that Wii U is hooked up in the basement.
** Goatdog REALLY likes to open presents. Especially ones that don't belong to him.
** When it snows, everyone seems to have forgotten how to drive.
** Teepeeing the inside of your house…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 28, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments