Rasberry Creamsicle Refresher non alcoholic drink recipe


Being a working mom, I never slow down. I teach in my classroom from the morning until early afternoon. Then I run errands and manage my household until early evening when my daughter goes to bed. Then I'm in my home office working until late into the evening and then back up early while everyone else is sleeping to get some work done while my house is quiet. Managing my schedule is challenging but I hold it all together with the help of my schedule and time management prints. Having such a busy Read More... {Read More...}

Enjoy a family meal at T.C. Eggington’s in Mesa, Arizona


We were recently invited to dine at T.C. Eggington's, a family restaurant serving a diverse menu of breakfast, brunch, and lunch selections in Mesa, Arizona. The family owned restaurant was established in 1985 and features award winning hand crafted recipes. Both of my parents worked though my childhood and we rarely had family breakfasts together during the week because of busy schedules. One of my favorite childhood memories is when my uncle would visit from the ARMY and come over early in Read More... {Read More...}

Blog Organization: tips and free printables to keep your blog organized {part 3: schedule and time management}


I juggle quite a few roles in between blogging. I'm a busy mom and preschool teacher in addition to many other responsibilities. This blog has afforded me great opportunities to work from home but multi-tasking and time management is critical for success. With out my blog organization binder I wouldn't have a clue as to where I should be spending my time while working from home. In a short series with tips and free printables to keep your blog organized I have already shared how I keep track of Read More... {Read More...}

Disneynature BEARS activities


We were invited to watch a special screening of Disneynature BEARS last week at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and fell in love with the story of a mother bear persevering for the survival of her two young cubs. The film is heartfelt and as a mother myself, absolutely relateable. A mother's journey is never easy and I enjoyed watching the captivating story of a momma bear facing all her parenting struggles for survival. Disneynature BEARS is a must see film for parents and animal Read More... {Read More...}

Tips for whale watching with children


Attending the Dana Point Festival of Whales 2014 created so many amazing family memories. My daughter loved all the learning opportunities and animal encounters. Her very first whale watching experience was unforgettable and we enjoyed two different excursions during our visit. We spent time with a captain from Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching and learned a few tips for whale watching with children. The captain's tips will help you prepare for a great Read More... {Read More...}

Watch as Maleficent interrupts Elle Fanning’s birthday song at the #DisneySMMoms Celebration


Attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Disneyland was an amazing experience for my family.  With so many unbelievable opportunities and experiences during the four day conference, it's challenging to select our favorites. There was plenty of excitement during the week about Maleficent starring Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and Angelina Jolie as Maleficent with the movie being released in theaters May 30. During a morning sponsored by Disney Junior we were treated to a Read More... {Read More...}