A Boy’s Sweet 16

ice cream birthday cake

We laughed, we cried, it was better than cats! (and not particularly in that order). Nothing with our family is anything short of an adventure and no parenting moment of mine goes without testing, so it should have been no surprise that when planning a boy's sweet 16, my own … [Read more...]

My Superpower, Tips and Tricks to Taking the Perfect Jumping Photo

I can even give other people superpowers with my own abilities. It's a bird...it's a plane...

I am not a talented photographer at all, but a certain superpower has developed in me over the past couple of summers.  I am a genius at The Beach Jumping Shot! I cannot take jumping photos anywhere else other than the beach.  I have tried and it just doesn't work.  For … [Read more...]

Dancing in Mexico: a Travel Happy Dance Edition to Monday Moving and Grooving

Roam On Red Boot Stomp Live from Mexico

Having been buried in research and document writing the past few weeks, I thought I'd share my insatiable desire for freedom and adventure with a little bit of Monday Moving and Grooving, Roamancing Travel Happy Dance Style! This clearly was not me splashing in the Mexican … [Read more...]

What to Have When the Power Goes Out

The light changes every few seconds to red, purple, blue, green and yellow.  Self made music acoustic noises definitely take the experience up a notch!

This is not a practical guide about what a gal needs to have on hand to survive a power outage, but rather a discovery of a couple fun items that will make the darkness more fun!  At this time of year, rain, snow and ice storms often find many without power for hours.  We were in … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Daughter to Shave Her Legs For the First Time

Smooth legs in a summer canoe! You want your daughter's experience to be this carefree.

Getting your daughter to shave her legs is not an automatic task to think of when going over your mental list of things to do to get her ready for high school.  Many girls may have shaved their legs long before this point, but I'm one of those mom's who has a daughter that could … [Read more...]