back-to-school-essentials

Parenting

Why I’m Letting My Kids Be Bored This Summer

I’m kind of a procrastinator when it comes to planning my kids’ summer breaks. Each year I tell myself I’ll schedule a variety of camps that will enrich and entertain them while occupying all their free time. Giving them lasting memories of a summer spent doing fun scheduled activities so no one utters the words […]

DIY Holiday Crafts

10 DIYs That Will Take Your Barbecue To The Next Level

Ready or not, summer has arrived… and with it comes barbecue season. Outdoor parties are a great way to celebrate the season with friends and family, and they also provide the perfect excuse to do some fun craft projects. While barbecues are usually casual affairs, that doesn’t mean that you can’t add a few unique […]

Your Pregnancy

What Is a Doula and Should You Hire One?

During my first pregnancy, I was nervous about what would happen to my body and how painful labor would actually be. You could say that I had some first-time jitters about the whole experience and so my mother suggested that I hire a doula. I had no idea what a doula was at the time […]

DIY Crafts for Mom

3 Insanely Cool (& Easy) DIY School Supplies

I can’t believe the kids are heading back to school already. And that means back-to-school shopping and back-to-school bills! Because between the back-to-school backpacks, new shoes, clothes, lunch boxes and supplies, it’s easy to spend a fortune in a flash. That’s where DIY school supplies come in. I mean, why pay extra for fancy colors, […]

Style

The 12 Coolest Back-to-School Backpacks to Buy Now

It’s hard to believe that back-to-school is literally around the corner. I feel like summer just started, but lots of kids go back in August so the hunt for the right gear is officially on. Back-to-school backpacks in particular. A school backpack is much more than a way to carry books and school supplies. As […]