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Is Virtual Learning Virtually Impossible?

Every parent of school-aged children had some tough decisions to make this year, depending on what their school district is offering. Every choice has its pros and cons, and every parent wants what’s best for their kids and family. It’s tough out there, and I want to say that no matter what choice you made - you are doing a great job!  We chose the Virtual Learning option for Ruben, who is starting 1st grade. Being lucky enough to work from home, we knew it was possible. Having a newborn at home, we thought it would be the better option for us at this time. Our school is great in that they will allow us to switch options when we...

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5 Summer Activities To Do With Your Kids - 2020 Edition

Normally, I like to make a Summer Bucket List to make the most of summer with my kids, it’s filled with ideas for little trips and visits to pools and playgrounds. This year, the pandemic has made me wary of doing anything unnecessary when it comes to public spaces.  Everyone has a different level of risks, that’s why the five ideas below are pretty pandemic-friendly.  (Who thought that was a sentence I would write this year!)  I tried to think a little outside the box of the usual (great) ideas, of kiddie pools and sprinklers, and hopefully the activities below will be ones you can incorporate into your bucket list and enjoy! Camping in the backyard - the good thing...

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How To Make Your Home Ready For Summer

For those of us living in the Midwest, the arrival of summer is no joke.  The anticipation of warm, lazy summer days is an activity unto itself.   After the slog of winter, having a longer day and a warm breeze is a game changer for my mood! Given the current circumstances of quarantine and social distancing in the world, we are all spending more time than ever at home.  Most activities I know of are cancelled for the summer, and everything we turn to for simple fun, like outdoor playgrounds, are still closed here in Ohio. All of this means that it’s a good idea to sit down and think about what you want your home to look and...

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5 Gifts For Mother's Day Under $50

The gifts below are all under $50 (all but one are under $30), and are from small businesses, most of whom are relying on curbside pickup or online orders.  Better yet - the presents are actually GREAT, well thought out, and made from quality materials.  We compiled this list to really be the best of both worlds - inexpensive, yet still awesome and supportive of small business owners and natural products.  Win, win, win...WIN!

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