Summer Survival Guide: Backyard Toys

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Oh ya know, another day of hustlin’. HA! Just kidding, but I adore Jennaphr Frederick not just cause she lets me hang with her on TV – but cause she’s just FREAKING FUN!! So is Karen Hepp and of course Mike Jerrick. They are all really great peeps in my book. This morning Jennaphr Frederick and I talked about great products for backyard fun with your kids! Here are the best backyard toys:   BACKYARD SAFARI OUTFITTERS – Base Camp Shelter  This brand is…

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5 Reasons to Take a Break from Reality

I know. I know. You are convinced that your life does not afford for you to have the ability to get away from the rest of the world. Your life tells you that it would be selfish if you left your family for a couple days to do something for YOU, right? Sure.  Of course it does. But you don’t have to listen. You CAN make the time for you to find you!  I am the first to admit when I get away from my family too much.  I am…

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Rainy Day Activities With Kids on #Fox29 Philly

Looking for rainy day with kids’ ideas? Check out Joey Fortman on Fox 29 Philadelphia! Ohhhhh if you really knew what goes on OFF camera.  Seriously?  I die every time.  Especially when I have my kids with me. Live TV is the best thing in the world.  Remind me to tell you about the time my then four-year-old peed his pants on the exact same station. Or maybe… the time when he ate gold plated Oreos and went to school with a gold tooth.  Oh—but this one.  Orrrrrrrr the time…

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Visit Philadelphia

This post was sponsored by Visit Philadelphia. The opinions and text are all mine. I’ve lived in this uber awesome town for almost seven years! I can’t believe it. The time has flown by. And I’ll be totally honest with you when my husband said, “I got a job offer in Philly,” I kind of snarled. I had never been to Philadelphia before and the city didn’t have the best reputation from what I had heard. But when we arrived and I finally got to see and visit Philadelphia, I…

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Am I the Worst Mom in the World?

Why is this the hardest job in the world?  Why does being a mom come with the intense feeling of failure when you really honestly try to do the very best you can with what you’ve got?  Why do we constantly compare ourselves to others so much that our children pick up on it? I know. I ate a whole box of “why me?” this morning and there is just no room for that in my life.  But I just spent the last 30 minutes bawling my eyes out and…

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