One of my all time favorite quotes is “Play Is The Work of the Child” because it could not be more full of truth. Watching my sons play and expand their imagination is simply beautiful and watching them learn and discover all through getting the uninhibited chance to play is something that I highly encourage in our home. Kids have an incredible way of figuring things out on their own and growing their little minds daily. Toys are a great way to facilitate that learning and fun, but not all toys are created equal when it comes to this.
I believe fall is the perfect time for exploring. The weather starts to get cooler, the leaves are changing, and its just the ideal time to be outdoors. I love the sense of adventure that my two son’s have in their little souls. They could pick up and play outside all day everyday if I let them. In fact, most days we have been! I always try to be in on the action and spend as much time as I can with them (you know, while they still want me around) so making sure that I am feeling up to the task is #1. As the seasons change, I have put together a toddler friendly fall themed scavenger hunt that kids of any age can enjoy!
“The happiest place on earth.” Without a shadow of a doubt I feel this way about Walt Disney World. From as young an age as I can remember, my summers were spent in this magical place with my parents and brother and as I grew up I continued to spend countless holidays and celebrations in my favorite place. Once I met my husband, Disney trips became our tradition and the love has only expanded as our family has! Disney holds a special place in my heart. Not just for the fun we have each time we go, but for the amazing memories I have from every single part of my life.
It’s back to school season & being out and about shopping brings back all the memories of when I was in school! This time of year can be exciting, hard, bittersweet, or a combination of them all! Although my kids aren’t heading to school, I am still excited about all the new brands and fun foods that are perfect for any busy family to pack in lunch boxes, diaper bags, and more! The perfect snacks for during and after school and activities? I’ve got you covered!
I could eat pizza every night. I know, I know. Balance. It’s what I tell myself. But there is absolutely no denying that pizza is a staple in our family dinner diet – because who can stay away from a delicious pizza pie for too long? There are so many reasons why family pizza night is one of our favorite nights of the month (or sometimes week!) but it’s gotten even better as of late.
Back to school. One of my favorite memories from this time of year is getting to shop the latest styles and pick out my outfits for the first week of school. Of course, I cared from a young age and remember even for preschool being particular about what I wanted to wear. I can already see this trait in my son’s as I pick out their clothes and they say, “No mom, I wanna wear thisssss one!” It’s pretty amusing but I love how clothing is a personal expression of their personality and am excited to see them explore this area of creativity.
I am all about dresses – especially in the summer! There is nothing better than finding a dress that is beautiful and comfortable and that you feel amazing in. Since having kids, I have definitely struggled with what looks and feels best on my body & haven’t come across many brands that really feel like they were made for me and my life. That is, until, I came across this amazing clothing brand – Britt Ryan! I am telling you, their beautiful dresses and tops are so fun, flirty, and the summer collection is all you have ever dreamed of!