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Build Community with a Halloween Parade

When my daughter was about 3 years old we began a tradition in my neighborhood to host a Halloween Parade. I wanted to do something Halloween-y that wasn’t late at night and wasn’t scary. The fact that she got to wear her costume one extra time is a bonus.

“Frightful” Fun in the Kitchen!

It’s time for Halloween! Most kids and adults associate Halloween with candy and treats. However, it’s important that we balance those out with good nutrition. Whether you’re taking the kids trick-or-treating or throwing a costume party, I’ve got the perfect plan for delightfully “frightful” fun in the kitchen!

Let's Hear It For "The Girls"!

It is finally officially fall. Amid the fall colors of orange, yellow, and red you may also notice a lot of pink. Many people wear pink clothing or pink ribbons in October because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breasts get their own month because breast cancer is the 2nd most common type of cancer diagnosis in women (skin cancer is the 1st) and it is the 2nd most common cause of cancer related death in women (lung cancer is the 1st).

Mom, I want to play soccer

"Mom, I want to play soccer," exclaims my eight year old one day. Words that brought anxiety instantly into this mommy's heart. How do I explain to my sweet little girl that I may not be able to make that happen? You see Emma has some challenges that would make it hard to just go to the local soccer league and sign her right up. Emma is a special needs child. The two major obstacles for her to play soccer would be her limited physical capabilities and her deafness.

Like Mother Like Daughter Jewelry Necklace Giveaway

I want to introduce you to Like Mother Like Daughter Jewelry. It is operated by a mother and daughter team right here in Middle Tennessee. They sell personalized, hand-stamped jewelry. Each one is unique, made just for you. And they use only the highest quality materials in making these customized pieces, including sterling silver, gold filled (not plated) metal, copper, antique brass, and bronze.

Put Pumpkin Back Into Autumn

Falling leaves, festivals, football, and fires; just a few things we love about the fall season. The weather cools and American families venture outdoors to get some fresh air before the sting of winter hits. Other than the fall activities, one thing we really do well is fall flavors. We know the season is changing when cinnamon, spice, and everything pumpkin hits the shelves. Pop-tarts, M&M’s, coffee, marshmallows, and even dog treats; pumpkin has made its way into every aisle in the store. But has it really?

Social Media: 5 Ways You Should Be Using It

Social media can hurt people, especially children and families, in countless ways, but that’s another article altogether. Instead, let’s pretend that you’ve already overcome your fears about social media and its affect on your children. Maybe you even use it yourself from time to time, to post first day of school photos or game day moments to share with family and friends.