Mommyhood

  • The Non-Toy Gift Guide!

    When you look at most kids wish lists around the holiday, it is jam-packed with toys.  Between commercials on TV, the catalogs in the mail, and of course the unboxing videos on YouTube, the only thing on their mind is the latest and greatest toys.  However, as a mom of 3, I am so sick of the toy mayhem that happens year after year. Read more…

  • How to Involve Your Kids in the Homebuying Process

    Over the last couple months, things have been busy for my family and a lot of my extended family and friends have no idea why.  So, I’m letting the cat out of the bag so to speak and share the news with all of you, we are buying a house! Read more…

Tampa Bay

Orlando

  • I-Drive 360 a Must-See Attraction in Orlando!

    I-Drive 360 a Must-See Attraction in Orlando! I-Drive 360 is a must-see attraction in Orlando.  Tourists sometimes think all Orlando is, is a cluster of theme parks in the center of Florida.  However, there is so much more to Orlando, the family fun is jam packed throughout the city, and I-Drive 360 is the perfect […] Read more…

  • 8 Reasons to Visit Sea World Orlando Even if You Don’t Like Rollercoasters!

    My oldest, who is the only one tall enough to ride most of Sea World’s roller coasters, hates high speed attractions. Plus, my younger two are past the kiddie ride age, but not yet tall enough for the coasters, although they can’t wait! Because of this, I wasn’t sure how our trip over would go because all I had seen up and down i4 were billboards for the tallest and fastest roller coasters.  Read more…

Travel

  • The Best Way to Find and Book Family Attractions!

    We are I the home stretch of holiday shopping, and I am a big believer in giving the gift of memories and experiences whenever possible.  For birthdays, often instead of parties my family opts for a unique mini-vacation, and for Christmas, I like to wrap up vouchers and tickets to local events and attractions that we can experience over school break. Read more…

  • The Ultimate Holiday Road Trip Planning Guide!

    Traveling during the holidays is a lot different than any other time of year. From planning out dinners and trying to get gifts to the destination, a lot more goes into a holiday vacation. Here are my top tips for planning a holiday vacation! Read more…

Disney

  • Disney’s Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Coming in 2018! Check out the New Trailer!

    I am super excited about the news I’m sharing today!  Have you heard about the upcoming Disney Pixar’s Incredibles sequel? Incredibles 2 hits theaters on June 15th, 2018 and after watching the newly released trailer, my family has already started the countdown! Seriously how cute is this baby?! Disney Pixar’s INCREDIBLES 2 Synopsis  Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes […] Read more…

  • Coco is coming to theaters on November 22nd!!!

    Is it November yet?  Disney has my family doing a movie countdown again!  I showed all three kids the trailer for COCO last week, and I have been asked at least a dozen times “Is COCO in theaters YET? We can’t wait to learn more about Miguel and his cool story!  About COCO Despite his family’s baffling […] Read more…

Food

Lifestyle

  • Stop Worrying When You’re Away from Home

    As a mom of 3, I am constantly on the go.  Between grocery shopping, school events, sports practices, and appointments, I often feel like I’m never home.  Add to that, we frequently travel as a family for events and work, leaving our home unoccupied for days or weeks at a time.  For a long time, […] Read more…

  • The Perfect Time to Enter the Judgement Free Zone

    I can’t believe it’s already January, I swear life is flying by before my eyes. The worst part is that I don’t think I’m living that life to its full potential. So, my resolutions for this year are to stop caring what
    others think and to become comfortable in my own skin, which means I need to get back to the gym to build up my stamina and increase my energy. Read more…

Fashion

  • Stylish and Sustainable Clothing for Every Aspect of Life! #prAnaMom

    Stylish and Sustainable Clothing for Moms As a mom, it is so easy to lose sight of our appearance and easily let out wardrobe become filled with sweatpants and oversized t-shirts.  We are constantly bending, lifting children, cleaning up messes, playing on the floor, and so on.  We need to be comfortable, I get it, […] Read more…

  • Gear Up at Sears to Make This the Best Year Ever!

    My kid’s first day of school is next week so the back to school mad dash is in full swing at my house.  Trying to get everyone back on a routine after a summer of late night swimming and sleeping in late, plus gathering all their school supplies, and finding some stylish back to school clothes, has my to do list busting off the paper. Read more…

Crafts and Tutorials

  • 15 Fun Fall Crafts to do with the Kids

     Fall is my favorite season, pumpkins, apples, hayrides, I just love the cool crisp air.  Get into the fall spirit and have some fun crafting up these fun decorations with the kids!  Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin  Paper Plate Owls Corny Containers Fall Handprint Wreath Fall Tree with Sun Catcher Leaves Tissue Paper Apple Stained Glass […] Read more…

  • How to Make your Own Weighted Blanket ~ Tutorial

    When Early Intervention told me I should get Aidan a weighted blanket for his Sensory Processing Disorder, I had no idea what SPD was never mind a weighted blanket! So what did I do….. Google! BUT these lovely blankets that were supposed to make my dear little boy able to relax and stay still for […] Read more…

American Girl Doll

  • AMERICAN GIRL’S NEW BEFOREVER DOLL NANEA Mitchell

    American Girl just released their newest BeForever character, Nanea Mitchell.  Nanea is a brave and determined girl growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1941 just as Japan attacks Pearl Harbor and America enters World War Two. Read more…

  • American Girl Doll Z Yang

    American Girl did it again! They came out with another amazing doll for your child to fall in love with! “Z” is short for Suzie, she is a Korean-American doll that is from Seattle! Z is very imaginative and is a filmmaker developing her own take on the world that surrounds her by creating vlogs! Z shows your child that they can be or do anything they put their mind to!  Read more…

Holiday Gift Guide

  • Stop Worrying When You’re Away from Home

    As a mom of 3, I am constantly on the go.  Between grocery shopping, school events, sports practices, and appointments, I often feel like I’m never home.  Add to that, we frequently travel as a family for events and work, leaving our home unoccupied for days or weeks at a time.  For a long time, […] Read more…

  • Amazing Gift Ideas that Grade Schoolers Will Love!

    It is that time of year again!  I love the holidays and gift giving is so much fun, but let’s face it, it can be very stressful too.  I am always on the hunt for the perfect gifts that will make my children and the other little folks on my list excited, I love seeing a huge glowing smile and knowing I picked the perfect present.   Read more…