DIY Personalized Tic Tac Toe

By Holly Sosa /

Tic tac toe is one of our family’s favorite games. It’s a simple game that all of us can play with ease and is fun for even my older kiddos. With warm summer months in full swing here in Northern Michigan, our front porch has been getting a lot of extra love while we play board games and sip on lemonade. Inspired by the warmer weather and our favorite game, I created a board game version of our beloved tic tac toe with a family twist courtesy of these fun photo sticker sheets.

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Rainy Summer Styles

By Abby Tolbert /

A hot and rainy day is both a paradox and an inconvenience. Summertime is supposed to be about sprinting through sprinklers and sunbathing, for crying out loud! Not to mention, attempting to dress in a way that shields you from the elements without dying of heat exhaustion is damn near impossible. Here’s what to wear when it’s muggy to the max, with style suggestions for you and your little:  Read More “Rainy Summer Styles”

Movies for a Rainy Fourth of July

By Abby Tolbert /

We all have an idyllic vision of what The Fourth of July is supposed to look like. Kids running through sprinklers, grandiose parades with marching bands, and burgers sizzling on the grill. But Mother Nature is almost as unpredictable as tots in their terrible twos, so even America isn’t immune to having its birthday party ruined by the weather. In the event of a rainy Independence Day, these All-American movies are sure to be loved by kids and parents alike. 

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Baby Sprinkles 101

By Abby Tolbert /

Showering a soon-to-be mother with gifts is a tradition that’s been around since the Renaissance era, but that doesn’t mean new mamas are sticking to status quo. The ever-so-creative millennial Moms (that’s you!) have come up with the greatest variation of the traditional baby shower ever. Behold: the adorably practical baby sprinkle. Read More “Baby Sprinkles 101”

Conquering Gym Anxiety

By Abby Tolbert /

Gymtimidation: It’s needing a buffer treadmill between you and that guy. You know, the one who’s sprinting at a speed of approximately one billion miles per hour and somehow hasn’t broken a sweat (?!) Toxic gym culture can leave many of us feeling uncomfortable, unmotivated, and defeated. But you deserve to conquer your workout without giving a single sh*t what anyone else is thinking. Here’s how: Read More “Conquering Gym Anxiety”