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.
There’s no better way to honor the US of A than spending the day off playing some family-geared backyard games. These kid-approved activities pair perfectly with hot summer haze and barbecue days. An added bonus? They’re engaging and exciting enough to keep even the busiest of littles occupied all day long. Read More “Fourth of July Outdoor Activities”
I’m the mother of a blended family of seven. Yes, seven. And it sounds very shocking at first. Seven people. Seven personalities. Seven mouths to feed. But blended families aren’t always together, so I only have to feed seven people a few times a year, ha! And ours is further complicated because three of our five children live over 2300 miles away from us.
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”
As smile specialists, the team at Pinhole Press knows that one can never take too many photos. We believe in capturing the beauty of everyday happenings and once-in-a-lifetime moments alike. In the spirit of summer adventures, we’re sharing our favorite vacation shots from best-loved trips near and far, and giving away a photography package to one lucky winner!
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”
Self-care: we know it’s instrumental to our sanity. But the mom life is a busy one, so there’s seldom time for regularly scheduled nail appointments, yoga classes, or drinks with friends. Here are some simple ways to sprinkle self-care into your everyday routine, even when you have literally no time to breathe. Read More “Basic Self-Care Tips for Busy Moms”
No sane parent wants to receive a negative phone call from their child’s school principal. It totally feels like the end of the world when you discover that your sweet baby is acting in a way that you find irreprehensible. In fact, many parents react defensively upon hearing that their son or daughter is causing distress to others. “Not my kid!”, they say. But what do you do when your child truly is the bully? Read More “My Kid is The Bully. What Do I Do?”
My kids go on summer break at the end of this week and after making up an entire week’s worth of snow days, they’re ready to milk all they can from the sweet summer months. With all the adventures we have during the summer, I’m often guilty of forgetting to document the fun. As a mom, it’s my sworn duty as memory keeper to ensure I preserve our memories for years to come so that when I’m a grandmother, the first thing my grandchildren will do when the visit is sit on the floor with our photo albums. It’s a lot of pressure! As someone who is passionate about memory keeping, I tend to get carried away, can you tell?
A family command center is a great way to help your family stay organized and keep everyone on the same page. In my home, our command center is the brain of our family. Need to know where someone is? Check the command center. What groceries do we need? Check the command center. What’s for dinner tonight? Check. The. Command. Center. I update our family command center, which is located at our fridge, every week. Having the essentials on hand helps me to get everyone organized and know what’s going on with everyone at a quick glance. These essentials from Pinhole Press are must-haves for every family command center.