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Cabin Camping at Chincoteague Island KOA

I do not camp. via GIPHY Not in the traditional sense. In the hey-girl-we-have-a-sweet-cabin-that-will-give-you-all-of-the-luxuries-of-home sense, sure. But never in the traditional sense. I’m just not an outdoorsy type girl. And, it’s not for lack of effort. My parents used to drag me take me camping constantly as a kid and I learned pretty quickly that there were things that I was suited for (visits to

I Gave Up Coffee and Here’s What…

I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was 30. It was the year I started blogging. The year I really launched my photography business. The year I started staying up after my baby, preschooler, and kindergartener went to bed to create this space for myself online and grow my small offline business into something that could help support my family. While I was building two

Snapchat Tutorial: 10 True Things Old…

We’ve talked about Snapchat and kids tons of times here. It’s sort of a thing for me –I want my kids to enjoy social media, but I want them to do it safely. I know I can’t protect them from all of the things, but in an effort to protect them from some of the things, I am constantly hunting for more info, more safeguards,

Don’t Be Basic: Back to School…

I love shopping. via GIPHY > via GIPHY What I don’t usually love is shopping with The Dudes. I mean, of course my sons don’t enjoy dragging around the mall with me all day while I try on shoes and sundresses. To be expected. It’s exhausting –sometimes I even exhaust myself. But, they don’t even like going to buy things for themselves. via GIPHY These

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Back to School Shopping: How We Spend…

Thank you JCPenney for sponsoring this post. Visit JCPenney in-store or online to shop the new fashionable picks at an affordable price! I know. via GIPHY $1000 feels like a lot. But, here are a few things to note: I have 3 kids. Not one, not the average two, THREE. One is a fully grown teenager (meaning all man shoes and clothing). One has the

My Secret Ingredient Banana Bread &…

Out of all five humans living in this house, only one of us will eat a banana without force or trickery. Personally, they make me gag. It’s the texture, and the smell, and like, the taste. via GIPHY I can’t do it. All of the Dudes ate them as babies, but gradually, as they grew into real humans, they began to see the light and

15 Super Easy & Totally…

Last year, the governor of Maryland, where we call home, made a law mandating that Maryland public school students wouldn’t have to return to the classroom following the summer break until after Labor Day. via GIPHY Thank you Mr. Governor! We have been thoroughly enjoying the longest summer we’ve ever had and are so excited that we have five full weeks until it is time

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