11 Tips to Guarantee a Successful First Trip to Punta Cana, DR

Punta Cana Series – Post 2 In post one of our Punta Cana series, we shared with you some fab pics from our trip earlier this year. Hopefully, that was enough to convince you to book your trip (I mean it is paradise…), but whether it was or wasn’t, there are some things you should know before you go! Trust me – learning these ahead of time will definitely save you some headaches once you get there! Before You Go If you value your time, book your trip through a travel agent. We used Beach Bum Vacations (ask…

50 Epic Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin Spice haters have no fear! You’ll find none of that here.  🙂 What you will find is a round-up of the most epic pumpkin patches in each state! Honorable mention to those highlighted in orange. If there’s one I missed or that you in particular love, shoot me a note! I’d love to include it next year! Alabama – Down on the Farm Pumpkin Patch, Rainesville Highlight – Slide into a giant pile of corn kernels! Alaska – Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm, Palmer Highlight – Alaska’s largest U-pick…

More Than Body Image – 6 Tips For Raising Mentally Strong, Self-Confident Daughters

How Do We Raise Our Daughters to Trust in Their Own Abilities, Qualities, and Judgment? Does it just happen naturally? As mothers, do we just give them a few compliments and hope for the best? Or, like most life skills, is it something we have to make a conscious effort to build? There have been many articles on how to raise confident daughters. Several, like this one featured by the Child Mind Institute, provide excellent guidance on how to help our daughters build their confidence based on what they can do, not on what they look like. Others offer concrete…

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