Friday, June 30, 2017

Teaching Emotional Etiquette: When Your Child Breaks Things

When your child breaks something, you have a few options. It first comes down to the cause of it; was it done in anger or while walking with a stack of plates towards the dishwasher? A broken piece of valuables, maybe something as simple as your favorite cup, can turn up after an argument and your gut feeling will tell you who it was - while your child will deny any guilt until they’re blue. 

Stubb's BBQ is Perfect for Your 4th of July Cookout! + $50.00 Stubb's Prize Pack #Giveaway

Thank you to Stubb's BBQ for the samples. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Stubb's BBQ is a delicious tasting barbecue with a heartwarming origin story. You've seen it before on Mommy's Block Party. It's back and in perfect time for your 4th of July barbecue needs. Gearing up for a fun holiday? So are we, and we have some amazing recipes and ideas to share with you to get your party started! Plus, we're teaming up with Stubb's once again to offer our readers a chance to win an amazing Stubb's BBQ Prize Pack!

Adventure Awaits in Topsail Island, NC

Over the years, my family has enjoyed vacationing in many different beaches throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. North Carolina Beaches hold a special place in our hearts. Though I belong to a family of Northerners, my parents packed us and our belonging up in 1992, and moved us to NC. We've embraced so many things about NC ways of life ever since, and one of those is trading the Jersey Shore for the beautiful NC Beaches. We try to make it to the beach at the very least once a year- though we usually make 2-3 beach trips if we can.

Those Tricky Birthdays: Gifts For The Men In Your Life

It is a truth universally acknowledged that it’s absolutely impossible to buy gifts for men. Whether it’s your father, your partner, your son or your brother, when you’re prowling around stores the day before their birthday, it’s easy to feel your blood pressure rising before finally buying something that you’re fairly certain he doesn’t actually want just so that you have something to wrap up and give him. But never fear: here are some ideas to help you through the hardest sort of gift buying.

5 Creative Rewards To Incentivize Your Kids With

Not every parent believes in the reward system. But, when you do, it can be a great way to reinforce positive behavior in your kids. Sometimes, incentivizing doesn’t even have to be involved with encouraging good behavior, but it can work to show your kid how proud you are of them for anything from their school work to their attitude to others. However, it’s also important to know that you don’t have to stick to a standard rewards system. You may even benefit from using alternative, more creative incentives, and rewards that your children will love, like some of the ideas below.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fight Stains on the Go with Dryel's On-the-Go Stain Remover

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Dryel. I received both product and compensation in exchange for sharing my honest thoughts and opinions.

As a mom, I spend a lot of time in the laundry room. If I thought that my family had a lot of laundry a few years ago, I clearly had no concept of what laundry with a family of four was like. I do a load of laundry just about every day- to keep it from piling up. Two guys in my house go through two outfits a day: a work/school outfit, and then after work/school clothes. I'm sure I'm not the only mom who's wondered how many hours of her life she's spent doing laundry.

Snap, Smile, Repeat with Magnolia and Vine + Beaucoup Bracelet #Giveaway

Thank you to Theresa of Magnolia and Vine for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts shared are my own.

As a busy mom of two, I never know what my day is going to look like. Usually, you can find me working from home, wrangling the kiddos, checking e-mails on my phone while playing Little People on the floor with my 14-month-old. Since I work from home, it would be so easy for me to fall into the trap of wearing athletic wear or yoga pants every day of my life. Now, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that... if yoga pants are your jam, by all means, work it, mama! I never know if I'll wind up being asked to do a last minute networking thing, or if I'll run into a potential business partner, so I try to look put together and professional at all times.

Go-To Beauty Tips For Sensitive Skin

Like our hair, it can be pretty hard to figure out the best way to care for our skin. If your skin seems to freak out whenever you introduce it to a new product or scrub it a little hard, it’s important to learn how to pamper it properly and avoid various irritants that you may be commonly exposed to. Here, we’ll go over some of the best beauty tips for women with sensitive skin.

Perfect Books for Your Favorite Little One by Linda Ragsdale #review

Flower Pot Press out of Nashville, Tennesee brings you these wonderfully written books by Linda Ragsdale. The children will enjoy them and adults will enjoy reading them, even after the fifth time in a row.

4 Ingredients- 3 Super Easy Cocktails

I love relaxing with a tasty cocktail in the summer! If I'm making them for Ray and I at home; I don't want to make a huge mess, or complete 100 steps! I'll leave that to the pros. Today I'll show you how to make 3 delicious drinks, each only using 2 out of 4 versatile ingredients: cucumber vodka, bloody Mary mix, beer, and cucumber/ lime Gatorade. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

#Wordless Wednesday: Bri's Recent Reads

I've always been a big reader! I lost touch with reading for pleasure in college (because I was too busy reading for school), but I'm happy to say I've picked the habit back up as an adult! I've joined the Mecklenburg County Public Library and I've discovered the cutest little secondhand bookshop close to our new home in Harrisburg, NC.

"The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger
The second time I've read this, and honestly even better the second time! (Also a fantastic movie!) 

"Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult
I'm a HUGE Jodi Picoult fan and her latest did not disappoint!
"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd
Not sure how I never read this book growing up but I did enjoy it as an adult! (I believe this one is also a movie? Anyone?)

All this book loving is going down in my favorite room in our new house - my very own reading room!

Living The High Life - Wherever You Go!

One of the best things about being a parent is taking the little ones out and about - no matter where it is. Taking them to the local park to enjoy a bike ride, the local nature reserve to appreciate the natural wonders of the world, or taking them on vacation to enjoy a well-earned break all come with their own rewards and memories. For the most part, taking the kids out is a rewarding and enjoyable experience for the whole family. You'll spend money, time and effort in getting out the house, but the memories made are invaluable and priceless.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Easy Baked Spaghetti #tastytuesday

Do you need a quick, easy go to meal?  This is my favorite and I make it a lot to take with me when I need to take a meal.  It's also great to make ahead and freeze for later.  I sometimes make a couple and pop them in my freezer to pull out on a busy night.  

Monday, June 26, 2017

Prepare Your Home To Cope With Disaster

When the forces of nature’s fury strike, there is little you can do if your home is in its path. Tornados, floods, and fires are just some of the disasters from which we can all be at risk. That doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for, plan counter-action, and even prevent damage occurring to your property. After all, this is your home, your sanctuary and the place you should feel safe and protected.

Tips to Help You Raise Your Kids with a Love of Learning


If we’re honest, we all want our kids to grow into intelligent, fully-formed adults who are capable of getting good jobs and making a good life for themselves. Of course, we won’t love them any less if they don’t turn out to be academically inclined, but we know that being smart will make their lives easier going forward.

Luckily, there are lots of things we can do to at least encourage a love of learning in our kids, starting from a young age, encouraging them to grow up into smart adults. Here are some of them:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Give Your Taste Buds a Thrill with MunchPak

 Thank you to MunchPak for the samples. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

For all those loved ones who enjoy trying different foods, MunchPak is for you. 

The specific snacks are only a few dollars a piece generally. You can choose 5 ($14.95), 10 ($24.95), or 20 ($44.95) snacks for a box. Those are one-time purchase prices. You do save a little money if you choose 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions.

What's On My Bucket List

A few days ago my husband made mention of wanting to create a bucket list.  I think the idea is fascinating and scary all at the same time.  I have always been fearful of death, but for some reason, I have a calming feeling over me right now that I wanted/needed to share.

There have been many things that I have wanted to do in my life only to be told I couldn't, shouldn't, or wouldn't follow through with.  I have let others judge me, put me down, and I have done the same to myself.  After a long and tiring week I have decided to create a bucket list for myself. As I start to think of the things to put on there I cannot help but be grateful for the things I can already cross out...

Helping Your Teen Spread Their Wings

You might know this as much as anyone if you're a parent, but being a teenager is hard. You struggle to realize what is right from wrong in the pursuit of natural rebellion; you trust your instincts which can be off, your body changes, your life goes in crazy directions, and it can be hard to hold on. Being a teenager is a bit of a wild ride - you'll know that, you were one at some point! Your teen is on the verge of being an adult, and that can be a scary time! It means they aren't or soon won't be kids anymore. That can be troubling not just for them, but for you.

Don’t Let Health Issues Ruin Your Parent’s Best Years

It’s a funny cycle, the relationship between parents and children. It begins as caregivers, then there’s period in between when everyone is independent, and then as the parent's age, the children become the caregivers. There’s a nice symmetry to it, at least. It can be problematic, however, and difficult to watch: you want these years to be your parents best, but there’s always a lingering threat of health issues to derail that plan. However, you don’t have just to watch these things happen. You can get involved and make sure your parents have everything they need.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weekends with the Wigglesworths- The First Weekend of Summer Vacation 2017!

Happy Saturday! It's the first weekend of our summer vacation and the girls are getting ready to head to their Grandparents' house. They are so excited, they've been counting down the days! Summer is a great time to experience those magical family moments, and we've got some wonderful things in mind for our summer break.

Friday, June 23, 2017

A Healthy Home For The Health Of Your Kids

Having a healthy, safe environment for our children to grow up in is something that is essential to their development and wellbeing. But how can we know that your home is those things? Well, by making sure that we are always choosing the healthiest options in your home. Read on to find out more.

Homemade, Fast with Tupperware #Review #Giveaway

Thank you to Susan Jackson of Tupperware for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

During the winter, I enjoy babysitting large pots of soup and stew; now that summer is here, I want to be in and out of the kitchen ASAP. Quick and easy meals usually contain a lot of shortcuts and processed foods that we try to avoid. With temperatures just under 100 degrees in May, I know I needed something to help speed up cooking, without cutting corners. 

Be Active this Summer!


I love summer for a variety of reasons: 
  • the weather
  • being able to use our pool
  • going to the park with Hendrix
  • all the fresh fruits and veggies
  • the sunshine in general

Refresh Your Hair this Summer with Monat Replenish Masque #review

 Thank you to Julie Nuest for the Monat sample. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Since October 2014, Monat has been providing natural hair care products and changing lives along the way. The company's true mission is to help customers feel good about themselves and to always be grateful, being ever mindful to give back to communities. 

The Worst Behaviors Of Your Teen - & What To Do

Anyone who has teens will know that they can be surprisingly difficult to deal with. Often, the joy of having younger children is suddenly overtaken by a different kind of child altogether. It can cause many problems in the family, and there can be plenty of challenges for them and you to get through. But being the parent of a teen is not too difficult, as long as you follow some basic rules. One of the most important things is knowing how to appropriately respond to their poor behavior - and you can be sure that there will be plenty of that. As long as you are prepared to deal with such circumstances, you can be sure that you can make the most of having teenagers. Let’s have a look at some of the most common teenage behaviors, and how to properly approach them.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Food Fun: The Ultimate Breakfasts For Growing Kids

It’s vital that all parents ensure their children eat a proper meal in the morning before sending them off to school. Research shows that kids who don’t eat a decent breakfast will encounter many issues. For example, a lack of food can inhibit their concentration levels. Hunger can also make it more difficult for people to use their full brain power. With all that in mind, I’ve come up with some breakfast ideas you might like to consider. Even so, you need to ensure your child has as much variation in their diet as possible. That is why you should swap and change these ideas every day. Don’t feed your kids the same meal every morning because that’s unhealthy. 

Family Time with My Gnome on the Roam + #Giveaway

Thank you to My Gnome on the Roam for providing me with this product for review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

One could say that my family has a long history with gnomes so when this product became available I was so excited to try it! In the early 1980s, my grandmother created what we called a “fairyland” that started with a house for a wild rabbit and progressed into a backyard full of whimsical gnomes and various other items. I grew up next door so to say that my childhood was imaginative is an understatement. I am so excited that my children can have similar experiences with My Gnome on the Roam! 

More than a Mom

I have struggled with being a mom at times because I have tried to put all my heart into being a mom.  My friendships have faded and over time it stopped mattering to me.  As my son is older now and is starting to need me less, I have found that I feel unfulfilled.  I needed to find out who I am beside a mom.  How did I lose myself?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

4 Common Medicare Mistakes to Avoid

Medicare is one of those financial safety nets that exist quietly in the background of our lives, and are there when we need to recover from injuries and illnesses. This program will cover large chunks of your healthcare costs when you need it, but if you fall into complacency, you can easily wind up making mistakes that can have serious consequences. Here are four of the most common Medicare mistakes you need to avoid.

Getting Ready for a New School Year with Shoplet #review

I received product from Shoplet in exchange for my review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Shoplet is back with some more wonderful products that I can't wait to use.  I have worked with my friends from Shoplet many times and am always excited because it's always great products that I can use in my classroom.  The items I received from Shoplet to share with you all are a teacher's best friend.

Where is it?

This picture has been circulating for a while now, and I am interested to see if you can find this mysterious phone, which is blended in with the rug. Call it a challenge, if you will. This should be fun!

Can you spot it? Comment 'I found it' when you do!

4 Gift Ideas For New Moms

Having lived through the early days of new motherhood, when our friends give birth for the first time, we tend to view them with a mixture of envy and sympathy. Envy, on one hand, because they are experiencing those initial phases of bonding with their new baby - which is a feeling quite without parallel in this world. 

We also know how tough those early weeks can be, though - so we sympathize and empathize with what they’re going through. We know the worries, the sleepless nights, and the way it feels like time is whizzing by but also crawling incredibly slowly. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Keeping Your Baby Safe In the Sun

When that hot summer’s day comes, you’ll probably want to spend it outdoors with your baby. However, direct sunlight and heat can have its risks – your baby’s skin and sensitivity to heat are still developing and so caution needs to be taken to ensure your baby doesn’t burn or overheat. Here are some ways to keep your infant happy in the sun.

Paparazzi Jewelry- Be Camera Ready for $5! #Review #Giveaway

Thank you to Regina Bell of Paparazzi for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

When I was working retail, we were expected to dress up, wear makeup, and accessorize for each shift; becoming a stay at home mom made me a lot more casual. Over the past year, I've been getting involved in local politics, there are a lot of events that require me to look more put-together. I don't have a lot of money to update my wardrobe, luckily I've discovered Paparazzi Jewelry.

How to Pack for Your FamilyVacation #TipTuesday

After taking dozens of trips with my family, you'd think that I would be an expert when it comes to packing. I wish that was the case. Truth be told, I detest packing for trips, and find it all kinds of stressful. Waiting until the last minute tp pack just doesn't fly with me. I take the entire week before we leave for a trip, and do different things on different days. Breaking up the packing helps me to stay organized and sane.

Monday, June 19, 2017

More Daddies, More Problems: Daddy's Home 2 in Theaters November 10th #DaddysHome2

In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, father and stepfather, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

Rainy Summer Days With Barefoot Books #Review #Giveaway

Thank you to Donna Hart of Barefoot Books for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

This week's weather forecast is full of thunderstorms and gloomy weather. Usually that would fill me with dread but after so many days spent outside in the upper 90's, I'm welcoming it. What a great time to relax indoors, bonding with my daughters.

CARS 3 - Now Playing In Theatres Everywhere

The wait is finally over and Disney/Pixar’s CARS 3 is now playing in theatres everywhere! CARS 3 is full of humor and heart and is the perfect film for the whole family! We are so stoked to see CARS 3, and are hoping to work it in during our vacation in Florida this week. We'll be at Disney World this week, too, and we'll be looking for some of our favorite CARS characters while we're there. Check out this fun clip from the film & be sure to make plans to see CARS 3!

Your Face Will Love Arbonne #review, #MBPspotlightsponsor

I received product from Diandra Adams and Arbonne in exchange for my review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

I'm excited to introduce Diandra Adams to you.  Diandra is an Independent Consultant with Arbonne.  I had heard of Arbonne before but had never used any of their products.  I looked around on Diandra's page and was very interested in the skincare line.  I grew up at the beach and was always in the sun and I never wore sunscreen.  I tan very easily.  I still love the sun and I love to be tan, but I do use sunscreen now.

Holden Beach - Vacation Dreams

Isn’t it funny how you picture your vacation?  Sun and laughter.  Sleeping in.  Fabulous dinners.  Long walks on the beach.  That just sounds wonderful.  We are on a week vacation in Holden Beach, NC (picture above).  There are 18 of us.  8 are children.  5 are ages 5 and under.  I will let your imagination do the rest.

Workout Recovery With Rapid Results

Injuring yourself or having to recover from exercise is a difficult process. Particularly with muscle pulls and repair, life can be very hard when you have to deal with these issues. Unfortunately, this part of exercise is one that a lot of people don’t tell you about. It’s completely natural to be sore after you’ve done exercise. But, until you’re healed; you can’t exercise properly again. So, you should be looking for ways to ensure a speedy recovery. To help you out, this post will be going through some methods to turn your recovery time down a significant notch.

Health Tips You Can Apply To An Everyday Routine

The adverts for healthy living never seem to apply to the everyday person. These promotional images seem to assume that we all have time to spend ten hours a day in a gym or the money to afford ridiculously expensive organic foods for every single meal. These health companies just don’t seem to be geared towards the average person, and that’s often what puts so many people off the “healthy living” route. We’re all busy people. You might have work worries, school worries, family worries, or even personal worries which occupy the majority of your day and leave no time to worry about silly, unimportant things such as… the health of your body.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Expressing Yourself Through Your Home

In the modern world, people often find it hard to find themselves satisfied with their home. Despite the products you buy, nothing quite feels like it expresses who you are. And, it’s important to have a home that feels unique to you. So, it’s a great shame that so few people manage to cultivate it within their home. Thankfully, though, with a little bit of work, you can make a space which truly conveys who you are to the world. To help you out, this post will be going through some of the ways you can improve your home in ways that satisfy your soul.

Is It Time To Find A New Hometown?

At some point or another in life, you can often feel as if you might need to find yourself a new hometown. It’s not something that everyone will need to do, but for some, there could be a number of reasons for why you might want to relocate. Yes, moving to a new place can be a big move, it can be scary, but sometimes, it’s exactly what you need. If you’ve been wondering if you should try to find a new hometown to move to, now’s the time to figure out if it could be right for you. Take a look at these reasons why relocating can be a good idea and decide for yourself.

Peet's Coffee for Father's Day- Because Dad Deserves the Good Stuff

Thank you to Peet's Coffee for providing me with a sample in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Quick- if you still need a last-minute Father's Day Gift for dad, just think coffee! My husband isn't that much of a coffee drinker, or at least, he didn't use to be. After two semesters of teaching college courses, giving private trombone lessons, playing gigs on nights and weekends, and still being a rock star husband and dad at home, hubs is turning to coffee more and more to get through those rough days. My own dad and I share a love for coffee breaks- there's nothing that a good cup of coffee can't cure in the afternoon!

Broo Who? Broo Youfor Father's Day

I have the most sensitive skin so when my husband has a rough beard I prefer no kisses.
This is where Broo Craft Beer comes into place.
The skin care line comes with shower wash, mug and mane lotion, and conditioning shave cream.
Concerned that he would come out of the shower/bathroom smelling like a brewery... but surprisingly enough you don't smell the beer at all.  His skin is softer, his beard does't hurt, and he smells amazing.

Jack and Jill for G- Date Night for Adults

Date night this week was a Jack and Jill party for my husband's best friend, G.  In two weeks he will be marrying the love of his life. As a "last" hurrah we attended this Jack and Jill party to celebrate his happiness but also for some much-needed adult time. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Keep the Smells of Summer at Bay with Odor Neutralizers from EnviroKlenz!

 This is a sponsored story on behalf of EnviroKlenz. I received compensation and product in exchange for sharing my honest opinion. All thought are my own.

It's summertime, and my kids are home, which means that my house is almost always dirty! I love my two kiddos, but they're messy, and track in all kinds of dirt and debris from outside. We try to spend as much time outdoors as possible, and it just can't be helped when the outdoors comes back inside on our shoes, bare feet, clothing, hands, etc. It's not always easy to stay on top of the dirt in the home when you have two adorable little mess-makers with you. I strive for a clean and fresh-smelling house every day, but it's nearly impossible to keep it so without having to continually sweep, dust, and pick things up off the floor.

Weekends with the Wigglesworths-Father's Day Weekend 2017

Happy Saturday. I am so excited I almost cannot contain it. Not only is it the last weekend before the end of school (we have just 3 days to get through!), it's also Father's Day weekend! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Is Three A Crowd? Take Back Control Of Your Bedroom

All parents know that crushing feeling of hearing a little voice mumble ‘Mommy?’ the moment their head hits the pillow. There goes your peaceful night’s sleep. Sleeping in Mommy and Daddy’s bed may be fun for your kid, but the same can’t be said for you. Three's a crowd. Plus the unwelcome addition kills any chance of romance. If the situation continues, it can become a problem. So, we’re going to look at what you can do to make sure your child stays in their bedroom overnight.

MAM Father's Day Contest + $30.00 Prize Pack #Giveaway

Ready for not one, but two special contests from MAM? Check out their Father's Day Contest, and then read on to enter to win a $30.00 MAM Prize Pack here on Mommy's Block Party. We certainly love MAM products. They have been wonderful for Baby S, and I am so happy that she can continue to use MAM products as she goes through the toddler stages. From pacifiers and baby bottles to toddler feeding sets, MAM has a wonderful selection of products to help you and baby get through those precious first years.

Go Green for Father's Day with These Easy DIY Father's Day Photo Gifts

This is a sponsored project on behalf of TomatoInk. All thoughts are my own.

Father's Day is just around the corner, and it's not too late to make a memorable gift for dad! My kids love to create their own special gifts for special occasions, and Father's Day is the perfect time to put their creativity to good use. This year, we decided to make DIY Photo Blocks for Father's Day. It's a very easy and inexpensive craft that takes little time to make but will be a very special gift that will be very much loved and appreciated.

Five Favorite Places to Visit in Connecticut

Happy Friday readers! Over the last few weeks, we've been going back and forth with trying to plan our Summer vacation. We LOVE going to Florida, but it doesn't look like we'll be making it down, so we've been thinking about places we love to visit right here in Connecticut
There really is quite a bit to do around here, but to prevent me from going on and on, we've picked 5 of our favorites to share with you. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Now Dad Can Have the Perfect Coffee Break with the Keurig K55 Coffee Maker + Tully's Coffee K-Cup Pods

Thank you to Keurig for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts shared are my own.

My husband is a seriously hard working guy. Honestly, he amazes me. He'll come home at the end of the day to a crazy house. I'm often frazzled, and the kids are so anxious to see their dad after a long day at home with mommy. After five minutes in the house, he'll look at me and say, 'Sweetie, I just don't know how you do all of this.' On the flip side- I don't know how he does it all. He works all day, sometimes plays gigs in the evenings, and when he's home, he's a super dad, helping with the household stuff, and the kids. I guess you could say that we make a great team.

Do You Really Need a Car? Convince Your Children to Ditch Their Vehicle

Buying a car is somewhat of a rite of passage for teenagers. Even though most of our kids don’t actually buy their own vehicle (most of it comes out of our pocket) it’s still a big turning point in their life and it helps them become a lot more independent since they can travel where they want and drive around whoever they want to. However, owning a vehicle is becoming something that is increasingly expensive, and it’s not uncommon for people to spend thousands every year just to keep their vehicles running.

Maintenance costs, parking fees, fuel economy and insurance are just some of the things you need to worry about when purchasing a vehicle, and when our children are barely old enough to drive and don’t have jobs yet, most of those payments are going to come from you. So in order to convince your child that they don’t need their own car quite yet, here are some compelling arguments that will make them think otherwise.

Florida Bound- BlogHer '17 Conference & Family Fun

Look out Florida, the Witts are headed your way! I am over the moon excited to be heading to Florida this weekend. Our trip is twofold. Saturday and Sunday will be travel days. We'll stop near Savannah to spend the night on Saturday. We opted to spend the night somewhere because nine hours in the car with my Little Bean is a little bit more than I can handle. It'll be better for everyone if we drive for a few hours, take a rest, and then make the rest of the drive at our leisure on Sunday.

Avoiding The ER: Top Tips To Prevent Garden Accidents This Summer

The summer holidays are nearly upon us, and the last thing we want to think about is taking a trip to the ER. The reality is that accidents happen, and if you’re a parent, you probably know all too well that they tend to happen when you least expect them. Scrapes and grazes are part and parcel of growing up, but there are some ways you can reduce the risk of your children being involved in accidents. Here are some top tips to help you avoid the ER this summer.