After all this back to school prep, you may be thinking that you need a vacation! Well, remember that amazing weekend lake getaway we took at the beginning of the summer? Long Cove is graciously giving away a 3 day/2 night Stay & Play package to one DoSayGive reader (An $895 value)! Keep reading for information on how to win!
I think our culture is starting to see a pushback against the over-scheduling of children. I see three articles a day about how children need more down time and family dinners and time just play in the dirt in the backyard. I am sure many of y’all reading this blog agree children need all those good things but – like me – find it difficult to reach that happy medium, especially when you have multiple children and add in life’s normal commitments.
So today I am sharing how we make decisions about our children’s schedules each fall and spring. Even better: I asked some wise mom friends with middle school and high schoolers to reflect back on the decisions they made for their children when they were young. Y’all are going to LOVE this post!
It’s back to school week on DoSayGive and this week I am sharing tips and nuggets of wisdom with y’all when it comes to managing the back to school craziness. It wasn’t until my first daughter was in kindergarten that I heard someone use the term “season” when it came to parenting. I know that parenting was a season, but I didn’t understand that parenting had different seasons. It really changed my perspective, taken away a lot of mom guilt, and given me the power to say “no” when needed.
In a few weeks I’ll do the kindergarten drop off thing for the third time so I had to get the perfect “ABC” dress to mark the occasion. Today I’m delighted to partner with Cecil and Lou today to share some darling (and super affordable) back to school themed outfits as well as encourage other moms who are facing this big milestone with nerves and lots of emotions!
This post is sponsored by Cecil and Lou. Thanks for supporting the brands I love!
With its quaint setting at the base of a picturesque mountain, the town of Crested Butte seems straight out of storybook. I am thrilled to recap our recent trip and share a mini guide to visiting this charming town in the summer!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends this Sunday, August 5 so you have a few more days to shop the best sale of the year before the prices go back up. We’ve combed through the Nordstrom website again to find you the best items still in stock! And are also linking some of the cool-weather outfits I’ve been wearing in Colorado.
I’m on vacation with my family this week so I am so excited to welcome Marianne from Marianne Cooks to share an easy idea to bring to a new mom or a friend that has recently had surgery. It seems like everyone does takeout these days, but there is something so thoughtful about a home cooked meal beautifully put together for a friend. Next time you sign up for a meal calendar, remember this meal idea!