How We Beat the Summer Schedule Hazards

Ahhh, summer. The time when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the days last forever. Well, at least here in the Pacific Northwest. In our neck of the woods, during the heart of summer we get our first slivers of daylight not long after 4:30am and twilight stretches nearly to the 10 o’clock hour. Our 4th of July fireworks launch almost at 10pm.

But with that utopia of fun comes a danger lurking just below the horizon…the summer schedule hazards.

Easy Snacks For Summer Outings

I don’t know about you, but my children are always hungry.

The four-year-old even came up to me the other day, rubbing her apparently pitifully empty stomach a mere 20 minutes after I had finished cleaning up dinner and moaned, “Mom, why am I always hungry?”

Why indeed.

And as much as my children would probably prefer it, I’m not about to let them sit at home and eat snacks all day – in fact, once in a while I even force them to (gasp!) get out of the house for some summer activities.

Which, of course, means packing some healthy snacks along for the ride and which is why I was so excited to try the new good2grow Organic Juice bottles that my kids are seriously in love with.

How My 23-Month-Old is Like the Disney Princesses

Before I know it my littlest will have ventured into the realm of make believe. A land where anything can happen including a transformation into a princess. And if she’s anything like her mother it’s only a matter of time before she’s pretending to be a member of the Disney Dynasty, whilst belting out those catchy tunes of course.

She’s already got the music part down singing her favorite Disney songs alongside her big sister. What she doesn’t know just yet is the fact that she possesses many of the qualities found in Disney Princesses. And, if you look carefully you might find this to be true when it comes to your own toddler. I thought it would be fun to look at each of the princesses and see what they have in common with my toddler.

Celebrating Half-Birthdays

I’ve been noticing a trend happening that many families are embracing – the celebration of baby’s half-birthday. I guess, for some, waiting until the grand first birthday is just too much to bear and they want to celebrate every milestone they can. So when baby reaches six months they throw a mini-party. 


BOGO 50% Off Disney Baby Sale Now at Disney Store

Looking to get a sneak peek at fall fashions for baby AND save big? Head on over to Disney Store for their awesome Disney Baby Buy One, Get One 50% Off Sale. Stock up on late summer/early fall staples like long-sleeved Disney Cuddly Bodysuits and cute new PJ Pal sets for baby! There’s plenty to choose from, including select styles from the brand new, super cute Pinocchio fashion collection, too.

Here are my favorite picks for baby from this fabulous BOGO 50% Off sale… which ones are your favorites?

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