Did you know all the things that your HSA will cover for you? A couple of years ago, I didn't. We have a flex plan and I was diligently using it for co-pays and prescriptions until a pharmacist at CVS informed that I could be using it for so much more. Lively, the modern HSA provider, sent out a handy list that I found really helpful. This … [Read more...]

  Although summer might fly by for kids, it can feel long for parents trying to entertain their children. There’s only so much running around a kid can do… If you’re a parent struggling to find ways to keep your children active and entertained, try having a craft day. These ten summer crafts will give you weeks of fun and … [Read more...]

Hooray for summer, hot weather and many weeks of beach and pool time ahead of us!! $5 Boogie Boards at Five Below!   Diving Sticks, $8.04 on Amazon Swimways Spring Float Papasan, $19.99 4-pack Water Blaster, $11.99 Melissa & Doug Shark Toss & Catch Set, $12.16 Can you Dig It Sand Tools, $14.95 (My boys met Sandman Matt, … [Read more...]

I'm seeing a lot of Summer Bucket List and Summer Activity lists floating around lately.  For most of us Moms, this summer isn't our first rodeo and while we're all looking forward to the lack of homework and scheduling, we know what's also coming with the summer weeks ahead.  I'm booorrrrrred will definitely come out of my boys mouths many times … [Read more...]

You know how there's never two snowflakes that are alike?  I feel like we can pretty much make that same statement about women.  We may have similarities but we each have different body types and shapes.  And thank God for that, how boring if we were all the same, right? Lands End recognizes that women come in all shapes and sizes and they offer … [Read more...]

This morning at the bus stop, I was complaining to my neighbor about how I couldn't find any decent-looking or priced rash guards for Nate, who wears a size 8 now.  All my normal haunts stopped after a 5T.  She suggested LandsEnd.com (duh!) so I came home and was happy to find exactly what I was looking for.  (Thanks Cindy!) I ordered several … [Read more...]

Happy Friday, readers!  I don't know about where you live, but we've had some crazy weather here in Philadelphia this week.  In fact, over the course of the last seven days, I've pretty much seen it all.  We left Cincinnati on Sunday.  Our trip to Ohio was cold and rainy (and flooded). When we got home to Philly, it heated up and my kids have been … [Read more...]

Tired of hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill? If you are planning on entertaining this summer, we're got some different ideas and recipes for you!  I recently attended Stop & Stop's Summer Entertaining Luncheon, hosted by their Consumer Advisor Andrea Astrachan at Aquagrill in NYC. Cheeses were provided by Sorrento and Président. Chef … [Read more...]

I know it's a bit of a stereotype, but I have yet to come across a guy whose eyes don't light up when he sees a nice grill in front of him. And Father's Day is the perfect time to get a new grill. A gift for dad. A kick-off for summer. A reason to entertain on beautiful summer evenings. And a great tool for getting the cooking out of the … [Read more...]

Despite their voracious eating habits, my kids are small.  Clinging to the bottom of that percentile chart at the doctor's office.  So it's no wonder that while my three-year-old is a great fan of the ocean, without much meat on his bones, he gets cold easily.  Enter the wetsuit.  With a husband who surfs, I'm familiar with the neoprene bodysuits, … [Read more...]