Favorite Things

Favorite Things

Every night when I say goodnight to my babes I ask them what their favorite part of their day was. I love hearing what stood out for them about the day especially on the days that feel really hard. ⁣⁣Yesterday was a hard day. Lucas had hit his wall of virtual learning for the week [...]

Life With Lucas: First Day Of Kindergarten

Life With Lucas: First Day Of Kindergarten

Almost a year and a half ago I sat across from a children’s developmental psychologist as she told me the results of Lucas Autism evaluation. As she told me that Lucas was developmentally on the level of a 2 year old I wasn’t surprised. I watched everyday as his 2 year old sister advanced beyond [...]

Life With Lucas: Learning to Love Water

Life With Lucas: Learning to Love Water

“I will not let the water touch your face. I will not let the water touch your ears. I will not let the water touch your hair.”⁣⁣These are the words I have had to whisper to Lucas over and over every summer to try and get him to relax enough to go into water, to [...]

10 Family Friendly Places to Social Distance around Atlanta

10 Family Friendly Places to Social Distance around Atlanta

In the last two months all of our lives have been impacted by Covid-19 in one way or the other. For the first time in many of our lives we have been asked to slow down, stop going out, and to stay at home. As shelter in place orders and quarantine orders begin to lift [...]

Glamping: Our First Time in a Yurt and 10 Things to Know Before You Go

Glamping: Our First Time in a Yurt and 10 Things to Know Before You Go

Before we had any babies in our life my husband, then boyfriend, and I loved going to one of our local state parks. When we were planning on getting married we even thought about getting married there and spending a couple of nights in one of their yurts. Life happened and our plans changed but [...]

Presence Over Presents: Giving the Gift of Experiences

Who else isn't too excited about all the new toys that are about to take over their house?? One thing we do every year that cuts down on filling our house with toys that may or may not get used is we gift experiences. This past year we used some of our Christmas money for [...]

The Best Places to visit Santa Around Atlanta

I don't know about your kids but my little ones are so excited for all things Christmas right now! Every night they ask to go look at Christmas lights, they love seeing all of the decorations in the stores, and their absolute favorite thing is visiting Santa! Here is our picks for the best places [...]

8 Water Parks Around Atlanta That Are Budget Friendly

8 Water Parks Around Atlanta That Are Budget Friendly

Summer has arrived in Georgia, and with the hot temperatures comes the desire to be laying in a pool all day long! I have been researching water parks for my little ones, but I'm just not sure that we are quite ready for White Water yet. During my research I have found several smaller, very [...]

A Day Trip To Athens Georgia

A Day Trip To Athens Georgia

I just recently learned about the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and I knew we needed to make a visit ASAP! Athens is about 70 miles east of Atlanta so it's the perfect little day trip. We decided to make a day of it and visit the botanical gardens, downtown Athens, Sanford Stadium, the UGA [...]

Eleven Splash Pads Around Atlanta You Need To Visit

Eleven Splash Pads Around Atlanta You Need To Visit

Summer is upon us here in Georgia and that means two things: Hot & Humid! There is nothing my kids and I enjoy more on those hot days than to cool off at a local splash pad. They are perfect for all ages, but especially for the younger ones who are not quite comfortable with [...]