Father’s Day Gift Guide for Dad Who Loves Tech (And 40+ Other Great Gifts!)

Father's Day Gift Guide Gifts for Dads Who Love Tech - Headband For Today

My husband is kind of the ultimate tech geek and this List for the Dad Who Loves Tech is dedicated to him.  He works in IT but also has a natural inquisitiveness for all things tech and how they work. This actually comes out all over our house with mixed results. My boys have way too many gadgets. Keeping this in mind, I created this list of the ultimate tech gadgets for Father’s Day. He actually gave me some direction over the last few months with the things we’ve been discussing. Without … [Read more...]

Love is Everyday

Love-is-Everyday

  I can’t believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day already. Somehow it’s just kind of snuck up on me so I’m glad that Love is Everyday in our family. It sounds kind of cheesy but I’ll stand firm on it. February is a little extra full of love in our house this year for a few years. Truly, I know Love is Everyday, just like being superhero family is based in being a family everyday. I realized that our 10 year 6 month anniversary was last Saturday. The 6 months aren’t usually what you … [Read more...]

Parenting Continuing Education – Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate!

Continuing Education for Parenthood-

A year or so ago, I asked my husband to rate me on a scale of 1 – 10 as a wife and mother. He didn’t rate me a perfect 10 and I don’t know that I really was expecting it. That conversation is one of the turning points made me think differently about how I approach my family life.  I keep up my certifications for professional reasons, I attend blogger conferences for professional development but am I as deliberate about being a wife and mother? With this in mind, I jumped at the chance to … [Read more...]

Tools of a Super Hero Family – #FamilyForward

Tools of a Superhero Family - Family Forward Conference

Our family is going to the Family Forward Orlando Adventure hosted by Mom it Forward. This is THE trip I’ve been waiting for. The whole family (including Daddy!) is going. We’re staying at the Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel and visiting Universal Studios. The theme for the weekend is becoming a Super Hero Family. This is my family written post on the ways to become a Super Hero Family. Creativity & Laughter – If it’s seeing the Willy Wonka movie in a carton of milk your child spilled, … [Read more...]

40th Birthday Mustache Bash – #Juneabration Recap

40th Birthday Mustache Bash

The first recap for my #Juneabration was my husband’s 40th birthday. This was a hard one because my husband really didn’t want a birthday party but I wanted him to have an awesome one! To keep things easy, I kept most of the plans secret from him. I only asked him for a guest list (since one of his requirements was “I want my friends, not your friends there”), did he want the kids there (“yes”) and what he wanted to eat (he was open.) With that in mind, I began planning a party to … [Read more...]

#100HappyDays & 50 Things That Make ME Happy

100 Happy days Challenge

  If you haven’t heard of it, there’s a challenge that asks people to share a picture of what makes them happy for 100 days. You can officially register on the website and they track your progress. They do ask that you use a hashtag for tracking. The official one is #100HappyDays but you can even create your own if you want to limit the public sharing of your pictures. The full details are here at 100HappyDays.com. I accepted the challenge but now my phone is broke, so I’m a little … [Read more...]

How 1/2 mile and 10 years Led to a Full Circle Moment

Google Map with hat

  Last year, I was invited to the White House and it really represented one of those full circle moments in my life. It hit me as I was waiting to be processed through the 1) White House security along with 2) other youth influencers to attend a 3) White House Summit on the Affordable Care Act that I was really living my dream in that moment. The icing on the cake is that I was invited as a private citizen and I flew up for the day with the baby. It was a dream that I never would … [Read more...]