Parents fall survival guide - Products and tools to start the school year off right!

School is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier to see my little learners get back to expanding their horizons and soaking in new information. Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety for kids and parents. Back to school can be tough even on the most prepared parents. And for kids it can be hard to go from a summer of doing nothing to a school year packed with things to do. So I wanted to share with you today some of my favorite products and services to help the school year go a little more smoothly and to make your life as a parent easier.

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Skillshare: Learn New Skills and Hobbies from Anywhere!

When I come across amazing sites like Skillshare I just have to stop for a moment and really soak in what a great time it is to be alive. Nothing like this was even possible 10 years ago. If you wanted to learn a new skill the answer would unanimously be “go to school; enroll in a college course”. You had to go to college to learn new skills or go dig up a library book and hope it had all the information you needed, but now with Skillshare you can learn right in your own home (possibly even with your PJ’s still on).

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Nationwide: Protecting What Matters

August 2019
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This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Nationwide

Growing up I watched my father do everything he could for his family. Long hours, extra shifts whatever was needed to keep us happy, healthy and give us the things we needed. As a parent now I can look back and see the sacrifices and what it took for him and my mom to make sure everything and by “everything” I mean life, went according to plan. Now we can’t always plan for everything, but that’s where we can rely on tools to help us smooth out the bumps.

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The Real Truth About Being a Minimalist

July 2019
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Our family ditched most of our things about 3 years ago and never looked back. Do I miss some things? Occasionally yes. Do I miss the time and hassle of having too much stuff? Heck No! For us the decision was sparked by traveling more and ultimately only owning what we could fit into four suitcases became the new ideal. I know it sounds a little crazy, but I have never been happier than I am now with so few possessions.

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The Power of Play With Landscape Structures

This post was sponsored by Landscape Structures as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

 Before having kids I never knew the joy I would have just watching them play and be kids. It's a funny thing because they are just doing what comes naturally, but I get so much happiness from it. I have loved taking my kiddos to playgrounds since they were toddlers.

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