Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mother's Day 2017!

Mother's Day Activities (Homemade)


Happy Mother's Day to ALL of the Mom's out there. Being a mom can sometimes be an exhausting, thankless job, but it's all worth it in the end. Here is to the one day a year that you get to do whatever you want. Or if you're like me you start celebrating a week early and do everything that you want!

I am not trying to make you do any extra work, but just in case you needed some quick, fun, diy activities here are some ideas:






Mother's Day Homemade Activities








These fun activities were provided by miffyfun.com

(Photo Courtesy of Miffy Official US)

How do you celebrate Mother's Day? Let me know below....

Sunday, April 30, 2017

HEALTHY SNACKS TO PACK FOR SUMMER VACATION



Every time we take a road trip I think about the movie National Lampoon’s Summer Vacation. I guess you would have to be in the car with all of us to really get the picture. Hilarious!

Yes, this post is actually me packing for our spring break trip to Hilton Head, SC but why not share some of the yummy/healthy snacks that I packed for all of us while on the way there.

Yes, I have a confession to make……… Usually, I pack junk for vacations! I just turn the other cheek and go with it & let them eat what they want. Secretly that’s my free pass to eat all of the junk I want as well.

Not this year, I am going to do things a little bit differently. Mrs. Simplicity hasn’t been going to the gym 3 days a week to lie on the beach and let soda & chips go back to these thighs.

No, I will not be discussing this with any of the other 3 simplicities. Nor, am I saying that we will not have a dessert or two. As far as the road trip and hotel room I will have multiple healthy options available. 

Usually, by day 2 or 3 everyone has a belly ache and may not be feeling well due to us being off schedule anyway. My goal is to combat tummy aches and dehydration headaches.






  • Probiotics (not a snack I know)
  • Multivitamin (also not a snack)
  • Organic (Non-GMO) Popcorn
  • Organic Dried Fruit
  • Fig & Oat Bar Snacks
  • Organic Seaweed Chips
  • Organic String Cheese
  • Organic Low Sugar Juice Boxes
  • Coconut Water
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Organic Peanut Butter
  • Organic Baby Carrots
  • 3-ingredient-raw-cacao-bites
  • Sprouted Pretzels
  • Kombucha
  • Water, Water, & more Water


Since I don’t have a built-in Reverse Osmosis System in my car, bottled water will have to do just for this week. Well, I ended up bringing a few gallons anyway.

Listed above is just an example of things that I brought. I know everyone has dietary restrictions, different eating habits, or may not consider some of those items as healthy. 





So feel free to swap out items according to your family.
What snacks do you pack for vacation? Let me know below….





Saturday, April 22, 2017

EARTH DAY...........2017





Happy Earth Day Everyone!!! 

Check out my post from last year " Why You Should Walk Barefoot in Your Lawn"

How did you celebrate the Earth this year? Let me know....

Sunday, January 22, 2017

MY KIDS EXPERIENCE WITH COZY PHONES

Alternative to Ear Buds
(Photo Courtesy of CozyPhones.com)

*I received a free pair of Cozy Phones in exchange for an honest  & unbiased review.


Little Simplicity loves his tablet (Mine Craft anyone?) & loves to tune out his 3-year-old brother EVERY DAY after school. I am always on the hunt for safe, kid-friendly headphones for both of them. So I can get a little peace & quiet. I am not a big fan of ear buds. I just feel like kids do not know their limits & turn them up way too high. When I find headphones that go over ears & not into them I get a little excited.

We received a pair of cozy phones that my kids have tried out this week. The packaged arrived and the kids were excited. They love the design, and how soft they are. It only took my 8-year old a few seconds to adjust the ear phones to his ears. They are a like a fuzzy headband with earphones inside. The sound is clear, but not muffled or too loud. While the headband is not adjustable both boys 3 & 8 were able to use them.

These are a great alternative to ear buds. I mean we only had one set, so there were a few fights involved. I will be placing an order for the same exact pair. 

As you can see (below) he loved them. Now the only problem is getting him off of his tablet to do things like eat, drink, & do homework. 


Headphones for Kids
(Little Simplicity playing his tablet)
Pros:

  • Sturdy
  • Washable
  • Easy to Carry
  • Comfortable
  • Multiple Styles
  • Volume Limited
  • Perfect for Travel
  • Safe to sleep in 
  • Great Gift
Cons:

  • Not adjustable
  • Too hot in the summer 


I do believe in limiting screen time, but all moms know that it just comes in handy sometimes. Ok, maybe you have to resort to using it daily, but I have found that cozy phones will allow you to do some things in peace without the distracting background noise of Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Blaze, & video games…..etc.

These would be great for adults and they do have an adult line without the little fuzzy bear face. They also make a great gift. 


Photo Courtesy of CozyPhones.com

So please support a small family/veteran owned U.S. based business.




Which type of headphone does your family use?