Cloth Diaper Giveaway

My days of diapering kids are long gone, but I know so many families welcoming precious babies into the world this year. Some will opt for the convenience of disposable diapers, but more and more parents are choosing to “go green” by using cloth diapers for their children. Upon a review of my office closet, […]

Get Ready for Summer Camp

Some of my fondest memories from childhood are those spent camping. When I was young, we spent nearly every summer weekend camping at the lake, swimming, boating, water skiing, fishing and just hanging out as a family. As a Girl Scout, I also had the opportunity to go to Girl Scout camp, which I loved […]

5 Tips for Installing Car Seats

As parents, we all want to do everything we can to keep our children safe. Therefore, researching car safety seats usually tops our priority list. However, once that seat is chosen, many parents fail to actually install it properly, resulting in poor protection for children. In fact, according to, while 96 percent of parents […]

Top 5 School Lunch Nutritional Hacks

If you’re like me, you struggle to find ways to get your kids to eat healthy meals. After all, my kids are pretty specific on the “healthy” stuff they want to eat, and I certainly don’t want to drive them away from the healthy foods they do eat by repeatedly packing them in their school […]

Kickin’ It Up at UFC Gym Perimeter

Like most parents, I’m always looking for fun ways to get my kids up and active for a little while. Not only does it bode well for their health, but it’s good for me if they burn up some of their endless energy. Recently, my kids had the opportunity to participate in a kids class […]

Tailgating: The Ultimate Family Bonding Experience

The temperatures are (hopefully!) dropping and fall is on the way, which can mean only one thing: It’s time to tailgate! With college and professional football underway, as well as all those school-related sports, the time is now to gather up the family and prepare to cheer on your favorite teams. Tailgating is the perfect […]

Water Safety for Kids

With summer heating up, people can’t wait to cool down in the nearest watering hole. Whether it’s a swimming pool, local lake or fun-filled water park, area residents want to enjoy the warm weather with a splash. However, before jumping in, caution should be taken to keep you safe while enjoying wet relief. First and […]