Author Archives: Sarah Short

For the Win!

13 STEPS TO BEING A WINNING PARENT If you want your child to come out of their youth sports experience a winner—feeling good about themselves and having a healthy attitude towards sports—then they need your help! You are a vital and important part of the coach-athlete-parent team. If you do your job correctly and play […]

Essential Oils that Repel Ticks

LOCAL EXPERT ADVICE AND EASY IDEAS TO HELP REPEL TICKS & MOSQUITOES Warmer weather is here, meaning more time outside with the pesky insects that live there. As we all begin to spend more time in nature, sunscreen and bug spray are musts. Did you know essential oils can also help repel things like ticks and […]

How to Make Rose Scented Bath Bombs

EASY DIY MOTHER’S DAY GIFT We all need the reminder every so often about self care. It’s such a pleasure to make your own bath products and to be able to share them with loved ones. These lush-inspired DIY Rose Scented Bath Bombs only require a few ingredients to make, but once you gather them, […]

Snow Tubing Fun

7 PLACES FOR LOCAL WINTER FUN While winter certainly can make going outside less enjoyable, there are many fun ways you can take advantage of the cold weather. Our area has several winter resorts that offer family-friendly snow tubing just an hour or two away. If you need a bit more snow to play in, […]

Safe Summer Camp

EXPERT ADVICE, PROACTIVE CAMP POLICIES & A CULTURE OF COMPLIANCE TO HELP CHILDREN ENJOY A SAFE SUMMER EXPERIENCE This summer, parents all over the country are looking forward to a return of more and more in-person educational and recreational opportunities for their children. We know our kids need face-to-face time with friends and teachers. We […]

5 Projects to Do with Dried Flowers

CREATIVE WAYS TO BRING FLOWERS INTO YOUR HOME Bring the beauty of spring into your home by drying and pressing flowers as a family! Crafting projects are a perfect way to get quality time with the kids while also creating new and original home décor. Here, we are taking you through some of our favorite […]

At-Home Spring Break Fun

7 LOCAL WAYS TO ENJOY SPRING BREAK AT HOME This Spring Break, like everything within the past year, looks different for most of us. To help you keep the kids entertained and learning all week long, we compiled a list of 7 Local Ways to Enjoy Spring Break at Home. This list is a mix […]

Greek Easter Bread Recipe

CREATING AN EGG-CELLENT TREAT FOR THE FAMILY It’s always a dilemma in my house as to what to do with the dyed Easter eggs after the holiday is over. We hate to break the coverings that we so lovingly designed, and while they decorate the inside of our refrigerator nicely, I wondered for years whether […]

5 Ways to Engage Young Children with Music

WHY & HOW WE SHOULD INCORPORATE MUSIC INTO OUR HOME As parents, we all want our children to be healthy and happy. We want them to be kind to others and feel successful and fulfilled by pursuing their goals. We want them to be strong, resilient, lifelong learners. And for the most part, we know that […]

Tips for Remodeling & Upgrading Your Laundry Room

3 STRATEGIES FOR REIMAGINING YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM The laundry room is easily one of the most used spaces in the entire household, second only to the kitchen. Its functionality is important to helping you prepare for the upcoming week, as well as for secluding the clothes clutter. This is why remodeling and upgrades are needed […]