I love having my kids home in the summer, but one of the downsides is that they have to come grocery shopping with me! My kids are pretty well behaved in the grocery store, but it definitely adds on some time and money to my grocery trips. This is when grocery delivery saves the day! [Read more…]
I come from a long line of dog lovers, and for me, my home would just not be complete without a dog. I have had dogs all my life, and in my early twenties my parents gifted me a puppy for my birthday. Vinny was a chocolate lab and in all honesty, probably one of the best dogs ever. He was lazy and sweet and patient and just truly a good dog. When he passed away in November of 2012, I knew that we would get another dog, but I also knew that I really wanted a mutt this time around. My mom always said that mutts were the “best of everything,” and I knew that I really wanted to rescue a dog this time around as opposed to buy a dog. There are so many dogs in need of good homes.
Wow– it’s been quite a while since I posted one of my family friendly meal plans. That’s because BASEBALL. We have been on the run most weeks, making up a lot of games due to a very rainy May in Boston. On game nights, we find it tough to really get dinner going since we aren’t home until nearly 8:00. We’ve been depending on pizza, going out to restaurants, freezer items (shout out to my homeboys at Trader Joe’s!) and sandwiches. So there has not been a whole lot of cooking or fun things being made here at Casa Easy Mom Life.
I love summer. I love the laziness of summer. But often, with my family, that can be a problem. The four of us will just stay in our pajamas ALL. DAY. LONG. if we don’t have a solid plan. Many times, we don’t have a solid plan. We are big “fly by the seat of our pants” people when it comes to summer. My kids don’t do camps or sports. We love our lazy days.
The issue with our inherent laziness, though, is the fact that we really don’t get to do all the things we want to do in the summer. We end up scrambling over the last few weeks to get around to the things were were too lazy to do, or places we were too lazy to get to. Last year, I found the solution. It was a summer bucket list.
Dance recital season is upon us! My daughter has been dancing for four years now. Her favorite part of dance is the recital! Over the last few years, I’ve figured out a few tricks of the trade for dance recital preparation that have really helped us streamline the entire process. This is probably one of the busiest times of year for us, so anything that makes life easier is helpful! [Read more…]