Family Travel…Georgetown, Texas

A few weeks ago, before the flood, before schools went back to class, before we saw Seven return to Virginia, Rusty and I took our little man for a quick weekend trip to Georgetown, Texas.  Being a still new Texan, I am always excited to get out and see new-to-me Lone Star towns, and after […]

A Weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma

I’ll be the first one to agree with you here. Oklahoma?  Have you ever heard of anyone taking a vacation in Oklahoma? I hadn’t. But here I was, traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma for a long weekend fam trip with my new husband and Seven, my son.  My second time ever in the state, only preceded […]

Packable Lunch Snack for a Picky Eater

This post is sponsored by Pirates Booty and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Have you ever eaten school lunch with your child? I mean – not you homeschool moms – you are in a league all your own, and wow, right on to you but that’s never going to be […]

Take and Bake Pizza…Papa Murphy’s

“Dear Susan, would you care to go have a pizza on us?” Pardon? Papa Murphy’s offered ME a night off from cooking, and wondered if I would be interested? Umm, yes? You see, I met the folks of Papa Murphy’s back in April, at a conference on the Pacific Coast.  Before moving to Texas, I […]

Cookies and Cream Chocolate Milkshake

I have a skinny kid. I am NOT a skinny kid. However, I am hovering in the 40 year old mark, and both my growing kiddo and I need calcium.  It’s true.  We all need it, if we want healthy bones. I’m going to tell you a secret. I thought that crap I used to […]

A New Way to Move #GetUpandGojiPlay

I was doing so good. For real. At one point, I was in the gym, the ACTUAL gym, 5 days a week.  Chest Day, Leg Day, Back & Bis, Shoulders.  You name it, I was doing it.  The treadmill, the elliptical, the stationary bikes. Heck, I was even swimming once per week, running (OUTSIDE!) and […]

Got Milk? Got Kids? Got Snacks?

I have a kiddo. Of course, I think he’s the best there is, and hopefully, you think yours is, too.  You have to be wrong though, as hello?  We already established that MINE s the best.  And this is MY blog, so, I win. Seriously though, we should all be so proud of our children.  […]

Hersheypark in the Dark

Can you believe it’s only a month until Halloween?  A MONTH. That’s frightening. I have always loved Halloween, and now that I have Seven, it’s so much fun to see the holiday from his young eyes.  He’s a huge fan of getting really dressed up – we take our costumes seriously – and even though […]

Free For All Kitchen…Healthy Snacks

I was compensated by PARTNERS, A Tasteful Choice Company, for my time in creating this post. All opinions are my own. My son Seven is turning eight.  Tomorrow. I know, that sounds funny. Seven is eight.  It’s hard to believe…I swear he was just a toddler, climbing the stairs when I looked away, making silly […]