Easy Back-to-School Meals with Boston Market + Free Pie Coupon!

Now that Aimery is in school full day, we’re in the process of adjusting to new routines and all the craziness that comes with the back to school season! Between Aimery’s school, running my business, and getting him to soccer practice in the evenings, it can be difficult to find time for cooking nightly family meals. We recently discovered Boston Market, making our transition into back to school so much easier and has given time back to our busy family! Sharing a coupon at the end of this point!

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Fall Family Photoshoot Tips

A new season is the perfect time for new family photos! This year, we wanted to go for a sportier look for our seasonal shoot and the boys could not have been happier! I love that with adidas, our family can stay on trend, yet work so well with our active lifestyles. This time, I wanted to prepare ahead of time to make sure everything went smoothly. In the past, this kind of photoshoot tends to be a little stressful, especially with trying to keep Aims still while helping to pose Ben! Here are some tips that worked well for our family to ensure we got the best shots.

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Top 7 Travel Health Essentials

This summer has been all about exploration and adventure! Since Aims is getting older, it’s easier for us to pack up and go on trips, even if it’s just for the weekend! It seems like our luck that anytime we go away, someone in the family gets sick. I’ve learned to be more prepared for those circumstances and have put together a list of my ‘Top 7 Health Essentials’, I never miss when packing! 

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Feel Good Foods for Fall

A new season is the perfect time to start new and healthier routines! Now that Aimery is going back to school, I have more time during the day to invest in myself! Over the last few years, it truly has been a balancing act trying to watch Aimery, run my business, and somehow make the time to go to the gym and eat healthy meals. I’ve been wanting to start better eating habits for so long now, but it has been hard to always have recipes ready for every meal. I love meals that are easy to cook while we are running from preschool pickup to soccer practice! I found these four meal ideas that are great for on the go, keep reading for my favorites!

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Basement Before and After

As you most of you know, we recently moved into a new home! I didn’t realize how much stuff we had until it started accumulating in the basement. I’m typically really great about keeping things organized and neat, but being in the basement it was out of sight, out of mind. From Ben’s skateboards to Aimery’s toys, any and all of the miscellaneous junk always found itself on the shelving area. With summer coming to an end and Aims about to start his first year of school, it was time to start fresh. Everything was piling up until the mess was beyond control and I couldn’t take it anymore!

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Better for You Back to School Snack Idea

Back-To-School season is quickly approaching - wasn’t it just May?! I can’t believe I’m already prepping for the upcoming school year! This is the first year that Aims will be going to school all day, which means I’m currently on the hunt for lunch box friendly snacks. As he’s getting bigger, I’m becoming more mindful of food I feed him and trying to find snacks that taste great and are good for him, as well.

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Back to School Self-Care Tips for Moms

It’s that time of year again. Days spent attempting to enjoy the last bit of summer while preparing for all things back to school. In the craziness of it all, what better time to treat yourself?! As a busy mom, I have to put aside time for myself, or else I get burned out quickly. I’ve compiled a list of all of my favorite pick-me-ups when busy schedules and obligations get to be too much! Keep reading for my four self-care tips!

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Aimery's Birthday Party!

Today, our little boy turns three 💛Last weekend we celebrated Aimery by throwing him a small party with our closest family! It wasn’t super pinterest-worthy, but it was a party that we will never forget! It was everything Aims requested, from the party hats to hundreds of balloons. We had an amazing time celebrating him, connecting with our family, and making memories. Keep scrolling for all of the birthday photos!

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Summer Adventures with Boiron!

Can you believe that this summer is already coming to an end? One of my summer goals was to make time for my close friends and family, so I’m doing my best to meet up with everyone during the month of August! This past weekend, I had lunch plans with one of my closest friends. Unfortunately, our lunch plans were a little ruined due to rain so we decided to quickly order some take out!

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Top Ways Your Family Can Prepare for a Fire with First Alert

Did you know that 43% of homeowners have an emergency escape plan and only 33% have discussed fire safety with their family?* In the event of an emergency, every second counts. That’s why it’s important to plan and practice your emergency escape route and discuss fire safety with your entire family. As Aimery is getting older, we want to teach him more about fire safety and what to do in the event that a fire would occur in our home. I initially thought the idea of it might make him scared, but he couldn’t have been more excited to learn and help Ben & I with our preparations!

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How to Make Time for Family Dinner Nights this School Year

With back to school season quickly approaching, I’m already dreading the craziness that comes with this time of year! With Aimery back in school and all of us adjusting to new schedules, it’s more important than ever to make time for family dinner. Growing up, my family always made time for each other at the end of most nights, and that is definitely something I want to continue doing with Aims! I’m looking forward to dinner time with my family, even though sometimes it can be stressful to throw together with school, late work nights, and soccer practice taking over our fall routines. I would rather find meals that take under 30 minutes than to be away from Aimery for hours preparing a meal! It can be hard to find quick meal ideas, so I’m always on the lookout for easy meals to throw together and are great for my family!

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5 Things to Pack for your Next Roadtrip

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is road trip as a family. We love seeing new places and now that Aimery is getting older, we feel more comfortable driving 2+ hours a way! We recently took a road trip to visit family friends in Maryland! Luckily my friends have a pool where we were able to hangout during the heatwave last week. No matter where we go, near and far, we always make sure to pack our Road Trip essentials! Keep reading for 5 of our road trip essentials!

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5 Things to Pack in your Gym Bag

adidas is my favorite fitness apparel brand! Whether I am running errands, working out at the gym, or on the trail, you can spot me in adidas! I love the style, functionality, durability, and longevity of their products. I always feel more motivated in my adidas apparel and it allows me to not only work out harder, but also power through my day.  My favorite way to stay active is by running in the evening, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. This work out routine has been such a stress reliever for me! I’m always getting questions about what I pack in my bag before hitting the gym (or trail!), so keep reading for 5 things that I always pack in my bag!

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Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl

Can you believe we’re almost halfway through summer? With such a busy schedule it can often be hard to find time to get outside and enjoy my favorite season, while it lasts! I recently planned an outdoor picnic for my best friend and I so we could spend the day together and catch up. We gossiped over the cutest pineapple bowls - and they taste amazing too!

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Taco Bout a Party!

Who says you can only have tacos on Tuesdays? We love tacos, no matter what day of the week! When Ben and I started dating, our families both started having a weekly dinner night for us all to gather together and catch up. Once a month, Ben and I host our families for dinner! This week, we hosted a Taco Bout A Party! They say, “When you find true love hold it with both hands because tacos can be messy sometimes!” so to say my heart is full is an understatement. Keep reading for our favorite taco idea!

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Fête en Blanc Lancaster

Fête en Blanc is a worldwide event where people gather in public spaces for invite-only dinner parties. All guests come dressed in white and bring all of their own food, wine, tables, chairs, and tablecloths. Only a certain amount of tickets are sold per event, and the location is made known to guests within 24 hours of the dinner. Tickets to the Lancaster event sold out in under a minute! Thankfully, my friends and I were able to grab tickets in time! Keep reading for the story behind this spontaneous dinner party and what we would do differently next time!

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Gluten Free Summer Snack

Suns out, Snacks out! Am I right? Once Aimery is out of school, our schedule gets a lot more hectic! Sometimes it’s hard to find better-for-you snacks ideas that are convenient to take on adventures of any size!  Popchips are the perfect summer time snack to bring on a trip to the pool or on your summer road trip, since they are perfect for sharing with friends and family on the go.

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How to Reduce Stomach Bloating this Summer

Hi friends! Let’s get down to business! Ever have those times where you eat way too much at a family picnic? You just couldn’t stop eating all the fruit or the chips and dip were too good to put down? Yeah, me too! Ever have one of those times where you regret it? Your stomach feels so bloated? Yeah, me too! Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. Well, I would love to share with you a product I found to help me and I’m sure it will help you too! Keep reading to hear all about the perfect remedy for bloating, pressure, and discomfort so you can get back to enjoy that quality family and friends time!

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