Finding Ways for My Toddler to Socialize Without Playdates or Moms Group

For the past couple months I’ve felt bad about the lack of toddler playmates my daughter has in her life.  It seems like she should be around more kids her age on a regular basis, yet we’ve struggled with this.  I hate to think I’m doing her a disservice by being home


Free Local Activity: Cedarburg Strawberry Festival June 23-24, 2012 #Wisconsin

Coming up this weekend is the 27th annual Strawberry Festival June 23-24, in the historic downtown district of Cedarburg, Wisconsin.  It takes place every year on the fourth weekend of June and is a favorite destination for locals and non-residents alike! This festival is one of the busiest festivals held in Cedarburg (which is about


How to Get a Free Mt. Olympus Pass With Gas Purchase PLUS 4 Ticket Giveaway #FillUpSplashDown #WisconsinDells

One of our favorite summer destinations is the Wisconsin Dells.  Growing up in Wisconsin, I’ve had the privilege of many vacations there as a child and even a few as an adult.  It’s been a couple years since I’ve gotten to go and enjoy all it has to offer, but it will


Win Snikiddy Products & a $25 Grocery Gift Card! (US) Ends 6/22

Snikiddy snack products have my seal of approval and are now one of my go-to quick and easy healthy snack options for my toddler and myself.  They are also great for packing up and taking along on road trips and outings.  I’ve been trying to keep a container of the Cheese Puffs


5 Quick & Easy Healthy Snacks for Busy Moms & Toddlers

I don’t know how or why, but time slips away from me easily these days.  This often leaves me wondering how it’s lunch or snack time already and what can I serve my toddler fast to avoid a meltdown.  I also need to snack between meals to keep my own energy and blood sugar


Happy Father’s Day From Rissa!


Fulfilling Family Wishes

Like many of us, I often wish for material things like more money, a bigger home, a newer car, or a dream vacation. Yet these aren’t my most important wishes. They are things I want, sure, but ultimately my happiness involves my family. Those are the wishes most special to me. And


Happy Father’s Day Clip From #Brave

This Father’s Day clip from Disney/Pixar’s Brave is cute. I crack up every time I see King Fergus imitate his daughter, Merida. Enjoy!


Pregnancy Journal: 16 Weeks!

This might sound strange, but I don’t feel very pregnant lately. Sure, I get cravings, I get worn out easier than usual, I feel random movements in my abdomen, and my belly is expanding. I’m 16 weeks today, but this picture was taken last weekend. My belly keeps getting bigger yet, I’ve


Father’s Day & Graduation Gift Idea: Linksys EA2700 Wireless Router #fathersday #graduation

Over the years we have been pretty brand loyal to Linksys for routers, though my dad did stray once or twice based on a sale.  Homes are getting more and more connected these days – my parents’ house included. My parents live a few hours away, so we visit them once a