Summer Lawn Games for Kids

We are big advocates for getting kids outdoors and there is no better time to do that than in the summer. Lawn games are the perfect excuse to encourage kids to be active outside and offer parents and...

Float On

We’re at the peak of summer! Whether you are planning a trip to the beach or a pool party, check out our picks for the best in floats, swimwear & accessories.   We All Scream for Ice ...

Backyard and Indoor Camping Adventures

If a camping trip isn’t in the cards for your family this summer, consider planning a backyard or indoor camping excursion to allow your kids to exercise their wanderlust and exploration impuls...

Recette | Patriotic Popsicles

Bom Pops and Firecracker popsicles are a nostalgic childhood favorite that recall Fourth of Julys and summers past. Now that I have a daughter of my own and regularly scour Pinterest for new recipes...

Founding Fathers (& Schuyler Sisters)

Nowadays its easy to forget that the 4th of July is more than backyard barbecues and fireworks, but the holiday is celebrated in the United States to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Inde...

Shakespeare in the Park for Kids

When I was about 10 years old, we visited family in California and spent an evening at a Shakespeare in the Park performance. Somehow my aunt and uncle understood that there are some experiences in li...

The Great American Pastime

Baseball is a uniquely American sport. Historians found references to sports similar to baseball in 18th century America. The earliest versions show similarities to cricket and rounders. In 1845 the f...

Celebrating Father’s Day

Last year, my husband celebrated his first Father’s Day as a dad. I struggled to come up with an idea for a meaningful gift that would be different from the other gifts he had received over the ...

Teach Kids About Farm-to-Table Eating

Farm-to-Table eating simply means that there are few steps between where your food is grown and your fork, implying fresh, seasonal, and local cuisine. There are many benefits to eating local, as ou...

Support Your Local Farmers Market

Winters in the Midwest are long not only because of the cold weather, but also due to the limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We have small winter markets where one can purchase turkeys for...