fun back to school survey for kids :: printable #BacktoSchool

Fun Back to School Survey for Kids from The SIMPLE Moms

Whether you are someone who has already sent your kids off to school for the year or you are deep in the headache of Back to School shopping, we can all appreciate that our kiddos have grown and changed since the last time we all went though this season. My girls and I started doing a fun survey a few years back to help me remember the ways they have changed from year to year and I’m not sure who {Read More}

#NoStringsAttached with these 5 simple, low-calorie snacks {#ic #ad}

5 simple snacking options to help avoid #hangry hour #NoStringsAttached #ad #ic

“This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.” Finding low calorie snacks that are easy to ‘grab and go’ might just be the death of me. I am one for variety, and I can’t stand when I have the same thing over and over and over. Yet, I am one that needs to snack otherwise I get headaches and start feeling grumpy. Or, as {Read More}

no-ad baby lotion and stick :: affordable sunscreen

no-ad collage

While you can’t put a price tag on the safety of your children’s health, it’s nice to know you can find budget friendly sunscreen to protect your baby’s skin. For anyone that is reading our blog for the first time, I talk a lot about skin cancer. I’ve had melanoma and basal cell skin cancer and I’m the ripe old age of 35. It only takes one bad burn as a kid to become a skin cancer statistic. My parents {Read More}

a {summer} solstice with burley + coupon #MothersofNature

Burley #MothersofNature on theSIMPLEmoms

*The below post is sponsored by Burley’s #MothersofNature program. All opinions expressed are my own.* Did you know that next week, June 20th, is the Summer Solstice? What better day to get outdoors and enjoy nature with your family than on the longest day of the year? Last month I shared with you about some of our family adventures as part of the #MothersofNature program with Burley. The program is to encourage moms to get out into nature with their {Read More}

5 bizarre holidays to celebrate this summer

bizarre holidays to celebrate this summer

One of my fellow SIMPLE moms recently shared a fun bizarre holiday with all our fabulous readers (how many of you celebrated National Donut Day?) and it was well timed with some research I had been doing for our family. You see, we have a bucket list of activities for the summer, but to help make some of those days more fun I was looking for some random reasons to celebrate over the next few months. Here are some of {Read More}

adventures to be had :: #mothersofnature with burley

Burley #MothersofNature button

*The below post is sponsored by Burley’s #MothersofNature program. All opinions expressed are my own.* If you know me at all you know that I love getting out and exploring with my kids. Frequently my husband can come along and help even out the odds in the parent to child ratio, but often he cannot and I play ringmaster in my very own three-ring circus. Either way there are adventures to be had and memories to be made, and my {Read More}

creative summer childcare :: camps

summer camp crafts

Last week on Facebook a friend was asking for suggestions for summer childcare options for her kids. The two daycare places she had priced out were ridiculously high for a single week for her kids. Honestly, it was probably going to end up costing her more money per week to send the kids to daycare than she would make working those weeks. I’m very thankful that I am able to stay home with my kids year round but I will {Read More}

nad’s :: facial wand eyebrow shaper :: review + giveaway

mustache compliment

What’s the one thing you can get into shape without exercise? EYEBROWS! I’m talking about eyebrows and facial hair today. Kinda awkward, but at least you aren’t the one photographing your facial hair! The things I do for our faithful readers. 🙂 I try to keep up on my brows because I don’t want to spend the time or money getting them waxed at the salon. I get super crazy red when I get my eyebrows waxed and I hate having {Read More}