Happy Monday, friends! I can not believe it is already October! If you are anything like me, October starts the busiest time of the year. With holidays and cooler weather, we have tons of weekend getaways planned and it will be Christmas before we know it! With a new month also comes new and exciting things for Mikaela J. I am SO excited to start participating in a Mommy Monday series with some other great mommy and style bloggers. Each month we will share some of our favorite products with you. This month I am thrilled to share one of my absolute favorite totes. This Crab & Cleek tote was my go-to all summer long and I am excited to start using it as my carry on for all of my trips this fall. It is the perfect size and can double as my diaper bag when we are out and about.
Well, summer is over and for my kiddos, that means one thing…Disney World! We are annual pass holders and my kids literally count down the days until our blackout dates are lifted so we can return to the happiest place on earth. With us living in Orlando, it was a no-brainer to purchase annual passes and we spend most of our open weekends spinning, flying and eating our way through the Disney parks.
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As the summer winds down and the weather starts to cool off, one of my favorite things to do as a family is to spend more time outdoors. Summers in Florida can be pretty brutal but the fall and winter are perfect for outdoor dinners, making s’mores around the fire pit and family walks around the neighborhood. Not only do my kids love the cooler fall weather, but our favorite furry family member, Chloe, does too!
Chloe came into our lives about 11 years ago when Peter had his first dog at the vet and the appointment ahead of him was a litter of seven Basset Hound pups getting their first round of vaccinations. He knew immediately that one of those long-eared, large-pawed puppies was coming home with us. Our lives haven’t been the same since.
If you are anything like me, you are always looking for creative ways to get your kids to eat healthy. If my kids had their choice, they would literally eat macaroni and cheese every day of life. My husband and I usually cook our own meal after the kids go to bed (yay Home Chef and meal delivery services!) so I am always hunting for easy and delicious dinners for the kids. I have rounded up some of my favorites that the kids love. Comment below with some of your favorite kid-friendly meals!
Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites
Some days it seems like there are just not enough hours for me to get everything done. Between meetings, appointments, play dates, and school, I’m constantly chauffeuring my kids from place to place. Add in work, maintaining the house, and my own personal obligations and there’s barely enough “me time” leftover to relax.
You can’t buy time, but over the years I’ve found some products that come pretty close! Time I’m not spending mopping the floors or slaving over dinner is quality time I can spend with my family. So here I give you the gift of time, by sharing some of my favorite products that lessen the workload around the house. I think you’ll thank me!
I’m sure that many of you are familiar with the Roomba. If not, it’s a self-operating vacuum that will completely change your life. With the push of a button the Roomba will vacuum an entire floor with absolutely no effort. You can even program it to run when you’re not home so you can return to a freshly vacuumed house. If you have pets that shed, the Roomba is a total game changer. While there are a number of models, you can get your own personal sweeping service for as little as $250. A bit of an investment, you’ll save hours vacuuming; you can use that extra time to be a little extra messy with the kiddos. I have the Roomba and run it every day at least once! It has been a complete game changer for me and I cannot recommend it enough!