All the Frozen Fun at Walt Disney World

June 6, 2016 | in: Disney, travel

One of my favorite questions from fellow parents who hear that I had the chance to attend the Disney Awaken Summer Press Preview is: “Where is all the Frozen stuff …more

Best of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World (aka Downtown Disney 2.0)

May 16, 2016 | in: Disney, travel

When you plan a trip to Walt Disney World Resort, do you always schedule some time to spend at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)? You’ve got to! Visiting the brand new …more

Kidbox Rocks: Kids Clothing Subscription Box Makes Seasonal Shopping Easy

April 17, 2016 | in: Alice, back to school, Charlie, Eve, shopping, style

I love myself a clothing subscription service. Rent the Runway Unlimited*? LeTote? StitchFix? I adore all the iterations of having cool clothes come to my house, sourced by a stylist eons cooler …more

Failed Vamps

April 11, 2016 | in: ramblings

I was recently chatting with a young single friend of mine, and I shared with her my belief that failed vamps are the best kind. My vamp theory: Straight, middle-class woman, …more

I Was Buying Ketchup Anyway: Effortless Ways to Fight Hunger

April 4, 2016 | in: how we can help others

Last week, we were out of ketchup, which my children require at every single meal in order to choke down the healthy meals I lovingly prepare for them. I dashed …more

Eighties Are Back, Teeth Are Teal

April 1, 2016 | in: healthy living

This spring break my kids have been obsessed with watching both new and old Reading Rainbow episodes on Netflix. #NetflixandChillwithLeVarBurton Alice is all about My Little Pony but the toys …more

How to Make a Playdate Special with #DisneyKids

March 28, 2016 | in: Disney

Our youngest child Alice really gets short thrift when it comes to playdates. With two older siblings and a mother who works more hours then back in the day when …more

Spring Break Social Good and Science Learning

March 24, 2016 | in: giveaways, social good

On today our family’s first day of Spring Break and Holy Thursday, this Catholic mom has a confession: I really like to keep the kitchen clean, and so it is …more

GIVEAWAY: OshKosh Outfits for Spring Holidays

March 20, 2016 | in: giveaways, shopping, style

The Spring holidays often require new and festive clothes for our kids. But this doesn’t mean we have to spend hundreds of dollars on scratchy, fussy items our kids won’t …more

Let’s Move Blogger Event at The White House with First Lady Michelle Obama

March 17, 2016 | in: healthy living

“You all are such powerful messengers on this issue. You have such an incredible platform. Just the 150 of you in this room alone reach tens of millions of people. …more

McFadden Family Then and Now with McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal

March 10, 2016 | in: yummy

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. My husband Chris grew up in Ireland, living outside of Dublin with his parents and siblings from the age of …more

Giveaway: Shabby Apple Dress for Spring!

March 7, 2016 | in: giveaways, style

I tried my first Shabby Apple order, deciding on a versatile, transitional dress for spring that works for both everyday and nicer events.  The São Paulo Dress by Shabby Apple is a …more

Pedialyte in the sick day stash

February 19, 2016 | in: healthy living

Since the beginning of 2016, not a week has gone by without one of my three kiddos missing school due to illness. Put together three schools, three kids, nine activities …more

Personalized Easter Book for Alice

February 19, 2016 | in: books

In our house, every child’s Easter basket just has to have a book, and an Easter-themed storybook that is personalized with a child’s own name? Preschooler perfection. I cannot wait to …more

How to Easily Set Digital Family Rules, Plus Enter to Win a Trip to Walt Disney World!

February 4, 2016 | in: tech, teens

Thank you LifeLock for sponsoring this post. Please visit The Smart Talk for more tips on how to prepare your kids to develop healthy online habits. I used The Smart …more