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Mon. May. 9th, 2016

What I Wish I Had Known When I Turned 30

Stephanie Sirek

I’m a few weeks away from closing out my 30s, and I find myself doing the traditional mid-life review. This last decade was busy – I got married and started a family, was promoted within my career, then left to become a stay-at-home mom, lost loved ones to relocations and sometimes death ...

Fri. May. 6th, 2016

7 Travel Hacks for Making Road Trips With Kids Easier

Stephanie Sirek

We travel a lot. In the last three years we have done a weekly road trip for our summer vacation with three (and now four kids) under the age of 8. We travel for holidays and when my husband has had job interviews out of town. In the last year alone we have spent 16 nights in 10 different hotels. I’ve tried lots of different ideas I’ve found on Pinterest ...

Thu. May. 5th, 2016

5 Totally Free Tips for Making Mother's Day Special

Stephanie Sirek, design by Serena Wagner

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s time to show her how much you love Mom and appreciate everything she does for the family each and every day. So off you go to the store looking for something she might like: Maybe a shirt, but what size? What about some perfume? Will she like the smell ...

Mon. Feb. 22nd, 2016

Hatching a Plan for New Easter Traditions

Stephanie Sirek

My favorite things about any holiday are family traditions. We’ve continued the traditions that my husband and I had as children (and created new ones!) with our four kids. Below are three of our family’s favorite Easter traditions ...

Fri. Feb. 12th, 2016

How About Indoor Snow Painting?

Stephanie Sirek

When it’s too cold to go outside and play in the snow, don’t let that ruin the fun. Bring a bit of the outdoors, indoors with this fun activity ...