Ramblings on SahmReviews

Day 2: Blogger Bash Continues Excellence

Day 2: Blogger Bash Continues Excellence

Usually when I attend a conference, I’m able to wrap up all my thoughts and share enough photos in one blog post to convey how I felt about the event. I redirect people to my Instagram and Twitter feeds for additional photos and detai ...
Blogger Bash Delivered Big on Day 1!

Blogger Bash Delivered Big on Day 1!

Everyone has expectations. Whether it’s that much-anticipated and highly-publicized movie, a toy or game from an established designer, a random meal at a new restaurant or even a family trip, we all set a bar somewhere and are either overjo ...
Tips for Traveling with Kids

Tips for Traveling with Kids

You may have noticed that we’ve been traveling quite a bit this summer. We decided to limit the number of camps and lessons we scheduled for the kids so we could spend more time playing, attending conventions, seeing the country and s ...
Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

Whether you are gathering with family and friends to have a cookout or planning to attend a local parade or fireworks display, remember the reason for the celebration: Our Nation’s Independence. Once again this year, we want to expres ...
Flashback: Harmony Park Safari Zoo

Flashback: Harmony Park Safari Zoo

There’s an saying that you’re never too old to learn something. Oh, how true that is. As the kids have gotten older and we’ve traveled more, taken educational tours, visited more museums and taken more adventures, I’ ...
Parenting is Easy. Said No Parent EVER.

Parenting is Easy. Said No Parent EVER.

Whomever has said parenting is easy obviously doesn’t have children. It isn’t. Everything about life that may seem easy can be a struggle to explain to a child. I don’t want my kids growing up hearing “Because I said ...
How a Caucus Works; Including Coin Toss

How a Caucus Works; Including Coin Toss

The past several months have been filled with unwelcome phone calls at unreasonable times, so many unwanted flyers on my door and in my mailbox and enough TV ads that I started to regret watching anything that wasn’t on the DVR. Why a ...
Flashback: Edible Gold – Morel Mushrooms

Flashback: Edible Gold – Morel Mushrooms

As difficult as winter can be here in Iowa, there are some things that make it worthwhile. After the ground thaws and we get some spring showers, the combination of moisture and sunshine creates something magical: The morel mushroom. Severa ...
New Teenager; Old Traditions

New Teenager; Old Traditions

If you’ve been a longtime reader, you’ve been following along since we first talked about the girls on SahmReviews when they were just wee folk.  If you were with us when we were still posting regularly on our sister site, you w ...
Wishing You a Healthy & Happy 2016!

Wishing You a Healthy & Happy 2016!

We had an exciting year and are grateful that you decided to join us on our 2015 journey. The year brought some amazing opportunities to travel to New York for several blogger events, Los Angeles for exclusive interviews during the Inside O ...