How will you dress for Football’s Big Game?


All set for the Big Game next weekend? Great! But do you know what you’ll wear?!? Don’t wait until the last minute to decide how to show your spirit this year. Here are a few fresh ideas.   Seattle Seahawks Style by juliemeyerspron featuring top handle purses earrings | necklace | bracelet | top | […]

Is a toy still a toy when you learn to code from it?

wonder workshop stem learning coding and playing

In middle school, high school and college, I hated HATED science: all and any forms of it. I despised memorizing vocabulary, following directions to complete an experiment properly and explaining what happened and why, when it was already done. It wasn’t just boring, it was frustrating. My grades were always lowest in Science. In fact, […]

Dinner Meal Plan: January

january meal plan dinner plan

Don’t you hate it when it’s four o’clock and you have no idea what’s for dinner? With a meal plan in place, that won’t happen. And if you take 20-30 minutes each week to prepare your plan and create your grocery list, you’re taking a huge stress off yourself for the week.   Here’s everything you […]

Graced by Grit: Where comfort-wear and active-wear mix

Graced by Grit relax and recover top -- a warm top you can from your pilates class to dinner with family

Despite my amazing collection of accessories and my fabulous closet-full of clothing, this cold winter, I find myself in gym clothes. I’m giving in to the ease of pulling on the Yoga pants and keeping them on after Pilates class. I’m falling for the comfort of a sports bra. I’m all about the running shoes. […]

How children can volunteer in your community

how kids can volunteer in the community -- with info about MLK Day of Service and September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance

Giving back to the community and learning the importance of being a helpful part of our community are areas that are easiest taught to children when they’re young by leading by example and by jumping in and doing. Making volunteerism a habit, and a regular part of life will help children to become natural volunteers within […]

Special K introduces new 100-calorie Snack Bars

special k snack bars: a 100 calorie on the go snack

“No time for breakfast–grab a cereal bar!” “Did you pack a snack bar for halftime?” “Almost all set for our road trip, just have to stop at the store for cereal bars.” “Oh my goodness… I am so craving a cereal bar!” I say every one of these sentences regularly. Cereal bars have become staples in […]

Weekly Meal Plan: January

january meal plan dinner plan

Brrrrrr. That was a cold one!! We actually experienced a surprise squall on Friday– I didn’t even know they happened here! January’s meal plan is all about warm, cozy foods, many make it easy to double   Here’s everything you need to know to get started:  basic tips for meal planning post. And to get […]

The best winter snow boots for women 2015

best snow boots

The first Fashion Friday post of the new year… it’s becoming a tradition to share that I, once again, am caught in a snowbank without snow boots. Naturally, in looking for the best winter boots for women in 2015, I asked my research team (aka my Facebook friends) to answer the following question: What snow […]

5 effortless ways to teach kids to describe

how to teach kids to describe use adjectives

Wouldn’t it be easy if we all knew exactly what someone else is talking about? But, it’s not and, therefore, learning to use adjectives isn’t just a skill kids need for school and writing, but also for conversation and life. Here are 5 easy ways to teach your kids to describe. Use describing words in […]