WFMW: Staying Cool

And by cool, I don’t mean groovy.

Y’all, it’s getting hot in Texas. And by hot, I mean pray-for-a-breeze-so-your-sweat-feels-refreshing hot. Yes, that.

With my kidneys, I can’t get dehydrated and I’m constantly pushing and reminding my kids to drink water.

Besides living at the public pool, here are some ways we are staying cool:

  • water balloons are a regular at our house
  • frozen rags and ice packs
  • popsicles and ice cream
  • $1 spray bottles for outdoor playing

My kids saw these Mist ‘N Sip Bottles (amazon affiliate link) and started campaigning for them. I was all “we don’t spend $10 on water bottles.” But that was before flag football games in a billion degrees. So, I splurged.  You can sip water and then pump the trigger and a fine mist cools you off.

And now we are hydrated, misting fools. Just my little tip for staying cool this hot summer!
How do you stay cool? (don’t tell me it’s a high of 60 where you live!)

For the Dad Who Rocks {Giveaway}

UPDATE:  Lisa, comment #21, and Emily, comment #28, you are the giveaway winners.

I remember being enormously pregnant and overdue with my first baby. I was worried about everything an almost first time momma obsesses about. Or was that just me?  I fretted and doubted and would have Googled “how to keep baby alive” if the Internet had been around. (Yes, I’m that old).

But I never once worried if my husband would be a good father.

He is. And he was created to do this.

Even when his idea of putting this kids to bed involves A LOT OF NOISE.


I’m surrounded by good men.

My dad. My husband. My father-in-law. And a slew of others.

Father’s Day holds a lot of good memories for me and I can’t wait to celebrate the men in my life.

I think a really fun (and unique) way of honoring dads is by wearing a shirt that declares it to the world. My kids love their “Our Dad Rocks” shirts and I can always tell when my kids want something (they wear their shirt). Just kidding, I don’t want to give them any ideas.

Union28–MY FAVORITE T-SHIRT SHOP- has brand new children’s shirts!

Aren’t they adorable?? Kids not included.

Today, Union28 is giving away 2 of the new kids’ tees!

Leave a comment with a fatherly characteristic you appreciate in your husband or father as your entry. Leave it on Union28 ‘s Facebook page for an extra entry!

Please note: size small are sold out and if you don’t have kids or prefer a different choice, winner can instead choose a $25 gift certificate).

Well, Hello Summer

And just like that *snap* school is out!

The elementary school my children attended does a Clap Out to usher the 4th graders to their new school. This is my second Clap Out. I’ve cried twice so far. Dear Time, please stop. You’re making a mess of my face. Love, Me.

In a few months, my kids will be at three different, new schools in an undecided location (as our house is on the market) but I don’t want to talk about that.

Let’s focus on this sign that welcomed my kids home after a great school year:

We have a last day o’ school tradition: It starts with the word Silly and ends with the word String.

Our epic trampoline battle is always fun:

And it really only fun around our house if someone cries:

We are so ready for you summer, bring it!