Fun Summer Finds for Active Women

As active parents, we are excited that warm weather has finally decided to visit us (and here’s hoping it stops raining for a few minutes so we can stay outdoors to enjoy it!)

Now that Spring has spring and Summer is on the way, here are a few of our favorites for moms on the go.

Sand Cloud, an environmentally aware company that donates %10 of it’s profits to #SaveTheFishes (help protect and preserve marine life) offers a wide array of items that are sustainable, adorable, and environmentally friendly. From super useful items mom will love like reusable glass bottles with beautiful and fun designs on them to metal straws that you can take anywhere (avoid those unnecessary plastic ones), soft towels with lovely artwork, to organic tees and tanks and more. Visit to see what strikes your fancy.

yoga gear

Yoga lover? Me too, we hit the mat almost daily, it is one of the best ways to center yourself and have a few minutes of peace. Slightly Buddha is a yoga company for yoga lovers, by yoga lovers. The items on the site are simple, pretty, and express the ideas of living a zen lifestyle. They make, as they describe them, “well made, cute clothes” that offer value to the customer. As the owner describes the collection, “Slightly Buddha is a manifestation of my love for yoga, art and clothes.”  The clothing is soft and comfortable, and perfect for hitting a class or running errands. Pay attention to the photos and the reviews, they are honest and helpful when choosing a size.  Visit and check out the graceful designs that are easy to mix and match.

Hallmark Mother’s Day Gifts

Spouses of mothers, this one is for you.

It’s go time. Time to make that special lady in your life feel as special as she is. Moms are an all important part of every family. No matter who they, are they are always there, be it a biological mom, a grandmother, a motherly friend of the family, an aunt, all who fit in the shoes deserve the recognition on Mother’s Day. (PS Mother’s Day is May 12.)

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about and work on some gifts. One of the first places we start every year is the Hallmark store. This year at Hallmark they have this great new craft/ gift idea called Magic Prints. Magic Prints are a clean non toxic clean, easy, clean, way to make hand/ foot/ leg/ear prints without the mess. Did I mention there is little to no mess?

100_3866Any way the way this works is with a special mitt , liquid and paper. The adult wipes the clear liquid onto the hand/foot of the little one then the little one puts their hand/foot onto the paper. The liquid itself has an aroma which is somewhat pleasant, almost floral. It does have an oily texture to it, so even though it is cleaner, I would suggest NOT wiping it on a shirt or pants.