How to Stay Safe at the Pool this Summer


Childhood drowning is 100% preventable. Having my children around pools has always scared me. I would much rather pull out the sprinkler and let them run around in the backyard than head to the neighborhood pool. But just because I don't take them to the pool doesn't mean they will never be near a pool or walk around a pond. Around this time last year we signed our kids up for swimming lessons. It's not just a Summer thing. Our kids swim year round. They are familiar with the water and are … [Read more...]

Summer Bucket List for KIDS

Summer Bucket List for Kids

Last Summer I told myself I would be intentional and create a Summer Bucket List for our family. All too often at the end of the Summer I look back and wish that we had made more memories together as a family. Memories aren't always about going places or spending lots of money. Yes my kids talk all the time about Walt Disney World, the Zoo, and our trips to the beach. But they also remember bike rides, water painting, roasting marshmallows, reading books together, picking strawberries, and … [Read more...]

3 Ways You Can Help Foster Imagination in Your Children

3 Ways You Can Help Foster Imagination in Your Children

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine. Children are born with a sense of imagination. I've never taught my children how to pretend play. It was something they started on their own. Most days my home turns into a castle where we host elegant balls and tea parties. There is the occasional dragon that appears, but the brave princes are quick to fend him off and protect their sisters I mean fair maidens. Cardboard … [Read more...]

30 All Natural Homemade Scrub Recipes

30 all natural homemade scrub recipes

Your skin is your largest organ. It helps protect your organs, holds you all together, and keeps your body temperature regulated. But it can also be one of the most overlooked body parts because we see it every day. One way we can pamper our skin is to exfoliate. Do you exfoliate your skin? No matter what your skin type is, exfoliation is a smart move. Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells and allows healthy new skin cells to generate more efficiently. Simply put, it's one of the most … [Read more...]

Gardening with Children: My First Garden

Gardening with Children My First Garden

Gardening with children is magical. Not only do they get to learn about where their food comes from, but they get to enjoy the earth by getting down and dirty! Just watch to make sure they don't eat it. Capturing your child’s attention to join you in the garden is an easy and beneficial task. It is a great way for them to develop a love for plants, trees, and it encourages healthy food choices. But how do you get started? How do you introduce your child to gardening. If you already have a … [Read more...]

Spring Favorites from Moody Sisters

Spring Favorites from Moody Sisters-2

If you've been following Beauty in the Mess for awhile, then you know that one of my favorite skincare companies is Moody Sisters. I was so excited to review their Spring Sparkle Sampler Bag! SO many great goodies. I love their products so much they are included in both my Top 10 Must Haves for Moms on the Go and My Top 10 Must Have Beauty Products! The Spring Sparkle Sampler Bag contains 4 oz Hydrating Toning Mist, 0.5 oz Bronzing Body Butter, Glamorous Eye Shadow sample, and 2 oz Travel … [Read more...]