Dr. Annie Answers, Uncategorized

Dr. Annie Answers: Water Safety

TRIGGER ALERT, Child loss and drowning discussed in this post. It's not fun to read about but it might, just might, save your kid's life. Yesterday, we got to enjoy a rare hot and sunny Washington day on our friend's ski boat. After the husbands took turns reliving their glory days on wakeboard and mono-ski,… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Water Safety

Kristy, Au Naturale, Uncategorized

Save Our Water Series, Vol. 2: Sustainable Agriculture and The Importance of Supporting Regenerative Practices

In our first volume of the Save Our Water Series, we spoke about rain barrel production and the benefits on small gardens to big farms.  Today's volume will illuminate the myriad of important information gleaned when researching sustainable farming, and what it can do to really save our planet. We will begin by understanding what… Continue reading Save Our Water Series, Vol. 2: Sustainable Agriculture and The Importance of Supporting Regenerative Practices

Dr. Annie Answers, How-To Guides, Uncategorized

Dr. Annie Answers: Preparing for the Worst to Enjoy the Best

Last January, the hubs and I were super lucky enough to live the parenting dream and getaway to Hawaii for a long weekend.Our good friends from college were getting married on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. The kids were happily being spoiled with the grandparents and we were sipping mai tais by the pool… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Preparing for the Worst to Enjoy the Best

Friday Faves, Momday Faves, Uncategorized

Friday Faves: Summer Grilling

With Fourth of July festivities behind us, summer grilling season is officially in full swing. And nothing quite says summer like the unmistakable smell of dinner on the grill after a day in the summer sun. So.... who's grilling this weekend? We are! So let's take a look at what's cooking, good looking. Here's a… Continue reading Friday Faves: Summer Grilling

At Home With Christiana, How-To Guides

At Home with Christiana: A No-Nonsense Guide to Listing and Showing Your Home

News flash from your resident real estate mommy blogger: the real estate market is off-the-chain this summer!! Many markets are experiencing a housing supply deficit and increasing demand, inducing many homeowners to consider placing their home on the market for sale or for rent. As a former Realtor, I am often asked for advice on… Continue reading At Home with Christiana: A No-Nonsense Guide to Listing and Showing Your Home

How-To Guides, Kristy, Au Naturale, Uncategorized

The Tale of the Contaminated Pool

My family and I just had a wonderful camping week at the beach. The sun, swimming, tiki bar (what what?), and nights by the wonderful campfire with extended family were all relaxing and rejuvenating. We reflected on the the fact that the only things we took away from camping were wonderful memories, big smiles, sun-kissed… Continue reading The Tale of the Contaminated Pool

Dr. Annie Answers, Uncategorized

Dr. Annie Answers: A Child Separated, Part 2

Now that you've had a day to help out families at the border, let's talk about what to do to keep your own child from being separated from you. This is not fun to think about, but I'll tell you a few, easy things that can keep your kids safe and decrease your stress level.… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: A Child Separated, Part 2