• Family,  Parenting

    A Reader in Bloom

    SuperSnap has come such a long way in her reading. I have a hard time relating because I LOVED to read and tested out of HIGH SCHOOL in reading when I was a first grader. 😳 (no one knows how I even learned, it was a TOTAL mystery) 🤷‍♀️ So, when my brilliant and beautiful daughter proclaimed that she didn’t enjoy reading, I scraped and scrapped every possible avenue to help her enjoy reading. I tried everything. Reading reward charts, incentives, silly stories, reading to dogs…The only thing I couldn’t properly manufacture at home was REAL peer competition, an obvious struggle for a rural homeschooling family. This kid thrives on…

  • Family,  Parenting,  Travel/Vacation

    Flatwoods Park and Wetlands

    This Labor Day we took the chance to spend some family time together having a small picnic and nature walk at Flatwoods Park and Wetlands in Ellettsville IN. There is a nice playground, covered picnic shelters, restroom and guided/paved hiking trail. This was easy to take a stroller along with sleeping baby. The paths are dotted with informational signs explaining the wetlands. Not that my kids cared, they were more into the benches and resting spots. Haha. We found some nice leaves 🍁 Hard to believe they are already starting to turn colors and fall. It’s nice to take the kids away from the screens and noise to spend some…

  • Family,  Parenting,  Travel/Vacation

    Baby Snap is ONE!

    My LAST baby has turned one. I will never again have an infant of my very own, and surprisingly, i’m OK with this. BabySnap was a MAJOR blindside, but she has been a great addition to our family. She is so precious and good natured. I mean, she is always being the picturesque, cute baby. We will often find her sitting quietly, sweetly holding a baby doll or teddy bear. She is so sweet that it’s ridiculous. haha! We had a big family party for her (and her big sis) this past weekend, but today we decided to celebrate her on her physical birthday by taking a trip to the…

  • Family,  Parenting

    Build-A-Bear and CHILL

    So, Build-A-Bear is like, this magical DIY toy store that children of today are blessed with. We didn’t have BAB when I was a kid, not that I would’ve ever been allowed to step foot into their store because we were poor as beans and I was a total spazz who would’ve undoubtedly knocked over a display of teddy bear roller skates while practicing my cartwheels in the store trying to get “discovered” by a talent scout…anywho. Some kids get to go, and that’s a total blast for them. (Hip-Hip-Hooray!) Today, this magical toy store decided to offer a super cool special. They called it “Pay Your Age Day.” This…

  • Family,  Health and Wellness

    First Time Using Dry Shampoo

    I have been hearing people singing the praises of dry shampoo for a couple years now. Its all “OH MY GOSH BECKY, You’ve never used DRY SHAMPOO?” and “Are you, like, living under a ROCK or something???” I know, I know. I don’t keep up with the trends all that well. But, in my defense, I have a legit note from my dermatologist that I should not wash my hair more than 1-2 times per week. I generally land a fresh washed head of hair about 5 days in. My hair almost never looks dirty, unless I have exercised and worked up an amazing, fat burning, SWEAT! 🙂 Soooo…I’m on…

  • Family,  Military,  Travel/Vacation

    Review of Pearl Harbor Base

    Aloha! I’m going to review some places I visited on my recent trip to Hawaii. A lot of focus will be directed to military exclusive locations. We stayed on the “Joint Base Pearl Harbor.” We were lodged back in an area “attached” to Arizona Hall, referred to as the “1500 Series.” The place where we were lodged wasn’t much to write home about, really. It was nicer than other on base options, it was safe and clean, but we weren’t there to experience the “posh” lodging options available on the island, we were there to support a mission. Rather, MY HUSBAND (DaddySnap), and his fellow Airmen were there to support…

  • Family,  Uncategorized

    National Donut Day 2018!

    Hey SnapBackers! Happy National Donut Day! Not sure how this became a real thing, but let’s roll with it. It’s a reason to eat discounted fresh donuts rather than day old stale bricks from the grocery store. Haha Depending where you live, there are lots of deals available. Here in Bloomington, Square Donuts gives you a coupon for any purchase. The coupon is good on a return visit for the next year Jacks Donuts was offering a $.75 cake donut, but by the time we got there at 10:30 AM, they were sold out of donuts completely. We had fun at Square Donuts though. They’re open until 2pm. Head over…

  • Family

    Launch Party!!!

    Hey SnapBackers! So, we officially launched the MommaSnapsBack blog last Friday and it was totally fun! We met up at Olive Garden and just had a fun girls night out. Breadsticks, Salad, Bellini Tea… all the best for my friends 😉 I made all the ladies in attendance go and subscribe to my blog and made them basically pinky swear to support me by liking, sharing and commenting on all my posts. lol. Then I passed out personalized “www.MommaSnapsBack.com” merchandise as a thanks for their support. (Look at those little winners!) I brought my 9 year old, SugarSnap along to be my helper. (She also took a  live video, look…