Connie Deal


About Connie Deal

Connie is the mom of two toddlers and 3 dogs. When they're not doing activities, Connie and her kids are gardening, taking pictures, going for walks, or enjoying time outside. Connie left the classroom when she became a mom, but she's a teacher at heart and loves helping others.


How we Survived a 3 week Quarantine

I never really understood the point of staycations. It always sounded boring to me and a waste of time, but I’m also a person who likes to travel and see new places, even if it means just driving a few hours to a campground and hanging out there for a […]


Taking a Chance

Trying something new can be super hard. It’s imitating. It takes us out of our comfort zone. We feel like we’re not quite sure we got ourselves into. It might bring out some insecurities, perhaps ones that we didn’t know we had, but it’s usually worth it.     Often, […]


Make Mother’s Day Special! Advice for Moms, Dads, and Everyone in Between

Mother’s Day. A holiday of mixed emotions. It’s a day that supposed to be all about moms and mothers, but sometimes husbands or fathers of our children forget or think that they don’t need to do something for their wives or the mother of their children. They think it’s just […]


7 Tips from Busy Moms who get it “ALL” Done

There’s a HUGE misconception that, as moms, we need to do it all, all the time, by ourselves, or else we’re failing. And, while this simply isn’t true, the pressure is still there, and it’s very real. The pressure to “do it all” (kids, housework, jobs, exercise, cooking, “losing” the […]


The MOST Important Thing in Life

We all want the best for our children. It’s part of being a parent. We want more for them than we had (no matter how good we had it!), and we want to make sure that our children have the best possible life we can provide. We want to do […]


15 Things to do with Easter Eggs (besides finding them!)

  Easter is almost here, and there’s a lot more we can do with eggs than “just” find them! Here are some other things to do with the eggs: 1. Match them (same color/design, same part of the egg, same size). 2. Stack them (and knock them over). 3. Sort […]


11 Travel Tips for Hitting the Road with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Yay! Spring Break is upon us! Ok, who am I kidding? I don’t have “Spring Break” anymore, but one can dream of the sun and the sand, right? But, traveling with little ones can be quite the task. Gone are the days of tossing our clothes and some toiletries in […]


Magnifying the Moment

I’m just like any other parent of two little kids. I’m trying to keep up with the day-to-day life, trying to make sure my kids are behaving and doing what they’re supposed to be doing, while simultaneously trying to make sure they are prepared for their futures- both socially and […]


Spring has Sprung Scavenger Hunt

Spring is a great time to get outside and do a little nature walk! We grabbed some magnifying glasses, treasure buckets (any container will do), a list of things to look for, and some friends and set out on a walk to see what we could find. While it was […]


Starting Seeds

Spring is almost here! Yay! And, that means we need to get our seeds going or we won’t have a garden. Ok, that’s a bit extreme because we can go buy starter plants, or whatever they’re called. But, I want Sweet Pea to see how plants form and watch them […]


Balance Beam Fun

Have you ever noticed that kids enjoy walking along things- lines, curbs, etc.? Whenever we go to the open gym at the gymnastics center, Sweet Pea enjoys doing the balance beam, so I thought it would be a good addition to our “toys.”   Fortunately, my dad had some scraps […]