Best Gifts for Father’s Day 2018

If you are like me, you totally wait until the last minute to start thinking about Father’s Day gifts, then scramble and scour the internet for ideas.  Like most men, my husband is pretty difficult to shop for…he is the type of guys who usually just goes out and buys himself something he has his eye on.  This usually leaves me in a panic to come up with something both cool and practical when his birthday, the Holiday’s or Father’s Day rolls around.

Sunday, the 17th is Father’s Day, so if you haven’t gotten your man or Dad something, don’t worry you still have time!  One of the reasons I love Amazon so much is because most items get shipped and arrive at my home in two day’s (if you are a Prime member).   Below are my are some of my favorite ideas for Dad!

Bose Wireless Earbuds

Great for the Dad who likes to work out, the Bose Wireless Ear Buds are a total win all around.  Both my husband and I have Android Phones so the Apple Ear Buds aren’t an option.  The sound quality of the Bose is pretty amazing and the charging case means less cords and possible ways to loose them.  In our home things get lost all the time and the Bose App allows you to Find Your Ear Buds by sounding an alarm.

 

Bose Ear Buds

Bubba Insulated Tumber

Definitely a sleek but practical Dad gift!  In Florida it get’s super hot and a plain old water bottle seems to heat up in seconds.  The Bubba Insulated Tumbler does an awesome job at keeping beverages cold for hours!  It comes in a variety of colors and fits into most car cup holders!

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Smart Watch, such as the Samsung Gear Fit 2 (Large)

Personally, having a Smart Watch has been a lifesaver.  My favorite feature is that you get call alerts and can answer texts right from your wrist.  The Gear Fit is completely customizable and tracks everything from steps to how much water you drink a day.  It even reminds you to get off you butt and move when you have inactive too long.

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Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Unlike myself, who can drink hot coffee all year long, my husband is the opposite and prefers his coffee cold!  The Takeya Cold Brew Coffee maker is super simple to use and an awesome gift idea for the guy in your life that can’t live without his morning coffee. It makes 4 cups and goes great together with Bubba Insulated Tumbler I talked about above!

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Last, you won’t find these on Amazon but you can never go wrong with gifting Dad a memorable experience!  A day of deep sea fishing, surf lessons, or a round of golf on one of South Florida’s awesome courses is sure to make Dad feel extra special!

Happy Father’s Day!!

 

 

 

Being a Mom in 2018

As I now have 3 children of my own, I often reflect on my own childhood. I played outside barefoot and rode my bike everywhere. I was the last care free generation who didn’t have to fear that going to school or a shopping mall would put my life in danger.  My friends and I found our own entertainment, playing make-believe outdoors was a regular occurance. My parents didn’t hover over me, I learned from my own mistakes which contributed to me being “street smart.” A child of the late 80’s / 90’s was maybe not as great as my parents had it during their childhood but definitely times were much simpler when I was little.

Today’s Mom has it much harder. Trying to balance children, a home, a job and still making time to find you. Trying to keep some sliver of your previous identity while still reveling in the role of being “Mom” to your precious little creations. Social media everywhere trying to shove us into a mold and tell us how are we supposed to be, how we are supposed to parent. We are contantly competing to fill our Instagram news feeds with fun filled family vacations and our kid’s smiling for pictures in perfectly manicured outfits.

This is not real life! Most day’s I am lucky to slather on some deodorant, brush my teeth and throw on some athletic wear (my typical uniform). We clean dirty butts and messy faces. We handle meltdowns and beg our children to just take one more bite! We worry…constantly…and google everything! We walk around with our baby’s strapped to our bodies and stress over whether our school aged children are participating in enough extra curricular activities.

This blog is for the Mom’s like me who love the crap out of their kid’s but also count down the minutes until they are tucked into their beds for the night.

So, why did I start this blog? To bring you relevent and real life topics on motherhood, parenting and “keeping it real.”  All while adding a little bit of humor and funny stories of my own little ducklings along the way. Sharing all my favorite products and hacks I have learned over the last seven years of being a Mom.  Stay tuned and thanks for dropping by!

XO,

Lisa

 

 

 

Were you a child of the 80’s / 90’s? Comment below and tell me what you loved most about growing up during this time!