Blog Posts

Sep 17, 2016
Planning our family’s meals is one chore that’s right up there with cleaning the bathroom… It’s one of those necessary chores I just can’t let myself skip. Without adequate meal planning, we’re more likely to open up the fridge, say nothing sounds good, and order out. Both our health and our wallet take the brunt of not having a good meal plan. Meal planning not only saves time and money, but it also leads to healthier, more nutritious meals. 
Sep 8, 2016
It’s almost 2 a.m. as I roll into bed and close my eyes. Before I know it, the sun’s up, the baby’s whimpering, kids are stirring, and it’s time to start another day. I juggle responsibilities, hanging precariously onto this balancing act called life. All too quickly, it’s time for baths and bedtime, afterward being intense and focused work time for me. Before I know it, my day’s ended, I’m rolling back into bed, and I haven’t really done anything just for me. 
Sep 1, 2016
Not that long ago, we were expecting our third child. We’d saved a few things from our older boys, but quite a few of our bigger necessities were either outdated or had aged poorly while stored away. I knew, from previous pregnancies, not to go overboard when purchasing all the basic necessities for a baby. It’s so easy to do, though, isn’t it?
Aug 25, 2016
Kids are back to school. Alarms are set, backpacks are ready, and lunches are made. The only thing left is breakfast. What to make that’s easy AND nutritious?
Aug 25, 2016
By The Women Bloggers member Mel Lockcuff of Adventures of Mel.
Kids and teachers all across the country are beginning a new school year. For kids, this new beginning means a fresh start, a new year, a new classroom, new friends, and a new teacher. And no matter the time of year, it’s always a good time to show teacher appreciation. 
Aug 11, 2016
Never in my life have I been more aware of time than I am right now. A one-month-old has that effect. Lately, I’ve felt like there will never be enough hours in the day. At times I’ve felt like giving up on creative endeavors altogether, and that’s when my husband reminds me that I’ve never let difficulties keep me from accomplishing what I set my mind to do. And he’s right.

Aug 9, 2016
Going out for the first time with your newborn, especially when you’re on your own that first time ‘round, can be an overwhelming thought. I know… I’ve been there. Part of the reason I wanted to write this was because I wanted to encourage new moms. While that first time may seem overwhelming, trust me when I say that it does get easier. In fact, once you’ve accomplished your first trip out with baby, you’ll likely feel empowered, and rightly so!
Jul 21, 2016
By The Women Bloggers member Mel Lockcuff of Adventures of Mel
There are few things my family loves more than simply getting outside. Whether we’re hiking a trail, fishing, or hanging out in our backyard, we love spending time in the great outdoors.
Jul 15, 2016
By The Women Bloggers member Mel Lockcuff of Adventures of Mel
When it comes to camping and spending time in the great outdoors, my family is all in. My husband and I have been camping since before we had kids, and we’ve continued the tradition with our boys. In fact, I think it’s safe to say we’ve all got the itch to plan another camping trip soon.
Jul 9, 2016
On July 6, 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall for several products that our Rhea Lana's moms might have in their home. Rhea Lana's is a proud member of We Make It Safer, valuing children's safety across the nation.  Part of our pledge in making it safer is promising all merchandise at Rhea Lana events has been checked for recalls.  Being a resource for moms, we want to share our knowledge with you.