get messy, get clean recap

Remember that event we shared with you last month with Target’s Made to Matter family? Several brands like Annie’s, EcoScraps and Mrs. Meyers all came together to showcase simple ways families can live a more green lifestyle. These brands have taught us so much over the last few years here at Small Fry and we love there down to Earth and educational approach. We had to share some photos from the event so you can see what we mean! First of all, thank you to all who came and said hello to Emily and her family! We love meeting readers and were so thrilled … Read more

Beaching With Kids

By Jenna. Since it’s been a year since I became a California Girl, I think I can confidently tell you I have going to the beach with kids pretty dialed. The beach is A TON of prep work but once you’re there the kids play for hours and it’s a dream come true so it’s always worth it. I’m going to share some tips and tricks of the trade! Also before we start, HOW DO MOMMY BLOGGERS DO IT?! Seriously I couldn’t get one normal picture of me hauling my stuff on to the beach. Sorry guys, I’m letting you … Read more


While Jenna and Nicole are living up the California sun together, Emily will be weeding her yard this weekend. Womp womp. What are your plans this weekend? We hope you have a wonderful few days, here’s what we’re thinking about this week, and we’ll see you on Monday! EMILY:  WEARING: Yep, still hot here, so I’m loving this dress as a transition piece. (You know I can’t resist a tassel.) Once it cools down I’ll top it with my trusty leather jacket, booties, thick tights. Such a steal, too. READING: I might be the only one who still subscribes to … Read more

Back to School Fashion Week: School Supplies

We know you’ve got the regular school supplies covered, but here are some of our unique, tried and true finds for you to discover today!1. Planetbox Lunch Pail – This thing is seriously legit. While the price might shock you at first, once you purchase it you’ll realize it’s worth every penny! Keeps food cold (or warm) is compact, easy to clean and basically indestructible! Plus we think kids eat more when they’re food is compartmentalized like that! 2. HydroFlask – Speaking of keeping things cold: introducing our new favorite water bottle. We want to make best friends with HydroFlask … Read more

hiking with kids

Hiking with kids is like doing pretty much anything else with kids. A little bit trickier. You have to slow down, factor the elements and their abilities, be prepared, and of course have hoards of snacks. Here’s one thing we hadn’t thought of that is now an absolute must, a hiking pack for your kiddo! We all did a big Small Fry hike this week and the boys had their own little packs with the built in water pouch and tube.They all sipped on water the whole way up and back and we had to stop a fraction as many … Read more