Back to School Hacks with Ziploc® Brand

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ZiplocBackToSchool #CollectiveBias It really is unbelievable how fast the summer goes!  It is probably the season that seems to fly by the most!  We are enjoying days at the pool and park and summer treats and bam it […]

Free Summer Printable + New Newsletter

I know many of my readers have been following this blog through RSS feeder for years!  I have finally switched this site recently to a newsletter so that I can write weekly encouragements to you and share the great posts for the week!  Because this site has been around so many years and I know […]

10 Essentials for Car Trips with Kids!

It is that time of year again, time for vacations, weekend trips, and camping out!  We love hitting the road but car trips can get long, especially for kids!  I have three teens now and it is easier but even with teens they get antsy and we still hear the occasional “are we there yet”  […]

Filling Easter Baskets for Kids of All Ages!

I love making my kids a basket every year! I don’t like to go overboard so I stick with lower priced items but I do try to add at least one small toy, a little candy, a little money, and something educational.  Here a list idea I put together for every age!  Hope you enjoy!  […]

How to Have a Color Coded Easter Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunts are always fun!  It can be especially fun if you have a big group!  We love having Easter egg hunts for the whole extended family! *affiliate links included It is hard to believe but Easter is in March this year!  When it is early it creeps up on us fast! We love […]

10 Tips To Teach Your Teenagers about Safety

There is something about being young that sometimes makes you feel invincible.  I remember when I was in college and my fiance at the time (now husband) would worry about me if I was out late or alone at certain times.  I was always thinking he was just being overprotective but in reality there were dangers […]

Traditions that Give Back with Hickory Farms

The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy family traditions and to start new ones!  Traditions matter because they give a sense of belonging and help you pass down your family values and your legacy!  They also help you create wonderful family memories and connect with your family and friends on a deeper level! Sometimes […]

12 Kids Books That Make Great Gifts

Christmas is the perfect time to give books as gifts!  Books are one of my favorite gifts to give because I feel like I’m giving a child a chance to fall in love with reading and giving them something educational at the same time!  Many people love to keep Christmas giving simple and a great […]

Crafting with Text Cool Bracelet Studio

My daughter loves making crafts.  She could sit at the table for hours making something.  She was thrilled when she received  Text Cool™ Bracelet Studio from Cool Brands and she didn’t waste a second in figuring out how it worked! Text Cool™ includes an easy to use Bracelet Studio, featuring over 60 letters and emoticons […]

Stocking Stuffers for All Ages {Including Adults}

Stockings are such a fun Christmas tradition!  There is just something special about putting little gifts in a sock on that special morning.  It is fun to get some things we need, and some things to just enjoy!  I don’t like to go overboard since I have three kids so I stick with lower priced […]

Free Resource for Online Safety from Lifelock

We live in a world of technology.  When I think about the last 10 years and how far we have come with technology it is crazy!  I was just telling my oldest son (16) that when I was looking to work at home when he was young it was so much more difficult.  There was NO […]

Helping Kids Survive When Mom is Sick

We were set for the perfect date night!    My mom was coming over to babysit  our three young children so we could go to dinner and have a night alone at her house!  So basically we were swapping houses for the night!   We were excited!  I mean a WHOLE night to ourselves was […]

10 Tips to Get Your Child to do Chores

It is not easy to get our children to do chores, especially with a good attitude.  However, chores are important, not only for character growth but for teaching them about how to become responsible adults! Here are 10 Tips to get your child to do chores! 1.  Make Them – I know this should just […]

Top 20 Summer Books for Your Kids

We love books around here!!  I have quite a library and many of my children’s books I am keeping for grandchildren!  You have to think ahead, right? The problem with buying books is it can get expensive real fast and if you have a limited budget it can often be hard to find extra money […]

Family Night Fun

Many years ago we decided we wanted to do a family night at LEAST once a month.  You can certainly go for more but we wanted to set a realistic goal that we knew we wouldn’t fail at.  In order to make sure it happens we get the calendar out at the beginning of each […]

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Family this Summer

We love summer!  It is just such a fun season to enjoy as a family!  There are picnics, swimming, vacations, and just sitting on the porch eating ice cream.  Days seem to last longer (although they really don’t) and you just feel more relaxed as a family without the hustle and bustle. Summer also comes […]

Pamper Basket for Mom

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Save-A-Lot. This could include Save-A-Lot providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. I love my bath time!  It is a special time for mom to relax and get away from it all.  My husband and children KNOW this is my special […]

Who is Mom When She is Hungry?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias A mom wears many hats!  In one day I am a nurse, teacher, cook, maid, chauffeur, and peace maker!    Because I wear different hats I often have different personalities.    Some good, some not so […]

5 Ways for Mom to Relieve Stress

If you are mom there is no doubt you experience stress at times!  No matter how much you enjoy being a mom there are going to be stressful days with it!   Sometimes stress can even come during the great moments of your life!  Big events, pregnancy,  and even your son’s first t-ball game!  When we […]

How to Make Placemats Using Christmas Cards

I love to find crafts you can make that you can actually use!  I made these Christmas Card Placemats a few years back and they are still holding up well!!  I love the beauty of Christmas cards and hate throwing them away once Christmas is over!  This is a wonderful way to use the covers […]

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