Our messy Family Vacation to Naples Florida

Our messy Family Vacation to Naples Florida

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

My husband and I celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary this year! We waited till August to take a nice vacation as a family and unfortunately it did not turn out so well. I am big on TripAdvisor and for once I went out of my comfort zone and stay at a hotel that was [...]

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Helping Your High School Freshman Adjust

Helping Your High School Freshman Adjust

| August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

If your son or daughter graduated from 8th grade a couple of months ago, you’re ready to jump into being the parent of a high schooler! This transition can be just as hard on you as it is for your child, or even more so; it can be hard to realize that your baby is [...]

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Asking for forgiveness for their puppy brother

Asking for forgiveness for their puppy brother

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is how the kids think they can get their puppy brother out of trouble!
I like the bow, it was a nice touch but its not going to work.
Jake is a bit of a nervous dog and he gets especially scared when we vacuum. He is a rescue dog and its only been a little [...]

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Things to Buy on Sale in August

Things to Buy on Sale in August

| August 5, 2014 | 6 Comments

It’s August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, but [...]

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Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a busy mom, you want to provide healthy meals for your family, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out: On the days that are jam-packed with activities, not to mention school and work, it can be much easier to simply hit the drive-thru or pop a frozen lasagna into the oven. Relying too much [...]

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Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

| June 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

As the mother of a child with a food allergy, I need to think through special accommodations at times. Her school has an Epi-pen for her, but places like dance class, Sunday school and friends’ houses don’t, so I need to send it along, with instructions on how to use it should there be an [...]

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Food

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

As a busy mom, you want to provide healthy meals for your family, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out: On the days that are jam-packed with activities, not to mention school and work, it can be much easier to simply hit the drive-thru or pop a frozen lasagna into the oven. Relying too much [...]

Climbing Out of a Food Rut

Climbing Out of a Food Rut

Do you ever feel like you’re making the same foods over and over again? This was recently a topic of conversation one evening when I was out with friends. It can be difficult to think of different things to cook, particularly this time of year when everyone is busy. Since eating the same foods or [...]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in August

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, but [...]

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

Wow, June already; we’re almost halfway through the year! June brings Father’s Day, camp outs, the official start of summer, and some great sales on items that you want and need. Just like last month, June is a good time to buy mattresses; stores deeply discount last year’s stock. We were able to buy new [...]