Category: Family Life

Mom’s Guide to Car Care

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

If the distribution in your home is anything like that in mine, your partner takes care of all things car-related, aside from getting gas. I know that other moms are more car-savvy than I am, and their knowledge goes beyond knowing how to check the oil and recognizing where the windshield-wiper fluid goes; if you’re […]

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Choosing Your Battles

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

My daughter hates wearing socks. We’ve tried long socks, short socks, colored socks, socks with seamless toes, boys’ tube socks, tights, knee-highs… you name it, we’ve tried it. When she was a toddler, she’d scream and pull them off. When she was a preschooler, she’d melt into a puddle of tears if I enforced the […]

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Beach Bag Necessities for Your Trip

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many of us are headed to the beach, boat or the pool for most of the weekend! I am packing everything up now so we are not in a mad rush (yeah right)! As I was getting everything together I thought it would make for a good post!

First, you need a good beach bag. I […]

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Fun Ideas for a Mother-Son Bonding Day

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve talked before about mother-daughter bonding activities, and I’ve used several of them with my own daughter. What I find more difficult, however, is finding things to do with my son. While it was easy enough when he was little, now that he’s a pre-teen, it can be hard to find common ground. We’ve started […]

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How Parenting Is Like Saving Money

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

We know that you love your children dearly, but being a parent can be hard work! As I was going through my expenses this month it got me thinking about how parenting is a lot like saving money. So just for fun, I put together a list of how the two are a lot alike. […]

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Today is the First Day of Spring!

| March 20, 2015 | 8 Comments

Hooray, spring is here! For those in colder climates, you may have been counting down the days to this day. Of course, winter weather like snow and sleet is still possible in many areas, but the good news is that the days are getting longer and the weather is bound to start getting warmer soon. […]

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Making Time to Exercise When the Kids Are Little

| March 19, 2015 | 6 Comments

The spring seems to be second only to New Year’s Day, when it comes to resolutions about getting in shape. It’s getting warmer, we’re wearing less clothing, and we know that swimsuit season is almost upon us. As moms, we sometimes tend to put our own best interests and health on the back burner, but […]

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Backtalk: How to Stop Arguing With Your Child

| March 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

When your child was a baby, you had to figure out what he wanted based on his crying. When was a toddler, you had to teach him not to whine. School-aged kids are usually fairly easy to communicate with, barring the episodes of intermittent regression to crying and whining, but as they get through elementary […]

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Chores for Kids Age Appropriate Suggestions

| March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

We all know that our kids should be doing chores. Having responsibilities makes kids feel like valued members of the family, teaches them important life skills and helps prevent you from becoming overwhelmed with all of the jobs that need to be taken care of on a regular basis. I know that I probably don’t […]

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National Tooth Fairy Day

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day. Did you know that the tooth fairy is actually becoming quite generous? Over recent years she is leaving about 15% more money under the pillow of little ones that leave her a tooth. The Tooth Fairy is also more likely to leave more money for the first tooth […]

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