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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Tips For Surviving A Theme Park

| May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’re like my family you will probably wind up at a theme park this summer. As fun as it may sound, it can become an unpleasant experience if you don’t plan accordingly. Take advantage of our top five tips you should utilize the next time you visit a theme park.

Research, Research, Research. I […]

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Things to Do on Easter

| April 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

Happy Easter! Did the children wake you up early this morning so that they could open their Easter baskets and go on an egg hunt? Or maybe you were up even earlier so that you could attend a sunrise service at your church. Whether you celebrate Easter as a religious observance or a secular celebration, […]

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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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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s almost 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, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through the year? It’s already July, and retailers are taking advantage of the hot weather, Independence Day and school starting next month in many areas. You’ll see “Christmas in July” sales at many stores, and occasionally, the deals rival those that you might find on Black Friday! This […]

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