Today is the First Day of Spring!

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

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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Getting Your Fitness Regimen Back On Track

Getting Your Fitness Regimen Back On Track

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Now that the holidays are over it’s time to think about fitness. When you have kids it can be hard to make a routine and stick to it. Well, we’re here to help! Here are some ways that you can start a fitness routine this New Year even if you have a bunch of little […]

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Backtalk: How to Stop Arguing With Your Child

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

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

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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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

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

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

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

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 […]