• 10 Tips for a Stress Free Halloween Night

    Halloween 2017 is a night that remains etched in my mind forever.  That was the year I lost my cool on Halloween. I robbed my children of joy.  All because I was an overstressed,…

    October 13, 2019
  • Make Time for a Morning Workout

    We have had a treadmill in our basement forever.  But that doesn’t stop me from joining a new gym every few years.  I get bored of the treadmill and sometime around March I “commit”…

    October 11, 2019
  • Halloween Decorations

    Halloween is almost here! The decorations and candy have been in stores since July, but now I finally feel like it is time to celebrate Halloween.  My twins just finished their Halloween Pumpkin projects…

    October 10, 2019
  • A Family Holiday Calendar

    Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner.  It’s crazy.  I just decorated for fall but am already stressing about December.  How are we going to fit everything I want to do in…

    October 9, 2019
  • Kids in the Kitchen – Promoting Independence

    One of our main goals as parents is to raise independent children who will grow up to be self sufficient adults.  It is so easy to forget this.  We become bogged down with this…

    October 8, 2019
  • Our Favorite Halloween Books

    Are your kids excited for Halloween?  Mine certainly are! We talk of little else in this house.  Our costumes are ready and we have tried them on several times!  We scheduled our trip to…

    October 6, 2019
  • Mom’s Guide to Pokemon Cards

    On my son’s seventh birthday we entered a whole new world – the wonderful world of Pokemon.  And like millions of other moms I was clueless.  He unwrapped a gift from his best buddy…

    October 3, 2019
  • Cardboard Boxes and Outdoor Shower

    Kids have the greatest imaginations. I love that about them.  It’s funny how a few cardboard boxes will keep them busy for hours, while those expensive plastic toys on the shelf are deemed boring…

    October 2, 2019
  • One Simple Trick to Keep Your Home Neat

    Some mornings after everyone has left for school I look around the house and am immediately overwhelmed. Everywhere I look there is stuff.  Stuff on the counters, stuff on the table, stuff on the…

    September 30, 2019
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    Peaceful and Happy Autumn Decor

    What is it about fall that makes me so happy? That makes me feel so content? Maybe it is the cool crisp air, the beautiful colors that surround us with the changing leaves and…

    September 27, 2019