Spring is my favorite season!! I love the not-too cold, not-too hot temperatures. I love the warm sun and the promise of flowers and green trees. My favorite part is the rain, and thunderstorms!!! There are so many fun family activities to do during this beautiful season. Although Spring never feels very long… it’s like Winter one week and Summer three weeks later. I’ve put … Continue reading The BEST List of Family Activities to Do This Spring
Finding a babysitter isn’t always easy. Back in the day, the neighbor kid (who was always available) would come over and watch your 3 kids for $4 an hour and be thankful for giving them something to do! PS – I was that kid! My, how times have changed. Whether you’re having a hard time finding a babysitter, or your budget doesn’t allow for one … Continue reading No Babysitter? No problem! Seriously Fun At-Home Date Night Ideas
I’m sitting here trying to figure out if there is anything more stressful for a parent than getting your kids to eat?…. I’m thinking no. The average American family has three meals a day and a couple snacks. It’s very rare a meal goes by where we don’t: 1) hear “yuck!” or “I don’t want to eat that!” 2) tell our kids, “eat your food” … Continue reading Amazing Tips for Getting Your Kids to Eat, and Eat HEALTHY!
I should have titled these “Oyster CRACKers” or “Highly Addicting Oyster Crackers”. If you’ve had them before, you know what I’m talking about. If you’ve never tried these – head to the store right now for ingredients!!! These are PERFECT for parties, gatherings, or a snack to have on hand. They freeze well, which thankfully helps me from eating the whole entire batch. My kids … Continue reading Seasoned Oyster Crackers
I’ve always made these around Valentine’s Day for some reason. It’s fun to write your own little fortunes! My kids help out and write or draw on tiny slips of paper as well. This year, the kid’s fortunes said, “You will soon see LEGO Movie 2”, “Chicago is in your future”, “You win”, smiley faces, scribbles, and “I love you”. Mom & Dad’s fortunes said, … Continue reading Homemade Fortune Cookies
Marriage is HARD. Add on a pet, a house, remodeling…. KIDS, more kids, financial stress… you name it – marriage is SO HARD. I think the best thing you can do for your marriage, is to set aside time to work on it. When my husband and I got married, my Dad told us “If you are not moving forward in your marriage, you are … Continue reading 10 Books That Will Change Your Marriage!
As some of your know, our family has a Christmas tradition of making homemade gifts for each other. Well, of course we needed to include the newest member of our family… The kids helped me measure, mix, roll, cut, and bake these dog treats. It was very easy, with simple ingredients that we already had on … Continue reading Easy Homemade Dog Treats
With my husband being out of town for work all week I’ve just been trying to keep my head above water! On night #3 I had no plans for dinner and was about to pick up Happy Meals (and count a bottle of wine and a sleeve of crackers as my dinner), but I had been craving chicken & wild rice soup all week. So … Continue reading Easy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (Immune Booster!)
I’ve tried many different methods to try and get my kids to do chores and earn an allowance. Nothing seemed to be working. Then I realized, I was making it way more difficult than necessary. I needed chores & allowance, simplified! We’ve tried chore charts. We’ve tried nagging. We’ve tried leaving it up to them. We’ve tried to make chores fun. We’ve tried turning chores … Continue reading Chores & Allowance, Simplified
I am a HUGE fan of having a calm down area for my kids. I think us parents need one too! Most of the time my children visit our calm down area on their own. They know when they need a few minutes to themselves to decompress. This is a safe spot for them to feel comfort, and to remember that FEELING any emotion is … Continue reading 5 Must Haves for Your Child’s Calm Down Area