Who else has dropped $50+ on junk for Easter baskets that is just going to get thrown away after 24 hours? We are literally throwing our money in the trash, just so we can fill our kids’ baskets with nonsense! I try to avoid these things: Slime. Usually good for one use, and 100% leaves the mother frustrated during clean up! Too much candy that … Continue reading Practical Easter Basket Ideas that Your Kids will LOVE!
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
These preschool and elementary years can be nasty. Kids don’t wash their hands thoroughly, nor do they cover up their coughs and sneezes very well. In the winter months, daycare centers seem to pass around one sickness to another. It’s inevitable! Here are three things my family does to avoid sickness during these fall and winter months, because unfortunately you can’t just hide in your … Continue reading 3 Ways to Stay Healthy & Avoid Sickness This Year
Anyone can do a detox bath right at home! And let me tell you, they are heavenly. Benefits of a detox bath: #1 Flushes out the toxins in our body that we are exposed to every day in our environment. #2 Promotes a better night of sleep. #3 Can prevent, or lessen an illness because it boosts our immune system. #4 Alleviate sore muscles, which … Continue reading Benefits of a Detox Bath: For Adults AND Kids!
Our bodies are made up of about 60% of water. Every single system in our bodies NEED water to function properly. We all know water is important, but how much should we really be drinking? Every person should drink AT LEAST half of their body weight in ounces of water. For example a person weighing 150 lbs should drink at least 75 ounces of water. … Continue reading How Much Water Should We Really Be Drinking? And How We Can Easily Achieve That.
What was your resolution for 2018? Mine was to “be a better person and to stop gossiping”. I maybe lasted 3 hours? I know my best friend just laughed a bit when she read that.. Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions revolve around being healthier, making more money or spending less, or to quit a bad habit such as smoking or drinking. But… … Continue reading Your Best Year Yet!
Ahhh winter… it’s a love hate for most of us (or just plain HATE). I love seeing the joy on my kid’s faces as they play in the snow. I love winter cooking and baking. Holidays movies. Sledding. Cozy blankets. Homemade hot chocolate. I don’t love having to bundle up my baby just to go outside for 5 minutes. Driving my family in dangerous road … Continue reading How YOU Can Save Money on Your Heating Bill this Winter
We love games. Scratch that… I LOVE GAMES. I remember spending entire days playing Monopoly with my Mom when I was younger, I remember sitting in our shared room playing Risk with my older brother, and I remember playing chess with one of my step brothers every day after school. My husband doesn’t love games (probably because his wife is psycho competitive), but he is … Continue reading Our Favorite Family Board Games
When hearing the word “clutter”, many of us immediately think of STUFF. Piles of clothes, junk drawers, messy desks, you know… clutter! However, clutter goes beyond materialistic hoarding and the serious need to purge and organize objects. Here are 6 Types of Clutter Keeping Us From Living Intentionally. #1 – Mental. Specifically negative thoughts, big or small. Clear out any thoughts that are not helpful, motivating, … Continue reading 6 Types of Clutter Keeping Us From Living Intentionally