No more wasting money on junk that will get tossed out the same time. Fill your child's Easter basket with practical, useful, and FUN items that your kids will LOVE! Easter basket filler ideas. What to put in Easter basket. Easter basket ideas for boys. Easter basket ideas for girls. Easter basket ideas for babies and toddlers. #easterbasket #easterbasketideas #practicalideas

Practical Easter Basket Ideas that Your Kids will LOVE!

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!

Getting your kids to eat can be a struggle. Getting your kids to eat healthy can be nearly impossible some days! These tips and tricks have helped my three kids not only eat better meals, but snack healthier and eat more veggies! Kids eating more veggies?? YES! That's right. Make dinnertime enjoyable for a change. #kidseatingveggies #familydinners #kidstoeatbetter

Amazing Tips for Getting Your Kids to Eat, and Eat HEALTHY!

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!

Everything you need to know about chores and allowance for kids, raising responsible kids, teaching your kids life skills, managing money. #responsiblekids #choresforkids #kidsallowance

Chores & Allowance, Simplified

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

How you and your family can stay healthy this year and avoid sickness! Tips on staying healthy, keeping your kids healthy during the flu season.

3 Ways to Stay Healthy & Avoid Sickness This Year

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

Children and adults can benefit from a nice relaxing detox bath! Learn all about what to put in a detox bath, and why this helps rid your body of toxins and can actually prevent illnesses, or lessen a current sickness. Using basic, affordable ingredients - you can be enjoying a detox bath at home. Stay healthy with regular detox baths for the whole family!

Benefits of a Detox Bath: For Adults AND Kids!

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!

The ultimate List of Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids!! Kid's stocking stuffer ideas, no candy stocking stuffer ideas, unique stocking stuffers, stocking stuffer ideas that aren't junk. Cheap stocking stuffer ideas. Kid's stockings. Christmas traditions.

Ultimate Stocking Stuffer List for Kids

When it comes to filling the kid’s stockings, #1 I don’t want to go broke, and #2 I don’t want to buy cheap junk that will just get thrown away in 48 hours. Here is an ultimate stocking stuffer list for kids to help you fill their stockings with intention and not desperation. Every single year we buy too many stocking stuffers and cannot fit … Continue reading Ultimate Stocking Stuffer List for Kids

Tips on how YOU can save money on your heating bill this winter! How you can stay comfortable with lowering your thermostat and saving dollars off your monthly bill! Tricks to reduce energy bill. Lower energy bill in the winter. Saving money. Budgeting for family. Lower heating costs.

How YOU Can Save Money on Your Heating Bill this Winter

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

Put an end to public meltdowns with these three tips. Toddler tantrums will be a thing of the past after reading this advice. Learn how to connect with your kids and prepare them for successful shopping trips. Shopping with kids made easy.

3 Steps to Avoid Public Meltdowns (@ the store)

Ahhhh…. public meltdowns. We’ve ALL been there. And it SUCKS. Your child saw a box of cereal with Princess Elsa on it and oh-my-gosh-I’ll-die-if-I-can’t-have-it-NOW! Or I think I’m being a nice Mom by letting my kids browse the toy section but nope – bad idea, a new Lego set is out and oh-my-gosh-I-want-that-SO-bad-how-much-is-it-when-can-I-get-that!?  You sense a public meltdown is approaching. You can already feel the … Continue reading 3 Steps to Avoid Public Meltdowns (@ the store)

Smooth transition from bottle to sippy cup. Babies and toddlers, weaning off bottle, introducing sippy cups. Learn what sippy cups work best for your baby. Learn when to introduce a sippy cup and what should they be drinking! How much milk should your baby have? How much milk should your toddler have? Bye bye bottle without a fight!

Smooth Transition to Sippy Cup

Kicking the bottle to the curb is generally not a walk in the park. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends weaning baby off the bottle before 18 months of age, and many professionals recommend starting as soon as 9 months. Learn how to make a smooth transition to sippy cup and have your baby saying “buh bye” to the bottle! This post contains my opinions … Continue reading Smooth Transition to Sippy Cup