5 Ways to Make Chores Easier for Your Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad. All opinions are 100% mine. If your kids are like mine are, they will often find ways to try and get out of their chores. One of the most common excuses that they will use is that the chores are too hard. While that may … [Read more...]

DIY Finger Paint – Budget Friendly, Non-Toxic Kids Craft Idea

  Kids are great, but a bored kid? Not so much. A bored child can get whiny or worse simply because they aren't sure what to do with themselves. That's why it is important for parents to find frugal family activities that you can do with your kids. One of my favorites is … [Read more...]

Camping with Kids – 10 Tips for an Awesome Family Camping Trip

I love the summer months for one big reason. Camping. Our family loves getting out in the woods and camping. No RV for us, we're rural campers meaning we use a tent with no power other than solar power and so on. There's just something about planning a hiking trip, planning a … [Read more...]

27 Creative and Useful Chore Charts for Tweens

My Emma might be 11 but she still needs guidance when it comes to doing her chores. She loves having a list in front of her and a way to mark it off. That got me thinking one night that she might do well with a chore chart. Unfortunately all of the ones that I could find for the … [Read more...]

In Five Years She Will Be Sixteen

I snuggled down beside by husband in bed three nights ago warm and safe chatting quietly with him about our plans for the next few years. The conversation bounced between business plans and plans for our personal life and especially my Emma. My plans for her schooling over the … [Read more...]

Spring Break Boredom Busters for Tweens – 25 Awesome Ideas!

"Mooooommmmm! I'm bored!" Welcome to my life and I'm positive the life of every mom (or dad) who has kids no matter what their ages are. It seems to me though that it got really bad when my daughter hit her tween years. She had suddenly lost the ability to figure out how to … [Read more...]

25 Kids Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Rainy Day Boredom Busters

My Emma is a tomboy to her core, but sometimes? She goes all girly on me. That's totally fine with me, but it can take me by surprise if I'm not paying attention. One of the ways that she does it is that she goes all girly when it comes to rainbows. She loves them and I love the … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Tweens Safe Online

Moms? Let's face it. Even though we may not want to admit it, our babies grow up. I'm still in shock that in a few weeks, my Emma will be celebrating her 11th birthday. She's growing fast and while I'm totally not okay with that, I've grown to accept it over the last 11 years. … [Read more...]

35 Books on Space Little Astronauts Love!

Have I ever told you guys before just how much I love books? If you could see the bookshelves and crates we have here at our house? I might just be embarrassed by the sheer number of them. Okay, no I wouldn't. What I would do is tell you about my love of books, hand you my … [Read more...]

How To Host a Clothing Swap

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far away...wait..sorry, wrong movie. Let's try that again; When my Emma was 6, she woke up one morning and came out of her room stark naked. Literally butt naked. When I questioned her as to where her clothes were, she very seriously looked at me … [Read more...]