• Holidays

    19 Fun and Easy Easter Treats

    Easter is right around the corner. If you are anything like me, I’m sure you are scrambling for things to do this April vacation.  Easter crafts are always a fun idea, but Easter snacks are even more important. Whether you make these with the kids or use them for a fun movie night- these fun and easy Easter treats will surely be a hit!

  • Family Fun

    Must See Western NY Vacation Spots

    Disclaimer: This is my own experience and personal opinions. I am not sponsored or compensated in any way by these destinations.   Summer is right around the corner.   My family and I usually take one vacation a year so we pack that puppy full of awesome activities.   Just by doing my own research online I found some must see Western NY vacation spots for families.  There are some great places to see in this area and a ton of stuff to do as a family. Let me tell you a little about my family and why we picked this spot.  We live in Eastern Massachusetts and usually go on a…

  • Motherhood

    Parenting: It takes a Village…

    But what if you don’t have a village? Or your village is too toxic for your kids? My mother used to say it takes the whole family to raise kids.  We lived at home with my grandparents living on the first floor.  My parents had six kids, and it seemed like a lot more when you included neighborhood friends, boyfriends, girlfriends (when we were older).  My mother had her friends with their own kids who were always around and sporadic visits from aunts, uncles and cousins.  It felt like a village, a completely insane one- but a village none the less.

  • Family Fun,  Holidays

    St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt

    St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner.  Even if you aren’t Irish- it is still fun to celebrate! My kids have been obsessed with Leprechaun traps the past few years.  They have been a ton of fun to build too! The Leprechaun usually visits us, has some fun and makes a mess. I just do a fun St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt and a festive dessert. Nothing super fancy!

  • Home

    Shared Girls Room Inspiration

    Lately, I have been trying to think of ways to refresh my home without spending a ton of money.  Spring is in the air (maybe when the snow melts) and that always gets me in the mood for some redecorating. Since our youngest daughters are close in age, my girls share a bedroom. We live in a small ranch house so a solo bedroom isn’t really an option right now. I have been scouring the internet looking for shared girls room inspiration that would be easy on the wallet. Now that my kids are getting a little older, their room needs to work for them.  They need their own space…

  • Family Fun

    11 Amazing YouTube Channels for Families

    Looking for some good YouTube channels for families? You have come to the right place! Love it or hate it. YouTube is replacing TV shows for kids!  So many kids I know (including mine) forgo watching actual TV every single day and end up turning on YouTube most of the time.  I resisted for a while but alas…it is here and it is not going anywhere. When my kids first started watching YouTube, I struggled with it because there is soooo much content.  Some of it is really great, fun and educational.  Some of it…well, not so much.  It’s hard for busy parents to screen every video and channel out…

  • Motherhood

    8 Ways to Cope when your Child has a Medical Issue

        If you are reading this post, I want to give you a hug.  Whether your child has had an issue since birth or has just been diagnosed with a disorder, it can be such a scary experience.   It is very unnerving how your whole life can change in an instant. At the end of the day, you are still a parent. Your kids need you – so you have to find ways to cope when your child has a medical issue.   My daughter was diagnosed with a seizure disorder about two years ago. Her first prolonged grand mal seizure was the scariest, worst day of my life. I thought…

  • Frugal Life

    15 Tips to Make Ends Meet until Payday

         If you are reading this – here’s a hug! Life can be tough sometimes, there are weeks when you just can’t catch a break. I know because I’m living it, with my significant other losing his job last week.  Trying to s-t-r-e-t-c-h that little bit is hard when you have looming bills and the kids just gotta eat. When you are in a financial crunch- every little bit helps! Sometimes you need to find creative ways to make ends meet until payday.

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    7 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special for Kids

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  In our house, it is a holiday mainly about the kids.  Since I work every weekend and the kids attend school during the week, we usually have a pretty low key Valentine’s Day.   However I do want my kids to feel special and show them some love, of course! Especially as they get older, it is important to make them feel special at home.   Just in case the rest of the world isn’t so nice- I’m talkin’ about you Middle School!

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