• 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!

  • Uncategorized

    Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt

    Valentine’s Day is one of those fun holidays to celebrate with your kids.  There isn’t too much pressure to buy a bunch of gifts or do anything elaborate.   Every year I have a Valentine’s Day treasure hunt with my kids. I usually buy them a cute little bag or box and put some goodies in there. It is nothing too fancy or expensive, just a few things to put a smile on their face.  Target has some cute things in their dollar spot like pencils, a marker set, card game slime or stickers.   I usually add some Valentine’s Candy too of course!   One year I included a little…

  • Holidays

    Valentines Day Collection Boxes

      Valentines Day is just around the corner!  If your little one is having a Valentine’s Day celebration at school- they will need some way to collect all their Valentines from their friends. It seems like we still have Christmas decorations lying around, but here we are!  It’s the middle of January already and my kids have Valentine’s day on the brain.  Every year we try to come up with a unique Valentine’s Day box to bring to school, but sometimes we need a little help. There are a bunch of amazing and unique ways to make a collection box with you child.  Have fun with it and get your…

  • Family Traditions

    8 Tips for Making the Perfect Family Bucket List

      Making memories with your kids is the best part of being a parent!   Bucket lists are so much fun and it can be as formal or informal as you like.   There are so many reasons to write a family bucket list.  Doing things together and making memories with your kids is so important as your kids grow older.  Sharing dreams and goals can really help unite siblings and give parents insight into their kids personalities.   I personally love writing Seasonal Bucket Lists with my family.  It helps me organize ideas that my family would like to do together and puts them all in one place for me…

  • Frugal Life,  Uncategorized

    How to Cut out Cable and Save Money!

      Disclaimer: This is in no way sponsored by any company or service. This is just what worked for our family when we needed to look for ways to save money. When we first decided to cut out cable in our house- you would’ve thought we were moving our kids into a cave!   Nooooo, not the DVR!! In our house, cutting out cable came out of necessity. Too many monthly bills and not enough to warrant spending hundreds on a cable bill. Since cutting out cable two years ago – we have not looked back.  Even though we live in an urban area, the options for internet and cable are…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays,  Uncategorized

    16 Family New Year’s Traditions

    Quick Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.  If you buy something through these links, you won’t pay anything more, but I do receive a small commission.  Thank you for helping me support my family and business!    New Years Eve comes so quick after the holidays!  Creating fun family traditions is so important for our families. Sometimes it’s hard to plan something super elaborate because money is tight after the holidays. The days of partying till the middle of night are long gone! Maybe your house isn’t party ready, you have to work night shift (or day shift) the next day or maybe you just prefer to spend a…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    10 Holiday Traditions for Couples

    The holidays are such an amazing time of year!  Yes- they are also a lot of work too (especially for moms!)  Most parents focus on the kids and traditions for the family.  Holiday traditions with your partner can sometimes fall by the wayside.  I know in my family and many families we know, both (or one) parent work so much leading up to the holidays to help with finances.  We deserve some fun too! Plus with the holidays just around the corner, there is always so much to do.  If you have children- they are usually the main focus of the season.  Making memories with your kids is so important. …

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