Let the MADNESS begin! It’s time to hit the stores and the lovely web to start shopping for Christmas gifts. If you’re like my family, the kids give you a long list of items or just two that cost you an arm and a leg. That’s what happens as they get older. Fewer requests, bigger … [Read more…]
Are you new to the holiday cooking arena? Yeah, cooking a holiday dinner is a bit different than your regular nightly cooking. Figuring out the timing of everything to keep the flow in the kitchen moving and the food to be warm when it’s time to eat is important. But knowing how to cook that … [Read more…]
Looking for a way to spend more quality time with your children while also pulling them away from their screens and getting them outdoors? Try volunteering outside in nature together. You’ll be combining two activities that will help you feel happier, healthier, and calmer—being outdoors and giving back to your community.
It’s real. It’s there. And we make it worse for each other. As a parent, you would think our biggest support would be other parents. We are all right in the thick of it, going through it together. The sleepless nights, the tantrums, the poo nappies, the work-life balance, the ups and downs, the struggles … [Read more…]
How much do you give your teenagers for an allowance? This is an important question once you decide if you will or will not give an allowance to your child(ren). We believe in giving our kids an allowance to help teach them financial responsibility. Do they spend all of their money? Yes, but they … [Read more…]
High School Graduation is here! I love seeing photos shared on social media of all the graduates and reading about their upcoming plans in life. It took me back to my High School graduation many, many years ago. I remember the talks from my mom, family, and her friends telling me they wanted to share … [Read more…]
Everyone loves a good mystery. Whether it’s reading a whodunit like an Agatha Christie novel, watching a murder mystery movie or watching a cold case story on television, mystery is a part of culture. So, when it comes to games and entertainment, why not bring in a bit of mystery? Whether you want to go … [Read more…]
School is almost out for the summer. Kids are excited about sleeping in and not having homework. We’re excited too, but know that at week two we’ll be ready to send everyone back to school. So, what do we do as parents to keep the kids from driving us insane? Schedule summer activities to keep … [Read more…]