Boredom Buster: Gak!

We are headed into the part of winter that I dread. The part where it gets too cold to be outside and the kids get bored with being stuck indoors. That’s when I have to… read more

Reasons Why We Love Elf on the Shelf

The time has come. The elves have arrived. And there’s a lot of noise coming from the parents I know. When it comes to Elf on the Shelf, you probably fall into one of two camps:… read more

How to Deal with Unwanted Toys

Kids everywhere are so excited for the holidays! They are preparing themselves for an influx of gifts from relatives, friends, and even neighbors. The downside to a sudden influx of toys is that not all will be… read more

Fall Family Bucket List

I don’t know about your family, but my family loves fall! The cooler weather, the falling leaves, it’s the perfect time to be outdoors! Every fall, we sit down as a family and come up… read more

Preparing Kids for Back to School

There are several different ways you need to prepare your child for school, including mentally, emotionally, and physically. Whatever the age, there are certain things you need to get ready for them to begin school.… read more

Summer Nature Shadowbox

We’ve been taking lots of nature walks in our family lately. Let me be the first to admit that I am not one with nature. Give me an air conditioned space, free of bugs, with… read more

Keeping Kids’ Brains Engaged over the Summer

While I am counting down the days until no after-school activities, sporting events, and homework, I know summer can have challenges of its own. Having the kids home for the summer may make for lazy,… read more

5 Gifts Mom Doesn’t Want for Christmas

You know the saying “it’s the thought that counts”? Well, that doesn’t always apply. Every holiday season, men everywhere start stressing over the perfect gift to give to the mother of their children. As kids get… read more