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

Best Ways to Print Your Instagram Photos

With the help of our smartphones, everyone is a photographer these days. But there’s one thing that this generation of photogs isn’t doing—printing their photos! Our photos live on our phones, Facebook timelines, and Instagram… read more

Tricking Your Kids Into Cleaning up the Yard

The weather is turning. The days are getting cooler, and the leaves are falling from the trees. That means only one thing—it’s time to start raking! I don’t know anyone who enjoys raking leaves. It’s a… read more

Tips for Stopping Homework Power Struggles

Last year, we had a daily struggle over homework. It was really frustrating for everyone, especially when there was a lot of homework or my son wasn’t quite getting it. There were many nights where everyone walked away upset,… read more