When I first asked if Griddly Games would send along one of their "Just add _____" line of products to my family, I had no clue how much fun we would have. Recently, my youngest son and I had a blast using Griddly Games Just Add Egg kit to make our own eggshell candle and we did another activity to learn about osmosis. We were combining education with entertainment and … [Read more...] about Combining Education with Entertainment Using Griddly Games
When it comes to women’s footwear, there is no lack of stylish and trendy shoes in the market. Footwear designers have come up with a wide array of beautiful shoes for women to choose from. Sometimes the choices could be overwhelming and it is not surprising that women take a long time to shop when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes. The different types of … [Read more...] about Comfortable Basics: A Guide to Casual Style
I don't know about you, but many people are getting antsy around the world. Being stuck inside and unable to go anywhere you're used to going when spring has sprung is hard on anyone. While many of us continue to practice social distancing and try to stay home unless itâ€™s essential to leave the house, many find that the kids are getting cabin fever. My … [Read more...] about Keep Kids Busy While You’re Stuck at Home
Today I'm sharing a little game we call Chore Card Bingo. This will keep your kids entertained and on a mission to be the first one to get BINGO with chores. I'm going to give you everything you need to make a game out of chores so that you can sit back and relax while the kids get things done! How Do You Motivate Kids to Do Chores Make Chores Consistent The … [Read more...] about Make Chores Fun with Chore Card Bingo
I watch as families everywhere start being forced to stay home. Schools have shutdown. Parents are being told to not go to work. These are some scary times. The virus outbreak has changed each of our lives in different ways, for some, isolation or shelter in place hasn’t significantly impacted our life. There are others who have no idea what to do while being stuck at home in … [Read more...] about Isolation Leads to More Family Bonding
There's something magical that happens when you spend quality time with your family. Whether you're raising teenagers, like me, or have younger kids this list of fun family bonding activities will help you find something to do together! My family enjoys spending quality time together going camping, four-wheeling in the woods, hiking, and during these cold winter months, we … [Read more...] about Fun Family Bonding Activities
It's so much fun to spend time with your kids, especially when they're little. While I'm enjoying my best life spending quality time with my 11, 13 and 17-year-old children, I do miss those little kid days. Those days when you could build a blanket fort and curl up to read children's books together. Those days when you were the most amazing person in the world, and they … [Read more...] about How do you have a tea party for kids?
Do you have an L.O.L Surprise Fan in your life? I know all too well how much this fabulous series makes girls happy! What I couldn't fathom is just how many gift ideas there are with the L.O.L Surprise theme. Today I'm going to share gift ideas for the fanatic so that you can make someone's day by gifting these ideas during a birthday, holiday, or another gift-giving … [Read more...] about L.O.L Surprise Gift Ideas
Parents of older kids are often wondering how in the world they can find ways to spend happy times together. It seems many families struggle to maintain a bond during the teen years. While this is completely normal, you see the teen is supposed to start pushing away to some extent and the parent is supposed to be letting go a little at this point in childhood. While your … [Read more...] about What is the Best Family Board Game
Do you have a fan of The Swan Princess in your house? If so, then you'll be excited to find out that The Swan Princess 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition releases October 29, 2019, on Blu-ray. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings you a collectible anniversary edition for the first time on Blu-ray and in 4K HDR on digital available on October 29. THE SWAN PRINCESS has a … [Read more...] about The Swan Princess – 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition
There are many ways you can work to keep your family protected. Our family is our prized possession. Those little ones you gave birth to matter most in this world. What happens when you're a parent for the first time? If you're like me then you probably worried about how you can protect these little ones from the dangers of the world. You were anxiously wondering how good of a … [Read more...] about 3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Family
When my kids were younger they were so into arts and crafts. I had an unlimited supply of craft stuff from magnetic strips to double-sided sticky tape, to construction paper, glue, and everything in between. There were pompoms, googly eyes and anything a boy or girl would need to create their own masterpiece. I even had finger paint and a huge selection of acrylic paints, … [Read more...] about Getting Crafty with Kids – Glass Marble Magnets
Do you have a small kitchen? No problem! Finding space to utilize in a tiny kitchen can be pretty difficult to achieve but it isn’t as hard as it may seem. Here are 5 life hacks for your tiny kitchen. 5 Life Hacks for Your Tiny Kitchen Use fridge space to your advantage When there’s so little space to utilize, sometimes the thing you don’t think to use for extra room is … [Read more...] about 5 Life Hacks for Your Tiny Kitchen
Growing up you probably only thought about bar soap when it came to taking your daily shower or bath. You see bar soap is known mostly for its purpose to cleanse your body of the dirt and sweat accumulated throughout your day to day living. While bar soap is the perfect way to clean your body in the shower or tub, there are other purposes for bar soap and I am sharing those … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Use Bar Soap
New year can be a real anticlimax at times. So many of us put so much focus on making changes that often we can expect too many things of ourselves and we end up failing at the first hurdle. However, it can also be an ideal time to make some of the changes in regards to your foundation, which can then be built upon as the year goes on. We all have big aspirations. Perhaps to … [Read more...] about Four Areas That Could Really Boost Your Year Right Now
It can often feel as though whenever you come across something that is designed to be fun "for all the family" that it's actually just designed to keep the kids entertained and will almost certainly result in parents sitting around ready to fall asleep at any moment. This applies to films, games, toys, activities, and just about anything else. Of course, there's not always … [Read more...] about Days Out That Really Are Fun For ALL The Family!
Most kids fall into one of two categories. They either love sports, or they hate the stuff. This has been the case for time immemorial, and we can all remember which group we fit into. If you didn’t enjoy sports, physical education would become a traumatic experience. There certainly wasn't any chance of sports in your free time. Once upon a time, though, that wasn’t so much … [Read more...] about Sporting Ruses Not Even Sherlock Holmes Would See Through
Image by Pixabay We live in a disposable society. The relatively cheap cost of technologies that would have shocked and wowed just a few decades have rendered many of the products we use on a regular basis so readily replaceable that we assume it’s quicker and easier to replace them than to repair them. The trouble with this mode of thought however, is that not only is … [Read more...] about 4 Household Items That Can Be Fixed Surprisingly Quickly
Image credit Nobody ever said being a parent was easy, but why did they have to put the most difficult part right at the start of a journey? Having a baby is a baptism of fire for a parent, especially when dealing with their first. It’s a steep learning curve filled with sleepless nights and desperately trying to negotiate with a tiny person who seems to want.... Something, … [Read more...] about The Greatest Gadgets For Parents With Babies
Christmas is nearly upon us, so it’s probably a good time to begin thinking about preparing for the festive season so that as soon as thanksgiving has come and past, you can concentrate on making this the best Christmas yet. Instead of doing what you usually do, why not take Christmas to a new level with these fabulous ideas? Image Decoration One of the first things … [Read more...] about Take Christmas To A New Level With These Fabulous Ideas
(Image via: http://bit.ly/2xZwq2w) Death is one of the only constants in life, this is both sad and true. We don’t like thinking about it, we don’t like talking about it, and this inevitably leads to us struggling to cope with it. When a family member dies, it will be heartbreaking for everyone. But, it’s even worse when you’re totally unprepared for everything that … [Read more...] about Dealing With Death: What To Do When A Family Member Passes Away
Appointments, practice, carpooling, shopping, reminding, cooking, cleaning, consoling - a mother’s work is never done. Sure, it’s rewarding to finally hear a “Thanks, Mom!” or see your little ones grow into full-fledged individuals ready to slowly take responsibility for their daily lives. A REAL Break But in the meantime, start thinking about your birthday, or Mother’s … [Read more...] about When You’re Feeling Stretched Thin it is Time to Take a Moment for Yourself
pexels.com Technology gets a lot of stick when it comes to its relationship with your kids. OK, so sure, there are some bad points to consider, but if you are a Luddite in these modern times, I’m afraid to say there’s no doubt your children are missing out. Technology gives them a whole bunch of fantastic opportunities, which you or I may not have had when we were kids. Let’s … [Read more...] about Tech Hobbies To Encourage In Your Kids
Pexels What is the reason you own a home for? Is it to provide loving experiences, shared by all your family members? Is it so you have a place to house all of your belongings? Is it so you have a place to lay your head at night, so you can comfortably sleep and begin the next day refreshed? Or, is it to protect yourself as a shelter from the elements outside? Of course, … [Read more...] about The Importance Of Protecting Your Home From The Elements
https://pixabay.com/en/family-children-woman-man-happy-591581/ When you travel as a family, there’s always a lot of luggage involved. There are so many supplies for you and the kids, it can feel like you have to start your packing at least a month before your departure date. As a result, the idea of bulk numbers of items probably isn’t welcome. Nevertheless, there are a few … [Read more...] about 3 Bulk Purchases Necessary For Any Family Holiday
Image Source One of the best comforts for a tiny, crying baby is a pacifier. Baby needs comfort, Mom needs sleep; it’s a no brainer that a pacifier is probably one of the best tools in the parental box of tricks. It’s your child’s first love and as with anything, breaking up is hard to do! The pacifier has provided you with hours of quiet while the baby soothes themselves into … [Read more...] about 3 Tricks For Weaning Off The Pacifier
Do you ever get that feeling that you know you could be doing fun, exciting, or educational activities with the family, but you just not? Well, that's FOMO or the fear of missing out. In this post, we will discuss the reasons you may not be doing all you can, as well as addressing this issue of a balanced family life. As it's impossible to be on the go all the time, as you … [Read more...] about FOMO – Preventing the Fear Of Missing Out : The Family Edition
Every parent has had an argument with their kids about their clothes. There are always going to be clashes because young children don’t always have practicality in mind. They’ll also want you to buy them expensive designer clothes but when they come home covered in mud after a week, it’s not sustainable. While you shouldn’t be letting them do whatever they like, giving them a … [Read more...] about Should You Let Your Kids Choose Their Own Clothes?
Getting that positive pregnancy test, welcoming a newborn into your life, and becoming a parent for the first, second, third or whatever time is always a remarkable and amazing experience. You become entered into a bubble, a special club, that only you and other parents understand. The sleep deprivation, the overwhelming feeling of love, and the fact you no longer mind the look … [Read more...] about Time To Take Control: What Can Be Forgotten Now You Are A Parent
https://www.pexels.com/photo/nature-people-girl-grass-467680/ As a parent, you always want the best for your kids. You not only want to make sure that they’re happy and lead fulfilling lives, but you want to make sure that the turn into incredible people too. And one of the ways you can do that is to ensure that they always remain humble. It’s not always easy to achieve, but … [Read more...] about Raising Humble Kids Isn’t Hard, Here’s How
Image source There a few nights in our lives as exciting and special as a prom night. So when it comes to our kids heading off for their prom night it is no wonder that we want it to be as fun and as magical for them as possible. All the best proms come down to careful planning and strong organization. So whether you and a group of parents are pulling together to organize a … [Read more...] about How to Plan the Perfect Prom
Credit All parents are likely to agree that ensuring your children are raised as well as possible is vital for their adulthood. You want your children to develop in a way which is healthy and happy, and you need to know how you can ensure that that is all the more likely. As it happens, it’s pretty straightforward to do, as long as you follow some essential rules for doing so. … [Read more...] about The 3 Pillars Of Healthy Development
Image source There is plenty that you can do to ensure that your child enjoys their trip to the dentist. Taking care of their dental health is one of the life skills that your little one will have to learn. Some kids are naturally relaxed about all medical appointments and take the whole visit in their stride. Others find the surroundings and equipment at the dental … [Read more...] about Making your Child’s First Dentist Visit Fun and Enjoyable
We grandparents have the spoiling vs guiding thing down. We can balance jumping in with standing back and letting the parent handle things We can pull something out of our proverbial hats that will entertain for just the right amount of time with little messâ€¦but can we take the show on the road? Last week, we accepted the challenge of keeping four adults … [Read more...] about Grandparenting in a Camper
Life skills are something we as parents need to take the time to teach our children! I have created a list of life skill that we need to teach them as they grow up and hit the appropriate ages to learn. Life skills are tools your child needs to know to be successful in life, they don't teach all of these skills at school! Some of the skills is knowing how to do laundry, … [Read more...] about Life Skills Every Child Needs to Learn
Credit Everyone is unique, but if there is one thing kids have in common it’s their desire to play. Whether it is on the internet or outside, they love to get stuck into a long, hard session. For parents, this is a godsend because keeping your kids active is one of the major parts of being a mom or dad. However, there is a problem: their safety. Unfortunately, play time isn’t … [Read more...] about Safety First: How To Protect Kids At Play Time
There are few things that are as challenging to your body as carrying a baby and giving birth to your child. Not only can it be a strain in pretty much every area of your life from your relationship to your finances to your emotions, it’s also extremely physically difficult. Everyone already knows about morning sickness and a constant need to pee when you’re pregnant - but what … [Read more...] about Five Pregnancy Problems You Might Not Be Aware Of – And How To Treat Them
When you take on having a child, your life gets put on the back burner. It is our duty as parents to raise our child the best way possible, to prepare them for the world! Parents sometimes sacrifice their own time, so you can spend it helping and teaching, and loving your little one! Below are commitments of great parents. These commitments are a choice, and you can choose to … [Read more...] about 6 Commitments of A Great Parent
When I first became a mother, working from home really wasn’t anything I had heard of before. It was the year 2002 when I first became a mother and after a breakup, I had to figure out how to support a daughter without a job. You see, the plan was I would be a stay at home mom but that didn’t pan out. I found myself single, living in a subsidized housing unit and on state … [Read more...] about Why Choose to Work at Home?
Think of who you want to be in the future; what you want to convey to those who meet you, and how you want to see yourself as you age, or fight aging. Â What if you had the chance to reinvent yourself while still maintaining the essence of â€œyou?â€Â Well congratulations!Â When you hear you are going to become a … [Read more...] about Name Yourself!