5 Reasons a Private Education Is Worth the Money

Not all parents can afford to send their children to private school, and for those who can, it may not seem worth the money. After all, depending on where you live, the public school system may be just as prestigious and challenging as the area’s best private institutions. There’s also the reality that when people […]

A Place for Me: Making Your College Dorm Room All Your Own

Frustrating, isn’t it? Most dorms don’t allow for much individuality. You want to decorate, but you have to “follow the rules.” Here’s what you can do to make the place your own without making any permanent changes. Where To Shop If you’re like most students, you probably went through a service like www.Hetheringtons.co.uk to find […]

Taking Care of Teens: 4 Times It Doesn’t Pay to Save Money

Being the parent of a teenager or teenagers can be a challenging time for everyone involved. As you and your teen maneuver the ever-changing landscape between childhood and adulthood, stress can be commonplace, but the opportunity to experience new richness from your relationship exists as well. There are many ways to usher your teen into […]

Best Preschool Or Kindergarten Nap Mats, Backpacks & Lunch Boxes!

I can hardly even believe the position I have found myself in this year. Three of my four children are in school! How did this happen? Just yesterday they were babies and now they are growing up at the speed of light! Make it stop!! Okay, a little more peace during the day is great, […]

Over 15 Thermos Lunch Ideas For Kids & Tips on Packing Them!

With fall and winter quickly approaching it’s time to start thinking about lunch ideas to keep the kids warm. Packing a warm thermos lunch is also a great way to add some different lunch options to your menu. Kids, just like adults can get tired of eating the same thing over and over again. So […]

DIY Homework Station Idea

School is just around the corner and I’m still trying to figure out how Summer flew by so fast! I’m seeing back to school stuff popping up in the most prominent locations of every store I visit. I guess that means it is time for me to start prepping for all the lovely things that […]

How To Create Your Own Chore Store & Help Kids Earn Their Toys

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines. All opinions are 100% mine. My son has a new obsession with Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines on Nick Jr. It’s an obsession that I am actually okay with. The animated show stars the fastest Monster Machine in Axle City, […]

No Time For Scrapbooks? Use This Instead!

I have never been good at documenting memories. I look back at my dating years with my hubby and there are hardly any photos of us. It was the day and age when social media didn’t exist like it does today and no one shared their every waking moment online. Now I look back at when […]

Tips For Less Hectic Mornings + FREE Printable Lunchbox Notes!

I don’t know what your house looks like in the morning but around here it can get pretty hectic in our family of 6! Mornings are a time when everyone is busy rushing off to work, school, daycare and hurrying to begin their day on time. Personally I HATE starting off my day in a […]

Magic Elves Aren’t Creepy & They Don’t Tattle! Our Elfcapades!

I see all this chatter about elves looking creepy and tattling to Santa. If that is what you think of when you think of elves then read on! There is a better way! If your child wants an elf but you aren’t ready to welcome in the creepy little spying elf then check out Magic […]

Magic Elves Or Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Whether you use magic elves like us, or elf on the shelf, if you are looking for inspiring elf on the shelf ideas this year then look no further! I always struggle to come up with a last minute idea late at night so these will definitely come in handy! If you find yourself, like […]

Christmas Eve Box Tradition & Ideas!

Every year I give each of my children just one gift to open on Christmas Eve. It is the only gift they will receive from Mom & Dad because Santa brings the rest on Christmas morning. Each year they receive their Christmas Eve box and it has become such a fun tradition that I now […]

Family Halloween Traditions To Start This Year!

Creating traditions that are special to your family is about more than the act itself, it’s about creating lifelong memories. I can fondly look back on many traditions my own family had growing up and I want my kids to be able to do the same thing. Here are some fun Halloween traditions that my […]

Give Your Child Confidence With GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear! + GoodNites* TRU-FIT* $3 Off Coupon!

For kids who wet the bed many issues can follow along with that and parents need to make sure that their kids have the confidence to not be ashamed of it. I was happy to work in collaboration with GoodNites to try out their new Tru-Fit underwear and share about them. According to a GoodNites® […]

DIY Homework Kits Tutorial: How To Create A Mobile Homework Station

    Set your kids up for success this year by providing them their very own mobile homework station. Something they can take wherever they go and have all the tools necessary to complete their homework right at their fingertips! This is the perfect homework kit to create and stow away when not in use. […]

5 Things My Dog Has Taught My Daughter

  We got our dog Max 9 years ago when he was 2 years old. My husband and I had been married for a short time and we didn’t have kids. I wanted a dog and my husband didn’t. A co-worker of mine at the hospital I worked at had a dog that she was […]

5 Back To School Traditions To Start This Year {+ $75 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway!}

  Wether you are a seasoned mom and old pro at back to school time or you are sending your baby off to Kindergarten and fighting the tears already, these 5 back to school traditions should be on your list of things to do this year! I’ve made it a point to create traditions with […]

Back To School Checklist: Prepare Before The First Day of School!

This Summer is flying by at lightning speed and while I’m not sure if it was the late onset of good weather, or the fact that our Minnesota Summer is always much too short, one thing I know is that back to school time is upon us and the first day of school will be […]