***UPDATED August 2nd, 2019*** Every year I keep adding to this back to school roundup post to include more tips, tricks and ideas all of us moms need to make back to school or just school in general easier. If you haven’t read this article yet, head on over to Parenting Highschoolers where Mel writes … Read more Round Up of My 5 Favorite Back to School Posts
There are so many books for tween girls. Some are great, some are awful. This is our favorite. The tween years are a tough age. Not teens, not really little, not so cute anymore either. They struggle to fit in. Differences in development begin to really stand out. That’s why this book is our all-time … Read more Our All-Time Favorite Book for Tween Girls
A first-period kit is a must-have for tween and teen girls before they start menstruating. The sooner you have it ready the better. Help them feel better for that time of the month This post contains affiliate links. I will earn a commission at no additional charge to you if you make a purchase using … Read more How to Make Her an Amazing First Period Survival Kit
Here are my best tools and hacks for busy moms. So here’s the question I get asked more than anything. “How do you do it all? You take care of your grandmother around the clock. You homeschool the kids. Run the house. Now a blog.” Update: I’m no longer a caregiver or homeschooler. And so … Read more 7 Best Time-Saving Hacks for Busy Moms
How do you feel lately? Are you run down? Tired? Is stress getting to you? I bet you’ve gotten a check-up for your loved one? What about you? When’s the last time you saw your doctor for a physical? For an eye exam? What about the dentist? Make those doctor appointments now! I’ll wait. It’s … Read more Why You Need to Make Those Doctor Appointments Now!
So last week, when I rolled out the series, What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?, I promised myself and you that I would do something to begin taking better care of myself. I promised I would report back to you and tell you what worked, what didn’t and how it all felt. As a … Read more Series: What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? #1
So you’re raising kids and a full-time caregiver. Welcome to the club. Feeling like you just signed your life away? Just when the kids are getting older and time is more flexible, here you are right back in the thick of it. Parenting is hard. Caregiving is hard. Doing both at the same time has … Read more 6 Tips for Raising Kids While Caregiving Full-time
Kids just never want to sleep! You know the routine. You read a story or sing a song. You put out a glass of water. You put on the night-light. You hug and kiss them. Tell them you love them. You tuck the covers just right. And then it happens. Every damn night. They don’t … Read more Why Can’t You Just Sleep in Your Own Damn Bed?
Okay, maybe “hate your kid“, is a bit extreme, but so is your kid. Our old house was the neighborhood hangout. Rainy days, our house. Wet, snowy days for hot chocolate breaks while waiting for machine dried clothes, our house. Funny thing is, now we have a much bigger yard and an awesome basement family … Read more Why I Hate Your Kid
Last night I laid in bed thinking over the season finale of The Walking Dead. Wondering who was on the other end of Negan’s bat, Lucille. Who is it? Damn, October is a long time to wait. I realized it’s like parenting. You think things are going fine until you’re surrounded and you wonder how … Read more 14 Ways Parenting is Like The Walking Dead