Reading Between The Lines About Why Reading Deserves A Place On Your Homeschool Schedule

This post contains affiliate links. It can be tricky to know what to include when it comes time to planning your homeschool schedule. You may be left chucking some things out for lessons you consider more important. To some extent, this is the joy of teaching your kids yourself. You’re able to pick the lessons which you think are going to prove most fruitful. By cherry picking in this way, you also make sure you aren’t overloading them with unnecessary information. Sadly, reading is one of those lessons which many homeschool moms discard in this way. In many ways, you […]

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Hayden is 2 Years Old!

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Holy crap. Who said my kids could just keep getting older? On a serious note, Hayden is my 31 week preemie. If you would like to read her traumatic premature birth story you can by clicking here. Lets dive in. Whats New? This little brat is walking, talking full sentences, has a full-blown teenage attitude, and no longer needs her glasses. She is a whopping 24 pounds (which is still small but perfect for her history). We recently found out she LOVES the water. So now this momma is even more nervous around bodies of water. The boys never were […]

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8 Ways To Have More Fun At The Park

“Park days”, as I call them in my house are always a big hit. My kids are head over heels for the park and we try to do at least once every few weeks during the summer months. It became so routine this summer we started mixing it up to keep “park days” fresh and exciting. Here are 7 ways to keep your park days fresh. Free and exciting, what’s cooler than that? Surprise Your Kids Who doesn’t love a small element of surprise. Occasionally i’ll tell the kids we have to run errands and we will pull up to […]

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Healthy, Happy, And Self-Sufficient: Helping Our Children From Day One

This post contains affiliate links. For more info on our relationship with affiliates click here. The most difficult thing about being a parent is that, when we start to have more than one child, our attention is divided between them, and as a result, our ability to instill them with good life practices diminishes. When it comes to winning the battle of healthy habits, confidence, as well as a good attitude to life, we’ve got to start from day one. But are there any essential that we need to instill our children with so that they are healthy, happy, and, […]

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Should You Budget for Having Kids?

This post contains affiliate links. Having children is a magical experience and there really is nothing to compare it to. Children won’t just change your life, they will turn it upside down, inside out and fill it with confetti and glitter. You won’t know what hit you! But though the experience is incomparable, sadly many young couples are choosing not to have children because they are worried about the financial implications. This is an entirely understandable position but putting off children until you are completely ready may mean that you miss the opportunity. It might not be a popular topic, […]

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Family Goals for 2019

This post is a collaboration. It is well known that our family environment influences every other aspect of our lives. You need to make sure that you are making the most out of the opportunities to spend time with your loved ones and relax. Your work-life balance and the harmony of your home will help you achieve your financial, career, and self development goals as well. Below you will find a few tips on how to improve your family life in the new year. Focus on the Health Issues If there is an illness in the family you need to […]

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Reducing The Cost of Having Kids

This post contains affiliate links. Let’s face it, kids can be expensive. Trust me, I have three!  Not only do you have enhanced needs as parents, but with so many more costs associated with life, now that you are having to provide for a new  member of your family things can feel financially overwhelming at times. The challenge, particularly as kids get older and start wanting all the things they want, from ice creams to toys and vacations, is that what was once you and your partner going to a theme park – that price has now doubled, maybe even […]

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Creating The Perfect Family Game Room

This post contains affiliate links. Family game nights are an incredible way for your entire family to bond and have fun together. You can have a regular game’s night with the kids, or invite friends and family over for an even bigger event! Whatever you decide to do, creating the ideal games room for your needs is a must. Here, we’ll give you some great advice so you can put the perfect family games room together. Take a look and your family will be having more fun than ever before! Have The Proper Lighting In Place Lighting in your games […]

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5 Signs That Prove Your Kids Are Growing Up

This post is a collaboration. Whether your angelic baby is turning into a tantrum filled toddler or your cute little kid is transforming into a sassy teenager, every mom understands the struggle of watching your little one grow up. Your kids are starting to voice their opinions and gain their independence, which leaves you feeling a little lost and unwanted sometimes. As long as you know how to deal with your aging adolescents you will always be able to maintain a positive, strong relationship with them. If you haven’t quite noticed these changes yet, here are five signs that will […]

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Hair Hacks For Lazy Girls

This post contains affiliate links. As lazy girls, most days we likely snooze our alarm time and time again and spend that extra crucial time under the covers until we have to run out of the door to get to work or class. And most of the time this will mean that our hair is left unkempt and crazy and perhaps not even brushed. But don’t fret, because we have a few easy ways to do your hair in minutes each morning so that you can still look fabulous without all the effort.   5 minute curling Curling your hair […]

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