3 Tips for a Happy, Healthier Family

The foundation to a happy and healthy family starts at home, and it starts with you, the parent. Creating good habits at home when your children are young will help them carry those values throughout their lives and lead them to acting as a positive influence on other people. Creating a healthy environment is easily implemented… [read more]

Looking for the Perfect Work-From-Home Job? Be a VIPKID Teacher!

Looking for a way to supplement your family’s income? I’m so excited to bring you this guest post from an old friend of mine in Louisiana about a perfect work-from-home job – VIPKID teacher! Karen is a stay at home mom to 6 children and has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  Her husband works… [read more]

Buying a Smartphone for Your Kid or Teen? Here’s What You Need to Know First…

Smartphones, though a fairly recent development, have quickly become ubiquitous. Buying a Smartphone for Your Kid or Teen is a decision that should be well researched. Technological changes often mean changes to how we live, and it can be hard for parents to keep up. If you’ve been falling behind since the era of dumb… [read more]

4 Ways To Make Family Vacations More Fun for YOU

Family vacation is a time for the family to kick back and enjoy themselves. All too often, however, vacations spiral into hard work for moms shouldering most of the responsibility. But there’s a better way: Simplify your vacation so that you get time to enjoy it yourself, too, with the following four clever vacation strategies…. [read more]

Gaining Valuable Skills at Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp

Thank you to Challenger Sports for providing a session of British Soccer Camp for our review. Soccer season last year was painful for our then 9 year old. He went into the city recreational league with almost no soccer skills and undiagnosed moderately severe asthma. He was afraid of being hit by the ball and… [read more]

4 Good Habits to Teach Your Kids Early On

In the age of technology, those who don’t have the latest tablets or smartphones won’t make the cut, even those at kindergarten level. A 2015 study reveals that up to 75 percent of children between ages 1 and 4 have their own smart device. Although the use of smart devices can lure children away from… [read more]

Easy Tips to Reduce Toxins and Create a Healthy, Kid-Friendly Home

,Several hidden dangers can lurk in a typical home, including toxic chemicals, mold, and bacteria. Even dust and dirt can lower your indoor air quality and make allergy and asthma symptoms worse for kids and adults. Here are a few simple ways to reduce toxins and make your home a Healthy, Kid-Friendly Home. Use natural alternatives… [read more]

Create Your Own Home Summer Reading Program + Summer Reading Reward Coupon Printables

Summer break is upon us! My boys have put in hard work this school year and I want to make sure that they don’t lose all that they’ve gained this year in school. Creating a Home Summer Reading Program is an effective and enjoyable way for kids to keep on learning throughout the summer. Reading can… [read more]

What No One Tells You About Baby Gear Must-Haves

First time parents have it hard when it comes to baby gear. We are fortunate to have so many choices when it comes to what to purchase for our wee little ones. Unfortunately, with the abundance of choice also comes a great deal of confusion for first time parents. After raising three babies and reviewing… [read more]

The 15 Minute, Once a Week, Practice That has Changed Our Family

…And is continuing to change our family…for the better, of course. It was the typical stuff all families encounter. “Is it really that hard to turn off a light when you leave the room?!” “Why are your coats and backpacks on the floor when your hook is just a foot away?” “Is it really necessary… [read more]

Top 5 Valentine’s Gifts to Say ‘I Love You’ to Your Kids

Before we had kids, Valentine’s Day entailed a romantic evening out and sweet nothings inscribed on cute cards. Today, with three little boys, Valentine’s Day is no less fun, but it has taken on a little different tone… The kids come home from school super excited to exchange Valentine cards, make Valentine crafts, and decorate… [read more]

Empowering Kids by Teaching Them to Make their Own School Lunch

Thank you to Sprout’s and Box Tops for sponsoring this conversation! Happy New School Year! We have had such an amazing summer! I’m not sure I’ve ever packed so much fun into two months before. But..(you knew it was coming, right?) I need some rest. I started summer completely burned out. Now, I’m looking forward… [read more]

Road Trip With Kids: Tips, Games, Car Hacks to Save Your Sanity

Thank you to those brands who provided samples for this Road Trip with Kids article. Our collective sanity thanks you! Going on a road trip with kids can be overwhelming for parents, particularly if your kids don’t have a lot of practice spending hours or days upon end in the car. As spring turns to… [read more]

10 Awesome Ideas to Make Family Dinners FUN!

Tired of the Dinnertime Drudgery? Have you ever sat at the dinner table surrounded by your insane beloved children and asked yourself, “remind me why we are submitting ourselves to this torture”. It is no question that gathering around the table once a day and eating a meal together as a family has it’s benefits…. [read more]