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Handling the Picky Eaters in Your Family

This post was brought to you by Juice Plus+. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Some parents are plagued by their kids being picky eaters. My sister was is a picky eater to this day. Her favorite things consist of chicken nuggets and french fries, nothing green and pretty much nothing good for her. […]


5 Tips for Creating the Best Easter Basket

Creating the perfect Easter basket is easier than you think. These 5 tips will give you some great ideas for special gifts and treats all while keeping it eco friendly. Recycled Easter Basket – Keep your Easter baskets from previous years. Store them with your Easter decorations just like you would Christmas decorations. Pick out […]

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5 of the Best Jogging Strollers

I’ve owned and tried most of these jogging strollers. I’ve put them in order of what I think is the best order. This is just my opinion but reviews don’t lie. Features and ease of use always outweigh the price. I’m a firm believer in “You get what you pay for.” These are the top […]

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Healthy Snack Planning for Kids

Everyday my daughter gets off the bus from school and we have the same conversation. How was school? Good. Were you a good girl? Yes. Did you do anything fun? No, can I have a snack now? I’m always prepared for it because it’s the same thing she has asked every day since she started […]

50 Organizing Ideas for Every Room in Your House

50 Organizing Ideas For Every Room in Your House

It’s time to get organized! I’ve come across lots of great ways to organize. Here is a great list of easy ways to organize in all the chaotic spaces in your house. Even if you’re starting in one room in your house, little changes can help reduce the clutter.  I plan on using a few […]


Ways that Your Kids Can Help Go Green

Thanks to REPREVE for sponsoring today’s discussion Our children are our future. Not just the people that may be taking care of us when we can no longer take care of ourselves, but they have to live with choices that are being made now. So if we destroy our planet now, our children and our […]


The Proper Way to Wear Your Baby

As more and more parents start wearing their babies it’s important to address the fact that all baby carriers are NOT created equal. There are a few things you need to keep in mind to make sure that your baby is safe. Not just their physical safety, but also their psychological safety as well.  You should […]

Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Tips for Winterizing Your Home

  Winter is right around the corner and we’ve already gotten some pretty chilly nights and even snow this year. Make sure your house is well prepared for the Winter weather. The last thing you want is for something to fail after a hard freeze.  Clean yours vents and ducts. Vacuum your intake vents to […]


Five Ways to Cope with Backseat Bickering

Any family who’s taken a long road trip with multiple children knows the sound of bickering in the backseat all too well. Kids can get tired, grumpy, and bored, taking this out on their siblings. The following five tips are a few ways to help stop bickering in its tracks. 1. Take age into consideration. […]

Why you need a Tech Break

  Take a look around your home; we reckon you’ll see at least three different screens on three different devices. From mobile smartphones to televisions to laptops, there are screens and technology everywhere and sometimes you’ve got to accept it’s simply time for a break. If you’re cooking dinner and glancing down at your phone […]


Keep Your Kids Safe from Coin Sized Batteries

It’s Baby Safety Month, and I wanted to share some information with you about keeping your little ones safe. Coin Sized batteries are often overlooked but cause a serious help risk to our little ones. We can all help create awareness by spreading the word about The Battery Controlled. The Battery Controlled is an effort from […]


Starting Violin Lessons

Nothing makes you prouder than  your daughter telling you that she doesn’t want to take dance or karate like the other kids. Instead, she tells you she’d rather learn to play the violin. Talk about being floored. My husband and I looked at each other for a minute to let it sink in. So I […]


Surviving Long Car Journeys with Kids

Often, as a parent, you will find yourself avoiding any journeys greater than a couple of hours long. The cries of needing the toilet and being bored, not to mention the constant questioning of how much longer the journey will take, are enough to drive even the most patient parent round the bend. Unfortunately the […]


Six Reasons to Consider Summer Camp for Kids

Six Reasons to Consider Summer Camp for Kids When school’s over and your child is home for the summertime, you may be wondering how you will keep them entertained and active for the next three months. A great way to keep kids busy – and give them a life-shaping experience – is an overnight camp. […]


Keep Your Kids #CyberSafe

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As I mentioned before, when I was little I was apart of my local Boys & Girls Club of America. It’s such a great program, especially for working parents. […]


Things You Should Know About Your Childs Social Security Number

As the school year comes to an end we are faced with lots of things that require new registration for our children. As a victim of identity theft (from my own apartment complex registration) I no longer give our social security numbers to any one. As parents it’s our job to protect our children in […]


Get TV for FREE | Tips to Save You Hundreds

After years of struggling to find the best prices on cable or satellite TV around the city I ended up doing something that is going to save me over $900 this year. Everyone loves saving money here and there but if you got an extra 100 in your pocket and still got to see your favorite shows […]


Top 10 Best Tips for Saving Money for College

The cost of college has been getting higher and higher over the years. Students are now submerged in debt that they spend their lives and careers trying to erase. Parents of a baby born today would have to save $385 a month in order to afford housing and tuition at the average state school, according to […]

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When to Start Teaching Your Children About Money

It’s a question every parent thinks about at some point. When should I start educating my children about money and finances. Being that it’s a hot topic even between married couples some just try to avoid it at all cost. But teaching our children about money and financial responsibility will pave the way for a […]


Benefits to Making Your Own Baby Food

There are many benefits when you decide to make your own baby food. It’s something every parent has the ability to do and more and more parents are realizing it. We became a nation of “easy ways” with drive thru windows and everything packaged for being “on the go.” But with this notion in mind […]


Tips For Raising Girls with Confidence

Raising Girls can be a challenge sometimes. We are emotional creatures at our deepest core. But when your daughter comes home and tells you that she has to put a dress on in order to be pretty, it will break your heart. Since the day she was born I (along with everyone around her) has […]

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Nurture Our Wee Generation with Baby Massage & USDA Certified Biobased Products

Our little bundles of wiggles and giggles deserve products that are certified safe. Seventh Generation has created a specially formulated line of Baby Bath & Body products called Wee Generation. They are the first line that has been given the USDA Certified Biobased label. The USDA Certified Biobased product label was designed to give consumers a way […]


Teach Your Children to be an Awesome Upstander Against Bullies

This month is National Bullying Prevention Month and it’s the perfect time to remember a key point in your parenting. Just like “Only you can prevent forrest fires,” Only you can teach your kids early about bullying. You have to be your child’s teacher and a great way to do this is by getting on […]


5 Rainy Day Activities for Your Kids

If you are anything like me you don’t like being cooped up in the house with nothing to do but surf the net and watch TV. When you have children in the house it’s even harder because they become super bored and it’s harder to “wear them out” when you are stuck inside all day. […]


Could What You Eat Be Giving Your Baby Colic? Dr. Bob Sears Weighs In

As a Mother that has dealt with a baby with colic I’m always trying to find everything that I can on how to ease my baby’s discomfort. From natural ways on my baby to an entire diet change. Dr. Bob Sears of the amazing Sears Family that is known for their Attachment Parenting books was so kind […]


Ask an Optometrist. Things You Need to Know About Children’s Eye Exams

It’s important that you are aware of the importance getting your children regular eye exams. Your child’s eye’s are the window to their world of learning. So Dr.Gideon K. Mincey, O.D was kind enough to answer some questions that I had.   What do you do differently for children during eye exams than adults? When it […]

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The Lessons We Learn as Mothers

It’s amazing what lengths we as mothers will go to for our children. Regardless of all the unsolicited advice we get from our own Mothers, friends and complete strangers sometimes it ends up sticking and being a life saver. While we were playing at the beach in Pensacola, JaMonkey decided that kicking and throwing sand […]


Natural Ways to Sooth a Fussy Baby | Happi Tummi

We’ve been fighting the colic monster for a few month now. When Lil’ Peanut was in the hospital she didn’t real make any noise, not even to eat. She was a quiet peaceful baby. Then she hit her gestation delivery date and it was all over. The time of peaceful “womb” like sleep and calm […]

3 Tips to Teach Your Preschooler About Money

3 Tips to Teach Younger Children to Save Money

We have 3 piggy banks in various spots in our house. After slowly filling them to there capacity we took all of them to our local credit union and used the coin counter to see how much we had saved. To our delight we had help JaMonkey save over $80 that we then put into […]

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The Importance of Having Life Insurance Now That You’re a Parent

It goes without saying that your life has changed now that you are a parent. Your work will be cut out for you for the next 18 years. But you have to be prepared for the unexpected and the what if’s in life. They may be hard to talk about or even think about but […]

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