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Decorating your Teen’s Bedroom

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Watching your child grow up is never easy. It isn’t until you have one of your own that you truly realize just how quickly time goes by; one minute they are so small you can hold them with just one arm, the next they are shooting up past your shoulders! This can be daunting for […]

Quick tips before buying educational toys for your kids

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Many toys these days are being advertised as “educational,” which can make it hard for us parents to wonder if the hype associated with these toys is true and if they are really worth the money. Here are some quick tips for choosing educational toys for your kiddos. Consider going low-tech. With more and more […]

Parents: Time To Ditch Cheap Plastic Products?

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The next time you head to your local toy store, take a look around and have a good think about what you see. The shelves are stacked with endless amounts of tat – much of which is just cheap, plastic trash. Toys aren’t the only problem, either. Plastic bottles of water, unnecessary packaging, throwaway plastic […]

10 Lucky Leprechaun Crafts for Kids #StPatricksDay

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With six children, our house is a busy one. We always have fun getting creative and with St. Patrick’s Day on the way, there are plenty of great ways to have some fun. So if you have a full house like ours or might be looking for a classroom activity, here is a fun St. […]

British Soccer Club Summer Camp Special! @USFG

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My daughter Aubrey is excited for the start of soccer and your child can be too with this special offer from British Soccer Club! British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, The British Soccer Camp provide […]

Keeping the Kids Occupied on Long Journeys

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Kids are great fun, but on long journeys, being stuck in what is effectively a tin can for hours on end is anything but fun. The fact that everyone is forced to be in close proximity means tempers often flare. Most of the time the cause of the friction is the fact that everyone is […]

Setting Goals for 2017

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It seems insane to me how fast a year passes by. While 2016 started out with the loss of my Grandmother, I have found our family growing stronger. It is hard to believe that 2017 brings my twins turning five, my baby brothers turning 17 and 18, and even seeing one of my brothers graduate […]

Tips to achieve your home ownership dreams in 2017

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With new home construction remaining steady throughout last year and despite economic uncertainties caused by a variety of factors, home prices are finally starting to calm down. If this trend continues, which experts predict they will, 2017 is the best time in years to purchase a home in Australia. If finally owning your own home […]

Get Organized with Scotch™ Thermal Laminator

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LaminateWithScotch #CollectiveBias Can you believe it’s time to think about a brand new year? January is right around the corner and I know you are ready to get organized and clutter free for 2017. I have got a great […]

Christmas Gift Cell Phone Prank.

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Gift giving is something I absolutely love planning. We had the fun of pulling a bit of a prank on my little brother as we got him his first cell phone for Christmas. Everyone was in on it but a few little ones almost gave it away.

Christmas Work Party Fun

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It’s a rare thing to be out without my kids on the weekend. With Brian’s work party, we had to deal with a pretty severe windchill warning. -30 anyone? It was pretty painful to say the least but we got out for a few hours to enjoy it! With all the run around as we […]

Five Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe as They Grow Up

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As your children grow, so do the dangers around them. While it is not always possible to keep your kids safe from everything, you want to be sure you do your best to keep them as safe and healthy as possible. There are several ways you can do this, ensuring they are physically safe from […]

5 Reasons Why Kitchen Renovations Might be a Great Idea

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If you are on the fence about whether or not to update your kitchen, you are not alone. It is a very big decision. Even the project with the tightest budget is likely to see five-figure price tags on a kitchen renovation. The process can be disruptive in more ways than one, and you simply […]

Fighting to keep our Twins Together Continues.

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Nathan and Lucas have come such a long way since starting HeadStart. Unfortunately, we are not where we need to be for entering Kindergarten next year. In 2014 I wrote Fighting to Keep Our Twins together in School. While I wish I could say that the school has taken all the information we gave them […]

Target Save $75 on Graco 4-in-1 Seat #Graco4Ever

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Graco4Ever #CollectiveBias Keep your kids safe with the Car Seat That Keeps Up As They Grow. The Graco 4-in-1 seat grows with your child, so you can enjoy 10 years of use, from 4 – 120 lb. The […]