10 Ways to Help Families in Need this Christmas

Are you worried that your decisions about how you handle Christmas gifts are feeding your child’s sense of entitlement? For families with young children, Santa often brings the more expensive items that your child has been eyeing all year long. However, just because your child wants something doesn’t mean that they are entitled to get …

How to Talk to Your Child About Avoiding the Flu This Winter + Checklist

Are you prepared for the flu season this year? Each year different strains of the flu and scientist analyze data that is collected from 142 national influenza centers in 113 different countries (further reading on how flu vaccines are made) to determine which virus is expected to make its rounds during the next flu season. Vaccines aren’t perfect but …

8 Household Chores That All Teenagers Should Know How to Do Before Graduation

Growing up my mom always did most of the chores in the house and as an adult, she did me and my siblings a major disservice. After moving out and having kids of my own, I quickly learned that it only took 5 minutes for my house to go from clean to a path of destruction …

8 Smart Reasons to Give Your Teenager a Smart Phone

Do you have a tween or a teenager that is begging you for a smartphone? Smartphones have their advantages but your tween doesn’t have to have one until you are ready to make the commitment. A basic cell phone does NOT have the ability to add parental control software so that you can monitor your …

Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Making the Switch to Cloth Diapers

Are you considering making the switch to cloth diapers? As a mom, I wish that I made the switch to cloth diapers now that I have an idea of what to expect. When my kids were still in my belly, choosing cloth diapers wasn’t really an option because I had those ugly cloth diapers with …

How to Protect Your Kids from Mosquitoes

How to Protect Your Kids From Mosquitoes This Summer

Summer is officially here!!!!! During the summer months, we love spending time outdoors especially in the evening time when it isn’t scorching hot outside. Once the sun starts going down, the mosquitoes come out in full force and boy do they love me. We wanted to share with you our favorite ways to keep the …

14 Things Your Child Needs to Master Prior to Starting Kindergarten

Do you have a little one going to kindergarten next fall? Fall of 2016 was a bittersweet year because my baby was heading off to kindergarten. My little one was excited to get up for his first day of school but this mama left the classroom on the first day of school with a tear …

Do you buy your kids an Easter basket every year

Learn Why I Am Saying No to Buying Easter Baskets

As Easter approaches, a majority of parents are rushing around trying to figure out what to put into their child’s Easter basket. I just don’t buy into the over-commercialization of Easter. Easter is more than baskets, bunnies, eggs, ducks, jelly beans, and candy. I hope that I am not shunned as a Christian mom for not …

18 Outdoor Spring Break Activities for the Entire Family 1

18 Outdoor Spring Break Activities for the Entire Family

What do you have planned for spring break? As a mom, my kids would be happy spending the entire week playing video games or watching movies. In Texas, the weather forecast is looking good to spend some time outdoors with the kids. Little do the kids know but I have already been busy planning out …

15 Ways to Save Money on Children’s Clothing

Do your children need new clothes for school? This time of year can be very expensive, and many families tend to spend a good chunk of money on making sure that their kids are ready before the first day of school. The average cost of getting your children ready for school is around $600 or …