6 Tips for Christmas decorating with small children

  Sponsored post: This post is sponsored by the Goldfish brand but the content, and opinions expressed, are mine. Christmas decorating with small children can be a challenge, especially if you’re anything like me, and you like things a certain way.  I’ve managed to figure out how to make it a bit easier over the years.  These tips will definitely make holiday decorating less stressful, and more fun, which is the point, right?? 6 Tips … read on–>

finding nina with Tile and the Tile App

Tile and the Tile app make it possible to keep track of your children's beloved possessions, and take the worry out of what would happen if they were lost

  Sponsored Post: Thank you to Tile, Inc, for sponsoring today’s post, and inspiring me to keep track of everything that matters. Raise your hand if your kid’s got a toy they can’t live without.  Now, raise your hand if you haven’t wished you could install a chip in that toy the way we do to locate your pets.  I bet most of you that had your hands up, put them down.  Okay, that is … read on–>

12 things you should never pay more than a dollar to buy

There are just some things you should never pay more than a dollar on. These things should definitely be added to that list!

  Dollar Tree us quickly becoming one of my favorite stores.  There are just some things you should never pay more than dollar to buy.  We happen to live on a side of town with less shopping options, and we are limited in choices when we are left with last minute errands to run.  Fortunately, there is no shortage of bargain stores in our area. meaning we often find ourselves at the Dollar Tree.  Since … read on–>

6 easy hair ideas for busy moms

These easy hair ideas for busy moms are perfect for anyone that just doesn't have time to fix their hair. You can look put together in a couple of minutes.

Doing my hair in the morning is the last thing on my mind.  I don’t even have time to dry it, let alone straighten or curl it.  99.9% of the time my hair ends up in some sort of a ponytail.  I love having my hair longer, but I don’t often do much with it.   I am totally digging these easy hair ideas for busy moms!!  They are going to make it look like I … read on–>

How to get kids to love reading

Finding a good book, one you can’t put down, you never want it to end.  When I think back to growing up and what book that was for me Anne of Green Gables instantly comes to mind.  For some a love for reading happens easily, but for many reading has turned into an assigned chore instead of a pleasure, and leave you wondering how to get kids to love reading. I gobbled up that book as … read on–>

14 reasons not to sign up for Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a membership program which offers members benefits on Amazon. Here are 14 reasons not to sign up with Amazon Prime. I don't know what do you think?

Amazon Prime is a membership program which offers members benefits including free 2 day shipping, unlimited streaming of videos and music, and a free kindle library, among other things.  There are lots of reasons to sign up for Amazon Prime.  Here are 14 reasons not to sign up for Amazon Prime. 14 reasons not to sign up for Amazon Prime *for your convenience, there may be affiliate links throughout this post, so you can easily … read on–>

the easiest way to make money online for free

I have seriously found the easiest way to make money online for free, and it's something I was already doing. Why didn't I start this sooner?!

Several years ago, my sister clued me into the easiest way to make money online for free.  She introduced me to a site that pays cash back for online purchases. I am a bit of a skeptic so I really didn’t get too excited about it initially.  What does excite me is shopping online (that is, when I have a little extra money)! Money is always tight in our home. The kids are always in … read on–>

How to spring clean your home with kids

These are great tips for spring cleaning with kids. I hate cleaning. I'll do anything to make cleaning with kids easier.

Spring cleaning with kids is no easy task.  I’ll let you in on a little secret–  I hate cleaning.  I didn’t like it without kids, and I don’t like it anymore now that we have kids.  It’s a necessary evil.  I mean, once the house gets too bad, it starts making me anxious, and I have no choice but to do something about it.  It’s not like I find it calming though.  I’m no Danny … read on–>

ted talks to inspire mamas

10 ted talks that will inspire and motivate you!

A couple of years ago, I took a business course which showcased some incredibly awesome ted talks.  I was hooked.  I couldn’t get enough of them. And those were just the ones meant to inspire creative entrepreneurs.  I love, love, looove these 10 inspirational ted talks for moms. When I realized there were even more TedTalks to inspire basically anyone, I became even more obsessed.  If you are feeling down in the dumps about yourself … read on–>

5 ways to beat the morning madness

if you have trouble getting out of the house on time in the mornings with your kids, you're not alone! here are some tips!

It’s no secret that I am chronically late.  It’s also no secret that I am pretty much a hot mess 99 percent of the time.  The word overwhelmed is a regular part of my vocabulary.  Actually, as I was typing out the post, I remembered I completely forgot to send one of my kids in with lunch money.  Wouldn’t be a big deal if I hadn’t forgotten several times already.  I hope they don’t force … read on–>

netflix and amazon prime shows for adults

Good morning!!  I’ve got two cups of coffee in me, all but 1 kid is at school, I’ve done 2 loads of laundry already, and some work.  I’m feeling pretty productive today.  (It helps to ignore the fact that I have yet to shower or brush my teeth or hair.  I have no idea how parents who work outside of the home and have to actually get ready in the morning do it.  YOU are my … read on–>

choosing the right preschool | guest post by lindsey johnston

learn what to look for when choosing a preschool for your child.

This year I have finally graduated to school aged mom after five straight years as a preschool mom.  Between volunteering and working in two preschools, I feel like I am much more suited to selecting the “right” preschool program than I was six years ago when my own preschool journey began.  I hope my insight and experience can help guide you to a program that would be great for your little one. Happy touring! Physical … read on–>

5 commom organizing mistakes | guest post kristin dibacco

Getting organized can be hard. Make sure you are not making these common organizing mistakes. i know i was!

The new year is here! Like most people, you may have told yourself, “this is the year I’m going to get organized.”  Maybe you’re going to be more efficient or you’d like to be less stressed throughout the day.  Maybe your goal is simply to have more “me” time. I’m sure you’ve already started seeing thousands of organizing tips online or in magazines and can’t wait to begin organizing! But what about the things you … read on–>

40 pieces of advice from moms who have been there

  Nobody really likes to get unsolicited advice from someone who thinks they know it all.  But, when it’s advice from other moms who may or may not be as big of a hot mess as I am, I’m all over whatever they have found helps them navigate this thing called motherhood. Last week, I polled moms from all over the world.  They generously gave me their best words of wisdom, and I promised to … read on–>