Category Archives: Living

5 Facts About The Year Of The Ram

Is your child a ram?  With the start of the Chinese New Year, many people are left wondering what predictions to expect. Will the year be peaceful and prosperous or will it be chaotic? So what do we have to look to expect in 2015? Check out these 5 facts about the Year of the Ram. 1. Personality Peopl ...

7 Helpful Tips For Being A Chaperone

It could be for a school field trip to the zoo, a group play date, or a choir contest out of town; at some point, every parent is asked if they could be a chaperone. It can be difficult to be a chaperone, especially if you haven’t ever volunteered before. After chaperoning a few events myself, I ...

4 Essential Tips For Dating As A Single Parent

It’s not always easy to slide back into the singles dating scene, especially when you add single parent to the mix. Dating may have been hard before, but now you’re in a whole other ballgame.  You have to think about more than just yourself, you have to make sure the other person is fit to ...

4 Of The Best Amusement Parks In The U.S. (Other Than Disney)

Growing up, I remember going to a variety of different amusement parks with my family. In fact, it was one of the few vacation spots we went to because there was something everyone in our large family could enjoy.  With the measles outbreak at Disneyland in January 2015, many families have wondered wh ...

3 Genius Ways To Save Money With Kids

Whether you’re on a budget or just want to put some money to the side, there are plenty of ways to save a few bucks without slacking in what your kids have. Think about your day to day purchases. There are a wide variety of items we purchase each year that could easily be set to the side, helpin ...

Getting the Most Mileage From Your Kids’ Christmas Gifts

Today, so many children are blessed with way more than they need.  In fact many children end up spoiled and honestly have too much.  So one of the things that I personally want to instill in my children is to be thankful and appreciative for all that they have.  This is really hard to do after Christm ...

The Great Toy Box Clean Out

One of the things that I dread the most as a mom is cleaning out the toy boxes.  I just know that it is going to be overwhelming, a ton of work, and that I am not going to be able to choose what should go and what should stay.  Recently I was able to overcome this dread of cleaning out our toy boxes.  ...

3 Ways to Make Time for Date Nights

When we first get married, we have tons of time for ourselves. Date nights were a normal occurrence, and weren’t really considered something to “plan”. However, once children were added to the mix, date nights became a rare affair. Couples may not have the funds to pay a sitter, or the time to a ...