When we fantasize about having a baby, we imagine all the cute baby clothes and nursery décor we’ll buy for our little one. But the truth is, preparing for motherhood is a financially challenging experience for a lot of women. If you don’t have a lot to spend (or you just love a good deal!) these tips will help you save money while preparing for pregnancy and parenthood.Read More
You don't have to travel using all the top-tier options available. While it's certainly ideal to get what you want when you want it, you may find you and your family is more blessed “going with the flow”, as the saying goes. Remember what the most important thing is in any family outing: spending time with your loved ones. That doesn't cost anything.Read More
I had the pleasure of having Emily Graham from MightyMoms.net do this guest post for me. What great info!!
Each year, millions of children are born with disabilities. These children are special blessings in your life and can enrich you, body and soul. And, through the years, you’ll learn and grow along with your child. Whether your child has physical or mental disabilities, your home needs to be modified and usable. Doing big fixes can quickly eat away at your budget, but there are also smaller fixes that are inexpensive and just as useful. Here are a couple ideas.Read More
Are your kids having trouble in school? Who hasn’t been there! Do you want to encourage your kids to do better in school, but don’t want to send them over the edge.
Well, have you ever checked out the website https://www.education.com? Start clicking on these fabulous worksheets!Read More
People all over are chanting this saying, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Everyone knows the tune and can sing this at the drop of a hat. Well, I can attest that the Gaylord National Resort on the Potomac definitely knows how to make this saying come to life!
Experience this award-winning celebration, where children of all ages, will be able to forget what is going on in the world. It will be where you will have the feeling of what really matters in life. Just from being at this beautiful resort, will put so much Christmas magic back into your life.Read More
With what is going on in the world today, I needed to do something to make myself feel good and empowered. Boy, what I got in return was a pure gift and one that shocked the hell out of me!
I had the distinct pleasure of heading to Tuckerton Seaport with a small group of mom writers. We were getting the chance to help our awesome leader Joey Fortman @realitymoms. A great group of women who look at motherhood with a lot of laughter! Tuckerton Seaport is a non-profit organization who works with the military.Read More
Being a parent often requires diplomacy and sensitivity. I’m thinking about the moment your child returns from school waving their latest creative masterpiece over their head. As they hand it to you, eyes wide with expectation, you have only a split second to figure out what on earth it is!
It’s not a math assignment, that’s obvious. Art would be the safe bet. It is definately abstract, avant-garde even. And yet, you know that you kid has gone for realism. The least you can do is recognize that it’s a...
Ah, no, a Diplodocus. Of course, I see it now.Read More
I had the pleasure of having Maria Cannon from http://hobbyjr.org write a guest post for me. Please check her out and what great info!
For many kids, finding a hobby comes naturally; sometimes, they have an older sibling who’s into the same things they enjoy, so they can follow in their footsteps. Other kids are drawn instantly to art or sports and excel at it from the beginning. But for some kids, finding a good hobby is a little more difficult. They may not know yet what they’re good at, or they might not be interested in the activities that are at their disposal. For parents, knowing where to look when it comes to interesting lesson plans at home and resources for the best hobbies is essential.Read More
I had the pleasure of having Danny Knight from Fixitdads.com write a guest post for me. Please check him out and what great info!
Research has shown that if children have their way, they prefer outdoor play spaces that are quite different from the standard play spaces one usually identifies with kids, featuring objects like swing sets, slides, and seesaws. Turns out kids love a play area with flowers, mud, sand, water, and lots of greenery, an environment that stimulates the imagination and encourages play creativity. That also describes a functional and interactive backyard for children on the autism spectrum. Kids with autism are uncomfortable in an environment with lots of stimuli, so a relaxing and attractive play area in which they can make full use of their tactile, auditory, and visual senses in a nonthreatening and encouraging manner is ideal.
When you are decorating your home, there is so much that goes into it. You can be so confused and not know what the hell to do. Is this where you need to hire an interior designer? Yes, dig into your child's college fund that you have put away.
Most of us do not have the privilege to do just that. My friends tell me that they love how I have decorated my homes. My husband and I bought a bank owned house and completely renovated it. We lived in that home for 17 years.
4 years ago, we moved down the Jersey Shore and did the exact same thing. LOL. We totally renovated another house. We are 3 1/2 blocks to the ocean and the peace we feel is incredible.Read More
Many of you may not know this, but I love to read! I am an avid reader and I can read 2 books a week without fail. It is a time for me to decompress from the day and it lets me breathe. The books take me away from the chaos of life. Moms out there, you get what I mean!
I recently was asked by Smith Publicity Inc. to read and review one of their books. I was excited and had no idea what to expect. Just the thought of being taken away to a foreign place or another time, gave me goosebumps.Read More
With all that is going on in the world, I thought I would put my thoughts down on paper. I am both angry and dumbfounded about what has been going on for years in Hollywood.
If you don't know what I am talking about, it is 2 words - Harvey Weinstein. Big honcho who is accused of groping and raping women. I believe I recently read there is over 50 women who have come forward. Most of these women were either models or actresses.Read More
Have you ever felt like the walls were closing in on you? That you would not be able to handle another thing? Have you woken up in the middle of the night and you couldn't turn off all the things going on in your head?
Well, let's face it. I can see a ton of women raising their hands in the air and saying "Amen to that." I think if you looked up the word "woman" in the dictionary, those questions and more like them, would appear in print!Read More
So this summer while I was off from work, I sat down and made a list. The list consisted of about 40 things I was going to accomplish. Yes, you read it right - 40.
This was going to be monumental for me because usually I am a total procrastinator. I pretend I am not, but I am. The list consisted mostly of going through my clothes and throwing out what didn't fit me. Then organize my closet, etc. You get the drift.
One day, to avoid the "infamous list", I decided to go to one of those "crafty" stores to walk around. LOL. Again with the avoidance. I left that store with about 30 mason jars!Read More
With the summer winding down and work starting on September 1st, my head is ready to explode! I have so much going on and sometimes that is not a good thing. LOL.
My husband and I usually have an end-of-the-summer BBQ and I am ALWAYS last minute louie. But not this year, because I have found an incredible website that takes all the second guessing away. One more thing for me to raise my hands in the air and celebrate.Read More