Parenting

Why Kids and Parents Love Junie B. Jones (and a Junie B. Jones The Musical Ticket Giveaway!!)

Why Kids and Parents Love Junie B. Jones (and a Junie B. Jones The Musical Ticket Giveaway!!)

When my daughter was about 2 years old, I found a great deal on a Junie B. Jones book lot in a Facebook Group. Even though I didn’t know much about the series (except that it was popular), I decided that it was too good […]

Teaching Kids Table Manners

Teaching Kids Table Manners

How many pictures do you have of your baby making a mess with his/her food? I’m betting it’s a lot. Especially with 1st birthday smash cakes and portraits being so popular, it’s clear to see that parents often think it’s “cute” when babies make a […]

Why You Need to “Neglect” Your Children

Why You Need to “Neglect” Your Children

In Raising Self-Sufficient Children in a “Needy” World, we talked about how I was raised, what it means for kids to take care of themselves, what it entails, and why it’s important. Today, I want to tell you how I plan to make my kids […]

Raising Self-Sufficient Children in a “Needy” World

Raising Self-Sufficient Children in a “Needy” World

Thinking back on my childhood, I don’t ever remember playing with my parents. Their hectic work schedules demanded most of their time during the week, and on the weekends, we didn’t sit down to family board games, crafts, or cooking because my mother had a […]

10 Things to Do With Your Kids Before the School Year Ends

10 Things to Do With Your Kids Before the School Year Ends

Another school year has flown by, blind-siding parents everywhere. Although it may feel like the first day of school was just last week, the truth is: SUMMER IS COMING. Brace yourselves, Moms! While it may get a little hot and hectic, we have to remember […]

10 Ways to Get Siblings to Stop Fighting

10 Ways to Get Siblings to Stop Fighting

“Let the punishment fit the crime.” One of my favorite movies of all time is the original Parent Trap. My favorite scenes in that movie are the bickering between the sisters- before they find out that they are, in fact, sisters. Their biggest fight leads […]

How to Plan a Cheap Family Vacation

How to Plan a Cheap Family Vacation

Brace yourselves, Moms… Summer is coming! We’re looking forward to all the summer fun and excitedly planning our vacation over here. The problem is that we are on a serious budget this year and want to make sure that we make the most of what […]

Personalized Pizza Stone Activity for Kids

Personalized Pizza Stone Activity for Kids

Every Friday we have pizza. Ok, so it’s not usually Paleo-friendly and adds to my need to work out, but hey- the kids LOVE it. We also try to do a family activity on Fridays, which, as of lately, has mostly been family movies… A LOT of […]

3 Children’s Books Kids Love that Teach Invaluable Lessons

3 Children’s Books Kids Love that Teach Invaluable Lessons

My husband can read faster than anyone I know. The list of books he’s read far exceeds the number of books I’ve ever touched. Two of his brothers are librarians, and it seems that this inherited love for reading has been passed down to my daughter. […]

Why You Need Imperfect Family Photos

Why You Need Imperfect Family Photos

It’s blue-bonnet season in San Antonio and while they’re popping up everywhere, so are photographer recommendations on various Facebook Mom Groups. Blue-bonnet family portraits are a thing here- and with good reason. They’re very pretty flowers that make for an incredible backdrop from which to […]

Why You Need to Talk to Your Children About Child Abuse Right Now… and How

Why You Need to Talk to Your Children About Child Abuse Right Now… and How

Statistics have a way of putting things into perspective because they reveal the things we don’t outright see in everyday life. Unfortunately, statistics can reveal terrible truths that are hard to hear- especially when it comes to the welfare of children. Child Abuse Statistics One […]

Making Time for Makeup as a Busy Mom

Making Time for Makeup as a Busy Mom

My regular makeup routine ended with the birth of my second child. What can I say? Motherhood just overwhelmed me and makeup fell to the bottom of my priority list. I always figured that eventually, I’d get myself back together…. and yet here we were, […]

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