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10 Cheap Kids Birthday Celebration Ideas (Without the Big Party)

10 Cheap Kids Birthday Celebration Ideas (Without the Big Party)

With our first child, we had a birthday party every year. We held birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese, Trampoline Parks, and at our home with all of my daughter’s friends. Every year was different and special. Then my second child came along, and twice […]

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 […]

Remembering Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice on Memorial Day

Remembering Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice on Memorial Day

To Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice: We Will Never Forget When we lived on base, every morning at 8am our nation’s anthem played over the loudspeaker across base. This was known as “morning colors”.  When we first moved there, my husband was quick to inform me […]

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 […]

Listen to Your Mother San Antonio

Listen to Your Mother San Antonio

Since my first Mother’s Day, we’ve always planted or spruced up our garden. The first time we did it, we did so because the baby was coming soon and I wanted to have everything ready, (knowing that I would have little time to work on […]

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 […]

A Review of Rex Pickett’s Book: Vertical

A Review of Rex Pickett’s Book: Vertical

I’m not your typical movie-goer who laughs out loud in the theater. You might get a smirk or smile from me time to time, but I am definitely not vocal with my amusement. The same goes for books. It takes a lot to make me […]

Wine of the Week: J.L. Quinson Beaujolais Villages

Wine of the Week: J.L. Quinson Beaujolais Villages

Trader Joe’s is a little bit of a drive away from me so when I go, I generally stock up on affordable wine because… well, if I can have a somewhat decent wine at a reasonable price, why not? This is what Wine of the […]

How to Avoid Identity Theft

How to Avoid Identity Theft

I remember my heart pounding as I looked at the return address on the envelope: Internal Revenue Service. It was June, and we did our taxes on time, they were approved, and our return wasn’t anything to write home about. In fact, it was barely […]

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