Entertaining, Family, Holidays

How To Make Your Holidays More Enjoyable

 The holidays are meant to be a festive, enjoyable time with family and friends. It’s easy to lose focus on that with all the ideas on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram images of what others are doing, and don’t get me started on that elf! Here are some simple, realistic steps that can show you how… Read More How To Make Your Holidays More Enjoyable

Kindness, Relationships

Outstanding Lessons for You From a Special Stranger

 Outstanding lessons can come from many places If you have been following this site at all, you have most likely seen that I tend to be a bit frugal. I decided to reward myself this past week by going to see a movie that I wanted to see. This means it did not have superheroes or animated… Read More Outstanding Lessons for You From a Special Stranger

Parenting, Relationships

The Portrayal of Foster Parents in This Is Us

 This Is Us on NBC Season 2 of This Is Us takes us on a journey of becoming foster parents. My husband and I foster children. So, I just wanted to share my thoughts with you on this touching episode. Randall and his wife, Beth, have decided they are ready to become foster parents. They… Read More The Portrayal of Foster Parents in This Is Us

Finances, Parenting

Save Money and Enjoy Fun Day Trips #1

 There are some easy ways to save money on fun day trips with your family. You just need to take the time to plan ahead. Why worry about a budget?  Having five kids is fabulous, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. But, I will say it isn’t easy on the budget. Especially when… Read More Save Money and Enjoy Fun Day Trips #1

Parenting

Powerful Books Proven to Spark Kindness in Kids

 If you want to spark kindness in kids let them experience these top-rated books that teach kindness through wonderful stories. Spark Kindness in Kids We can tell our kids to be kind until we are blue in the face, but books speak volumes! Kids are engaged, enjoy the bonding time with you, and learn from… Read More Powerful Books Proven to Spark Kindness in Kids

Parenting, Relationships

One Amazing Way to Know Your Child’s Heart

 Do you ever worry whether everything you say is sticking with your child? Are you concerned about how they see the world? Do you want to know your child’s heart? Of course! You are a mother, and parents worry about their children. If you want to know your child’s heart is in the right place, surround your… Read More One Amazing Way to Know Your Child’s Heart

Parenting, Relationships

13 Ways Your Words Can Help Your Kids

 Help Your Kids with Your Words – 13 Ways Words are such an amazing force. Your words can help your kids or do such great damage. Words stick with people over time, so even though they are spoken in just a moment of time the effects are much greater. Let’s look at some ways your… Read More 13 Ways Your Words Can Help Your Kids

Entertaining, In the Kitchen

21 Football Food Tips for Your AFC Parties

 Food is an important part of our family’s traditions! We try to make dinnertime memories, celebrate holidays with family traditions, and enjoy the Superbowl with plenty of tailgate worthy foods. I already shared my tips for game-day foods for your NFC football teams. Now, it is time to include football food for your AFC Teams.… Read More 21 Football Food Tips for Your AFC Parties

Entertaining, In the Kitchen

21 Game-day Foods for NFC Football Teams

 Do you have some football fans in your house? My husband would watch football every day if he could. Our boys like football, especially when it comes to playing Madden on Xbox. And, the girls don’t get into football at all unless they are rooting on their brothers when they play. But, we have a… Read More 21 Game-day Foods for NFC Football Teams

Parenting, Relationships

Help Another Mom who is Struggling

 It doesn’t take long to help another mom when she is struggling. Want to know how you can easily help another mom? I saw a mom at the bowling alley the other day, and she looked totally frazzled because her child in the stroller was throwing a fit. She also was trying to herd her young son… Read More Help Another Mom who is Struggling