Taking Family Vacations Without Debt

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I cannot WAIT for my kiddos to get out of school!  We have so many summer plans and we are taking a big old roadtrip in August.  This is the first big road trip we will be taking in a long time, and I’m a little nervous as a single mom, but I know it […]

Teaching Your Kids Healthy Tech Habits

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Smartphones and digital devices are provided to children at a young age these days, as they are relevant and function as safety, social and academic tools. While these devices provide ample information and open up opportunities for communication and learning, they can also be misused and cause harm or behavioral issues. Make sure your child […]

Be a Food Smart Family with 4-H

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This post was sponsored by the National 4-H Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. We have been a part of 4-H for years! My daughter started her horse showing experience with 4-H, and we have really enjoyed the family-friendly aspect to […]

It’s a Jungle in There! – Building a New Dad Survival Kit

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewDadMustHaves #CollectiveBias Father’s Day is coming up, and it’s such a great time to appreciate the dads in our life and how much they mean to us.  It can be an even extra-special time of year for new […]

Five Money Tips for Your High School Graduate

If you are a parent of a high schooler like me, chances are you are thinking about college.  We talk a LOT about not incurring huge student loan debts, but I now there are more things I could be doing to help educate my daughter. When it comes to debt, student loans and credit cards […]

Five Test Taking Survival Tips for Teens

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It’s getting to be that time of year for my high school sophomore – the end of the year means the prospect of summer coming, but before that FINALS and for the first time this year, an AP test! While she survived her first AP test, the end of the year always brings some stress. […]

Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe During Prom

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My daughter just turned sixteen a week ago and that means two things are coming up: driving and prom! As families are getting ready for prom this year, ordering flowers and shopping for dresses, it’s important to add the safe driver/safe rider conversation to the to do list. Below are just a few pointers from […]

How to Be the Sideline Parent Every Kid Wants

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #SaveSnackScore #CollectiveBias  Sometimes it feels like it’s always sports season in our family, but with the coming of spring rainshowers and warmer temperatures starts an annual ritual in my home that means longer hours in the barn, […]

Sunday Reads & Book Review: YA Stealing Snow

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About the Book From New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die comes a thrilling, Maleficent-esque twist on The Snow Queen, from the “villain’s” point of view that’s equal parts love story and Frozen—all grown up. Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high […]

Five Tips for SAT Success

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  We are entering PSAT prep season here in my house – and one of the ways my oldest is prepping for the PSAT is to prep for SAT, which will be coming soon after.  We are starting early, because there is a lot of work to be done.  According to Tom Rose, co-founder of Testive SAT/ACT […]