4 Things to Consider Before Having Another Baby

Happy mother with newborn baby

  After having children, some people decide that they don’t want to have anymore; however, months or years go by and this decision changes. There are many reasons why people decide to have another child, but that doesn’t mean it’s always the right choice. Before you and your significant other decide to start trying to […]

Tips on Being More Optimistic


  Do you ever have those days when you have just HAD IT?  I do.  It’s on days when everything is going wrong – I don’t sleep well, so I’m tired, work is annoying, I’m extra crabby with the kids, who then misbehave…it’s an endless cycle. Especially as Western NY starts the long slog through […]

Recycle Broken Toys for Free with Tom’s of Maine


  If your kids are like mine, you have dealt with your share of broken toys.  And if you are like me, those broken toys can be a seriously big source of stress.  After all, we parents work pretty hard to give our kids the toys that they want.  With the toy industry now generating […]

Do You Feed Your Kids “Kid Food”?

happy young family have healthy breakfast at kitchen with red details on bright morning light

Do you feed your kiddos “kid food”?  I know I definitely do sometimes – when I’m too exhausted to do anything else but order in! But I do have to say, I do encourage my kids to try anything and everything, and when we do go out, I encourage them to try new things – […]

The Joys and Challenges of Being a Single Parent


* This post has been sponsored.   I had a rough day on Friday.  I mean, a really rough day.  My youngest has her normal 359 pounds of things packed to go to her dad’s.  I got my older daughter to school a little late.  Then work ran long.  Like I ended up leaving an […]

Valentine’s Day and Bullying: 3 Quick Tips for Parents

Female pupil being bullied in elementary school

Ah, it’s that time of year when tissue boxes become mailboxes, and little candy hearts proliferate.  That’s right – it’s Valentine’s Day.  But just like for some adults, Valentine’s Day isn’t all hearts and roses for all of our kids.  Maybe more than some other holidays, V-Day is ripe for bullying opportunities.  For elementary school […]

Become the Best Parental Role Model


  You are your child’s No. 1 role model. They see you navigate through life on an everyday basis, which is why it’s important that you are conscientious of your actions and set a positive example for them. There are little acts you can integrate into your day which will help your kids develop a […]

Get Free Apps for your Kids with Amazon Underground!


If your kids are like mine, they are VERY electronically savvy.  They seem to intuitively understand technology, whether it be from a smartphone, tablets, or computers.  And with all the gadgets comes a lot of apps.  And if your kids are anything like mine, their app purchases would be completely out of control if I […]

A Day in the (Crazy) Life of a Busy Mom


This post is sponsored by Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ Snacks. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Back to school season is a crazy time for us!  In addition to the normal craze of back to school shopping, settling into new classrooms and homework routines, our lives are complicated by my girls’ going […]