Tell Your Kids They are Donor Conceived, it May Be Uneventful

If you conceived children through third-party reproduction, you may be in the same situation we were in. When you’re going to tell your kids they are donor conceived, and what to say. Running through the scenario a million times, with all the possible outcomes. Tell Your Kids They are Donor Conceived Honestly, we questioned even telling our […]

Dealing with Procrastination in Your Child

Dealing with Procrastination in Your Child We’ve all done it. Procrastination. It’s frustrating, and, without a doubt, it’s regrettable. However, it really is a symptom of something else. Often, procrastination is a sign of fear of failure, fear of success, stubbornness, lack of motivation, lack of interest, or simply not knowing how to go about […]

Teenage Decision Making: Navigating Healthy or Unhealthy Relationships

Teenage Decision Making Building healthy relationships can be difficult at any age, but teenage decision making can be more emotional than adults. Because they do not have life experiences, they tend to be more trusting. That being said, building and learning about relationships is an important part of a teen’s life. It is not always […]

Best Gifts for Teen Girls that are Affordable and Trendy

Best Gifts for Teen Girls My oldest daughter is now a freshman in High School. She tends to want things on the pricey side, which I remind her on a regular basis we have two other children! To combat this, I’ve put together a list of best gifts for teen girls to share with her. […]

Help Kids Manage Their Money In Today’s Cashless Society

How can we help kids manage their money today when we live in a “cashless society”? For one, teaching them how to earn, save, share, spend, and invest. It is estimated that less than 10% of all money in the world is actual coins and paper.  Help Kids Manage Their Money I started using BusyKid about a […]

Teen App Control Of Social Media – Easy & Affordable

Teen app control has become one of my top priorities. It’s not so much the bullying, it’s the drama that occurs during the messaging. There have been far too many times when something inappropriate is said, or a friend decides to throw accusations. It’s stressful for me, and I’m not even the one being directly […]

Summer Break Planning For The Kiddos – 2017

It’s that time of year again, the kids have 14 days left of school and I have to get some summer break planning done. For us, this summer is going to be way different than it has been for the past 10 years. It is the first summer we do not have a pool to […]

Inexpensive Family Getaway for Spring Break / Short Vacation

We are still in this never ending season of unemployment. It was a year in February, and it’s been a very long year. We wanted (and needed) to get away for spring break, but we had to make it an inexpensive family getaway. Inexpensive Family Getaway In the past, we had vacationed with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephews […]

A Letter To My Teen How She Inspire’s Me

I started my family late in life. It wasn’t necessarily planned that way, it just took me that long to meet the man who would become my husband and father of my children. Grant it, we didn’t wait long to start a family. Nine months after our wedding night we had our first child, our daughter […]

Teens Make Poor Choices – Use Them As Teaching Moments

Teens make poor choices, sometimes really dumb one’s. We have conveyed words of wisdom on them over the years. We’ve shared personal failures, as well as consequences of poor choices – and how we have grown and learned from them. We have spent their whole lives molding, shaping, and guiding them into a capable young adults. We […]