Life has Gotten Messy Lately, Plus 7 Tips to Help You Cope

You may have noticed I have not posted for the past couple of weeks. Well, life has gotten messy lately.  My mom recently fell and was in the hospital, while there she was diagnosed with dementia. Life has Gotten Messy The evening of July 11th, my husband and daughter’s (15) birthdays, I received a call from […]

Embracing Life’s Challenges with Grace #ThankfulThursday

Embracing Life’s Challenges Tuesday started off just like any other ordinary weekday. That was, until my kids came home from school and a fairly traumatic event occurred. I’m pretty sure I lost 10 years of my life, but I’m learning that embracing life’s challenges makes it so much less stressful! lesjbohlen / Pixabay Normally my […]

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 […]

Easy Mini Chicken Pot Pies

When school ends and the kids are out for the summer, how upside down does your schedule get? For me, it presents a new level of logistics than we are used to when school is in session. I have a teenager who is very involved in after school activities during the school year. The robotics […]

Get Your Scare On At Netflix In October #StreamTeam

With it being October, and the month for Halloween it seemed like a good idea to discuss scary halloween movies. When I was younger, I had a love/hate relationship with scary movies. I loved the adrenaline rush I’d get when watching them, but then I hated being scared at night when I went to bed. As […]

Movie Night Ideas With Netflix #StreamTeam

So, how is that back-to-school routine working out for you so far? For us, this year is more busy than ever. I had always heard it gets more and more busy the older the kids get. Shame on me for not believing it! That statement is proving to be very true in our household. There […]

Promoting Kindness in Children With Netflix #StreamTeam

School is already in session for us. I feel like we have done a moderate amount of prepping for our children. We have had Megan, who’s now in 6th grade, practice her math facts throughout the summer since math is especially difficult for her. For Anna and Ethan, starting first grade, they have been reading […]

Stealing Moments Together as a Family

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review, a gift code to giveaway, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As a family, I feel like we do not have an opportunity to be together as often as I would like. […]

It is an Instragram Link-Up (5/14)

I love taking photo’s when we are out and about. Instagram is really fun way to share your favorite photo’s. Mom Only Has Two Hands on Tuesdays. It is much like Wordless Wednesday, but using Instagram photo’s instead!        

Preparing for a Medical Emergency – Use AFLAC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aflac. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. You never know when some major accident will happen that will take you or your spouse out of work. Are you prepared financially if that happens? Several years ago, just a couple of weeks […]