6 Care Car How To’s Every Teen Should Know (Before You Turn Over The Keys)

My oldest is learning how to drive and it’s a pretty exciting time for him. It’s something he’s been looking forward to for the longest.  However, before we hand over the keys to him, there are a few things his father wants to make sure he knows is set free on the road.  As with […]

Summer Travel Tips: How To Avoid Car Sickness

The car is packed and your route is all planned out, something just doesn’t feel right. You suddenly get sick to the stomach feeling. Know its wrong really, you are excites to get going but the fear of car sickness just sat in. It’s doensn’t happen to every one but there are a few unfortunate […]

Tips on How to Make Traveling with a Pet Easier

When you and your pet have a strong bond it can be difficult, even impossible, to imagine leaving him or her behind when you go somewhere. When traveling to close-distance places, such as the store, the vet, or the dog park, traveling with your furry companion usually isn’t too stressful. However, when going long-distances for […]

Seat Belt Safety for PreTeens and Teens

If you have a preteen, chances are that that they are are getting closer to driving on their own. So, at this stage, it is a great time to have your preteens learn how to protect themselves in vehicles before they get behind the wheel. As parents , encouraging seat belt use should have been […]

Open Your Mind: How to Change Your Life by Thinking More Creatively

Creative thinking has a myriad of benefits that you can use every day in the real world, such as: You can achieve more with fewer struggles. You’ll stand out from the rest of the crowd. Your self-confidence will increase. You’ll earn the respect of peers and colleagues. Satisfaction in every part of your life will […]

Best Attractions in Houston

The great city of Houston has a huge list of amazing stuff to see and interesting things to do, but there are a couple of attractions you should most definitely visit if you’re ever visiting this metropolis. We’ve gathered our top five and decided to present them in this article. The Menil Collection The Menil […]

Things To Do On a Weekend For Little To No Cost

You’ve had a busy week, and you’ve worked hard. You deserve a weekend of rest and recreation, but your bank account doesn’t allow much room for that. Try some of these ideas for a weekend that requires little to no money. Make a list of all your favorite movies, pop some popcorn, and get comfy […]

Baby Back Rib Meat Sliders

“This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own.” #GameTimeGrilling The summer grill fires may be long gone, but our taste for cooked meat will never wane. Our Baby Back Rib Meat Sliders are the perfect remedy for the long gone dog days of summer. And although our baby […]

6 Tips For Successful Carpooling

Carpooling can be a great option for many parents, because everyone gets to share the responsibilities of dropping off and picking up children without having to give up a large chunk of their time every day. Here are 6 great tips for all carpooling parents: Everyone who is part of the carpool should know each […]

Mexican Grilled Chicken Wrap Sandwich Recipe

This post is sponsored on behalf of Herdez Instant Refried Beans. All ideas and opinions are my own. School started today for my kids which means weeknights are about to become quite hectic. Between after school activities, jobs, homework, and numerous other juggles, there will be little time or energy left by the time dinner […]

Sports Moms: 3 Simple Tips To Stay Organized

Moms all over the world have one thing in common and that is that they are all sports moms in one way or another. Whether you have one child or multiple children playing sports, you could probably all use a tip or two on how to survive all of the practices, games, meets and everything […]

Family Time: 10 Ways To Fill Your Days For Free

Summer is a really fun time for parents and kids alike, and while there’s nothing better than spending your days lounging around, occasionally you want to get out and actually do something. But, what if you don’t want to spend a lot of money? No problem, here are 10 ways to fill your days totally […]

Spicy BBQ Taco Bowl (Texas Style!)

You’ve all heard the saying “Everything’s bigger in Texas”, right? And, while that may be true, it’s also true that everything is tastier in Texas too! Texas is much more than the country plains and thick accents that most (those who aren’t from the South) think. Texas has a unique culture made of a melting […]

5 Secrets to a Happy Dog

I am a #PurinaPartner and brand ambassador for Beneful. However, all opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. You know it when you see it. There’s no denying it. The sparkle in the eyes, the lapping tongues and wagging tails all indicate a […]

8 Free Family Activities in Houston

With its sweet hospitality, warm weather, and variety of activities, Houston is a great place for a family vacation, no matter where you live. Traveling with a family can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on great experiences and attractions. Here are eight things you can do with your family […]

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Their Phone

It seems like kids these days are constantly connected to their phones—I often say the best way to get my  kids attention when they’re sitting in the next room is to text them, because they’ll likely respond to that before responding to me saying their name. A phone can be a great thing, but it […]

Chocolate Fudge Cosmic Brownies

Moist. Chocolately. Fudgy Goodness! That’s how I’d describe these Chocolate Fudge Cosmic Brownies. Growing up, my mom always made sure we had some type of homemade treat on hand. She loved baking and I guess it was passed on to me. There was a time, you’d always find me in the kitchen baking something up. […]

Blackberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail & Cherry Minisicle

Here’s to a fun and sophisticated summer! We like to keep it classy around here, and we suspect you do too. And that level of sophisticated fun is reflected in the creation of our Blackberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail & Cherry Minisicle. We have taken the high quality of elit by Stoli and paired it (quite […]

Getting Spring Ready with #PetSmartGrooming

This post is sponsored by PetSmart® and the BlogPaws ® Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about PetSmart Grooming Salons , but we only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article. Spring is finally here and I […]

Summer Treats: Not Your Father’s Root Beer Chocolate Float

There’s nothing more I love than a sunny summer day with family and friends. My favorite way to spend a summer weekend is to take an early morning walk in the park, then lounge around the pool in the afternoon. Typically, as the night winds down, we barbeque some food on the patio and spend […]

Weekday Meal: Pita Pocket Tacos

At my house, things start to get crazy around 3 p.m. A tornado hits as my kids come home from school, drop their things everywhere, and head straight to the kitchen for a snack before they tackle their homework.  After that, we usually have a chat about their days and then I’m focusing on what’s […]

Quick and Easy Savory mini cheese balls

Appetizers are a must-have for any get-together. I especially like those that are fun, festive, easy to make, and of course taste good! We just got back from visiting family for the holidays and, as usual, our get-together included food, family, laughs and appetizers! Since I don’t get the chance to see them often, I […]

Mix it up with Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers!

This post has been sponsored by Stella & Chewy’s and all opinions are my own I’m always looking for ways to keep my dog healthy and happy. After all, our lab mix Spinna is the fourth member of our family! I had heard about raw feeding and all the benefits it can have for dogs […]

Family-Friendly Movie Night Dinner: Hot Dog Tacos

This post is sponsored by Coca-Cola. Like for a lot of families, Fridays are movie night—but at our house we put a little twist on it. We like to take turns choosing the snacks and what to eat. This time around, it was the boys’ turn to decide. Tonight, the boys wanted to try something […]

Mom Worry: Balancing Intuition and Neuroticism

The stereotypical first-time mom is the one worrying about boiling pacifiers that fall on the ground, insisting everyone uses hand sanitizer before holding the baby, and calls the pediatrician whenever the baby sniffles. Many moms tend to ease up a bit when they get more comfortable with motherhood, their baby gets older, or they have […]

6 of the Best Romantic Summer Date Ideas

Summer is a blissful season all around the world. The weather is just right for going outdoors and having fun. With the kids out of school, however, it can be difficult to set aside some quality time for your spouse. Dating is important to keep the flame alive. So, hire a nanny and try one […]

How to Plan a Family Staycation

Summer. The time for expensive family vacations. Theme parks, cross country trips in the family car, and overseas flights are often what come to mind when planning a family vacation. Why not try to save some money this summer by having a family staycation? Not only do staycations help you save money, but they also […]

3 Tops Apps for You Next Road Trip

Getting on the road for you annual family road trip can be exciting.  You’ve made all the preparations and have been looking for this day all year. Before planning a road trip, it is mandatory to keep a check on few things such as map, restaurants, fuel check, maintaining your car and other things. There’s […]

Dinner at Kona Grill Made Fresh

As much as I love to cook, there are a lot of times when I get done with my day to day routine and am just too worn out to do so. I’m a whiz at whipping up meals that are quick and healthy but there are those days when even the easiest meals just […]