Shut-Eye Strategies for a Great Night’s Sleep

Shut eye strategies

A few weeks I talked about insomnia and how prevalent it is—I still can’t believe more than four million Americans suffer from it. Insomnia and bad sleep habits can affect our entire lives. I know that on days when I’m sleep deprived, I am a total zombie and definitely can’t give my job and family […]

10 Kid-Friendly Snacks


When my son had his first bite of solids as a baby, he was hooked. For a while, all he wanted to do was eat. But flash forward a few years and now we have a picky eater who doesn’t want to touch anything on his plate. I can make accommodations for dinner, but snacks […]

5 Ways to Save at Back to School


As the summer days begin to wind down, anxious parents and children begin counting down the days until school starts. For kids, it’s the start of a new adventure with new friends and things to explore. For parents, it means you’re about to spend lots of money. Between the new clothes, binders, backpacks, and lunches, […]

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This is a sponsored post from our friends at Tatu Digital Media, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. From birthdays and anniversaries to graduations and engagements, there’s almost always a reason to be giving a gift. That can get a little expensive, not to mention it can take a lot of time to shop […]

Kids’ Road Trip Essentials

road trip essentials for kids

If you’re feeling ambitious, you might take your kids on a road trip. You know, for the thrill and adventure of the open road and the memories that come with spending quality family time together. But somewhere along a long stretch of road a child disaster will happen that risks putting a damper on the […]

No Bake Cookie Dough Truffles

cookie dough truffles

Chocolate chip cookies are probably one of my favorite treats, but I probably love the dough just as much!  If you love raw cookie dough you will FALL IN LOVE with these!   Fortunately I’m going to show you what is going to become your favorite no-bake cookie dough truffles recipe! This recipe is really […]

10 Family-Friendly Service Projects

Family Picking Up Litter In Suburban Street

Ever since our kids were small, my husband and I have made it a priority to do acts of service as a family. It’s something that my parents did, and some of my fondest childhood memories are from spending time as a family as we did something kind for our friends or neighbors. I’ve noticed […]

Back To School Lunch Ideas with Wet Ones® Plus a Chance to win $1000


It is time for back to school. That means supplies are being bought. Clothes are ready to go. Backpacks and new lunch boxes are waiting for their big day. The only thing left is to stock up the fridge and get ready to make some lunches. In honor of back to school I put together […]

Diaper Bag Essentials

Fabric bag for mom to keep baby accessories

With my first baby, I spent hours scouring the internet and reading the advice of “experts” to make sure I would have every possible thing my baby would need in any possible situation. The result was a massive diaper bag that was a workout to carry and made going anywhere with my newborn nearly impossible. […]