I want to be a fun mom but too often, I am a "not today" mom. Planning to pack a car kit of items our family would need to make fun and spontaneous trips to the beach, park, and more. Great ideas!

How to be a “Ready for Fun” Mom

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My children often see me as the "teacher" mom and the "work from home" mom, but do they ever … [Read More...]

A homeschooling mom of two young children is dying tonight... why you should make the most of every moment.

As I lay dying… What my friend would tell you if she could

UPDATE (06/26/2015): Wendy now rests in the arms of her Savior. Our pain is her peace. Our nightmare… her dream come true. Our darkest day leaves her standing in the Light. Now, we see dimly but one day face to face.   Tonight, I was slow to put the kids to bed. I hugged them a little longer. Gave a […]

I want to be a fun mom but too often, I am a "not today" mom. Planning to pack a car kit of items our family would need to make fun and spontaneous trips to the beach, park, and more. Great ideas!

How to be a “Ready for Fun” Mom

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My children often see me as the “teacher” mom and the “work from home” mom, but do they ever see me as a fun “ready for anything” mom? Probably not. But I am going to […]

I love this gift idea for the Dad who loves tennis but any active or sports-loving guy would be happy to get this backpack of manly goodies. Super Father's Day gift idea or even a great Christmas gift idea for Dad.

Super Father’s Day Gift Idea for Husbands

This is a sponsored post but opinions and Father’s Day gift ideas are my own. #TrueStrength Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift idea for my husband can be tough because he has everything he could possibly want. I mean, he has me and four fabulous kids… right? What more could a man ask for? Except maybe a […]

Picky eaters? No more! Going to set up a pasta bar and let them fix their own plates. Everyone gets exactly what they want and no more grumbles. Plus, I can use these printable dinner conversation starter cards to really talk to my kids. Love, love, love! #Saucesome #ad

#Saucesome Family Dinner Conversation Starters

This is a #Saucesome sponsored conversation but opinions are my own. Is dinnertime at your house happy or stressful? Do you gather around the table with giggles or moans? Ragú® is intent on putting magic back in mealtimes, giving your family a #Saucesome dinner full of fun, frivolity, and meaningful moments. From unique recipes to silly moments […]

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Such a simple homeschool science experiment. Virtually NO prep required.

An Amazing Home School Science Experiment

As a former public school science teacher, the opportunity homeschoolers have to work with their children in a small, flexible situation makes me jealous. Homeschoolers have the opportunity to do Amazing science experiments! Even if science is not your strong point, you can do an Amazing Home School Science Experiment without any preplanning or even […]

CUTE DIY stenciled St Patrick's Day tshirt for the kids (to help) make

Stenciled St Patricks Day Shamrock Tshirt for Kids

Today, I am happy to introduce Amanda from The Refurbished Home because I am NOT a crafty person and SHE IS! Check out this adorable DIY Stenciled St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt idea… My son and I love doing projects together, and one day, while wandering on Pinterest, we fell in love with this heart stamped tote from […]

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