Teaching Teens Manners: Is It A Lost Cause?

Is teaching teens manners a lost cause? I’m beginning to think so. It’s not like I didn’t teach them these skills when they were younger. I think that they’ve just forgotten over the years. I decided that before they move out completely, we needed to have a discussion about manners and etiquette. This post has […]

How to Choose the Safest Child Car Seat and Why

Have you been wondering how to choose the safest child car seat? As parents, we want to do everything we possible can to keep our children safe and healthy. We install child safety locks, read the ingredients list on their snacks and shampoos, and have discussions about stranger danger. But, how safe is the car […]

Support for Parents with Children Who Have Learning Disabilities

Being a parent isn’t easy even in the best of times. There’s no instruction book that goes along with your child and most parents feel lost at least every other day. At least, I know I did. For parents with children who have learning disabilities, parenting can be even more overwhelming. There are so many […]

How to Talk to Your Teen About Drugs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you been wondering how to talk to your teen about drugs? With all of the misinformation out there, it’s an important discussion to have. I’ll admit that I was a bit of a […]

Healthy Teenage Grooming Habits

Well it has finally happened. My son graduated high school and has a full time job. He’s just inches away from becoming an adult – almost. It seems like only yesterday he was playing with cars and watching cartoons. They just grow up too quickly. One of the things we had to work on once he became […]

Nature Based Play and Camps

This post has been sponsored. When I was little and the weather was nice, my time was spent outdoors. I rode my bike, played ball with friends, made fairy houses in the woods, and climbed over rocks and through the woods. My play was all nature-based play, although that term wasn’t one my parents had […]

5 Signs You’re Ready to Let Go of Your Adult Child

I used to think that I wanted my children to stay young forever. There is nothing more amazing than how a baby smells after their bath and nothing more rewarding than seeing your child’s smile when they reach a major milestone. My mind is full of memories of faces covered with spaghetti sauce, fingerprints on […]

15 Easy Ways to Get Active with your Kids

Getting active is important not only for you but for your kids. When I was younger and school was over for the day, I spent my day outside rollerskating, playing baseball and running around the neighborhood with my friends. Unless it was pouring outside, you wouldn’t find me inside. It’s different with today’s kids. There […]

College Planning Tips for Kids with ADHD

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Kaplan Test Prep. I received compensation to write this post, and any opinions expressed are my own, and reflect my actual experience. Sarah is a senior in college and David is a senior in high school this year. That means that this year is going to have some […]

Getting Help With Housework

This post has been sponsored. Things have been a little bit crazy in my life lately.  The kids have a million things going on with the end of the school year almost here. My husband’s disability case is up for renewal and that means extra doctor’s appointments. I have been super busy with work and […]