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Tips For Balancing Family, Life and Blogging #blogging #family

How do you balance it all? How do you have time for everything?

These are the kinds of questions that I receive from people I personally know and sometimes even get asked those questions by other bloggers who are just starting out. It took a long time before anyone I personally knew realized that . . . → Read More: Tips For Balancing Family, Life and Blogging #blogging #family

My First Experience Chaperoning a School Field Trip! (1st Grade Zoo Trip) #parenting

Last week, a few days before our kids were out of school before the summer, our youngest son and the rest of the first graders were going to the zoo (The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium). Their school has always had a field trip to the zoo for all first graders every year. I have . . . → Read More: My First Experience Chaperoning a School Field Trip! (1st Grade Zoo Trip) #parenting

My Washing Machine is Broken! (at least until I so-called “fixed” it)

There is always laundry to do in our house. We are a family of 5 and I could have all the laundry done and the very next day have a couple more loads. I don’t even know why. It’s like we have more people living in this house that I don’t even know exist. . . . → Read More: My Washing Machine is Broken! (at least until I so-called “fixed” it)

How to Hide Images in Your Blog Posts (great for pinning vertical images) #bloggingtips #pinterest

It wasn’t until recently that I realized I had been using the wrong kind of images for Pinterest. For some reason, most images found on Pinterest are more vertical and longer rather than your typical image like you see above in this post. So for each blog post I have written, I have created . . . → Read More: How to Hide Images in Your Blog Posts (great for pinning vertical images) #bloggingtips #pinterest

To Watch, or Not to Watch the Series, “13 Reasons Why”. #13ReasonsWhy #parenting

“13 Reasons Why” is a Netflix original series based off the young adult book. The story is about teenage suicide after she had been bullied, abused, harassed, assaulted by her peers, and even betrayed by some of her closest friends because of lies and rumors. Before she commits to suicide, she makes 13 cassette . . . → Read More: To Watch, or Not to Watch the Series, “13 Reasons Why”. #13ReasonsWhy #parenting

Why We Don’t Teach Our Kids “Stranger Danger” Literally Speaking #parenting

One day a couple weeks ago we were driving home from our son’s soccer game and we were driving down our road and had to stop because there were three boys standing in the middle of the road waving us down. Now to make things worse, we live out on a country road. They . . . → Read More: Why We Don’t Teach Our Kids “Stranger Danger” Literally Speaking #parenting

Tips That May Help Your Child Keep Their Rooms Cleaned (I repeat, MAY help) #parenting #kids

Almost every single time. Getting our boys to clean their rooms is like pulling teeth sometimes. I don’t get it either because if they just put away what they are playing with when they are done before getting something else out, they wouldn’t have much to clean at the end of the day. Nope, . . . → Read More: Tips That May Help Your Child Keep Their Rooms Cleaned (I repeat, MAY help) #parenting #kids

Why We Don’t Let Our Kids Just Quit Youth Sports #kids #parenting #youthsports

I know that sounds harsh but we have our reasons.  Now I firmly believe there are certain situations and reasons why parents should let their kids quit. There could be issues with the coach, the sports organization, bullying, concerns for your child’s safety etc.  But when I say we don’t let our kids “just” . . . → Read More: Why We Don’t Let Our Kids Just Quit Youth Sports #kids #parenting #youthsports

Easy to Make “Bunny Bait” Popcorn #recipes #Easter #candy

My kids and I made some yummy “Bunny Bait” today!  Bunny Bait is really simple to make.  My kids love it because it’s the same kind of idea as Reindeer Food at Christmas that you leave for Santa’s Reindeer.  Bunny Bait is left for the Easter Bunny.  

Start by popping some non-buttered popcorn . . . → Read More: Easy to Make “Bunny Bait” Popcorn #recipes #Easter #candy

Spring Family Crafting Project with Recycled Items #kids #crafting

Our youngest brought home a family project to do in April from his first grade Teacher.  Since it’s April, it had to be a Spring scene and they couldn’t draw or color anything.  The whole scene had to be made from recycled items.  So I gathered up some old magazines, straws, bottle caps, and . . . → Read More: Spring Family Crafting Project with Recycled Items #kids #crafting