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Parenting: Reasons Why We Don’t Give Our Kids an Allowance

I remember there was a time when we were growing up as kids our mom gave us an allowance. As a kid, I thought it was pretty cool. But I also remember as a kid, not wanting to do chores. If I didn’t feel like it, I didn’t mind not getting my allowance. Thinking . . . → Read More: Parenting: Reasons Why We Don’t Give Our Kids an Allowance

Blogging Tips: Switching your site from http to https (How to guide)

What took me so long?

I am a bit late in switching my site from http to https but I finally got it done a couple days ago. Why did I wait so long? Well, any big changes to my site always makes me nervous. I was a mess when I switched from blogger . . . → Read More: Blogging Tips: Switching your site from http to https (How to guide)

Mom Shaming: I’m a bad mom. And I am okay with that. #parenting #momshaming #stopmomshaming

Oh the days of social media. I have been a blogger for years now and along with product reviews and giveaways I have always written posts about family and parenting as well. Sharing stories of my kids, my family, our outings, etc. I have also been members of blogging groups, mom blogger groups, parenting . . . → Read More: Mom Shaming: I’m a bad mom. And I am okay with that. #parenting #momshaming #stopmomshaming

Youth Sports: Sideline Etiquette for Parents from Another Parent

Both our boys play soccer. Our oldest (now 12) has been playing since he was 5 so he has played about 14 seasons because they play spring and fall soccer every year. Our youngest is only into his third season this spring. Every year we always have at least one obnoxious parent on one . . . → Read More: Youth Sports: Sideline Etiquette for Parents from Another Parent

Celebrate Earth Day with a Little Help from Ranger Rob! (and kid friendly tips) Airs on Treehouse (Canada) and Sprout (US) April 22, 2018

Earth Day is April 22 and there will be an Earth Day special on the Ranger Rob show!

ABOUT RANGER ROB

LET’S GET OUTSIDE! Ranger Rob is our enthusiastic, adventurous HERO and he is all about getting outside to PLAY, EXPLORE and DISCOVER! Bursting with boy-energy, Ranger Rob zip-lines, vine-swings and even . . . → Read More: Celebrate Earth Day with a Little Help from Ranger Rob! (and kid friendly tips) Airs on Treehouse (Canada) and Sprout (US) April 22, 2018

Peeps Easter Dirt Pudding Jars – Fun for Easter and Spring! Super Easy to Make!

Yesterday I made some Peeps Easter Dirt Pudding Jars. That’s what I call them anyway. Yesterday was a weird day. Second day of spring and we had snow covering everything. It all melted away by the end of the day but it’s still pretty cold outside. So to get into the Spring and Easter . . . → Read More: Peeps Easter Dirt Pudding Jars – Fun for Easter and Spring! Super Easy to Make!

Weekend Review: Took the boys and one of their friends to the CBJ hockey game at Nationwide Arena

We had a pretty exciting weekend! Friday we didn’t so much except go grocery shopping. Sunday was our lazy day where we spend it watching NASCAR. On Saturday though, we went to the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game up at Nationwide Arena. We were actually hoping to get tickets to the game for the . . . → Read More: Weekend Review: Took the boys and one of their friends to the CBJ hockey game at Nationwide Arena

Affordable Minecraft Party and Snack Ideas (and where to get free printables) #minecraft #partyideas

Party supplies can get expensive. Am I right? I really don’t like spending that much money on party supplies but since I am me, I like to get party supplies that fit the theme of the party. So even though I hate spending that much on supplies, I still searched for Minecraft party stuff . . . → Read More: Affordable Minecraft Party and Snack Ideas (and where to get free printables) #minecraft #partyideas

How to Make and Decorate a Minecraft Landscape Birthday Cake #minecraft #cakedecorating

My older son (just turned 12) – and I just realized that I will have TWO teenagers next year, wanted to have a Minecraft themed birthday party. We had his party this past weekend and I now have a few parents taking cake requests. I like making cakes for our kids instead of buying . . . → Read More: How to Make and Decorate a Minecraft Landscape Birthday Cake #minecraft #cakedecorating

How to Make a Tractor Valentine Box #crafting #valentinesday

Our son already had his class Valentine exchange party at school this past Friday. About a week before his party, his teacher sent home information about it. She said that the kids can make their own boxes, bring in one that was already made, or they could decorate big envelopes she had for the . . . → Read More: How to Make a Tractor Valentine Box #crafting #valentinesday