Parenting


Gift Guide for Kids: Non-Tech Toys

Given the numerous options today and the abundance of technology, it is always hard to choose toys to give as gifts for kids. If you are buying for your own kids, you know what they already have. However, if you are buying for other kids in your life, you don’t necessarily know what they already have or how the parents feel about technology and its role in their kids’ toys. Here are some great non-tech toys for kids of a variety of ages if you would like to get that something more educational, crafty, or imaginative. Non-Tech Toys for 2-4 […]


Educating Your Children on Good Financial Habits Before They Leave Home

This is a guest post from Patty over at Working Mother Life. We have just a short amount of time to prepare our children to be productive members of society. From a very early age, our children watch everything that we do and learn from us. They soak everything up like a sponge. If you haven’t already been doing so, it is time to teach them some good financial habits before they grow up and leave home. The best thing that you can do is model good financial habits and behaviors, but on top of this, you need to teach them […]


Once-a-Week Laundry Routine

It is no secret in my house that I love figuring out the most effective and productive way to get things done.  I am always trying to determine the path of least resistance that will get me the most bang for my buck. Time is money after all! As a stay-at-home-mom, one of my weekly tasks is laundry.  Everyone has their preferred laundry routine, and if you have one that works for you, that is great. I would venture to guess that most laundry routines, especially those of people who work out of the home, involve doing laundry over multiple […]


Baby Products You Will Use the Longest

Baby Products You Will Use the Longest Baby products are high on my shopping list right now as we prepare for our second baby girl.  We are lucky in that she is due the same month, actually the same week, as my daughter was born.  We already have tons of clothes in the right size as well as other baby products that we saved.  There are a few things, of course, that I would like to purchase for the new baby.  I have determined a few baby items that we need duplicates of because we are still using them for […]


How Your Morning Routine Can Change Your Life

Before I had kids, I prided myself on being super organized…in my head.  I definitely did not have a morning routine. What this means is that I could remember everything without having to use a calendar or write it down.  I had appointments, social engagements, the conversation I had with my husband about who’s turn it was to do what chore, and where I last left my wallet, keys, and phone all stored in my brain for easy access. My house, on the other hand, was not so organized.  We usually had piles of laundry (clean, dirty, and the in-between […]


What to Pack When Traveling with a Baby

What to Pack When Traveling with a Baby Everyone who has traveled with a baby knows that you basically triple the amount of stuff you used to take with you when traveling with a baby.  We went on approximately 5 out of town trips with E before she was 6 months old and I felt like I basically had to pack up everything and anything I might possibly need, because you never know, right?  The first time I think I packed too much but I had made a list so the next time I was able to look at the list and […]


Cloth Diapering 101 – What I Have Learned

Cloth Diapering 101 – What I Have Learned Are you interested in cloth diapering but nervous about how it will go?  All I can say is that once you get past the first week or so it is totally worth it!  My only experience with cloth diapering had been from what my mom told me about the white cloth diapers with the safety pins and plastic pants.  She warned me that it was not worth it, but I was convinced diaper technology had improved enough to make the process easy!  Below is what I have learned in the past year […]