Category: school

Common Core VS Texas

I have to say that when we moved back to Texas, I was really excited to be leaving the Common Core behind. I know that some of the concepts have spilled over to states that haven’t adopted it, but my hope was that the worst parts of it would not. I do see some similarities


To the Mom of the “Naughty” Child

To the mom of the “naughty” child, I see you trying to get him to hold still and listen during story time. I see you giving her “the look” when she speaks out of turn during swimming lessons or t-ball practice. I see the hurt in your eyes when someone says “He sure is naughty”.


Cost of Living State to State

Each time we move, I am shocked at the difference in cost of living from state to state. It’s understandable, some places are more appealing than others. Some places offer more jobs and opportunities, others have better weather and family friendly atmospheres. Some areas are incredibly crowded with no room for expansion, while others have


The Sadness of Moving On

I remember when we first moved here. I was so sad to leave Texas and even more sad that our lives had brought us to the NYC area. I knew it would be an adventure and that we wouldn’t be here forever, but I didn’t want to move here. And now that we are moving,


Is Technology What’s Stifling our Children’s Creativity?

I read an article the other day that stated children under the age of 12 should have no exposure to handheld devices. No tablets, phones, or even laptops. I do get where the author is coming from, but I think that’s a little bit extreme. The basis for his reasoning is that children should be


My Kids Are SO MUCH BRAVER than I Am

On the road again…. It looks like we will be moving again in a few months! I don’t know all of the details yet, but we will be moving to the Philadelphia area after the first of the year. Exciting? Scary? Annoying? Stressful? Great? All of the above. I’m no stranger to moving, and in


Zulily Weekly Round Up- Uggs, Mizuno, and Back to School!

I love Zulily, but find that I often miss out on great sales because I don’t know about them! Once per week, I’ll give you a preview of what will be on Zulily that week so that hopefully you won’t miss them either! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you


Real Life Treasure Hunt!

Awhile back, I read an article on geocaching and found the idea of it fascinating. Now that it’s getting warmer out, we decided to give it a try! You download an app or go to Geocaching. We started out with the free app, which lets you search for geocaches in your immediate area. I was


The Ivory Soap Experiment

I received a bar of original Ivory soap in the TLC VoxBox I received from Influenster this week and I almost couldn’t contain my excitement. Not because we use Ivory soap, but because I never think to buy it and I knew just how I’d use it. As the school year winds down, I thought


Kids Say the Funniest Things!

Sometimes I cannot help but laugh at the things my kids say! They are so stinking cute and funny, so I thought I’d share! Ella: I think the TV isn’t working because there is an off switch! Will: Mommy, there’s an ostrich in the TV!!! 2.  Ella: I love Stop and Shop even more than