Tag: Family

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”.


Cut the Cord

Before we left New Jersey, we decided that we would not be getting cable when we moved. I figured that spending $165 per month on cable and internet was unnecessary, and ultimately I was right. We now spend $78 per month and have been pretty happy with our decision. It took me a long time


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


“Navigating Emotions” Review

* I was given a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts are completely my own. I was recently given the opportunity to review the e-book Navigating Emotions by Amy Phoenix from Presence Parenting. The purpose of the book is to force you to stop and think about your feelings before you act hastily. This


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


Fruit and Veggie Co-ops

After a year of wanting to join a fruit and veggie co-op, I finally found one that had everything I needed! There are a lot of them out there, and my biggest concerns were cost, variety, and amount of work involved. Many that I found required you to pay for the entire summer up front,


Just Do It

So, tomorrow I have THE appointment. You know the one, everyone has one at some time or another. The appointment that you put off and absolutely don’t want to make because that may mean that something is really wrong with you. Suddenly, it could be real. Maybe it’s the gynecologist, or a mammogram, or just


Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I know, I know, not the healthiest of choices for a side dish, but every kid loves mac and cheese! I don’t want to deprive my children of classic childhood treats just because we are a real food family. Over the past year or so, I’ve realized that although it may not always be healthy,