Tag: kids

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


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


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


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


FarFaria Review and Subscription Giveaway!

*I was given a subscription to try in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. Do your preschoolers love to read or be read to? Mine both do, and while I’m happy to do it, reading 35 books a day can be time consuming!! When I was approached to review the FarFaria


Our Favorite Learning Toys and Games- Ages 5-8

Earlier in the week I wrote a post on our favorite learning toys for toddlers and preschool children, so I thought I’d write something about the toys and games we use for Luke as well. I never realized how educational something as simple as a board game could be until Luke was old enough to


Grandma’s Meatloaf

One of my favorite things that my grandmother used to make was her meatloaf. It was leaps and bounds better than any other meatloaf I have ever had, and still is. I’ve made a few adjustments to her original recipe in order to avoid heavily processed things, but it’s still almost the same. I hope


Pine Cone Bird Feeders

My sister-in-law had this fun activity for us to do while we visited for Thanksgiving last week! The kids enjoyed it, and although I’m pretty sure we don’t have many birds around right now, we brought them home and put them outside. It was a bit messy and Will kept trying to eat the peanut


Sunshine Award!

I am truly honored that Echo from Domain of the Mad Mommy nominated me for the Sunshine Award! Stop by and check her awesome blog out! Sunshine Award Rules 1. Thank and recognize your nominating blogger 2. Give 11 random facts about yourself 3. Answer the 11 questions given by your nominating blogger 4. Nominate 11


Tuesday’s Trials

I think that we all have things that we struggle with as parents. None of us are perfect, and for the most part we do a better job than we think we do. That’s a good thing, because it means that we continue to strive to be better. One of the things that I struggle