Tag: Parenting

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


Salt is Not the Enemy?

Did I get your attention? My whole life I’ve known that sodium is bad for you and causes hypertension and increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. I never cooked with salt and I never added salt to my vegetables or meats after they were cooked. What I never realized was that it’s not


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


Best Books for Kids- Preschool Edition

When Luke was learning to read, I was completely clueless as to how to teach him. I knew to concentrate on sight words and phonics patterns, but I was really afraid that I wouldn’t be able to do it! I also had no idea what books to begin with. It seems like the books you


Natural Peanut Butter Tips and Tricks

Have you made the switch to natural peanut butter? We used Jif for years and years, but once we started making the switch to a real food lifestyle I was horrified to see what was in it! I guess I used to believe that the stuff on the shelf  was exactly what it was supposed


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


“Carry On, Warrior” Giveaway!

As part of the Messy Beautiful Project, I received a copy of Glennon Doyle Melton’s Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life to give away here on the blog! If you are not familiar with Glennon, you should most definitely check out her blog Momastery. It is sure to make you


Dear Sweet Lady at the Grocery Store

Dear Sweet Lady at the Grocery Store, I was having a terrible day. I had one child home from school sick, and both twins acting their very craziest all morning. When you saw me, I was telling Will for the 35th time that if he didn’t stop yelling and grabbing things from the shelf that


Best Kids Books- Ages NB-3

Next in my Books for Kids series is my favorite books for the really small angels in your life. It is never too early to begin introducing your little ones to books, in fact we started reading to Luke while he was still in the womb! I’ve compiled our favorite board books and authors, check


Entitlement

A few weeks ago at school, there was an award ceremony for a reading program they did for grades 1-3. First graders had to read 800 minutes, second graders had to read 1000 minutes, and third graders 1200. The children had five weeks to do it, the minutes had to be read outside of school,