9 Ways to Save Your Summer Sanity

Good heavens. Are you seriously surviving your summer?! I decided to take the summer off (I mean, sort of.) I decided to bump down business and bump up motherhood. I came to the realization that my little has one year left before kindergarten and my oldest is close to the ‘I’m too cool for you’ attitude. That is something I’m NOT looking forward to considering half my girlfriends tell me daily what an absolute pure hell it is having tweens and teens in their lives. So I’m “play mom” and…

Read More

What Would You Do If A Stranger Fed Your Toddler?

I let a complete and total stranger attempt to feed my three-year-old son in a restaurant. At first, I was weirded out and stared with my momma-bear-stabbing eyes with murder on my mind. Make one false move lady… After a couple minutes, my son’s shyness subsided and he was…eating. Gasp! I was still uneasy, but there were nutrients – something aside from those fruit type gummies snacks or a chocolate chip granola bars going past his lips! Getting a three-year-old to eat healthy foods is a hard go! Even harder…

Read More

Back to School Survival Tips for the Work at Home Mom

It’s almost back to school season and for some of us parents, we know how exhausting it can be to get back into the school time daily routine again after a summer full of fun and family time. I’ve put a short list together of what has helped me personally to get my kids motivated and ‘back in the saddle’ when that fall school bell rings it weary toll. For most children and even parents, the hardest part is just getting out of bed every morning! Most of us are…

Read More

I Want You in my Village, But Not Too Much

The other day, my tween daughters came home from the park because an older woman informed them they shouldn’t be there unsupervised. “Did you tell her you could practically see our house from the park?” I asked. “Were you roughhousing by the little kids? I told you to watch out for the little kids!” “Mom, it was only one other family and us. We were on the bars, and no one was even near. The woman said if our mom wasn’t here to supervise then we shouldn’t be there, so…

Read More

5 Smart Summer Scholarship Motivation Strategies

Summer to teens is like a free pass to forget school exists and indulge in beach days, sleeping in, and video gaming until their thumbs demand a rest. But for college-bound students, taking advantage of time off from school to work on college scholarship applications is just plain smart. Students who have just finished their senior year in high school can get to work on scholarship opportunities for newly accepted college students, while all other students should get a jump on the game and apply for awards offered to students…

Read More