Remember to Push Reset!

If no one has told you lately, you are a super-hero! Parents are the ultimate heroes. From childbirth, to late nights with sick kids, managing multiple children with multiple activities, teaching teens to drive, careers and everything else in between, you can admit that being a parent is somewhat of a super power. But think about super hero movies for a second. Isn’t there always … Continue reading Remember to Push Reset!

Single Parent Guilt

Being a single mother, I feel like I’m always the “bad guy”. I am always the parent that has to discipline and tell children what they don’t want to hear. While I’m still the parent that does all of the other fun things that children love, I will always be the parent that has to tell them “no”. With this, always comes some sort of … Continue reading Single Parent Guilt

Children Need Quality Time Too!

In my family, we spend a lot of time together, and I love it. But how much of that time is spent with each child individually? Unfortunately as a single parent, there isn’t always an opportunity to be alone with just one child at a time. When we are together as a group, just me and the kids, we laugh, play, joke around, and generally … Continue reading Children Need Quality Time Too!

Awesome Kid-Friendly Shows to Stream Right Now

If you’re anything like me, you find it hard to watch some of the kid shows currently running on networks like Nickelodeon, Disney, and Cartoon Network. They’re just not as funny or creative as they used to be; or maybe I’m just getting old. While I don’t find most of these shows entertaining, I do enjoy watching t.v. with the kids. We even love to … Continue reading Awesome Kid-Friendly Shows to Stream Right Now

Children and the World Wide Web

All too often we hear about the dangers of online predators. We try our best as parents to shield our children from those trying to do them harm. I’m constantly checking my children’s iPads to see their browsing histories and if they have been communicating with anyone they shouldn’t be. For now, with their ages being 9 and 10, I currently have restrictions on their … Continue reading Children and the World Wide Web

Spring Break 2018: Budget-Friendly Ideas for Fun

Spring Break is upon us! The last few years, our spring breaks have taken place in Florida. I’ve been blessed to be able to afford it and the kids have very much enjoyed our trips. However, there was a time when vacationing in Florida wasn’t an option for us and we had to make the most out of our “staycation” at home. If you’re not … Continue reading Spring Break 2018: Budget-Friendly Ideas for Fun

Kids + Snacks = Aren’t You Full Already?

Do your kids come home from school and the first thing they ask for is food? My children eat breakfast at home. I pack their lunches, which usually includes a variety of things, and there’s always snacks when they come home. Last week, my 10 year old ate breakfast, lunch, a snack after school and at 4:42 p.m., she asked me when was dinner? Sometimes … Continue reading Kids + Snacks = Aren’t You Full Already?

How We Do Disney World on a Budget

The last few years, I have been blessed with being able to take my children to Disney World for our family vacations. 10 years ago, I wouldn’t have even dreamed about taking my children to Disney World. We have also been able to travel to other drive-able locations without having to go into debt in order to do so. I live in the Midwest so … Continue reading How We Do Disney World on a Budget