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!
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
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!
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
I love investing! I had to get that out of the way. I love being able to put aside my money by investing in companies I believe in and already spend money with. I also love that even though I’m a single mom on a budget, I can still take some money and put it in the stock market, even if it’s small amounts at … Continue reading Beginner Investing on a Budget
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 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
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?
I was pregnant with my first child by the age of 16 and a mom by the age of 17. She was unexpected and there was so many obstacles. I had no idea where to start and even looking back today, I somehow wonder how exactly I made it through all of that. During that time, I heard so much negativity from everyone including family … Continue reading My Advice to a Young Mom
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