January 18, 2018

33 inexpensive summer activities for kids

inexpensive summer activities

By KaixinFun Keeping kids busy while they are at home during the warm summer months is a challenge for any parent, older sibling or babysitter. It’s not easy to fill an 8 hour+ day with fun activities for your little ones. Thankfully, some brilliant people online came up with some fun (and safe) ways to… Read more

Things to stop doing to yourself

things to stop doing

This list of  30 things to stop doing to yourself from lifebuzz.com may be targeted to adults, but I think they equally apply to kids finding their way in the world too. #1. Stop spending time with the wrong people.– Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of… Read more

10 common mistakes parents make (me included)

parenting mistakes

By Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis When I became a mom, I got lots of advice on how to love my child. But not until a few years ago did someone actually point out that loving a child means wanting what’s best for them long-term. When my four daughters were young, long-term didn’t resonate with me. Back then it was about… Read more

Cold versus flu versus H1N1


There’s a lot of talk of stronger strains and H1N1 this year. Take a look at the chart below for the differences between a cold, seasonal flu and H1N1.

10 vegetables and herbs you can regrow forever

vegetables and herbs you can regrow

Some foods are easy to regrow at home from leftover scraps, and some of them can even be grown right on your kitchen counter. Here are 10 vegetables and herbs you can buy once and regrow forever. #1. Garlic When garlic starts to sprout, the little green shoots are too bitter to cook with. Rather… Read more

Liven up pancake batter with fresh lemon

pancake batter

By Julie Samrick Keep a fresh lemon on hand and pop it whole in the freezer. The next time you whip up some pancake batter, zest some of the frozen lemon into the batter; then add a tablespoon of vanilla. Your pancakes will be fresh and tasty- restaurant quality. Use the lemon until  the peelings… Read more

5 ways to thrive with kids during the elementary school years

thrive with kids

Now that my four kids are 5, 7, 9 and 11 I’ve noticed my routine has readjusted a bit in order to run a smooth household and stay joyful as a stay-at-home mom. Working moms should be able to use these tips too.   Here are five ways I’m still thriving as a mom of… Read more

If you give a mom a load of laundry

If you give a mom a load of laundry

“If you give a mom a load of laundry” (a la “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” or “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie”) By Karma David If you give a mom a load of laundry, she’ll see the stack of dishes to be done. When she starts on the dishes, she’ll wonder… Read more

Easy money saving tip

retail me not

I need to share a quick tip that’s saved me $82 in the past week and it’s only taken seconds of my time. It sounds like an advertisement, doesn’t it?  I want to shout it from the roof tops! If you have a smart phone, you must, must, must get the free app “Retail Me… Read more

Ten ways to avoid spoiling your toddler

bad behavior

The vast majority of books in the Parenting section of your local book store will insist that it’s impossible to spoil a baby by cuddling him, holding him and soothing him when he cries. Any parent will tell you, however, that it is absolutely possible to spoil a toddler. These ten tips can help you… Read more