5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with Holiday Preparation

Coming up on the holidays can be very stressful.  Instead of letting that stress overwhelm you, why not make a plan to have everyone help?  The kids don’t just have to hang out watching TV and playing video games, there are quite a few things that they can do to help you get stuff ready for all of the celebration. READ MORE »

5 Things to Do with Your Kids While They are Off This Week

The holidays are officially upon us!  That means that the kids will be home from school.  So, what do you plan on doing while they are off.  I’m sure you want to do more than just sitting in front of the TV (no judgment if that is what you want to do, my kids are home and doing that exact thing as I type).  If you want to get the kids out of the rut of just sitting around though, there are some awesome things that you can do with them while they are off this week. READ MORE »

How to Tolerate Your Family this Holiday

With the holidays coming up, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the idea of spending too much time with family that you may not love being around at the time.  As sad as it is, sometimes family causes a lot of unnecessary stress and drama to your life.  Whether it is because of situations that have occurred in the past or because of conflicting personalities, the holidays can go smoothly when you follow these tips on how to tolerate your family this holiday. READ MORE »

5 Ways to Prepare for the Holidays Now


I am a big believer in not going overboard during the holidays, but that doesnt mean that I dont know how easy it is to do. When my children were very young I found myself splurging on the gifts because I wanted them to have just the best time ever! I didnt really focus on the reality that my children were young enough that there was no way that they were going to remember the days at all! Since then I have significantly pared down my holidays and I partially do so by preparing in advance. READ MORE »

How to Celebrate Halloween on the Cheap

Halloween is coming up!! Okay, I know we are still technically in Summer, but Halloween will sneak up on us before we know it. Lets all get prepared, shall we? READ MORE »

How to be more Thankful This Holiday Season


The holidays are nearing and I dont know about you, but they always offer a great reminder of the need to be thankful. Most of us though, really want to be thankful all year long. If you are an avid reader, you have likely heard the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote the benefits of giving thanks. The fact is that feeling thankful often results in a happier, more fulfilled life. READ MORE »

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