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Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Tweet   Spring break season is almost here! Schools across the country are getting ready to close their doors for a much-awaited break for kids and teachers and many families are planning vacations and getaways. Other families, like mine, are staying home during spring break and are on the lookout for fun ideas to keep […]

Five Tips for Surviving After a Sleepless Night

Tweet Sleepless nights are an unfortunate consequence of becoming a parent. Whether your kids are infants and haven’t quite figured out the whole sleeping through the night thing or if they’re older and struggling with sleep for a different reason, parents still need get up and function in the morning. This struggle has hit home […]

7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without Paying a Sitter

Tweet Valentine’s Day was such a different thing back before children. There was money for elaborate date nights and you didn’t have to hire a sitter or you could just celebrate at home without having to cut up anyone’s food or be interrupted fifty-seven times to check for monsters under the bed. While I wouldn’t […]

Motivation Tips for Tough Winter Months

Tweet   Finding motivation in winter can be difficult – even impossible at times. Less daylight, cold temperatures, and holiday stress can work against us to make it hard to find the energy and initiative to be productive. In fact, I had to fight to find the focus to write this post! Many people find their […]

Christmas Breakfast Recipe Roundup

Tweet   The holiday season is full of amazing traditions. Over the years, we’ve adopted so many things that simply make it feel like Christmas. From our big day of baking with my life-long besties and their kids to smaller things like Santa filling our tree with candy canes as he delivers the gifts, all […]

Last-minute Holiday DIY Gift – Peppermint-Lavender Foot Soak Ornament

Tweet   I love giving thoughtful gifts for the holidays. Sometimes though, time gets away from me and I need something quick and easy that I can throw together in just minutes. This peppermint-lavender foot soak can be made with inexpensive ingredients and presented in a variety of different containers for a thoughtful, handmade holiday gift. […]

Free and Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Tweet One of my favorite things about the holiday season is watching my kids’ faces light up as they find a much-coveted item under the Christmas tree. No, the season is not all about the gifts, but the excitement and joy on their faces is something that makes the holiday brighter. Some years, though, finances […]

Christmas Countdown Ideas

Tweet   Decorations are going up and the holiday spirit is in the air! It’s time to deck the halls, wrap the gifts, and fill our homes with the sounds and smells of the Christmas season. For little ones and even us “big kids”, the anticipation of Christmas is something that overwhelms us. Counting down […]