How to Prepare for Summer in the Dead of Winter

Prepare for Summer in the Dead of Winter

  The sun doesn’t rise until well after 6:00 a.m., you are accustomed to seeing snow flurries in the air (even if it doesn’t stick on the ground), and you are never without a pair of warm, fuzzy socks. It’s wintertime — which means summer is just a few short months around the corner, and […]


Boys and School

Boys and School

    Raising boys and girls can be very different, and in many ways.  Statistics show that boys tend to struggle in school, compared to girls. Many people recognize the discrepancy that often exists between children of high-income families and those with lower socio-economic backgrounds: Wealthy kids, due to their improved resources, can often read better, […]

How to Afford Your Holiday Feast


  The holidays are beloved for their joy, gratitude, and intimacy — but definitely not for their price. Ignoring the huge costs of yearly decorations (the tree, the wreath, the trimmings) and setting aside the immense expense of presents (new toys, new electronics, new clothes), families are still faced with over-the-top expenditures on all the […]

3 Tips to Help Your Kids Love Brushing Their Teeth

Brushing teeth

  Is there a nightly struggle in your home when it comes to brushing teeth? If so, that does not always have to be the case. Though your children might not currently enjoy brushing their teeth, Pediatric Dentistry Associates, a Meridian pediatric dentist, recommends trying these three tips might help your kids have fun while […]

How to Be a Financially Successful Single Mom

Single Mom

  To many happily partnered moms, the thought of raising one or more kids on one’s own seems unfeasible — largely because it often is. Single moms must fulfill each and every parenting role on their own, which means they are tasked with being the caregivers, the breadwinners, the disciplinarians, the role models, and more […]

Learn with Me Color Fun Fish Bowl from The Learning Journey

Color Fun Fishbowl

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. My youngest is about 2.5 now, and we are always looking for ways to keep her busy.  Staying at home can be a challenge, especially with winter on the way.  As soon as the Learn with Me Color Fun Fish Bowl arrived, we took it out […]

Celebrating the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank


Christmas decorations in stores before Halloween can only mean the holiday season is officially kicking off! For some, this incites feelings of excited anticipation (Decorations! Fires in the fireplace! Holiday parties!). For others, it’s a looming presence on the horizon filled with stress, planning and, oh, the shopping. If you’re anything like me, the holiday […]

Leisure, Exercise, and Family Fun: How to Have It All on a Boat


When many families buy a boat, they think of only one benefit: more thrilling family vacations, for example. Yet, the truth is that boating is an extraordinarily versatile hobby that can provide a number of advantages in one, especially for busy, budget-minded families looking to spend more time together. When my little ones were still […]

Help Toddlers Bond With Each Other With Fun Toys!

Little Tikes

The sight of children playing happily in the streets and parks sadly seems to be a long gone occurrence today. What was once one of the most exciting chances to play for our toddlers has quickly become the source of tantrums and grumpy outbursts. Children are opting for indoor play from increasingly younger ages, being lured away […]

Make the Most of Your Trip

Make the Most of Your Trip

A vacation or business trip can end up going by faster than you think it will. You can relax on the couch watching television at your home, so turn it off while on vacation. You should plan on getting out and making some memories. There are many hotels in Washington DC near fun attractions. You […]

Fit-Flux Running Belt Review


  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I am a runner. I love leisurely jogs around the neighborhood or 5K races when they roll into town. I usually carry my iPhone and house/car keys with me when I run. I started out with carrying the items in my […]

The History of Gardening

History of Gardening

  As an avid gardener, it is interesting to see how gardening has evolved over the years!  I love seeing how gardening has changed, but that we have so many great resources for doing gardening these days! An infographic brought to you by

10 Tips For a Successful Summer Slim Down

10 Tips For a Successful Summer Slim Down

    The sun is out and the beach beckons. Want to look perfect by the pool and in your prime at the park when the weather heats up? Follow these ten top tips to ensure that while the mercury rises, the needle on your scales falls as you enjoy a summer slim down… Plan […]

How To Be An Amazing Friend When Your BFF Has a Baby

How To Be An Amazing Friend When Your BFF Has a Baby

  You and your best friend have been through so much together; new boyfriends, new jobs, new homes and now they have a new baby. There will be a lot of changes in your BFF’s life, a lot to learn and get used to, which can be equally scary for them as it is exciting. […]

Healthy Living on a Budget: 3 Easy Tips for Moms

Healthy Living

  Living healthy is important for all people. While many moms realize this, they may not be able to do the right things due to budget constraints. However, healthy living doesn’t always have to come with a hefty price tag! If you’re worried about money matters, don’t be; there are lots of things you can […]

The Crazy Cost of Kid’s Parties

Party Costs

  When it comes to having children you know that there is going to be a lot of expense along the way – the average cost of raising a child is apparently £230,000 (US $359,589), with 29% of parents’ gross annual income spent on their children –  leaving the old bank account bare with not much […]

Spartan Race 2015 (**GIVEAWAY)

Spartan Race

  If you are looking for a unique way to push yourself and have an amazing experience too, the Spartan Race may be the race for you!  I know I have personally had a slow start to this year and could use some motivation, and this race is a great way to inspire you, and […]

Yoga Design Lab Premium Yoga Mat

Yoga Design Lab

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I love being active, and more recently, yoga has been a part of my routine.  One of the essential things for yoga is a good yoga mat, to help provide some cushioning and provide a good non-slip surface to allow for […]

Time Management Strategies for Prioritizing your List and Getting More Done

Julie Bowman - The Organized Details

  Being a mom is like a juggler at the circus. Circus jugglers never have just one ball in the air at a time.  They are constantly focused on their responsibility to keep the balls rotating. As their act continues, the juggler slowly adds additional balls in hopes that he won’t become overloaded and can […]

Give Your Toddler a Healthy Gut With These 3 Powerful Boosters

Healthy Gut

  Guts. Specifically, I’m talking about your toddler’s gut. This may not be something most moms are thinking about, but if your toddler has chronic diarrhea, constipation or any other digestive issues, maybe you should. I am a mother of twin toddlers and I know first hand the effects of a poor gut. I supplemented […]

Luxury Gifts for The Baby Who Has Everything

Luxury Baby Gifts

  The announcement of a new royal baby has got us thinking. Bringing a child into the world is something worth celebrating. And celebrating in style. Whether you’re the proud parents, a relative or a family friend – and you’ve got a big budget, mind – these gifts are some of the most luxurious we […]

5 Steps to Buying Second-Hand Goods Online


  The Internet has proven to be an invaluable tool for all kinds of things from looking for new job opportunities to finding out information and even watching television or movies while out of the house. However one of the most popular uses of the world wide web is shopping or eCommerce as it is […]

10 Tips for Eating Healthier When You Fly

Eating Healthier

Whether a person flies regularly or not it is important to consider the food they consume while flying. Regular travelers might be eating plane food for lack of time to prepare the food while rare travelers might not know what is healthy on flights. Whereas it is difficult to ensure the meals are healthy, it […]

Tomato Mint Bites

Tomato Mint Bites

Homemade bread with Feta spread, Tomatoes, and Mint This is a recipe inspired by growing fresh veggies in the garden and trips to the farmer’s market.  If you are looking for an easy way to use fresh-picked items, this recipe is a quick way to go from farm to table!  It is refreshing and absolutely […]

Tips To Throwing A Kids Backyard Pool Party

Swimming Pool

Your kids love the swimming pool out in your back yard.  They are always inviting their friends over to play.  So, why not have a party? Allow your kids and their friends to have a day of fun in the water. You’ve already got the best components – kids and water.  Just take care of […]

How to Eat Vegan While Travelling


As much as it’s admirable to be committed to your body by living a vegan lifestyle, it isn’t always easy, especially when travelling outside your hometown.  It can be quite frustrating trying to stick to your choice of lifestyle when restaurants are unfamiliar.  The good news is that it isn’t as difficult as you may […]

Tips for Safer Summer Camp Packing

Wild Mint's Tips for Safe Summer Camp Packing

  With school coming to an end, and warmer weather fast approaching, there’s a good chance that many of you are starting to prepare your kids for summer camp!  Many camps prove to be both an extremely rewarding and enjoyable time for children, and as parents, we want to ensure our young ones stay safe […]

Family Room Clutter Busters


Life & Beauty Weekly: Life & Love By Elizabeth Hurchalla for Life & Beauty Weekly Your family room or living room is the one place your whole clan comes together to hang out. And, as such, it’s probably the default dumping ground for everyone’s stuff. If your family is like most families, that means clutter […]

Beauty Breakthroughs for the Environment


The Style Glossy: Beauty Counter By Shelley Levitt for The Style Glossy Real beauty is more than skin-deep: It also safeguards the planet. Here are five fresh ways to be an eco-chic goddess. 1. Practice once-a-day makeup application. Going from the office to a dinner date? There’s no need to waste time, product, water or […]

Coffee Beanery (**GIVEAWAY**)

Coffee Beanery Blueberry Cobbler

  The product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The Coffee Beanery has so much to offer coffee-lovers.  They have a large product selection, from holiday and seasonal coffees (such as Strawberry Cheesecake and Peppermint Twist), to plenty of other products, so you are sure to find one you like. […]