8 Quick and Cute Halloween Costumes for Children

Quick and Cute Halloween Costumes for Kids!

Halloween is a special time of year, the streets are framed with fluttering golden leaves, Jack-O-Lanterns perch on every windowsill, and there is an air of excitement as people plan their festive costumes. However, the thought of Halloween can also make parents anxious as fashioning a full … [Continue reading]

The Best Smiles in Life are Free

the best things in life are free

It’s been a while since I was actually in a McDonald’s restaurant, but I vividly remember the old menus growing up that, at the very end said, ‘’Smiles are always free’’. My experience in being a mom is that the best smiles are, in fact, free but that doesn’t stop me as a parent from chasing the … [Continue reading]

Frugal Fall Family Fun!

Frugal Fall Family Fun Ideas!

Fall can be a temperamental time of year. Where I live, yesterday was beautiful, sunny and a great day to be outside where today is dreary, wet and … [Continue reading]

Toddlers and Television: Keeping TV Time Minimized with a Schedule

toddlers and tv

There is a growing concern for the amount of screen time children should be restricted to, and rightfully so. This includes TV’s, computers and other … [Continue reading]

How Do You Know When You’re Ready For Baby Number Two?

having a second child

My husband and I were lucky in the sense that we didn’t get much slack from our family and friends about when the baby was coming as soon as we were … [Continue reading]

How to Make Your Morning Run Smoothly

make your mornings run smoothly

I wear many hats. Not only am a Mother, the most demanding job of all, but also a wife, a full-time employee, a freelance writer and blogger. I make … [Continue reading]

5 Ways to Keep Young Kids Healthy


The imagination, curiosity, and innocence of young children is captivating. They’re sweet and inquisitive yet stubborn and determined. Being a parent … [Continue reading]

4 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

first time home buyers

Buying your first home is an exciting time. The thought of looking at houses and finding that one house that you love is an amazing feeling. But soon … [Continue reading]

Why Your Family Absolutely Needs an Emergency Fund

emergency fund

If you don't already have one I'm here to tell you why you, especially with  family to care for, you absolutely need an emergency fund … [Continue reading]

How to Talk to Your Family About Life Insurance

life insurance

Life insurance is an important financial tool meant to protect your family in the event that something happens to you or your spouse. And when you … [Continue reading]