How I Prepared to Potty Train My Toddler

Ready to potty train? How to prepare.

I’ve been thinking about how to approach potty training with my two year old for months. It’s funny, motherhood relies a lot on intuition but potty training was leaving me stumped. I mean how do you teach a small child how to just stop using a diaper and start using a potty (or toilet)? Today I … [Continue reading]

The Need to Take the Disgust Out of Halloween

Have Halloween Decorations Gone Too Far

Growing up I loved Halloween but not for the regular ''kid'' reasons. I just used to love the excitement, the crafts and the fun movies, which as an adult, I still do. I was never, and still am not someone who enjoys dressing up, Halloween night was fun to be with friends but I was always terrified … [Continue reading]

How to Get By On a Low Income

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Surviving on a low income can be difficult, especially if you have family members who are depending on you to provide for them.  To help you relieve … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

The Best Smiles in Life are Free

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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, … [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

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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

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