5 Tips For Single Moms Dealing With Troubled Kids {Guest Post}

Single parenting isn’t a job for the faint of heart. There’s no question that single moms love their children and would do it all over again for them. Although, there are times when being a single parent can feel like an impossible task. Single moms need to be everything, all of the time. Food, cleaning, work, child care, bath time, bedtime, single moms get it all done along with their own work. However, it can be incredibly hard when children hit a rocky phase in life. Growing from toddler … [Read more...]

Turn It Up Tuesday #187

Welcome to a new week on Turn It Up Tuesday everyone! We apologize for the short hiatus these past few weeks, but we're pleased to be back this week! We'd like to thank you in advance for partying with us and sharing all of your amazing posts with us - we LOVE checking them all out!  If you've been here before, thank you for coming back!  And if you're new here...welcome! Feel free to share, share, share! We love having you! Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, … [Read more...]

Sensational Subjects: How to Make History Interesting for Your Kids {Guest Post}

For many kids, the thought of history lessons brings back nightmares of trying to stay awake during class and memorizing a 1000 names and dates. Frankly, the dislike is probably from the way the subject is taught. In truth, history does not have to be boring or filled with mindless recollection. It can be a fun and exciting adventure with each lesson learned. Here are some things that you and your child can do: Visit a Museum Visiting a museum is always a great way to learn about history. Not … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

First and foremost, Happy Mother's Day to all of you EPIC moms!!! Hope you have an amazing day and your families give you the love and appreciation that you all deserve! Mother's Day is the day where I'm most acutely aware of my solo motherhood status, and whereas in the past it would have brought me some level of stress and worry, I can now reflect back on the short time that I have been a mom and really revel in and appreciate the beauty of it all. Motherhood is an amazing journey for … [Read more...]

Cultured Kids: Teaching Your Children about Patriotism and Diversity {Guest Post}

Patriotism can be a tricky topic. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being proud of the country in which you live, but some people take things to extremes. Unfortunately, those actions have led many individuals to equate patriotism with having undesirable traits. The founding fathers sought to instill this in the mind of the American people when our country was formed. If you are a parent, it's important to teach your child to love the country in which they live. It is just as important, … [Read more...]

How Parents Can Teach Children the Value of a College Education {Guest Post}

These days, it is almost impossible to find a job without a college degree. This is generally true whether you are looking for work at a Fortune 500 company or looking for work as a cashier at a grocery store. Therefore, parents need to do whatever it takes to convince their children that going to college is going to be worth the investment of time and money. Talk about Earnings A college education may literally pay off for those who choose to get their degree. On average, those who go to … [Read more...]

Celebrate Cultural Diversity with Turn It Up Tuesday!

Welcome to a new week on Turn It Up Tuesday everyone! Thank you so much for celebrating National Decorating Month with us - we had a fun time reading through all of your amazing posts! This week, we're celebrating cultural diversity with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner! Share your posts that clearly reflect cultural diversity - whether through books, experiences, travel, and everything in between. We can't wait to check out all of your amazing posts! We'd like to thank you in advance … [Read more...]

5 Memorable Ways to Celebrate a Military Loved One Coming Home {Guest Post}

A long deployment can take a serious toll on your family, and you may have spent the entire time counting down the days until your loved one comes home. When you finally receive word that there’s a return on the horizon, plan something special to help celebrate the moment and make it even more memorable. Make the Video It’s understandable that you may not want to tell a child about the return date just in case something happens to delay it. Let your son or daughter go off to school like … [Read more...]

Turn It Up Tuesday #185

Welcome to a new week on Turn It Up Tuesday everyone! Thank you so much for celebrating Earth Day with us - we had a fun time reading through all of your amazing posts! This week, we're celebrating National Decorating Month! Feel free to share your Spring cleaning and decorating ideas, tips, and tricks with us - we can't wait to check them all out! We'd like to thank you in advance for partying with us and sharing all of your amazing posts with us - we LOVE checking them all out!  If you've … [Read more...]

Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party #92

WELCOME TO TRAFFIC JAM WEEKEND LINKY PARTY #92! Show us your old posts and more on Traffic Jam Weekend! Come on in to link up, share, and learn something with us. #trafficjamweekend   For any newcomers to Traffic Jam Weekend, this weekly linky party is all about linking up your old posts so you can get some new comments and traffic. To the frequent TJW visitors, thanks for always linking up.     The bloggers bringing this fabulous party to you: Kimberly … [Read more...]