Things to Consider When Choosing a School District

Micah is headed to kindergarten in the Fall...   To say that I'm freaking out would be an understatement...I am completely losing my mind! A lot of it is because I want to make sure that I'm making the best choices for Micah.  I want to make sure that I've made the right choice in the school district that he will be attending. As I moved around quite a bit when I was younger (especially during high school) and lost the opportunity to make some long-standing friendships, I want to stay still … [Read more...]

Tips for Teaching Kids about Saving Versus Spending {Guest Post}

Many parents know that teaching kids about saving money is an important lifelong skill, but aren’t sure how to go about it. Here are some tips for teaching both young and more mature kids about saving versus spending, so before they reach adulthood, they'll have a better grasp of this vital financial concept. Money Basics Dont assume that very young children really understand what money is all about.  They may think that you have an infinite supply of cash and every time you go to the … [Read more...]

3 Key Conversations to Have with Your Kids (and Tips on Having Them) {Guest Post}

While we are fortunate to live in a country where children are exposed to important topics in schools, this doesn’t mean that parents are off the hook for holding these conversations with their children themselves. Below are three key conversations that you’ll want to have with your children while they are still young—along with tips on how to approach each conversation. Drugs While many school districts do employ a drug resistance program in their curriculum to some extent, chances … [Read more...]

How to Make Sure Your Kids Get the Most from their Christmas Wish List {Guest Post}

As a parent you most likely know what is on your child's Christmas wish list. They've probably been telling you what they want for months now. Younger children may have already written a letter to Santa to let him know their exact Christmas wishes. Since you are the one who knows your child best, you have to consider several factors before deciding what the best Christmas gifts for your child are. First of all, is your child wishing for a new toy just because it's been constantly advertised on … [Read more...]

Why You Should Change Your Eating Habits Once You Have Kids {Guest Post}

We are all told that once you have kids your life changes in ways you never knew imaginable. We are also told that once we become pregnant, and sometimes even before we become pregnant, that we need to eat healthier “for the baby”. This is a good point to make, but why should you stop there? Why do we all revert back to bad eating habits once the baby is born? Shouldn’t we continue to eat healthy? I believe that we should continue to eat healthy once the baby is here. I think that it … [Read more...]

Little Fibs: What does it Mean When Your Kids Lie a Lot? {Guest Post}

As any parent can attest, children lie. For years, child development experts doubted whether children had the ability to lie, but they understood that children could play make-believe, could tell a joke, and because of their perception, report an event inaccurately. But could they deliberately misrepresent events, attempting to deceive other people? After a few years of study, researchers came to a conclusion- yes, children lie. But what does it mean when a child lies a lot? If you have a fibber … [Read more...]

10 Desserts Drizzled with Caramel…That Your Whole Family Will Love!

Fall is the best time for caramel...watching the caramel drizzled and dripping off of the dessert is enough to have my mouth water with excitement.  I thought I was the only one with a caramel addiction, until one day, Micah saw me eating an apple coffee cake with a caramel drizzle.  He watched me savor each bite, and finally asked if he could try some.  Now, we have a new caramel addict in the family lol. In the past two weeks, we've shared pumpkin recipes, apple recipes, and now we're … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Apple Recipes to Bake With Your Kids

Last week, I shared some of our favorite pumpkin recipes. There were so many that we couldn't include in our condensed blog post, but this week, we're expanding a bit for the next ingredient...APPLES! Like pumpkins, it's hard to imagine the Fall without some apple fall-inspired dessert. Micah and I go apple picking every year with the single purpose of buying enough to try some apple recipe for the fall.  Usually, it's apple pie, but this year, I'm planning to mix it up a little bit.  As … [Read more...]

10+ Pumpkin Recipes for You and Your Kids

As I may have shared previously, Micah and I just love to bake! It's actually one of our favorite things to do together.  Since Autumn is officially here, I wanted to share some recipes that we have tried and want to try soon! Each week, we'll chose a different Fall ingredient, and share some great recipes you can try with your kids. Micah had full input into which ingredients we selected and in which recipes we would feature. There were a lot of ooohhhs and aaaahhhsss, as you can imagine! In … [Read more...]

Start the New School Year with DinoTrux – Netflix #StreamTeam

It's time to start the new school year, and I know many of the parents out there are really excited and anxious. I'm sure it's especially nerve-wracking if you have a new kindergartener in the family.  Micah is headed to preschool this year, and before you know it, I'll be filling out the paperwork for him to start kindergarten next fall.  I'm confident that Micah will learn the things he needs to learn in order to be ready for Kindergarten next fall, and I want to reinforce those lessons with … [Read more...]