10 Secrets of A Chronically Ill Mom

06. March 2017 Health 0
10 Secrets of A Chronically Ill Mom
  Don’t Judge if You Don’t Know – Chronic Illness Can Be Invisible   I work hard to hide my chronic illness from my kids. I don’t want them to worry about it and I try hard to not let it affect their childhood. Since I have a degenerative condition, I don’t know what the ...

Maximize Small Home Storage

Maximize Small Home Storage
  Make Your Linen Closet Work Double Duty for Small House Storage   I live in a two bedroom condo with my husband, two boys (7 and 3) and a small dog. We have a small balcony but no other outside space. To say we live in a small home is an understatement. Since my ...

No Candy Easter Baskets

No Candy Easter Baskets
  No Candy Easter Basket Fillers That Your Kids Will Love   When I was a kid, my aunts gave my brothers and me an Easter basket every year. They were full of candy and I looked forward to them every year. I wanted to continue the Easter Basket tradition for my own kids and ...

Maximize Your Your Amazon Prime Membership

24. February 2017 Budget tips 5
Maximize Your Your Amazon Prime Membership
  Amazon Prime Is More Than Free Shipping   I’ve had Amazon Prime for years. I originally signed up for a free trial but then realized it was great for our family since all of my nieces and brothers are on the East Coast. Amazon sells everything so I can always find what they want ...

How To Bake With Kids

How To Bake With Kids
  Tips To Make Baking With Kids Less Stressful   I started baking with my kids when my oldest son was two and a half. He had a speech delay and would struggle to communicate so there were many tantrums. One day, as a tactic to distract him from his impending tantrum, I pulled out ...

Our Favorite Books for Second Grade Boys

Our Favorite Books for Second Grade Boys
  Roundup of Books That Appeal to Reluctant Readers   I love books. I have always loved books. I used to read with a flashlight under the covers as a kid. I used to read during the seven hour road trip we took every year. My husband also enjoys reading. He has stacks and stacks ...

My Favorite Toy Storage Solution

16. February 2017 Organizing 0
My Favorite Toy Storage Solution
  Toy Storage That Kids Can Use   My kids have a lot of toys. A lot. They have so many toys that whenever we’ve had workers come into our house, they’ve commented on how many toys our kids own. To make matters worse, we’re in an 1,100 square foot condo with no garage or ...

How Busy Moms Can Fit In Healthy Eating

14. February 2017 Health 1
How Busy Moms Can Fit In Healthy Eating
  Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Hard if You Take Shortcuts   I was at Target yesterday and two toddler moms were in line behind me chatting about how crazy busy they are. One of the moms said she can’t remember the last time she put a fruit of vegetable in her mouth. I ...

Road Trip to Julian, California

Road Trip to Julian, California
  Travel Back to Julian’s California Gold Rush Days Just One Hour Outside San Diego   If you are taking a road trip to San Diego, I highly recommend taking a detour on your return home to spend the day in Julian, California. This former California Gold Rush town features historic architecture, family entertainment and ...