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 ...

7 Minute Make-Up for Busy Moms

07. February 2017 Reviews 0
7 Minute Make-Up for Busy Moms
  I Got a Makeup Consultation from a Professional and Here’s What I Bought and Use Daily   I felt like I was in a makeup rut before my 40th birthday. The last time I tried different makeup was when I was pregnant with my second son and dealing with frequent breakouts. The make-up counter ...

How I Use My Planner

06. February 2017 Organizing 0
How I Use My Planner
  A Look Into How My Planner Helps Me Juggle My Life and Family   I have been a planner junkie for most of my life. When I was a kid, I made to do lists. I would put tasks like “do homework, read a chapter, make the bed” on my to do list. I ...

Review Of Our Favorite Family Board Games

Review Of Our Favorite Family Board Games
We Brought Back Family Game Night Even Though Our Boys Have a Large Age Gap   Game night can be tough when your kids are far apart in age. While one kid is ready for more strategic, long games, the other kid can’t seem to wait his or her turn…or at least that’s what happens ...

Make Kindness Count

Make Kindness Count
  Simple Kindness Acts Your Kids Can Practice   Did you know that February 13 – 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Week? While I’m all about spreading kindness year-round, I definitely celebrate this week with my kids.   Kindness is contagious. When you do something kind for someone, they are inspired to do something ...

How I Save Money at Target

30. January 2017 Budget tips 0
How I Save Money at Target
Tips to Save Money on Everything at Target   I used to joke that there must be a $100 cover charge at Target because I could never leave the store without spending at least $100. Since I started grocery shopping at Target, I’ve had to make some changes to my impulse shopping or we’d go ...

Easy Discount Shopping Tips That Save Money

25. January 2017 Budget tips 0
Easy Discount Shopping Tips That Save Money
  How I Save Money on Necessities Without Sacrificing Brands   As I’ve mentioned, I have an autoimmune disease that requires a lot of health maintenance. I usually run out of my flexible spending ($5000 per year) by April, max out prescription and maximum out-of-pocket expenses by September. Since we spend so much on my ...

Life With Young Kids and an Autoimmune Disease

Life With Young Kids and an Autoimmune Disease
How I Balance Parenting with an Autoimmune Disease   I have a husband, two young children (ages 7 and 3), a job, volunteer activities and an autoimmune condition (Ankylosing Spondylitis) and secondary fibromyalgia. While I prefer not to let me autoimmune disease get in the way of my life, unfortunately, they do sometimes (OK, more ...