Creating Family Holiday Traditions

Creating Family Holiday Traditions
Sharing Family Rituals When You Travel for the Holidays   My husband and I started a tradition of celebrating our own private Christmas with each other before we went our separate ways for the actual holiday. We named it Fake Christmas. Twelve years later, we still celebrate Fake Christmas every year, now with our own ...

Parenting While Sick

07. November 2016 Health 0
Parenting While Sick
How to Handle Young Kids When You Don’t Feel Well   I have an autoimmune disease. There have been many times where I’ve had to parent my kids when I was recovering from a medical procedure or just not feeling well. So I know a thing or two about parenting while ill.   You don’t ...

How to Survive Flying with Kids

How to Survive Flying with Kids
How To Survive Long Flights And Travel With Kids   I live in California and both of my brothers and brother-in-law live on the east coast, so traveling with kids across the country is a must. The first time I traveled with a child, I flew alone with my then-two year old. My younger son ...

You Can Eat Healthy and Save Money

03. November 2016 Budget tips 0
You Can Eat Healthy and Save Money
Cut Your Grocery Bill With These Grocery Shopping Tips   Eating healthy food can be expensive. You can get 10 piece chicken nuggets from a fast food restaurant for $1.99. It would be impossible to replicate that meal at home, cheaply. It really unfortunate that buying healthy, fresh groceries is more expensive than eating processed, ...

Los Angeles Holiday Train Rides

Los Angeles Holiday Train Rides
Holiday Family Fun On A Train   Before I had kids, I never knew that there you could take a magical train ride to see Santa. It wasn’t something my parents did, although, maybe it didn’t exist when I was a kid. It wasn’t until we had our own kids that my older cousins with ...

My Dollar Store Shopping List

30. October 2016 Budget tips 3
My Dollar Store Shopping List
What I Buy at the Dollar Store to Save Money   I don’t have a lot of free time to go shopping at several grocery stores a week or to chase down deals or even to coupon. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to save money on groceries. The fact of the matter is, we ...

The Busy Mom’s Sunday Prep

27. October 2016 Organizing 0
The Busy Mom’s Sunday Prep
How A Busy Mom Plans Ahead to Keep it Together   I don’t claim to be the most organized person. In fact, if you walked into my house right now, you’d wonder if a bomb went off in my living room. Nope, no bomb, just a 3 year old, a 7 year old, a mom ...

Healthy Breakfast Under 5 Minutes

Healthy Breakfast Under 5 Minutes
Quick Breakfast Ideas for Busy Moms   Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, if you’re a busy mom, sometimes that important meal gets skipped while you’re busy making sure the kids eat and get ready for school.   When I was pregnant with my second son, I had to find quick ...