7 Must-Have Time Saving Kitchen Tools

7 Must-Have Time Saving Kitchen Tools | Time saving | Kitchen appliance | Kitchen tool | Kitchen tips | Kitchen hacks

While preparing a tray of delicious chicken nuggets yesterday (fancy lunch), I realized I have not shared my love for the BEST must-have kitchen appliance.  I asked for a toaster oven a few years ago as a gift, and I think it is one of the most used gifts ever.  In addition to my love for my toaster oven, I have a few other kitchen tools that are must-haves to save you time, money, and hassle!  Who else is all about keeping it easy?!? Continue reading

Who wants to be a better mom next week?

I want to be a Better Mom | Happy Mom | Better Mom | Self Care

The past week was rough.  I did my best BUT…. Why was I not the perfect mom I dreamt I would be?  Why wasn’t I the perfect mom I see in social media posts?  It was not the worst week, but I want to be a better mom next week!  My eyes hurt from staring at a computer all day, so I better make this quick.   Continue reading

Usborne Book Giveaway

Usborne Book Giveaway | Early Reader | Learning through Reading

Book, books, book!  Never too many books, right?  **Giveaway Below** Books have always been part of my life.  Reading was always fun for me, and I want this same joy for my children.  My husband and I have read to our kids from infancy every night as part of our nighttime routine.  Over the years Usborne books have been some of the favorites!  I am thrilled to tell you about a Usborne Book Giveaway! Continue reading

Boogie Board Writing Tablet

Boogie Board Writing Tablet - MUST BUY

Figuring out what is going on inside the mind of a child is a curious thing.  My kids share many things, but sometimes I am not sure what they are thinking!  We have found a FUN way to enhance our communication with the kids (and it even encourages thinking and learning – Shhhh don’t tell)!  WIN-WIN!  Let me tell you more about how the Boogie Board Writing Tablet has helped us, and it can help YOU! Continue reading

3 Ways to Help Your Child Have a Positive Body Image

Positive Body Image | Kids Positive Body Image | Build Confidence

“Look at those fat cheeks!”  “I love those chubby thighs!”  Kids hear these phrases from infancy.  It starts off sweet and endearing when we praise our babies for being more plump, but with all the attention on size it can turn negative.  As parents how can we teach kids to have a positive body image and not to focus on size?  Continue reading

How to Make Homemade Bread

Homemade bread recipe

Imagine this – warm homemade bread with butter melting on top.  Is your mouth watering?  Good news is you can make 6 loaves of homemade bread in about 3 hours.  Any meal planning and food prep dreamers out there?  Think French toast, toasted sandwiches, garlic bread, and more!  The possibilities are endless with 6 fresh loaves of bread!  Continue reading

How to Increase Your Child’s Compliant Behavior

Anyone out there tired of repeating yourself?   One of my goals this year is to yell less! I tend to escalate quickly as I ask for the second and third tenth time.  “Please brush your teeth” turns into “Get in here and brush your teeth, NOW” quickly.  This request is usually followed by complaints and groans (or worse) from my kids!  In order to make my goal of yelling less a reality, I am bringing back an easy reward system to encourage compliant behavior!  Continue reading

3 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine with Kids

Anyone else dread mornings when you have to leave the house with kids at a decent hour completely dressed (yes, all of you)?  Ugh, I know I do.  Our family has gone through our ups and downs with morning departures.  The challenges started when my kids were toddlers, refusing to get dressed, a daily surprise at the request to brush teeth, and more.  Unfortunately, this continues (sorry for the bad news).  Kids protesting and parents yelling is a sure way to start the day off on the WRONG foot!  Here is the good news – you can make it easier!  Continue reading

How to Create Lego Storage

Have you experienced the pain of stepping on a Lego?  Lego sets taking over your house? You are in luck!  I am giving you FREE plans on how to create Lego storage!  You can make a place to store your Legos and create a place for your Lego engineer to create one of his or her amazing creations! Continue reading