15 Fun and Educational Crafts For Kids

Spring always brings a bit of happiness to our days. The birds are chirping, things are greening, the windows get opened, and it all feels like it’s going to be ok. Of course as Spring comes rolling in, so does the cloudy…

The Healthy and Hygienic Habits To Teach Kids At Home

The habits that children learn at home can set them up either for failure or success. This is a huge responsibility for us as parents, but if we put in the effort to put these habits in place, it will help us…

How to Tell if Your Child Can Benefit from Speech Therapy

Learning to speak and communicate effectively is an essential part of a child’s development. Every child acquires verbal and non-verbal skills to express themselves as they grow older. Even younger kids who have not yet learned to form words indicate their needs…

Fun Stay At Home Halloween Activities For Families

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. You can imagine my disappointment when I figured out that this year traditional Halloween activities would be cancelled.  I had planned on this being L’s first year to go trick or treating since he’s finally…

Day In The Life Of A Homeschooling Mommy Blogger

Things change and we have to learn to adapt to that change pretty quickly. I became a work at home mom 2 years ago and last year I became a work at home homeschooling mom. I’ve learned pretty quickly how to adapt…

What I’m Doing And Quit Doing In Quarantine

Ahhh, quarantine. This introvert loves quarantine and hates it at the same time and I’m sure you are wondering how that can be. I love it because I finally have a socially valid excuse for staying secluded in my home and avoiding…

How To Create A Homeschool Schedule For Kindergarten

You’ve got your curriculum picked out, your supplies are ready to go, and you feel prepared to start homeschooling your kindergartner this year. Now all you need is a schedule to follow. I’ve got you covered. Today you are going to learn…

Is An Extreme Grocery Budget Actually Possible?

The YouTube rabbit hole struck again. Last time I talked about the YouTube rabbit hole it was in cleaning motivation videos that I watch pretty frequently. This time I’m talking about extreme grocery budget videos. An extreme grocery budget is when you…

10 Go To Easy Dinner Recipes

I have a list of go to recipes for when I don’t really know what to make for dinner. Most of them are dishes where I always have the ingredients in the house. Some of them I might need to pick up…

Easy Classic Tuna Casserole

We are suckers for good comfort food so about a week ago I decided to make a cheesy, warm, and delicious tuna casserole. I’m not going to bore you with some long story about tuna casserole because I know you’re really here…

20 Healthy Sheet Pan Fish Dinners

I love eating fish, but I hate cooking it. Frying fish in a pan just never works out for me. I always end up shredding the fish no matter how much oil or how careful I am. Though, fish is filled with…

The Best Cookie Recipes Ever

These aren’t your normal cookie recipes. Today we are going over 15 unique and absolutely scrumptious cookie recipes that I’ve found and tried. These cookies are perfect for any time of year, not just the holiday season. For me, a great cookie…

Cheap and Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

Carbonara, it’s one of Italy’s most famous and delicious dishes. Carbonara features guanciale (pork jowl) or pancetta, spaghetti, grated Pecorino (an italian cheese) and ground black pepper. Unfortunately, your average grocery store doesn’t always feature these products or have them at decent…

Super Easy and Quick Oatmeal Apple Crisp

When Fall hits I start craving all sorts of baked goods, but there is one baked good in particular that I absolutely love. That’s my husband’s Oatmeal Apple Crisp. One of our first dates included this crisp and let me just say,…

How To Reboot Your Cleaning Schedule

At the start of every season I sit down and take a look at my typical schedule, my motivational levels as of late, and where I might be having difficulty with tasks that need to get done. This year is a little…

How To Decorate A Kid’s Room On A Budget

So you’ve finally gotten through your nightmare kitchen renovation. Tackled the upstairs bathroom. You’ve even finished clearing all the junk out of the basement. But there’s one room in the house that still makes you cringe every time you open the door……

11 Beautiful Beach House Living Room Ideas

Of all the different types of home decor there is one decor option that just doesn’t seem to go out of style. If anything it just keeps improving and getting better. That’s beach and coastal decor. Beach decor is just as popular…

10 Beautiful Beach House Kitchens

I’ve done quite a few posts on Beach House decor and all of them have been wildly popular. Since you love to look at different stylings for beach cottage and beach house decor I’ve decided to do a series focusing solely on…

13 Cute & Easy Pumpkin DIY To Try This Fall

For most of my life I’ve felt that seasonal decorating is completely pointless. You put out a bunch of seasonal stuff at the beginning of the season, then box it up again for 9 months in storage. It just seemed to me…

How To Care For Your Cast Iron Pots and Pans

I love my cast iron skillet. The ability to go from stove top to oven, cook in one pan, and the diversity of types of dishes that can be cooked make the cast iron skillet and absolute must have.  Food tastes better…

What Should Be On Your Winter Cleaning Checklist

If you haven’t done Winter cleaning, like other seasonal cleanings, then you may be interested in finding out what should be on your checklist. Today I’m sharing what I personally do for my Winter cleaning. I also explain the importance of doing…

Addressing Toxic Diet Culture In My Life

I felt for a long time that I’ve been an advocate for body positivity but I failed epically in my advocacy and I need to address it. The language that I have used in posts when talking about healthy eating or diets…

13 Stunning Hair Colors To Try Now

It’s no secret that 2020 officially kicked my ass and made me a stronger woman. I finally accepted myself in all of my curvy, geeky, and beautiful glory. Part of that change came with finally embracing my love of brightly colored hair.…

Cargo Shorts Are Sexy and Other Things We Love About Basic Dads

Recently Dude Dad released a video about the journey to become a basic dad and it went sort of viral. Of course I shared this video. The following is the conversation that took place between my husband and I a day or…

What I’m Doing And Quit Doing In Quarantine

Ahhh, quarantine. This introvert loves quarantine and hates it at the same time and I’m sure you are wondering how that can be. I love it because I finally have a socially valid excuse for staying secluded in my home and avoiding…

How To Have A Grateful Mindset

It can be pretty difficult nowadays to have a grateful mindset. Fact is the world just seems like it’s falling apart around us right now. 2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people and to be honest, it’s been…

Daily Self Care With Self Love Languages

I recently read a blog post on what’s quickly becoming my favorite self care blog, Blessing Manifesting. The blog post talks about how you can get self care by doing activities that relate to your own love languages. The self love languages…

When Getting Dressed Is Self Care

It’s time to be a bit honest here. For the past two years I’ve been struggling. My depression has taken over my life and I stopped truly taking care of myself. Sure I read, I binge watch TV shows, I watch movies,…

Is An Extreme Grocery Budget Actually Possible?

The YouTube rabbit hole struck again. Last time I talked about the YouTube rabbit hole it was in cleaning motivation videos that I watch pretty frequently. This time I’m talking about extreme grocery budget videos. An extreme grocery budget is when you…

How To Build Trust With Your Audience

The biggest reason why bloggers fail at blogging is because they failed to build trust with their audience. For years people have been told to not trust everything you read and hear on the internet, this statement makes the job of internet…

Why Your Product Business Needs A Blog

When you are selling products online it can be a bit difficult to market them. It’s harder if you’re not comfortable with selling. Using a blog can stop the icky feeling of selling but still build trust and showcase your products to…

7 Things Bloggers Should Stop Wasting Time On

As bloggers we are often looking for shortcuts and areas in our work that we can save time. We are busy with jobs, families, and trying to grow our business. Luckily I can help you with some time saving tips. Before we…

How To Work From Home With Kids

Earlier this year we had what homeschoolers have dubbed as crisis schooling. As our country shut down to stop the spread of the virus a bunch of families were forced into online schooling for the remainder of the year. As homeschoolers and…

Day In The Life Of A Homeschooling Mommy Blogger

Things change and we have to learn to adapt to that change pretty quickly. I became a work at home mom 2 years ago and last year I became a work at home homeschooling mom. I’ve learned pretty quickly how to adapt…

How To Create Your Perfect Audience For Your Blog

The first step that you should be focused on when you go to build an online business is creating your perfect audience. While it’s common to believe that you need to appeal to a broad audience this tactic doesn’t actually work in…

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