Our kids have finally gotten old enough to go places and do fun things. A couple years ago, I honestly wasn’t sure we’d ever reach that point - so YAY! One of the first things we did this spring was purchase season passes to SeaWorld. Since it’s only a three-and-a-half hour drive from us, we Keep Reading
When it comes to my kids, their health and happiness are my two biggest concerns. After that, it’s most important to me to raise them to be the best kind of people they can be.
I take food very seriously in our home, because my husband has a lot of food allergies. This means we are very careful with what we let into our home. That means our kids eat a diet that is gluten-free, and full of fresh veggies and fruits.
We are also committed to raising our kids without spoiling them, and teaching them the value of working hard for what you have in life. We think it’s actually a good thing for kids to not get everything that they want, because it helps build them into better people.
Children can be a lot of work, and they don’t always make life easier. I strive to help you enjoy your children more and stress over them less!
Weekend Wrap-Up: Pool Days
The rain comes, it stays, it WON’T GO AWAY, it floods. And then it goes away, the temperature shoots up into the mid to high 90ºs, and the rain WON’T COME BACK. Welcome to Texas. Needless to say, the hot, dry weather has inspired us to get a pool. Well, a wading pool for the kids that is. They Keep Reading
Weekend Wrap-Up with my toddler Rock Climber
Several months ago, a rock climbing gym opened near us, and a part of me wanted to try it from the get-go, but the other part of me is more than a little bit terrified of heights, so we’ve put it off. Finally, Garrett started begging to try it, so we finally went. Much to my surprise, it wasn’t Keep Reading
5 Things I Learned From Homeschooling My Kindergartener
So. My five-year-old has graduated up from pre-school to kindergarten. It’s a big incentive for homeschooling, letting them progress at their own pace. But kindergarten brings a more serious, lengthy curriculum. It’s not like preschool. It’s harder, and takes a lot more time, and it’s opened my Keep Reading
Why We Pay Our Kids To Do Chores
I’m still kind of new to this whole parenting thing - after all, my oldest is only four (and yet, he’s already four - where did time go!), so naturally, I find myself devouring parenting advice like it’s going out of style. I’ve read both pros and cons to paying your kids to do chores, here’s why Keep Reading
My Kids’ Favorite TV Shows
As a mom, I’ve struggled a little bit with whether or not, and how much I should be letting my kids watch tv. For now, , our decision has been that a little tv time every afternoon while mom gets some work done, is okay, and it's one of the ways we get our kids to let us work. But we monitor each Keep Reading
Why We Don’t Let Our Kids Listen To Music In Bed
Parenting is surprisingly tough, and I don’t mean the 24/7 responsibility of the kids themselves so much as the social aspect. Everybody has an opinion on what the parents around them should do, and many of us are pretty vocal about it, even when we try not to be. It’s good to be able to discuss Keep Reading
DIY Natural Kids’ Cleaning Kit
Hi all! Today I'm sharing a post from Kathleen of Prompt Cleaners. This is such a great idea! I mean, what kids wouldn't love having their own cute cleaning kit?! Most of us do the cleaning while the kids are still in bed sleeping or before they get back from school. When the children get back Keep Reading
How To Save Money On Homeschool Curriculum
I guess school has already started and the time for ordering curriculum this year is past. But since this year is my first year as a real homeschooler, wrapping my mind around all this curriculum stuff has taken some time, so I’m running a little late. Based on the recommendations of several Keep Reading
Best Disposable Diapers
I’m a big fan of cloth diapers, and always will be. From cheap Baby City diapers, to Smarti Pants, and Fuzzibunz, I love ‘em! But sometimes, it just makes sense to use disposable diapers. Over the last three-and-a-half years of diapering, I’ve tried nearly every inexpensive brand of diapers you Keep Reading