Parenting Archive


The Top Things You Need for a New Cat Welcome Kit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LitterMaidWalnut #LitterMaid #CollectiveBias Are you planning on getting a new cat or know someone who is? Getting a new pet is exciting and it's important to be prepared. I'm going to show you what you


How to Tackle Spring Cleaning While Dinner is in the Oven

These tips on how to tackle spring cleaning while making dinner are part of a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On-Cor. The opinions and text are all mine. #CountOnCor Are you getting ready to spring clean? We're starting to see the first hints of spring around here, and I


An Openhearted Q&A About Race and Privilege

Note from Darcy: Before you being reading this openhearted discussion about race and privilege, I want to say thank you again to my friend René Brooks of Black Girl Lost Keys for collaborating on this post with me. There is a lot here, but I urge you to take your time and


TRUE Caregiver Stories: Have You Been Impacted by Prostate Cancer?

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Did you know that prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America? I didn't know that until a few years ago when my father was diagnosed. I've heard a lot about other types of cancers, but prostate cancer


10+ Ways to Pamper Yourself

Do chocolates, roses, and cheesy cards come to mind when you think about Valentine's Day? While it's a wonderful time to shower others with love, it's also important to practice self care by loving and pampering yourself too. The love that's in the air is not only meant for others, it's meant


Last Minute Classroom Valentine Printables for Pencils and Bubbles

I made these classroom Valentine printables for my children to give out and figured you might also need them. Even if you are all set for this year, be sure to save these for next year! I'm a recovering procrastinator. And by that I mean, I'm still working on it. There are


5 Tips on Teaching Kids Good Sportsmanship

Does it seem like your preschooler has a meltdown if they don't win? Do you dread playing certain games with your kid because they don't like losing? It may be frustrating at times, but don't give up hope. Eventually they will learn how to cope with losing AND be a good sport


7 Ideas for Creating Family New Year’s Resolutions

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On-Cor. The opinions and text are all mine. #CountOnCor Does the thought of setting New Year's resolutions get you excited for the next year? Or do you worry about how to stick to them? This year, we're creating family New Year's


Gamer Gift Ideas: Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gaming Headset for Xbox One

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Wondering what to get the gamer on your list? Then we have the perfect gift idea for you! We love gaming together as a family, but sometimes I


Cookies and Cocoa: Slowing Down and Being Present During the Holidays

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with #StephensGourmet and the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. Do you remember the first time you took a sip of hot cocoa? Do you remember how it tasted? How it made you feel? The first time I shared hot cocoa with my daughter, her