Parenting Archive


5 Horrifying Lies Women Believe and What to Do About Them

As women, we take on a lot.  In the process of being a parent, spouse, and employee, we become a super woman.  Unfortunately, we often tell ourselves things like these lies.  In an effort to help my fellow “super women” be able to manage life better, I want to share a reminder


4 Trending Self Care Ideas You Can’t Ignore

Self-care is MANDATORY. We are busier than we have ever been before as a society, and when it comes time to make some additional room in our schedule, we are usually the first ones who suffer. It is time to make some time for you and these Trending Self Care Ideas You


First Day of School Printable Photo Signs

Whether this is your child's very first day of school or they are heading back to school, it's an important day for our kids. A new grade level, new classroom, new teacher, new friends. And for some – a new school building. To help my kids feel excited and think positively about


10 Places to Send the Children and Preserve Your Sanity This Summer

The kids are home ALL summer. Not half or a quarter, but ALL summer. You’ve gotten yourself into a routine during the school year, you’re used to getting things done a certain way, and now here they are. Expecting to be entertained. Getting into fights over petty things. Watching too much TV


Give HOPE to Children Battling Cancer with Extended Stay America

This post is part of a sponsored campaign to raise awareness about Extended Stay America and American Cancer Society #GiveHope initiative. As part of this campaign, Extended Stay America will donate 5 rooms nights in my name to cancer patients in need. When I was little, I took my doll Monica with


How to Use Kindness Elves to Teach Children Kindness and Gratitude

We received a set of Kindness Elves to review. If you purchase a set through one of our links, we will earn a commission. As a mom, one of the most important things I want to do is raise kind children. My kids have good intentions overall, but it takes time for


6 Tips for Building a Positive Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law Relationship

You've heard it before and seen it portrayed in a thousand movies: the dreaded mother-in-law. The good news is, it doesn't have to be that way. All mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationships are not doomed. I get along well with my husband's parents and hope to have a positive relationship with my future daughter-in-law (in


Save Time With Shipt Grocery Delivery From Meijer

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Shipt at Meijer. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Is it just me, or does grocery shopping take three times longer simply because you brought the kids along? Grocery shopping is unavoidable, but wouldn't it be nice if someone else did it for you?


7 Self Care Activities For Busy Moms

Self Care Activities are needed in the life of a busy mom. Whether you are a working mom, work at home mom, or a stay at home mom, you know that self care is a must. Taking care of yourself above all else makes you a better mom. It's just the truth.


3 Reasons You Need Girls Weekend Getaways

Moms live with entirely too much guilt. I know I do, and that is why I wanted to share with you some basic Reasons You Need Girls Weekend Getaways. Frankly, we feel like we can't take off by ourselves because the kids or our spouse need us. The truth is, these are