Keep Your Kids Engaged On A Budget

Keep Your Kids Engaged On A Budget

Parenting is hard. But even harder than that is trying to keep your kids engaged and interested when you don't have a huge amount of money to spend. Let's face it, most of the things that we can do with our kids, from taking them to the pool, to trips, to the movies are going [...]

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Why I choose to get up and show up, every single day?!

Why I choose to get up and show up, every single day?!

We are all busy. We all have a sh*t load of things to do. We are tired. We are overwhelmed. We put too much pressure on ourselves and our families. But that can't always be an excuse. Even though I am a wreck some of the time, I am afraid most of the time, and [...]

A letter to myself on Mother’s day.

A letter to myself on Mother’s day.

Hey there mama. Happy early Mother's Day.  How are you? I know life seems like it's pulling you in a million directions at times but you got this mama. You've done a great job thus far and guess what, you are still alive. Thank you for staying strong and not giving up. The challenges you [...]

Flip-Phone Parenting trend

Flip-Phone Parenting trend

You may be just as shocked as I am but flip-phone parenting is a trend to watch in 2019! Now...the chances of this actually sticking around are slim but you have to admit, it makes sense. How do I feel about this trend? I can totally understand this flip phone trend. A lot of parents [...]

International Women’s Day #IWD2019

International Women’s Day #IWD2019

Good morning. January and February are truly the longest months of the year! The ever changing weather disasters we are experiencing all throughout the country definitely do not help. I am beyond ready for spring. But March is here and the first thing that comes to my mind is International Women's Day. "International Women's Day [...]

Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring break is just around the corner folks and if you are anything like me, you have zero plans. Until today! Check out my list of all things spring break in the Chicagoland area. A little back story: We are yet to take a spring break vacation. YUP, you read that right. We have never taken [...]

3 Things That I do To Keep My Home Tidy & you can too!

3 Things That I do To Keep My Home Tidy & you can too!

Knock, knock. Who's there? It's Monday, my cleaning day. I know how lame that sounds but as a stay at home parent, I look forward to Mondays. One - because the chaos of the weekend is over and I have the house and the day to myself [unless it's a holiday]. Two - because this [...]

Snow day & indoor activities

Snow day & indoor activities

In most cases when the school calls for a SNOW DAY, that just means an extra day for the kids to do some sledding, snowboarding and/ or skiing. But not this time around. This time we are strongly advised not to leave the house. Not to expose our skin to these brutal negative temperatures and [...]

Am I raising independent or needy kids?!

Am I raising independent or needy kids?!

Good morning! Let's jump right in! I am that mom. The mom who is conflicted! On one hand I want my kids to grow and be independent so they don't end up needy. But on another hand I want to help them with everything because soon enough they won't need me. Now what?!  I don't know! [...]