• 6 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake without Losing Your Mind

6 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake without Losing Your Mind

January has come and gone and New Year's Resolutions are falling by the wayside.  Lent is coming up and people are trying to decide what they should give up.  Bathing suit season is fast approaching and fewer pounds on the scale might be a nice thing to see.  All of these issues combined make it a great reason to look for ways to reduce sugar intake in your diet.  But, maybe you think that you don't really eat a lot of sugar.  You don't snack on cookies all day and you buy only the healthiest of … [Read More...]

Protecting Kids from Questionable Content on TV

This post about protecting your child from questionable content on TV has been sponsored by XFINITY but all opinions are my own. Are you worried about your kids watching questionable content on TV? When my kids were young, I was a bit of a control freak over the remote control to the television.  I didn't want them to be watching Dora one minute only to have them hit the 'channel up' button and … [Read More...]

DIY Cuticle Butter for Nails You’ll Love to Show Off

Tired of hiding your hands from people because of ugly nails and cuticles?  This DIY cuticle butter is just what you need! My nails take a beating just about every day. Whether it's washing the dishes or gardening, I'm busy and have very little time to deal with keeping my nails pretty.  I don't tend to wear nail polish except on my toes but I still want healthy fingernails.  The trick to keeping … [Read More...]

How to Encourage Creative Writing in Kids

This post about creative writing in kids isn't going to automatically turn your child into the next best selling author a few years down the road.  However, creative writing is a skill that schools are pushing like crazy right now because it helps get them into college.  If you remember back a few years to those dreaded college essays you had to write, you will understand why creative writing in … [Read More...]

10 Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes I’ve Tried and Loved

I decided today that I needed to share some of the best healthy breakfast recipes that I have tried over the last year or so.  I am passionate about eating a healthy breakfast.  I think I am part Hobbit because I would happily eat second breakfast every day if I could.  Sometimes we eat breakfast for dinner and those are always well received by the kids.  Depending on the day of the week and my … [Read More...]

Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bites Recipe For Guilt Free Snacking

You will definitely want to make this tropical frozen yogurt bites recipe if you have a sweet tooth like I do.  Just because I am trying to lose a few pounds and eat healthier, doesn't mean my sweet tooth automatically goes away.  I love dessert and have always felt that a little something sweet after a meal just totally completes the dining experience.  In my younger days, a bowl of ice cream or … [Read More...]


Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bites Recipe For Guilt Free Snacking

You will definitely want to make this tropical frozen yogurt bites recipe if you have a sweet tooth … [Read More...]

How to Make Homemade Extracts

Learn how to make homemade extracts and you will be able to add an amazing amount of flavor into … [Read More...]

Savory Mini Cheese Ball Recipes

This post about savory mini cheese ball recipes has been sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are … [Read More...]

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Life Skills Every Teen Should Know

This post about life skills every teen should know is going to help you prepare your teenagers for the future.  A future where, in theory, they live … [Read More...]

How to Support STEM Learning in Teens

This post on How to Support STEM Learning in Teens has been sponsored by Post-it Brand but all opinions expressed here are my own. The one class I … [Read More...]

Parenting Teenagers: Getting Them to Enjoy Family Time

Parenting teenagers is sort of like raising a disobedient sloth while simultaneously trying to balance an egg on the tip of a pencil.  You need to … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

DIY Dry Shampoo for Pretty Hair with Fewer Washes!

This DIY dry shampoo recipe is perfect hair remedy for those days when you just don't have time to shower.  My daughter is 14 and has very thick, wavy … [Read More...]

DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Board: A Simple Gift for Only Pennies!

Many years ago, I was in charge of the environmental club at my kid's elementary school.  When Earth Day rolled around, we wanted to give each of them … [Read More...]

DIY Face Cleaning Pads for Clear Skin Without Harsh Chemicals

Over the years, I have spent a lot of money on fancy face cleaning pads to treat acne.  I used to have horrible skin as a teenager and now my own son … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Romantic Movies for Couples Perfect for Date Night!

Some days, we just need to spend time reconnecting with our significant other.  The week is long.  The kids are annoying. Date night doesn't have to … [Read More...]

Things You Can Do with the Amazon Echo That Make Life Easier

This year, my husband decided he wanted to get the family the Amazon Echo for a Christmas gift.  Which basically means, he wanted the Amazon Echo and … [Read More...]

Daddy’s Home Movie: Who Wins the Cool Dad Award?

When my kids were little, I stayed at home with them. All day. EVERY day. I spent hours cooking for them, cleaning up after them and trying to … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

5 New Hobby Ideas for a More Unique YOU

If you are looking for new hobby ideas this year,  you are well on your way to creating a more unique YOU.  Every year when January rolls around, I … [Read More...]

10 Habits of Happy People That You Need to Adopt!

One day last year, I found myself wandering through my neighborhood sobbing uncontrollably.  I couldn't tell you exactly what was wrong.  I felt like … [Read More...]

Best Ways to Stay Organized Even with a Busy Life!

One of the best ways to increase your stress level is to be unorganized.  Since I am trying to REDUCE the stress in my life, I decided to start … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Fashion Tips for Women Over 40: Look Fabulous, Not Frumpy!

These fashion tips for women over 40 will have you feeling fabulous instead of old and frumpy! Just because I have hit 40 and kept on going doesn't … [Read More...]

Helpful Skin Care Tips for Women

A few years ago I hit the magical age of 40.  So far, I'm not all that impressed with this particular decade.  My metabolism has slowed down to the … [Read More...]

Setting up a Guest Bedroom for Holiday Guests

This guest bedroom discussion has been sponsored but all opinions expressed are my own. When my husband and I got married many years ago, we moved … [Read More...]

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