Category: Parenting

  • Support Your Child’s Interest in Reading with Technology

    Support Your Child’s Interest in Reading with Technology

    Is your child obsessed with reading? Of course, she is, and it’s a good problem to have. Reading is an important skill to have and a love of reading beats the alternative. If your child enjoys reading for pleasure, help support and encourage their interest by implementing a few technology into their repertoire. Reading helps…

  • Five Ways to Connect with Your Tween Daughter

    Five Ways to Connect with Your Tween Daughter

    I remember when we had our first girl, she was 19.5 inches and weighed 7 lbs 2 ounces. She was what most would consider a low-maintenance baby; she ate, didn’t cry much and slept through the night. She’s now ten but looking back; it felt like we blinked and now she is a tween, that…

  • How to Make Homework Less Scary

    How to Make Homework Less Scary

    When the kids started school one of the things that I wasn’t looking forward to was their homework. Yep. Since, I’m one that picks them up from school, helping them with their homework and helping them prepare for a test falls in my hands. When I was young, I hated doing homework. My children are…

  • 8 Ways Kids Can Give Back to Their Community

    8 Ways Kids Can Give Back to Their Community

    As parents, we work hard to ensure that our children are educated and that they have the life skills they need to successfully navigate the world – especially once they have “flown the coop.” However, in addition to them being productive and capable members of society, we also want them to be good people. We…

  • Back To School Time-Saving Tips for Working Moms

    Back To School Time-Saving Tips for Working Moms

    Are you a working parent struggling to find enough minutes in the day to complete the long list of to-do your family life requires? Do you secretly wish you could clone yourself just like Michael Keaton did in Multiplicity, that way you would have more time available to take a breather and maybe enjoy mini-moments…

  • 3 Important Eye Care Tips For Kids

    3 Important Eye Care Tips For Kids

    Disclosure: “This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.” When was the last time your children had an eye exam? Although I mentioned an eye exam as being one of our action items before heading back to school even…

  • After School Snack Ideas the Kids Will Love

    After School Snack Ideas the Kids Will Love

    There are millions of things that goes through my head when it’s time for the kids to head back school: What type of teacher would they get? How much homework would she give them? Should I sign up as a parent volunteer? Would this be the year I finally take on an active role in…

  • One Family’s Attempt at Being Outdoorsy

    One Family’s Attempt at Being Outdoorsy

    Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by TruGreen as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central. This summer TruGreen challenged our family to #LiveLifeOutside, and since we are not the type to back down from a challenge, we said yes and lived to talk about it. When I told a girlfriend, about this challenge, she looked at…

  • Ad: 5 Sure-Fire Ways To Ease Back-to-School Jitters

    Ad: 5 Sure-Fire Ways To Ease Back-to-School Jitters

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinischoolons are entirely my own. This post about 5 Sure-Fire Ways To Ease Back-to-School Jitters has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReimagineYourRoutine #CollectiveBias After a laid back summer, the thought of…

  • Books for 5th Graders to Read Over The Summer

    Books for 5th Graders to Read Over The Summer

    Fourth grade felt like a tough one, but we are so glad it’s over and super excited to embrace fifth grade with confidence. Looking for Books for 5th Graders to Read Over The Summer? Here are a few selections perfect for the 9, 10 or 11 years old in your life. The books cover various…