Got a Messy House? Tips from a Mom on Clearing the Clutter


Over time any house can get messy. If you’ve got a big family, it’s even easier. However, you don’t have to live in a home where everything seems to be all over the place and every drawer seems like the junk drawer when you open it. Trust me, as a mom who takes care of a busy household full time, I’ve been where you are

Why Your Choice Not to Vaccinate Puts Everyone at Risk


It’s important in America that we all have a right to make choices, but what happens when those choices put others at risk? That’s the question on many minds, especially after the recent outbreak of measles that began in Disneyland. This infectious disease was once thought to be eliminated from our society, and has now reared its head with a vengeance. Yet some families steadfastly

Kids: Making Sure the Bed Bugs Don’t Bite


The old saying “sleep tight, make sure the bed bugs don’t bite” might be the traditional thing to whisper to our little ones before their 7 pm bedtime. However, in another sense, perhaps a scary one, this is a saying which has become all-too true for some family homes around the country. As every parent will tell you, raising a child is no small feat. If you’re

Top 10 School Crafts for Valentines Day

School Crafts for Valentines Day

So this year we volunteered to be room parents for both our kids’ classes.  Each room parent had the task of helping with one of the parties that the kids would participate in throughout the year. This year, my husband and I decided to tackle Valentine’s Day.  As we were recently discussing what we would have planned for the classroom party we decided we needed

PEEPS for Valentine’s Day!


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better way to show your loved ones how sweet you can be, than by incorporating adorable and fun PEEPS ® marshmallow treats into your gifts? Here’s a fun and easy idea we came up with to put in our kids’ lunches. It’s more like a little treat for them.  Strawberry Vanilla Lunch Treats What we used: Strawberry