Encouraging your kids to help in the kitchen… What do you do?

Encouraging your kids to help in the kitchen… What do you do?

I often wonder what I can do to get my kids to want to help out in the kitchen, other than when they are hungry and pop something in the microwave and leave the plate on the table or if I am so luck, another dish in the sink. I have one daughter who does(…)

5 Fall Trends to Spice up Your Mom Wardrobe

5 Fall Trends to Spice up Your Mom Wardrobe

Just because the kids are back to school doesn’t mean they are the only ones who should benefit from a new fall wardrobe. Don’t confine yourself to the standard, outdated, mom wardrobe of sweat pants and mom jeans. Take some time to spice up your style with these easy, affordable trends that will help you(…)

Did I Stop My Birth Control for This?

submitted by Guest Blogger, Tabitha “I don’t think I’m cut out to do this whole ‘mom’ gig,” I mutter to myself one mid-fall morning. The kids aren’t even ready to go out the door to drop my oldest off at school, and I think maybe today is just going to be one of those days.(…)

Lemonade Zinger

Lemonade Zinger

I know it’s the end of summer, but I like lemonade year round.  There is something about it that brings me longingly back to cook outs, the beach, so on and so forth.  Today it’s raining, a bit of a blah kind of day, so my pick me up….yep, you guessed it, Lemonade…..but with a(…)

Family Weekend in Chicago

Family Weekend in Chicago

 Guest Blog post by Liz Knecht  Money is tight but I wanted to take my kids to a place they had never been before.  My 14-yr old son loves skyscrapers and his 9-yr old sister loves anything he loves.  Chicago seemed like a good option since it’s only a 5 hour drive from Dayton and(…)

Where Are All My Friends!!!

My four-year old daughter, Nya, has been attending a family home care provider for the past eight weeks, and has met a few new friends this summer.  These new friends come from different backgrounds and sets of values.  One thing that I like most about the family home care provider is that the children have(…)