Do You Know What Your Kids Are Doing Online? iParent.TV Giveaway #iparenttv

Do your kids enjoy online games? Mine love to get on my laptop, tablet or phone every chance they get. I am very careful about where I let them look and play online. I recently learned about iParent.TV. iParent.TV is a yearly, subscription-based website for teaching and informing parents on all things tech, mobile, devices, websites, and apps for kids so that you will know what they are doing. It … [Read more...]

Kids and Cellphones: The Right Way To Do It & The Best Wireless Plan #shop #cbias

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Kids with cell phones, it's a tricky thing. I will admit that I have been against kids having phone for years. Over the last few years, as cell phones have become more common, my husband an I have been certain that our children would not get a phone.  Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, our daughter started growing up and things changed. She is now in after school activities, … [Read more...]

Finding Balance As A Work At Home Mom

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I sat here tonight planning out my week and felt totally overwhelmed! Then a word came to mind: balance. "Balance is a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc. or the mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc." Dictonary.com I have been a full time "work outside the home mom" and I have been a full time "stay at home … [Read more...]

Creating an Organized School Lunch Station

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I am someone who takes the first few weeks of the new year to get myself re-organized.  I enjoy this time and I look forward to it.  Taking down all the Christmas decorations and deep cleaning the entire house is time consuming but really needed after the holidays.  I admit to being a Type A person to the core. It may not be the first of the school year but it is the first of a New Year and I … [Read more...]

A Year of Faith Testers, Doubt Busters & A Dream Come {A Look Back & Moving Forward}

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The other day I was chatting with my mother in law about this year. We were discussing God's provision and timing this year. This year has been full of ups and downs. I said it had been a year of "faith testers." She said "or doubt busters." I love that! Yes it was BOTH! Here is a short recap: We updated the kitchen to get ready to sell it. We moved with the plan of reaching financial … [Read more...]

“At Least He Is Wearing Pull Ups!” Celebrating Steps In Potty Training #HuggiesWalmart #Cbias

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Those are words I never thought I would say! My son, who is 3, is still in the process of potty training. I am now at the point where I am PROUD that he is wearing pull ups! Just last week when someone said "Is he still wearing diapers? He is not trained yet?" I turned to them and this flew out of my mouth: "At least he is wearing pull ups." Why on earth would a mom be bragging and proud that … [Read more...]

Bringing Choices To Light With A Light Bulb Science Project: Which Bulb Is Best? #GELighting

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Over the last few months we have started switching out our bulbs from the incandescent to energy efficient bulbs. We started making the change this year when I heard about how much money could be saved on our electric bill. Honestly that was my only consideration and I just took the claims on the box as the whole truth and never thought about it again. I am glad I have started making the change … [Read more...]

What I Learned From Potty Training My Son

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Mission Accomplished! YEAH! It is finally true! My son is potty trained. This has been a crazy experience for me. My daughter was so easy to train and that is what I was expecting with him but I was wrong! I am not an expert but I am a mom who made a lot of mistakes! I learned so much during this! I decided surely there are other moms like me out there thinking it will never happen! So here is … [Read more...]

Pourty Potty Review: Make Potty Training Clean & Comfy + A Pourty Potty Giveaway

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We are in the process of potty training at our house. M?y daughter, who is now 6, was a breeze. Basically she wanted to wear "big girl panties" one day before she turned 2 and so she did. It She never had accidents. Seriously it was amazing! So I did not understand when other moms would talk about how hard it was. I thought when I had my son it would be just as easy so I did not worry. But I was … [Read more...]

From Bully to Buddy

A few months ago a family moved in near us. On our block all the kids play with each other before and after school.This little boy immediately had targets. He was so mean! He even bullied ME! As an adult I didn't take any of that! But the other kids would end up in tears. They were scared of him. He took their things, hit, insulted and was just mean! He would come to my home and insult me and my … [Read more...]

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