10 Tips on Keeping Your Marriage Strong

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. My husband and I have been married for almost 20 years. We met at work and I started "dating" when I was 19 years old! There were people that said our relationship would never last, but almost 23 years later we proved them wrong. Being married for so long is wonderful, of course, it has it's challenging days but there are more wonderful days. Often times when people hear that we've been married for so long they ask how we do it. While I know my husband and I are not the perfect couple we try and live by these 10 tips on keeping your marriage strong. While my marriage is not always rainbows and butterflies, I can say there are more happy moments than not. We are … [Read more...]

Conversations You Need to Have With Your Teen

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. As a mom that is about to have a teenager in her home and another teenager in the next 2 years, I worry that I have not prepared them for the 'real world'. As parents, we tend to put our children in a protective bubble which is perfectly normal, but there is a time that we need to slowly remove them from that bubble and have serious life conversations with our teens. Conversations You Need to Have With Your Teen Diversity- I think that in our world today, compared to when I was younger our world is more openly diverse. First, it's important to teach our kids what diversity is. Then it's important to talk about some of the different beliefs that other people … [Read more...]

15 Random Acts of Kindness

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I love doing random acts of kindness for others. Even the smallest and most simple things can make someone smile and that is my ultimate goal. I also like doing random acts of kindness when my girls are with me so they can understand that life is about dong for others and not for yourself. I have compiled 15 Random Acts of Kindness that can be done all year long. 15 Random Acts of Kindness Bake someone cookies. Write a 'thank you' card to someone that wouldn't expect it, like your child's bus driver or the crossing guard. Leave extra change at the water machine, soda or candy machine. Surprise your child's school crossing guards with gloves and a $5 … [Read more...]

Calico Critter Toys Let Your Kids Use Their Imagination

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. With 3 girls living in my home, I am very thoughtful when it comes to which toys I decide to buy them. Before I purchase a toy, I make sure that the toy allows for them to use their imagination and allows them to grow with it. One of my favorite toys is Calico Critters because these toys let my kids use their imagination while they are playing. There is such a wide selection of these toys and my little ones love them and can spend hours playing. Calico Critter Toys Let Your Kids Use Their Imagination Calico Critter Animal Families: It is hard to settle on one Critter Animal family. They are all too … [Read more...]

Chevy Stevens Books You Will Want to Read

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I have to admit that I have a serious fangirl crush on Chevy Stevens. Besides her amazing talent for writing books that keep me focused on every single word from her numerous amounts of writings, Chevy Stevens is an amazing woman because she went from a "regular everyday person" to an author that has tons of people waiting on the edge of their seats for her next book to be published! I am definitely one of those people that gets excited and is one of the firsts to buy her newly released books, so I thought that as a way to share my love and excitement for Chevy Stevens writings I would share Chevy Stevens Books You Will Want to Read. Chevy Stevens Books You Will Want … [Read more...]

Little Tikes Games Your Kids Will Love

Little Tikes provided me a variety of Little Tikes games at no cost. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I have been raising kids for over 23 years. Some of the kids I have raised were mine and a few were kids that I would help raise during the day while their parents worked. From my experience raising kids, I have learned which toys, games, and toy brands are worth buying and which ones are better left on the store shelves. Before I make a toy purchase I make sure that the toy is worth the money, is durable, can be passed down from one child to the next and a toy that a child can benefit from and grow with. Teach Kids Interactive Play With Little Tikes  My favorite toy brand that … [Read more...]

15 Perfect Gifts for Stranger Things Fans

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. My preteen did not waste any time finishing Stranger Things Season 2. She is fascinated with this series and even went to Comic-Con dressed up as Eleven. You can see her costume here, it was pretty good! As I was shopping for my child's Christmas presents, I was amazed at all of the Stranger Things items that are in the marketplace. There are so many cool and awesome items from clothing to Funko Pops to socks to almost everything imaginable. To make it helpful for anyone that is obsessed with Stranger Things like my child and most of America, here is a compilation of 15 perfect gifts for Stranger Things fans. 15 Perfect Gifts for Stranger Things Fans- Quite honestly … [Read more...]