5 Things Moms Going Back to Work Need to Know

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I was a stay at home mom for 10 years. When I became a stay at home mom (SAHM), I didn't plan on staying home for as long as I did, but I unexpectedly kept having kids and I built a few small businesses. Even though my small businesses were doing well, now that my kids were in school, I knew that it was time for me to seek work outside of the house. Read 'What No One Tells You About Reentering the Work Force' When I was finally blessed with a job, I immediately had moments of panic. My family relied on me for so many things. My kids grew up with me available to them for every bump and owie and knew that there would be after school snacks ready for them when they got … [Read more...]

12 Things I Love About Disney

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I start out every Disney post with how much I love Disney because I do! My family has been visiting Walt Disney World for over 16 years and we are always excited like it was our first time. Even though I recently wrote 12 Things I Hate About Disney and Why I May Never Go Back to Disney, I am still in love with it. Since I shared my list of what I hate about Disney, I thought that it would only be fair if I shared 12 Things I Love About Disney. When my family plans a Disney vacation, it is all we talk about until the actual date arrives. 12 Things I Love About Disney  Amazing Food- One of the best parts of planning our trip to Disney is planning which … [Read more...]

10 My Little Pony Toys Kids Will Love

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. When I heard that there was a new My Little Pony movie that was coming out, I am not sure who was more excited, my daughter or I. My LIttle Pony has been in our house for as long as I can remember. My oldest saved all of her pony toys and was nice enough to pass them down to each of her younger siblings. My Little Pony toys are classic and only get better. With the new release of the My Little Pony movie, I thought it would be helpful and fun to list 10 My Little Pony Toys Kids Will Love. As a mom, I love My Little Pony toys because they allow my girls to use their imagination when playing. In addition, the ponies are perfect for little hands, durable, and the … [Read more...]

5 Things Not To Do When On a Cruise

This post contains affiliate links. See full disclosure here. My family and I recently went on our first cruise. You can read about it here. We had the best time and could not wait to go on our next cruise, so before we left the boat we scheduled our next one. We could not be more excited. As a family, before we board our next cruise on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas, we decided to look back on our first cruise and come up with 5 Things Not to Do When on a Cruise. There is so much to do on a cruise. The words "I'm bored" and "There is nothing to do" never came out of anyone's mouth. While we did a lot on the cruise, soon after the cruise was over we realized that because of certain decisions that we made, we missed out on a … [Read more...]

Tips on Making Halloween Simple

Oriental Trading provided me products at no cost for my honest review. My family loves Halloween. Of course, we each love Halloween for different reasons. I love the decorations, while my girls get excited about deciding what they will be for Halloween. We also love Halloween because this gives us a chance to 'BOO' our neighbors, which you can read about here and eat lots and lots of candy. Now that I work outside of the home, I do not have as much time to shop all over town to find everything that I need for Halloween. Thankfully Oriental Trading has made my Halloween planning and shopping a lot easier. Tips on Making Halloween Simple  Buy Big Bags of Candy: I always make sure that I have enough Halloween candy for our trick … [Read more...]

How to Photograph a Baby in a Pumpkin

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. When my Sweet Bella was 4 months old, I had a friend with a daughter almost the same age as my daughter. She had taken the cutest Baby in a Pumpkin picture of her baby girl. The moment I saw this picture I knew that I wanted to make a memory with my Sweet Bella and take her picture in a pumpkin, I know it sounds silly, but to me, it is fun! Taking a picture of your little one in a pumpkin is easy but there are certain things that you need to know. I want to share How to Photograph a Baby in a Pumpkin, along with some tips and tricks. Tips for Photographing Your Baby in a Pumpkin Make sure the pumpkin is big enough to fit your baby. You don't want a pumpkin … [Read more...]

12 Life Lessons To Teach Your Child Before They Turn 12

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I have 3 adult kids and 3 kids under the age of 13. For the most part, I think my husband and I did a decent job raising and molding our first set of kids. They are kind, successful, level-headed, polite to others, can survive on their own and know how to form their own opinions. Of course, we are not perfect parents, but we do try and learn from our mistakes so that we can better ourselves. We try to incorporate everything that we have learned over the years when we parent our younger girls because it's important for us to raise successful and respectable kids. It's not easy being a parent because some days your kids think you're the best person alive and the next … [Read more...]