How to Survive Your Child’s Teenage Years

This post contains affiliate links. See the full disclosure here. Being a parent is hard but being the parent of a teenager is even harder. As a mom that has raised 3 teenagers and has lived to tell about it, I can assure you that it is possible to survive your child's teenage years. Take a look at a helpful article I wrote a few years ago: What Not to Do When Raising a Teenage Daughter. I currently have 3 more kids in my home, 1 sweet and can do nothing wrong child, 1 preteen, and 1 … [Read more...]

How to Celebrate National Donut Day

I was provided coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s. If you have not already noticed, there seems to be a 'national day' for almost everything. There are so many 'national days' that I cannot keep up with them, however, there is one 'national day' that my … [Read more...]

Why I Put My Daughter in Private Swim Lessons

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here.  When my girls told me that they wanted to take swim lessons, I was thrilled. My girls have always been scared of the water so I never pushed or forced them to take swim lessons, so when my daughter told me that she wanted to take swim lessons, I immediately asked her if she had an idea of where she would like to take lessons. Knowing my daughter, I was not surprised when she told me that she had already researched places … [Read more...]

What to Consider Before Choosing a Cruise

This post contains affiliate links. See the full disclosure here.  My family is planning our 3rd cruise and are just as excited as when we were planning our first cruise. After having been on two cruises we have learned a lot about what to consider before choosing a cruise. For our next cruise, we've decided to go on the Norwegian cruise line instead of the Royal Caribbean cruise line but before we officially made our reservations we made sure that the cruise line had everything that we … [Read more...]