What You Need to Know Before Boarding the Navigator of the Seas

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. My family and I just returned from a 9-day cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. This was our second cruise and we had a fantastic time. Last year we spent 7 days on the Liberty of the Seas and when we returned I wrote What You Need to Know Before Boarding the Liberty of the Seas, which many people found very helpful. Since we spent 9 days on this cruise, I wanted to share What You Need to Know Before Boarding the Navigator of the Seas so that you and your family would know what to expect. During this trip, my family traveled with grandparents, adult kids, an aunt and uncle, 2 pre-teens and a 6-year-old. Since we were on the ship for 9 days we … [Read more...]

How to Prepare You and Your Loved One For Dementia

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseTENAOvernight #CollectiveBias When my mom was diagnosed with dementia, I made sure to do a lot of research. I learned what to expect and I educated myself on how to prepare her and myself for when the symptoms of dementia started to take over her life. As a family member/caregiver, it's not an easy situation to deal with because you go through a lot of emotions, often times you feel like you are alone or that you are doing something wrong, so the more you can learn about the disease the better. Before my mom passed away, she suffered from dementia for at least 10 years. She was the first person that I ever knew with this disease … [Read more...]

Easter Supplies You Will Need to Celebrate Easter

I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I love Easter for so many different reasons. I love teaching my kids the reason that we celebrate, I love being with family and I love to watch my girls enjoy the traditional festivities. From decorating Easter eggs to finding hidden candy-filled eggs to waking up to an Easter basket that the Easter bunny left them, I love the memories that Easter creates. If you are like me then you will want to make sure that you have these Easter Supplies You Will Need to Celebrate Easter. I have 3 little girls at home and I previously ran a home daycare, so I always had a lot of kids to entertain … [Read more...]

Teach Your Kids Playground Etiquette

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. As a mom with 6 kids, I know that kids, especially girls, can be mean to their peers. It is unexplainable and at times extremely frustrating because too often parents don't know how their kids are treating other kids or being treated themselves. I do not believe in being a helicopter mom but I do believe in teaching and training my kids how to treat one another. When I decided that I wanted to write this post I was initially going to title it, 'Teach Your Girls Playground Etiquette', but then realized that boys need to be taught this as well. I've been raising kids for over 20 years and from my experience, most kids are genuinely amazing. They want to have friends, … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Weight Gain During a Cruise

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. Last year the House of Faucis went on our first cruise. Our family had the most amazing time on the Royal Caribbean cruise. Not only did we create amazing and unforgettable memories but we relaxed like we've never relaxed before. In addition to relaxing, we ate! We ate 3 square meals a day, along with cookies before bed and we washed our food down with soda and a variety of umbrella drinks. With that said, it was no surprise that when we go home, we had gained a lot of weight. Our next cruise is scheduled for the end of March and I have already come up with several ways to avoid weight during our next cruise. Most of us can agree that when we are on vacation, … [Read more...]

Promote These Healthy Habits With Your Family

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DenTek for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. With the new year, I decided to spend this year and hopefully the rest that follows, focusing on a healthier lifestyle. Throughout my life, I have always talked about being healthier and taking care of myself, but I have never completely focused on it. In my experience, goals are better achieved when there is more than one person involved so I thought that it would be nice to promote healthy habits with my husband and kids. Trying to get your family to live a healthier lifestyle is not impossible no matter how young they are. From my experience, you can achieve this by creating simple healthy habits. Here are some ways you can promote … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Classroom Party Tips

Oriental Trading provided me with products at no cost for my honest review, in addition, this post contains affiliate links. I have 3 girls that are 6, 11, and 12 years old. Every year they look forward to celebrating Valentines Day with their friends at school. My youngest two girls still have Valentines Day classroom parties, while my oldest daughter likes to bring little cards and presents to her little group of friends. If you have school-age kids, here are a few Valentines Day classroom party tips that you may find very helpful. Every classroom is different but from my experience, most classrooms are very similar to how they celebrate Valentines Day in the classroom. Valentine's Day Classroom Party Tips Volunteer- Often … [Read more...]