As crazy as it sounds, summer vacation can lead to summertime boredom. Kids are always so excited to get out of school, whether that happens in May or June. But what is a parent to do when their kid comes up and says “Mom, I’m bored!”? It may be easy to come up with things to do for the first few weeks, but after a while, it can be tough. So today, I am sharing some summer boredom busters to help kids and parents make it through the summer. These will be a mix of fun and educational activities that your child can participate in.Read More →

August goals banner

August is here! Can you believe another month has come and gone? This year seems to be flying by. A new month means it is time to set some new goals. Back in June I started making monthly goals and continued to do so in July. I have really been enjoying this new trend in my life. Honestly, it gives me that extra push I need to get things done. So, I want to keep doing this every month. Before we go over my August 2018 goals, let’s take a moment and see how I did with July’s goals. How I did in July Overall,Read More →

Get to know me from A To Z

Have you seen those posts going around where people break down the A to Z of themselves? Well, I have seen quite a few of them, such as the one Cornish Maid did not long ago. Thus, I have decided to do it myself. Honestly, posts like this I would normally avoid, because I have a hard time talking about myself, but I also want to get out of my comfort zone whenever possible. Thus, I decided to give it a try. This is just a fun way to share more about myself. So let’s get to know me from A to Z! You mayRead More →

Another month has come along and once again I wasn’t ready for it. This year seems to be going by so fast. While I’m excited about the warmer weather and summer activities, I also know this means we are going to get back to winter before I am ready. That’s what happens when you live up North, the summers are short but the winters drag on. After making goals for June, I decided it would be a good idea to make some for this month as well. Before we get into my July 2018 goals, let’s take a moment to see how my June goalsRead More →

Can you believe that it’s June already? The month certainly snuck up on me. It felt as though it was still weeks away, and then suddenly there it was! After having a fantastic May, I am really looking forward to June. For the first time, I am going to create a list of monthly goals. My hope is that having a list to reference and sharing it will help keep me accountable and actually get all these things done. I know June will be fairly busy. I need to make sure that I stay on track and motivated. So, without further ado, let’s get intoRead More →

Father’s Day is coming. Typically, men are harder to buy for than women. They often say that they don’t need anything or tell you to buy them whatever you want. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put the effort into looking for that perfect gift for your dad. It can be easy to fall into the trap of buying the usual gifts for dad. But let’s be honest, does he really need another tie? Or another golf club cover? Perhaps he does. However, if you are looking for something a bit different, then check out these 8 Father’s Day gift ideas. Your dad is sure toRead More →

We all love our kids. We want them to have fun and succeed in life. Allowing them to explore the world, learn new things, and even fail at times, is all part of being a parent. Finding a balance between being a kid and learning the ways of the world can be difficult. There are only so many hours in the day. So finding the time to teach your child a valuable skill after school, before sports practice, and during the weekends when they just want to play, is a challenge for all parents. However, taking the time to teach your kids these life skillsRead More →

Confession time. I didn’t learn how to cook when I was younger. In fact, learning to cook after 30 was something I hadn’t expected to do. But it doesn’t change the fact that this important skill was missing from my life. You may be wondering how I go to this point in my life and was still useless in the kitchen. It’s honestly amazing looking back now to think how long I went without knowing what to do in the kitchen. If I was hungry, I had to rely on things like sandwiches, microwaveable meals, or snacks. Clearly not an ideal situation. So I beganRead More →

Emergencies can happen at any time, to anyone. Being prepared does not mean you have to become a prepper. Having a basic kit on hand will lessen your stress during emergencies. What a kit contains can vary based on where you live and what natural disasters your area is prone to. Whether you buy an emergency bag or build your own, having this in your home can make a difference when an emergency happens. Building a home emergency kit is a good investment. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I mayRead More →

Are you in need of some Mother’s Day gift ideas that are a little bit different? Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Finding that perfect gift for mom can be a bit of a challenge. Oftentimes, you will see advertisements for various gift ideas as Mother’s Day comes closer. However, I personally know that these gifts don’t always work for all moms. As a mom who doesn’t wear makeup, perfume, or jewelry, that takes away a number of gift ideas. Add in the fact that I don’t particularly like flowers either and that removes even more options. So, what do you buy on Mother’s Day forRead More →