Budgeting Tips From Someone Who Is Horrible With Money

Budgeting Tips From Someone Who Is Horrible With Money

I'm not going to give you any “text book” budgeting tips that every other financial advisor gives you. Partially because I'm the furthest thing from a financial advisor that you'll ever know or speak to. Over the past few years my husband and I have struggled with saving money. We've tried, but one thing after another just keeps knocking us down on our asses. (Mostly my fault, but don't tell him that. I like to blame it on him sometimes! LOL) Since we're trying to buy a house next year, we're biting the bullet and re-doing our...
Cold and Flu Germs Catch up & Threaten to Spoil Our Fun

Cold and Flu Germs Catch up & Threaten to Spoil Our Fun

As the seasons change, our weekends shift from baseball games and BBQs to apple picking, pumpkin carving, and football games. We don our favorite sweaters and flannels to sip on warm cider while we combat the brisk weather. But no matter how hard we try; cold and flu germs catch up with us, threatening to spoil our fun. In an effort to stay in the game (and out of bed), let’s pull out all the stops to keep ourselves and our families feeling our best, on our feet, and doing what we love over the winter months. If you're anything like me, you...
The 8 Most Important Things I Have Learned Over The Past Year

The 8 Most Important Things I Have Learned Over The Past Year

Growing up, I never knew what the most important things were in life, until I was forced to understand a year ago. Growing up I always had skinned knees & elbows from the crazy dare devil type stunts my friend Melanie and I used to do anytime we were around each other. Of course, it was always my fault because I was the schemer! I'll admit that! Melanie was kind of a goody-goody growing up! Me? I always had to push the envelope so to speak. I would always get grounded, things taken away, lose my bike, roller blades, or friend privileges....
The Holidays are a Perfect Time for new OshKosh Outfits + Giveaway

The Holidays are a Perfect Time for new OshKosh Outfits + Giveaway

Can you believe 2017 is almost over? The holidays are approaching fast and it’s the perfect time to invest in a few new OshKosh outfits for your little ones for family pictures, presents, holiday parties or just because! When my boys were little, they always received a few new outfits just before Thanksgiving and Christmas since we went to so many different events. Outfit for school concerts, outfit for going to family dinners, outfits for photos. My kids had and still have more clothes than I do.   The holidays are all about family fun! As...
Using Correct Products for Your Hair Type with Black HairSpray

Using Correct Products for Your Hair Type with Black HairSpray

Being a mother of 2 mixed sons, I have to know how to take care of their hair that isn't like mine. My oldest son has a thicker, coarser type of hair with a bit tighter curls than my youngest, who has a more medium to fine hair with a bit of thick thrown in there and looser curls. CURLS EVERYWHERE! I love it! Both of their hair dries out so quickly because in the past I haven't found the correct products for their hair. My oldest son has been growing his hair out so he can put dreads in. I've been searching for the right products. While doing...
Juggling, Cartwheels, & More with The Harlem Globetrotters

Juggling, Cartwheels, & More with The Harlem Globetrotters

Growing up in a, what I call “secondary suburb”. We were a suburb of a suburb of Cleveland, but not quite rural. We had public parks within a quarter mile of every neighborhood. Most of the neighborhood parks had the standard playground equipment, some also had enough land for a baseball diamond and basketball court. A few even had enough land for a football field for the local kids to play at. Those days, we stayed at the park until the street lights came on. At that point, we were jumping on our 10 speeds, and peddling our butts...
Soggy Salad Lettuce Won’t Happen In My House!

Soggy Salad Lettuce Won’t Happen In My House!

My husband takes a salad to work EVERY single day! He loves it! Plus, it's pretty cheap and quick to throw together no matter how late he's running. The problem with some of the containers I've bought in the past were that the salad dressing container or some other “separator” caused leaking which lead to soggy and gross lettuce. The brand new Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set is just what you need when you're thinking of living a more healthier lifestyle, and watching what you eat. If you're looking for a set that...
How to Help Your Child Become a Life Long Reader!

How to Help Your Child Become a Life Long Reader!

    I've always inspired my boys to become avid readers. Reading is such an important life skill that it is important to do everything that you can to help your children become the best readers they can be. Teaching a child at a young age how to read will definitely help them become a life long reader. It is important that you not only give them the skills to succeed at reading, but give them the tools that make them enjoy it as well. I started reading to both of my boys at a very early age. To this day my youngest is a strong reader. He'll...
Joining the Blogging Community – Best Advice I Have Received!

Joining the Blogging Community – Best Advice I Have Received!

 About 3 years ago I started on this blogging journey. I've had a blast, but I've struggled a lot. Had I known then what I know now when I was starting off in the blogging world, I would have definitely researched more, taken my time on launching and getting things going. I probably would have listened and wrote as many articles and scheduled them out to post over a few months so I would always be a few months ahead. All of that would have helped me be awesome, but I wouldn't have learned from my mistakes like I am now. I wouldn't have met...
Parents, Take The Struggle Away From Multiplying Integers

Parents, Take The Struggle Away From Multiplying Integers

Multiplying alone can bring some children to tears. I know when I was younger I hated to multiply and divide. They were 2 of the several chapters every year I dreaded after 2nd grade. Sure adding and subtracting were easier for me, but I learned that multiplying and dividing I gained the answers faster. Once I finally was able to get the hang of it, my teachers threw in a wrench that drove me to despise math for an entire school year, integers. The wonderfulness of needing to add, subtract, multiply or divide negative or positive numbers, in...

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