8 Ways to Make Talking to Your Kids About Sex Just a Tad Easier

8 Ways to Make Talking to Your Kids About Sex Just a Tad Easier

If you are like most parents I talk to, you are crazy nervous about talking to your kids about sex. Whether they are 5 or 15, talking to your kids about sex doesn’t have to be this big, overwhelming ordeal. In fact, having many conversations in bite-sized chunks will have the most lasting impact over time. These strategies are effective regardless of the child’s age. Here are a few guidelines you can follow to make while talking to your kids about sex a little easier to handle: Stay Calm and Carry On. Pay attention to your body language and tone when responding to questions your child asks....
7 Must Haves When You Work Remotely Outside of the Home

7 Must Haves When You Work Remotely Outside of the Home

When we lived in the apartment I often went to the local Starbucks and work remotely outside of the home because, well I could and sometimes getting out of the apartment was a great thing. It would get stuffy and no matter how much we cleaned, it always smelled like we didn't clean for weeks. So getting out was the best thing for me to do. Working remotely outside of the home and from a coffee shop or even the library, means you have to bring the majority of the things you have at your fingertips with you.  Sometimes it's not a hassle, but sometimes it's more of a headache than it needs....
4 Tips For Hiring A Cleaning Company

4 Tips For Hiring A Cleaning Company

No one wants to work all week and then spend their nights or weekends cleaning the house. I know after the past month of unpacking and cleaning I'd love to take a day off and just let someone else clean for me! I'd probably have to clean before the cleaning company arrived, though! My Grandma was that way and I used to laugh at her so much for it, but now I'm like “Crap, People are coming! I can't have this house a mess!” So I now understand where my grandma was coming from. The other day when my mother in law was coming over, I picked up a little bit, but it wasn't to my...
Healing Thoughts Blankets for Those Battling Cancer + Giveaway

Healing Thoughts Blankets for Those Battling Cancer + Giveaway

When I lost my mother almost 2 years ago. Everyone kept telling me, “Time heals all wounds.” That may be true, however, there is NOTHING that will heal the wound of losing a parent. I recently had hysterectomy surgery. It’s something that my husband and I talked about quite often since we lost my mom. She was supposed to get one at my age, but she was “too busy raising kids” and she didn’t want to have to take time off work in order to heal. There was one problem with her thinking.

Correctly Budgeting Your Grocery Bill Can Save You Hundreds a Month

Correctly Budgeting Your Grocery Bill Can Save You Hundreds a Month

A few of the first things I do, whenever we’re in a crunch for money, is look at how much we’re spending on food, crazy items that we don’t need or use, and how much we’re spending at the grocery store.  It’s usually around birthdays, holidays, or a party when I really start to freak because those times are usually when we’re spending the most. That’s when we (myself actually) starts working on budgeting our grocery bill.

How We Acquired an USDA Home Loan for Our First Home

How We Acquired an USDA Home Loan for Our First Home

Well, we started the home hunting process and we’re in the home stretch on closing on our first home (and hopefully forever), which should be done by the end of this month. The process has been a pain in the butt, however, it’s been more so because the range that we were approved for and what we initially wanted, just weren’t lining up as a possibility.

Remembering Our Special Day with a Custom Star Map + Giveaway

Remembering Our Special Day with a Custom Star Map + Giveaway

My husband and I have been together for just over 7 years and married for almost 5 years now. WOW, saying that just sounds crazy… MY HUSBAND! Anyway, we’ve always been lovers of the stars, sky, and everything that our beautiful universe gives us every day. Over the past several years, we've been through a lot of deaths in the family, my mom, his grandparents, my grandmother, a miscarriage, and now we're purchasing our first home. I wanted to get something special for my husband to show him how he literally is everything to me, from the stars to the moon, and back. This post may contain...
10 Tips to Getting Along with Critical People & Save Your Sanity

10 Tips to Getting Along with Critical People & Save Your Sanity

Critics are everywhere. No matter what you do, say, act, dress, or even breathe. Someone is going to criticize you. In the blogging world, it's like Mean Girls on steroids sometimes. You have to have white walls, perfect furniture, fur blankets thrown perfectly on the couches, pets are the perfect weight, breed, and colors, makeup is applied in the most recent style, and much more. If you don't do those things, brands, followers, etc don't like you….or worse…. say you're trash because you're not giving readers what they want. Here's my thing, I'm me. Yes, I blog for my readers,...
What I Have Planned in 2018 For You On Life with Anna

What I Have Planned in 2018 For You On Life with Anna

I know I'm a little late to the “What's new for….. in 2018” game. But I figured I'd still post anyway!   This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click a link, I will get paid for your purchase. So far this year: I started homeschooling (through K12 and Ohio Virtual Academy) our youngest. Started the KETO way of eating (some people call it a diet, I don't because no one likes diets) Made a plan to show my husband more affection and appreciation Tried not to cry at everything since I have a child turning 18 this year. Have things scheduled through March on...
What Do You Do When You Find out Your Child Does Drugs?

What Do You Do When You Find out Your Child Does Drugs?

Are you concerned that your son, daughter, or family member is doing drugs? Is the prospect of having to take them to a clinic too horrible for you to even contemplate? This past week my husband and I had a sneaky suspicion about our oldest son doing drugs. We knew it wasn't anything hard, but knew it was at least marijuana. We talked it over and decided to drug test him to be 100% sure. I didn't make it a big deal and just told him “Look, it's just to be on the safe side and so I know what's going on in your life!” And that's the thing, as parents, we need to know what our kids...

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