15 Books for Your Middle Schooler to Read this Summer

15 Books for Your Middle Schooler to Read this Summer

Summer is creeping up on us parents. Go ahead, scream, you know you want to! I've already started a countdown calendar for when they go back to school. I love my kids… I do! I love my sanity just slightly more. Okay, possibly a whole lot more. Every year we set out to have the boys pick out so many books to read and they have to write at least one essay on the book. Every single year, I (yes me) drop the ball and forget about the essay. It's really hard to believe that in the fall I'll have a 6th grader and it will be his last year as a...
There’s a new Oreo product in town and you’re going to want to try it!

There’s a new Oreo product in town and you’re going to want to try it!

  Are you tempted? These MILKA OREO Chocolate Candy Bars are delicious!! The crunchy bits of Oreo, creme filling and rich European Milka chocolate make this delicious treat a match made in heaven. Whether you want to share a bar with your friends or family or stash it in the pantry for a midnight snack, MILKA OREO Chocolate Candy bars are perfect for any occasion. Use this Ibotta offer to get $.50 off your MILKA OREO Chocolate Candy. Today we're giving away 5 – YES 5 – $25 Walmart Gift Cards so you can buy even more MILKA...
5 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Child

5 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Child

Children are at an age where they need lots of love and encouragement to grow up into healthy young adults. This is one thing I'm not afraid to admit that I struggle with. Growing up the only person who really encouraged my brother and I was my mom. My dad was raised with a firm hand and was more authoritative instead of encouraging. So I have tried to be more like my mother, but it's hard. Especially when you've stressed to your children how you expect them to act. I have a little bit more of the authoritative way of thinking than I would...
25 Last Minute DIY Projects For Mother’s Day

25 Last Minute DIY Projects For Mother’s Day

Holy Crap, Mother's Day is only a couple days away and you totally didn't have anything planned? Don't feel bad, either do I! Which is why I'm posting this. I have my reasons, but that's a whole other post. Let's keep this one happy. I pulled together some bloggers and they gave me some of their favorite last minute Mother's Day DIY gifts. Some of these are absolutely adorable. Others will have you thinking twice about giving up. I mean, who doesn't like scrubs or smell good bath bombs and soaps? I know I do! I live in a house of stinky...
The First Mother’s Day Without My Mom

The First Mother’s Day Without My Mom

Up until a few years ago, my mom and I had a love/dislike relationship. She loved me and I disliked her way of thinking so I stopped talking to her many times. We had a huge blow out the night before my husband and I got married and even though she was at my wedding, I avoided her a bit. She really pissed me off about changing things at my wedding for decorations after we had discussed and agreed on things. It was more than just the decorations, though. My husband and I were talking with the minister with the final aspects of the ceremony,...
Get Warmed Up For Summer With These 25 Warm Drinks

Get Warmed Up For Summer With These 25 Warm Drinks

Brrrrrr If you're living in the upper Midwest of the US you know that it's been abnormally chilly and rainy for the past week or so. I have been actually contemplating on turning the heat back on, it's been that cold and can't seem to get warm at all. Yes, the heat that I've pretty much had turned off for the past 3 weeks. My husband overruled though and told me that if I was that cold to put more clothes on in order to get warmed up. (I think he secretly wants me to freeze to death…just kidding, he loves me too much) Apparently a tank...
Win a Spoil Me Package feat. LuLaRoe, for Mother’s Day!

Win a Spoil Me Package feat. LuLaRoe, for Mother’s Day!

Team Lulaore Ohana has gotten together to celebrate Mother's day in the best way possible. We all know mom always seems to be the last person to take care of on her list so we want to spoil you! One very very lucky member of our groups will win the ultimate “Spoil Me” prize package. Check out below what you could win and be sure to enter using the form below. If you've never tried LuLaRoe, right now is a great time to try it! It's one of the fastest growing companies in ladies fashion today with leggings, dresses, skirts, tops and...
This Mother’s Day, honor mom with a handmade Teleflora bouquet

This Mother’s Day, honor mom with a handmade Teleflora bouquet

This Mother’s Day, honor mom with a handmade Teleflora bouquet that’s beautiful and radiant – just like her! The way we can never get up on time, how we want things “just right,” the career paths we take, how we’re the strongest when we feel the weakest. We hear, “You’re just like your mother” throughout our lives…but in the end, we’re thankful that we are…and that’s a beautiful thing. This Mother’s Day, say “thank you” to mom and celebrate everything that makes her so special with a Teleflora bouquet. “Just Like Her,” Teleflora’s handmade...
When Will the Kids Be Responsible Enough to Trust at Home Alone?

When Will the Kids Be Responsible Enough to Trust at Home Alone?

Your childcare provider just called, telling you that her children are sick. While you normally use your mother-in-law as a back-up, she’s visiting family out of town. Missing work isn’t an option unless you want to lose your job; your boss has already written you up for excessive absences, mostly for scenarios just like this one—childcare emergencies. Your kids are 11 and 13, and you work just 10 minutes up the road. What should you do? Are they ready to be left alone? First, consider that federal regulations recommend that children be at...
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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