5 Tips for Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

Divorce is never easy on anyone, but it's effects can linger in children for a lifetime if the situation isn't handled properly. No matter what type of custody or visitation arrangement you have with your former spouse - or what your personal feelings are about each other - successful co-parenting is essential for helping your children adjust. 1. Never speak badly about your ex around the children. This should go without saying, but too many … [Read more...]

When My Oldest Son Started Driving

I have three kids; one that is about to turn 22, one that has recently turned 18 and one that recently turned 10. My oldest has been driving for about 5 years now but when he first started I was one fearful mother. As any mother is when her first child starts driving with out them in the car. Then so many things were going through my head every time he went out, even now, 5 years later I still think the same things. Before he went out I … [Read more...]

7 Snacks On The Go

When traveling with little kids whether you just go to the store to pick up a few things, go to grandma's house or a short drive, kids will get hungry and you'll need to bring a few easy on the go snacks that'll hold them over until you get home for dinner or lunch. When bringing easy on the go snacks make sure you don't bring anything with sauces that can spill, if you bring drinks make sure they are in a secure bottle that won't spill, same for … [Read more...]

8 Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is just 2 months away and some people are already buying Halloween costumes ahead of time and have started to decorate for the upcoming fall season. You can say you've already seen your local stores putting out Halloween decorations. As Halloween nears parents need to take some precaution for their children that will be trick 'r' treating. As the kids are all dressed up and excited to get free candy, there's a lot to keep in mind to … [Read more...]

Save On College Textbooks This Year!

Everyone knows College can be very expensive for most of us. However there are many ways to save a few hundred dollars if not more. My favorite place to start is the clearance racks. Next is to rent all of your textbooks needed for school and you will save big!  You can rent textbooks at CampusBookRentals.com. By using this site you can save anywhere from 40-90% off of bookstore prices!  Plus you get … [Read more...]

Stop By Walmart To stock Up On Go-To Summer Snack Solutions

I was recently asked by The J.M. Smucker Company to create some unique tips for using a new product and I wanted to share with you. Regardless all opinions are my own. Summer is just about over and my kids will be heading back to school very soon. I wanted to take the time to get another little trip in before they went back. We planned on taking a road trip to the beach but we have had so much rain that many of our favorite places are flooded … [Read more...]