Pinning Effectively and Efficiently (for Bloggers)

Pinning Effectively and Efficiently for Bloggers

When “professional blogger” is just one hat of many that you wear throughout the course of your week as a busy, work-at-home mom, you need tools and resources to keep your online presence growing while you’re busy offline caring for your family. I’ve been working on my pinning strategy over… Read More »



How to Make Family Meal Time Happen

How to Make Family Meal Time Happen

Studies have repeatedly shown that family mealtime is important to the health and well-being of a family. Not only does it help family members bond, it also helps children connect with their parents and siblings. Family meal time has also been shown to impact the health of a child as… Read More »



How to Survive the Witching Hour

5 Tips to Survive the Witching Hour

The afternoon is dragging on and the crazy has started to rear its ugly head. The chaos has reached an all-time high, and with dinner still over an hour away, Mommy starts to melt down. This is what I refer to as “the witching hour” around our home… it’s the… Read More »

The Creole Princess by Beth White

The Creole Princess by Beth White

The Declaration of Independence may have been signed up in New England, but down in the Gulf of Mexico, the British, French, and Spanish are all still fighting for control of the New World. Torn between her loyalties to her family and friends, Lyse Lanier discovers that there may be… Read More »

Superfoods for Kids and How to Serve Them

Superfoods for Kids

When learning about “superfoods for kids,” many people assume that kids won’t like the superfoods. We generally tend to think of superfoods as unpleasant tasting, or the sort of thing you have to eat to be healthy. The truth is: almost any healthy food can be a superfood, and superfoods are easy… Read More »



Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon

Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon

When a skeleton is discovered at a construction site, Buried Secrets come to light in Irene Hannon‘s latest romance suspense novel. From the Back Cover of Buried Secrets After years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant is ready for the kinder, gentler life of a small-town police chief. But… Read More »

You Don’t Have to YELL!!

You Don't Have to YELL - learning to parent effectively without raising your voice needlessly

My husband came home last night to find me at the end of my “mommy rope.” I had been fighting against my kids all afternoon, and I was done. Unfortunately, we had a commitment to be somewhere within a few minutes of my husband coming home, so I was trying… Read More »



Books About Bugs for Kids

Books About Bugs

As the weather grows warmer here in Michigan, my kids have started spotting ALL.THE.BUGS., and their interest in learning more about the bugs they find has been sparked again. One of our favorite way to learn more about any topic is to gather lots of great books about it and… Read More »

6 Car-Friendly Snack Ideas

6 Car-Friendly Snack Ideas

If your family is like most, then you may feel as if you practically live in your car. From driving children to practices, classes, and appointments to long road trips and commutes, busy families can spend a lot of time in the car. Eating meals and snacks in the car,… Read More »



More Than Just The Talk by Jonathan McKee

More Than Just The Talk by Jonathan McKee

As my kids are beginning to enter pre-puberty, I know that it’s none too early to start thinking about how to open the lines of communication about intimacy and relationships with the opposite sex. I don’t want “the talk” to be a one-time event, however, so I was eager to… Read More »