When was the last time you visited with family, friends, and others you care about the most? Do you have traditions to keep your family connected? We always hear that tomorrow is not promised, but it could not be truer now.
Want to celebrate Halloween twice this year? Have a party where everyone can dress up in their favorite costumes with games to play and plenty of food! Our family joke is how much a glass of Dr. Pepper at a restaurant cost when we eat out. Well yes, we do have to pay the same […]
How is it possible that my toddler is in her senior year now? With parenting, there are so many things to do to keep the family running smoothly. We’re suddenly writing a check for their graduation ring. Prior to kids, I had it all mapped out in my mind that I was going to teach […]
Vacation time is such an exciting time, but we all know it does not just happen without a lot of planning. Planning involves knowing how much money is available to allocate to it. It also includes researching destinations, deciding the time of year, and many other things.
Too often, I see people take care of everyone else around them but forget to take some time for themself. I fall into this category too at times. Many feel selfish by taking time for themselves. I guess it is because we try to do it for everyone else. But we should not feel guilty […]
“Mom, she took my toy away and I had it first!” “No fair, he got to watch what he wanted on TV yesterday. It is my turn now.” Are these familiar sayings in your family? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Sibling rivalry is common in families. Learn what the advantages of these disagreements are and how […]
Do you feel like you are in the same place (or two steps back) in your life today as you were last year? I have felt that way so many times. New Year resolutions were made and followed. Well, I followed them for a few weeks at least and then stopped. I lost my focus. […]
While it is great living with all of the modern conveniences of cell phones, televisions, and various game electronics, have we missed the simpler life that our grandparents had? We don’t have to have one or the other. We can set up a day or night where we have family time and no electronics. You […]
We’ve all been there, trying to be Super Women. When we get home from work, there is homework to do with the kids, dinner to get started, three loads of laundry to wash and fold, and the dog needs to go outside. Oh, and we did not mention, you are exhausted from your day too, […]
Family holiday traditions not only are fun in the moment but bring lasting memories to share with others and treasure. It is interesting to see the different ways families celebrate holidays and special occasions. Here are some of our traditions.