With the kids home from school for the foreseeable future and the pressure on to keep them busy, I’ve been on the lookout for fun activities that we can do together. Watching the birds in the backyard has always been enjoyable in the mornings so when I saw this DIY bird feeder kit on amazon I knew it would be the perfect little project for me and kids. Next up perhaps we’ll try a birdhouse! The kit we picked came with everything you need to build the feeder (minus the hammer and any paints) and was relatively simple in its design. While the kids haveRead More →

The number of students who have decided to take the leap and head abroad to study is increasing every year, reaching a staggering 4.5 million! This means that if your children haven’t already considered studying in another country, there is a good chance that they will someday. The benefits of this choice are endless and proven. However, preparing for such an event both financially and emotionally is essential for the whole family. Get a head start by reading below! 3 Tips To Prepare For Your Children Studying Abroad This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase afterRead More →

Easter is quickly approaching and I think we can all use a bit of hoppy fun this year! While you might not be able to take the kids to any local egg hunts there are plenty of fun crafts, treats, and projects that you can do at home! Whenever possible I highly suggest ordering the supplies for these online and if you do need to make a trip to the store, please make sure that you follow all the recommended CDC guidelines to help keep you, your family and those around you safe! Easter Round-up, Some Idea’s to Keep You Hopping This post may containRead More →

Macrame Wall art supplies

We all know someone with a hobby they love! Odds are they talk about it endlessly, they might spend a good bit of money on it and they have probably tried to talk you into joining them at least once. People can’t help it – when we find something we love its natural to try and share that love with others. The passion and joy you hear in your friend’s voice when they talk about their hobby are one of the most important clues as to why hobbies are important – but it’s not the only one. Finding the hobby that’s perfect for you mightRead More →

DIY Halloween Costumes, accessories from the dollar store

Getting a Halloween costume can be as easy as popping down to your local Walmart and buying one. Of course, that is easier said than done when you have more than one child or have to work within a tight budget. Coming up with DIY Halloween costumes doesn’t have to mean your Halloween look will be less wonderful than a store-bought costume and it can save you a lot of money in the process! If you enjoy being crafty or have kids that like spending time on art projects then it can be a great way to spend time together too! Our children have hadRead More →

Shark Valley Tram Tours

This summer my family had the opportunity to spend some time in Miami. Because we are an outdoor-loving family, of course, we had to make sure we took the kids to the Everglades. Hiking, camping and exploring state parks are fun and educational activities that we all love. Since we happen to have some pretty great friends who live in the area we were able to explore all the best parts of Miami with the help of a local and the Shark Valley Tram Tours did not disappoint! Activities like those provided by the Shark Valley Tram Tours are goldmines for families like ours. WeRead More →

It’s almost guaranteed that your child will want a pet at some point in their young lives. Pretty much every child I have met has a fascination with some sort of animal. Most of the time its puppies or kittens but occasionally your child might choose a more exotic pet – like lizards or snakes! No matter what type of animal your children have decided to take a liking to, it’s important to take a good hard look and ask yourself truthfully – is your child ready for a pet? Taking care of a pet is something I consider an important part of growing up.Read More →

how to run farther without hurting yourself

When you become a mother or a wife, dealing with medical scares are probably the last thing in the world that you want to do. But they do happen! Sometimes it’s a freak accident requiring a trip to the hospital or the result of an unhealthy lifestyle and sometimes it’s there right from the start as a gift of genetics. Regardless of the cause, bad things happen sometimes and it can be difficult for your family, especially young children. While I don’t think anyone can truly prepare for all possible test results, accidents or issues that might come up, I do think that we canRead More →

Life is full of surprises, some of them are amazing and some of them are challenging. Becoming a Grandma is firmly in my amazing category but there are definitely a few things I’ve learned in the last few months that highlight the differences between being a parent and being a grandparent. I fully expect this journey to be a roller coaster of epic proportions! Here are just a few things I’ve learned so far! 5 Things I’ve Learned Since becoming a Grandma Baby’s are a LOT of Work You would think since I still have young kids of my own that I would have rememberedRead More →