8 Tips for creating an Easter Basket with $12 or Less

Cadbury Eggs, chocolate bunnies, Reese’s Eggs, jelly beans, bunny shaped everything, etc. the aromas of chocolate, the sea of pastels, it’s just too hard to resist! After all, Easter only comes once a year and the kids won’t be young forever, so why not splurge? That was my logic in the past, but we are quarantined! We can’t break the bank. But that doesn’t mean we totally have to skimp…it just means we need to be a bit cleverer when assembling the baskets. This year our Easter basket budget is $12 a basket. How does a mom  manage to pull that rabbit from the hat? Read more

PEEPS Taste Test Challenge

Peeps are to Easter what the Candy Cane is to Christmas! It simply isn’t Easter without Peeps! And the list of fun things to do with them gets longer each year….you can make Peeps Playdough, use them in STEM projects, make arts & crafts out of them, decorate a cake, etc. In fact if you’re looking for a fun way to fulfill your child’s curriculum requirements this week look no further, Peeps can cover their Science, Math, Art, & Home Economics requirements. And why not schedule in a little fun with a Peeps Taste Test Challenge!! Read more

Local Toledo Churches that are Live-streaming Sunday Service

We’re too busy, too tired, woke up late, what’s your excuse for not making it to church on Sunday? You’re in luck, you’re schedule is cleared & church is coming to you! 😉 We might not be able to physically join together, but we can in prayer 🙏🏼 for the health & safety of our loved ones, community, country, & the world. So let’s do this Holy Toledo! 💪 ❤️ Is your local church offering live streaming and didn’t make the list? Please share links to local churches & those around the world in the comments…we’ll be updating the list periodically. Please share, tag friends, & invite them to your church’s live stream service.  And, FYI-Sunday best is totally optional, loves! 😘 Read more

How to survive quarantine with your husband and kids…like for real!!

Twisted social experiment? Thriller on Netflix? A nightmare? Nope, this is our new reality. Stuck in the house with your husband, kids, & pets for the unforeseeable future! Sure our parents, grandparents & great grandparents had to endure far worse, with World Wars, Great Depression, Vietnam, etc. Meanwhile the only war we’re possibly waging is War of the Roses (and I’m not talking about the English Civil Wars, we’re talking the movie with Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner, 1989). Ultimately we’re enduring this quarantine out of love for others, because it isn’t about us, it’s about not spreading the virus, it’s an act of kindness. But it doesn’t mean we have to like it! So here are some tips to help you survive being quarantined with your spouse & kids for the unforeseeable future…… Read more

5 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Pet during Coronavirus Pandemic Quarantine

Schools, restaurants, bars, museums, zoos, sporting events, etc. closed?  Is the family literally not going ANYWHERE for the next month? What better time to add a four-legged member to the family? Think of all the joy and laughter a four-legged family member could bring to your household. Before you make that leap here’s a few things to consider. Read more