Being productive at home can be a tough job for the best of us, because when returning from our jobs, or after looking after our families and keeping our households running all day (which is productivity in itself), doing more through life-planning, financial management, and charting our future can be tough. This goes twice if you work from home, which does require a certain amount of personal grit to accomplish.Read more
Growing up isn’t always about playtime and smiles. In fact, children are very inquisitive creatures and often have questions about life. As parents, we mustn’t ignore these questions because they’ll help kids become more stabilized adults. Along with answering their questions, it’s a parent’s responsibility to help little ones deal with change. Read these tips for helping children navigate life changes if you’re nervous about having the conversation.Read more
Get adequate sleep, workout, eat healthy, etc. “Place your oxygen mask on first”. As moms we know what we NEED to do. And boy is everyone quick to remind us, doctors, friends, family, etc. But have you ever noticed that no one really tells you how? HOW are we supposed to make time for ourselves when some of us are running the equivalent of small virtual town within our homes, with remote learning/virtual schooling, working from home, in addition to doing laundry, feeding kids, getting groceries, & keeping the world turning? Here’s your HOW….
Any parent knows that the territory comes with certain hardships and burdens they wouldn’t wish on anybody. Pregnancy, giving birth, raising a toddler, and trying to manage a full-time job while raising children are some of the most memorable experiences for many parents. Still, as children age, empty nest syndrome is equally challenging. While having your children go to college is a great accomplishment, it also leaves you alone. Use this short guide to sending your child off to college to help ease the transition.Read more
Over time, furniture can be exposed to wear and tear. Once your furniture starts to get noticeably damaged, you may think about throwing it away. But this needn’t have to be the only option. There could be ways of putting your furniture to further use. Below are three solutions as to what to do with your old damaged furniture.Read more
With the seasons changing from summer to fall and cooler weather starting to arrive in parts of the world, it’s easier to head outside without melting into a puddle. One great activity with which you can embrace the comfortable autumn weather is camping. If you or your family have a camping trip (or several) planned this season, then you’ll want to keep reading for all the must-have gear for your next camping trip.Read more
Everyone dreads a visit to the dentist, especially your children. The poking and prodding from sharp tools along with loud drilling noises should be motivation enough for your little ones to keep a clean mouth, but when they’re young, it’s our responsibility as parents to help. Preventative care can alleviate the stress of a dentist appointment, so here are five tips for protecting your children’s teeth early on.Read more
Omg, y’all it’s legit Fall!! Bring on the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), boots, flannels, sweaters, apple picking, pumpkin patches, pumpkin pies, apple pies, cinnamon & sugar doughnuts, apple fritters, fall festivals, corn mazes, hayrides, and so much more! Fall is when the Midwest shines, but don’t blink, it goes by fast, so tag friends and make plans now! Here is this year’s Toledo Fall Family Fun Guide….
It is always advised that you call ahead and double check that nothing has changed before visiting any orchard, farm, etc.
Gust Brother’s Pumpkin FarmRead more
When you send your kids back to school, you want them to feel prepared. After all, school is a bit challenging for your young ones, but a little preparation can help make the experience easier and more enjoyable for them. To prepare for the school year, check out these essential back-to-school items for your kids.Read more