How to Encourage Your Shy Child to Make Friends

I remember back when my middle daughter, Ashlee, was about two years old. She was one of the most outgoing and social children I had ever met. During every shopping trip or public outing, she would always make it a point to say “hi” to every single person she saw. She would even serenade her…

Why More Dads Are Staying Home to Raise A Family

It wasn’t too long ago that it was virtually unheard of for a father to raise his children full-time instead of working for money outside of the home. In decades past, fathers spent the majority of their time focused on earning an income to support the family, while mothers spent most of their time on…

Creative Cleaning Hacks : Pet Hair, Water Rings & More

We all want one. A beautiful home worthy of a magazine spread – clean, well-organized, and fashionably decorated. But the problem is that maintaining a home can be one of the most challenging aspects of our lives. It’s hard work and it can seem like the chores are endless. Who has the time (or energy)…

Practical Ways to Avoid Identity Theft

Identity theft is a crime in which someone obtains key pieces of your personal information, such as a Social Security number or driver’s license number, in order to impersonate someone else. This information can be used to obtain credit, merchandise, and services in the name of the victim, or to provide the thief with false…

The Top 5 All Time Best Pets for Families

Owning a pet can be a fulfilling experience for adults and children alike. A pet matched to the right family can bring years of joy and happy memories. Owning a pet is also an opportunity to teach your child valuable life lessons by caring for something other than themselves. With the right guidance, a pet…

Homemade Shaving Cream That’s Not a Pain

If you’ve followed this blog then you will know how much we are obsessed with DIY and homemade beauty (For example, Top 5 Homemade Sugar Scrubs for Body & The Beginner’s Guide to DIY Beauty & FREE Printable). So when I first came across the recipe for this shaving cream, I was super excited to try it! And it…

Fun Date Night Ideas

Is there is a stranger living in your home? A stranger who looks vaguely familiar? Well, it’s your partner, but between children, work obligations, managing a home, having an active social calendar, and everything in between it can be easy to fall into a pattern of neglecting your other half. If this sounds familiar to…

5 Excellent Ways to Challenge Yourself in 2016

Have you set next year’s New Year’s resolutions? Well don’t! The problem with resolutions is that they are almost always temporary. Instead seek to make lifestyle changes that will last. Self-improvement and continuous growth should be something we strive for all year long and not just at the beginning of the year. With the new…

13 Awesome Ways to Survive #Blizzard2016

Winter Storm Jonas has proven to be a record-breaking winter event along the East coast. In fact, in my area in Maryland, it is now the all time highest snowfall record from a single storm and I have recorded a solid 31″ of snowfall myself. To my family and friends up North in New York…

The List That Could Save Your Home

If you are like most people, you probably have lists for everything; grocery lists, packing lists, contact lists, to do lists – you name it! Lists are extremely useful tools when it comes to keeping us organized (and sane). Well did you know that one particular list could save your home (or at least what’s inside)?…