Many homeowners fear dealing with a clogged toilet, especially when they have guests. This fear is not totally unfounded since it is estimated that more than 28 million American households a month will have to deal with this issue. One of the worst types of toilet clogs is one that affects your bathtub, too. Don’t […]
Whether you are dealing with a skinned knee, a scratch from an outdoor adventure, or the dreaded period leak, avoiding blood stains on you and your kids’ clothing is nearly impossible. Trying to remove the blood from jeans can seem even more impossible if you do not know how to do it. Luckily, removing blood […]
Do your kids agree with your politics? Do you expect them too? Are parents crazy, or justified, to think they should? If not, how do you resolve political conflicts as a family? Of course, we all want our kids to share our values. We created these kids, after all. It seems inherently parental to pass […]
After Christmas I surveyed the pantry and spied a bunch of leftover candy canes. I had used some of them to make peppermint bark (check out this amazing recipe) and had a few left. My mother also gives the kids these giant candy canes every Christmas and I don’t have the heart to tell her that they just don’t like them quite that much.
Swim practice, basketball practice, soccer, choir oh my! With six active children there is rarely a dull moment in my house. I can’t even begin to imagine what our lives will look like when they are all participating in some sort of extracurricular activity. You know, if I had a dollar for every time I […]
Raising kids takes a lot of time, patience, love, and- of course- money. It’s difficult enough to keep your child entertained but especially frustrating when you’re trying your best to stick to a family budget. Whether you’re looking to cut costs on activities your children are already in, or looking for affordable plans for the […]
This following post is written in partnership with Bloomwell. As parents we do everything we can to protect our children. But there is one super important thing that many of us put off doing, and that’s obtaining legal documents to protect our children if we are away from home (like when we use a babysitter […]
We all have those days. Those days that seem endless, the days in which our kids won’t stop bickering and you are just about to pull your hair out if one more fit is thrown. These hard days usually start after a long stretch without any outside playtime due to either weather or illness, and can seem incredibly difficult to curtail.