“Be careful!” Nod your head if you’ve said this to your child today. Yeah, me too. This well meaning phrase is used ad nauseum in the modern world. There are a lot of dangers out there, yes. We love our kiddos with every ounce of our being, of course. The mama bear instinct is real. Abso-frickin-lutely. But, when does protecting our kids become riskier than stepping … [Read more...] about Should Kids Always Be Careful?
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Once upon a time, I was a size 2. Running 6-8 miles a day and the stressful upheaval of life as I had known it caused me to lose 30 pounds in a period of 8-10 months. It was my lowest weight ever but also the strongest I’d ever felt. It was also the best I’d ever felt about myself. My calves were muscular. My thighs were smaller in circumference. My butt had lifted a little, … [Read more...] about The Evolution of This Mom’s Wardrobe
‘Tis the season that stumps families everywhere because they can never seem to find an answer to the big, important question: What’s a great gift to buy mom? We will see lists upon lists and articles upon articles telling us what moms should want, but I have STRONG opinions about this. My mom just did a big downsize, moving out of the family home that she has been in since … [Read more...] about What Moms REALLY Want For Christmas
Even during a pandemic, families are holding on to their summer vacations and hitting the open road to make memories with their kids. AAA projects that Americans will take 683 million road trips from July to September. If you haven't gone away yet, there's plenty of time to take a last-minute road trip. Just keep in mind, traveling by car is cheaper than flying, but it's still … [Read more...] about It’s August… Time For A Last-Minute Road Trip
Now that your family is home around the clock, it may feel impossible to keep your refrigerator full for long enough before you have to run back to the grocery store. But, this isn’t the only reason your grocery budget has become bloated recently. According to the most recent Consumer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, food costs rose an average of 2.6%—the … [Read more...] about 5 Shopping Strategies For Saving On Groceries During The Pandemic