As a family, we are lucky enough to take a few vacations during the year, all are within driving distance from our home (between two and five hours away). As a mom, I have survived many road trips in the past nine years - exactly 72 road trips and approximately 500 hours trapped in my car with my children. Note: that tally does not include the hour long trips to the beach … [Read more...] about How to Survive a Road Trip With Your Kids
Trimming the tree, hanging the lights, sucking down candy canes… traditions like these certainly make it the most wonderful time of the year, but do you know what makes this season even more special? If you’re a parent, you should be able to answer this question within three seconds. Still perplexed? Well, for all of us stuck in the “my kids just don’t listen to me” rut, … [Read more...] about The Joys of December: Co-Parenting With Santa Claus
Do you truly think you’re selfless? I bet most of us think we are, but in reality we might not be. A true act of selflessness is when you perform an act of kindness without any regard for yourself or your own interest. Meaning that after you paid for coffee for that dude in Starbucks, you don’t blast it on Facebook. It’s acting in total anonymity. It’s not letting the … [Read more...] about How Selfless Are You, Really?
Hun, what’s this charge on the debit card for $35.66? Oh, um, not sure, where from? ABC United something or other. Oh, I made a donation to a charity Okay, what about this charge for $2.99... Fruit - what the heck is Fruit Ninja? Oh, um, I bought an iPhone game for the boys? Really? Yea, they like to play it. A lot. $2.99 at Dunkin Donuts? $6.78 at 7-11? $3.50 at … [Read more...] about Cash or Credit: Does Your Spouse Question Your Charges?
This post is sponsored by Twin Sisters and Independent Lens. Can you imagine being over 5,000 miles away from your siblings actually your identical twin whom you’ve only met a handful of times? I can’t. As the youngest of five I can never imagine being separated from my four sisters, like ever. The years between us span a little under a decade apart, and now we are over 3,000 … [Read more...] about Unbreakable Bonds – Twin Sisters