The Ultimate List of 4th of July Family Activities

4th of July is one holiday that I have always loved. I love the fireworks and getting together with family. I love planning fun activities with the kids. Here are some amazing activities, crafts, home decor, and recipes for a fun-filled 4th of July. Activities Free Printable 4th of July Patriotic Count and Color Game …

55 Memorable Daddy and Daughter Date Ideas

Making sure you can have some individualized time with your children is really important. We have two daughters and a son and we’ve considered making sure each child has some individual attention with both mom and dad. I grew up the second to youngest of six kids. It can be easy when you have multiple …

25 Activities and Crafts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is approaching and it’s a great time to make sure your dad, your child’s father, and any other father figure feel special. Here are some great crafts and activities to do with your kids for Father’s Day. 20 Free Father’s Day Printable Cards Star Wars Yoda Card Craft Easy Lion Card Craft Simple …

A Time I Witnessed Clever Parenting

#Back before marriage and motherhood I taught dance classes for my local Parks and Recreation department. I had grown up taking classes from the same people that were now my coworkers and boss. Teaching kids definitely has it’s challenges like I’m sure every teacher, daycare worker, and many others can attest to, but there were …

10 Ways to be an Advocate for Your Special Needs Child

There are many things to consider when you have a child with special needs. Whether it is known as soon as they are born, or any delays become apparent as they grow older it can be a huge learning curve. The processes of helping your child can be overwhelming, isolating, and frustrating. Depending on the …

Is College Education Worth It?

With the rising cost of college there has been more and more questions with teens and young adults whether or not college is really worth it. I understand this question. When you may be looking at years of owing student loans, it seems like not going is a better choice. There are many that never …

18 Fun Fall Date Ideas

Fall is the perfect time of year to get outside, enjoy the changing leaves and crisp air, and go on a fun, intimate date. Here are some amazing intimate fall date ideas: Corn Maze Weekend Getaway (Nearby Camping or to a Nearby Town or City) Wine Tasting Football Game Apple Picking Take a Cooking Class …

My Kids Do Not Need Your God: Teaching My Kids to Choose for Themselves

I grew up around many different religions. In fact, my grandma was Mormon and my grandpa was a Boston catholic. I grew up in a house where religion was important. However, as I came into my own, I realized that I don’t want my kids feeling like it is the end of the world, thinking …