Self Care During Cold Winter Months

During the Winter and around the holidays it is easy to let stress and weather bring us down. The lack of sunlight alone in the cold, cloudy, and snowy months can cause emotional and physical slumps. Then there’s the holidays, the excess in food, and lack of exercise during the cold it can be hard …

22 Lessons I Want My Children to Learn About Christmas!

Christmas has become many things. Christmas is commercial, Christmas is religious, Christmas is contradiction after contradiction and often Christmas is hypocritical. I am a Christian and I cannot deny these things. So how do I teach my children about something that is all these things? How do I teach my children the good and the bad? Or do I? Do I sugar coat the holiday? Do I just give them the Bible? Do I just repeat what preacher after preacher might tell us?

Hosting Thanksgiving To Do List

Hosting Thanksgiving can definitely be a daunting task. How you want the meal and family time is totally up to you. It can be a big elaborate affair or a small, intimate, and simple meal, either way it’s good to be prepared and start those preparations early. In order to plan here’s a breakdown of …

11 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I give you the history of the holiday is not really something to celebrate. Really there are several holidays that are like this. What I like, however, is the excuse to get family together and eat. As I’ve grown, married and built my own family I’ve found excuses …

Teaching My Kids What it Truly Means to be a Patriot

Over the last four years in the United States the divide between the two major political parties has become drastically larger. Both attacking the other over political and moral differences. Over this time there has been this vast idea that one party, the Republican party, is a party of patriots and the Democratic party is …

Grandma’s Best Dressing Recipe

Thanksgiving is coming and one of the staples on our table every year is the dressing or stuffing. The dressing recipe is one my husband brought into our marriage from his grandma. It’s absolutely delicious and a must try. This stuffing recipe is one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving since I married my husband. …

6 Ways to Teach Your Children Gratitude

Gratitude is an important quality we should all possess. Feeling gratitude helps boost happiness. Practicing gratitude helps one live in a more positive manner. People who are grateful for what they have can feel less pain, less stress, sleep better, and even have stronger immune systems. *Post Contains Affiliate Links* Teaching our children early to …

Motherhood Shared: Birth Stories, Gen Y Mama

The birth of my first born practically plays out like an episode of a sitcom. Everything I read said that waters don’t usually break like you see on TV. There was a good chance I would need to have my waters broken or that they would merely be a small leak. No one tells you …

14+ Halloween Safety Tips for Parents and Kids

Safety should be your primary concern every Halloween. It is amazing to have a fun holiday everyone loves, dress up, go trick or treating, celebrate with friends and family. Having the kids get into the spirit and enjoy the holiday as well. Focusing on safety while out trick or treating, visiting different events, and celebrating, …

Why I Will Teach My Children A Comprehensive Sex Education

Over the years I have been very open about my stance, as a parent, on abstinence only sex education. I have always been very adamant in a comprehensive sex education for my children. As I’ve stated in my blog post, ‘Why I Plan to Teach My Kids to Have Sex Before Marriage’ I even outline …