It’s Almost Mother’s Day – Do You Remember Those Early Sleepless Nights?

Heroes, Mother’s Day is almost here (and yes, that’s a reminder for some of you. ahem). What are you doing to celebrate Mom? And moms, do you remember what life was like when you had a small baby? Oh, those nights! I’ll tell you a story about that shortly. But first: The good folks at […]

Teach Your Kids Lessons by Observing National Awareness Days

National Oatmeal Waffles Day. National Potato Chip Day. National Balloon Day. These are just a few of the hundreds of national days of recognition that take place annually in the United States. Chances are good you’re not going to send out cards on August 5, which is National Underwear Day. While some of them seem […]

Celebrate Christmas With a Unique Advent Calendar

Christmastime brings joy to everyone, but perhaps the ones that are affected by the Christmas spirit the most are the kids. They count the days to the great event – the arriving of Santa Claus. For that, they take the help of the advent calendar, which in most cases is filled with sweets and the […]

Four Gift-Giving Tips for the Parent on a Budget

The holidays can be a rather expensive and stressful time; making it a challenge for parents who try attempting to balance the festive period with their household expenses and budgets. Parties, food, beverages and decorations can add up quickly – and that’s even before factoring in gifts for your children and other loved ones. Thankfully, […]

Allow Kids to Shop Safely for Christmas Gifts

I learned recently about a fascinating site called The Christmas Registry. The creators went to great lengths to make this site safe for children. Only the bare minimum of information is gathered from both the child and grown-up users. Furthermore, the site is designed to put the grown-up in complete control of the child log-ins. […]

Five Fun and Frugal Family Traditions to Start on Thanksgiving

Rather than letting the kids veg out in front of the television or computer, watching holiday specials and eating food reserved for-or leftovers from-Thanksgiving dinner, start some fun traditions that you can carry on year after year, generation after generation. Go Back to the Books Chances are, many family members (kids and adults) don’t remember […]