Incandescent Light Ban

With her red wagon in tow, 8-year old Jill uses her lighting smarts to talk some sense into her parents, who are still using (far too many) traditional incandescent light bulbs in their home. Watch the intervention go down to see how Jill helps her family save money,...

Dinnertime Conversation Starters

When our son was born, we set out with a rule that from then on all dinners would happen at the dining room table... with the exception of pizza. Pizza is just meant to be eaten in front of the TV. We intended to use the time for conversation, but when your day to day...

Mardi Gras Arts & Crafts Fun with Your Kids!

Mardi Gras is here and people all over the USA (not just in Louisiana) are celebrating with parades and parties. The celebrations don't stop until Tuesday, March 4th, so there is plenty of time for you to join in the fun! To get you in the spirit, Sam and Sofia have...

5 Common Pet Problems & How to Fix Them

To help make sure your dog lives a healthy life, it's important that you're well aware of the problems that they may face. By knowing the symptoms, signs and what you can do about it, your dog is going to be a lot healthier because of it. 1. Ear Infections Ear...

Decorating With Posters

Our son is now three years old. He is in that stage where he is outgrowing his baby stuff but still too young to really settle on a definite style in his room. It's the age when you find yourself looking for creative ways to add color and fun to their room, but in a...

Giving Kids the Nutrition They Need

Children learn a lot by observing the habits of their parents and other adults. As a parent, you want to take whatever steps are necessary to assure that your child gets the vitamins and nutrients they need to stay healthy and active. It is often difficult to get kids...

How to Choose Baby Shoes

The following is a sponsored post. Your little one is crawling, pulling herself up and holding on to furniture and she’s beginning to cruise along the tables and couches. It’s time for her first pair of shoes. If you’re thinking of those white, leather high-topped...

History of Games

The following is a sponsored post. Image Source Board games have a long history. We can presume that the first games were created when human life became settled enough to enjoy leisure time and not focus entirely on survival. Games also serve a purpose beyond...

Tips for Decluttering Your Home for a Move

I know I'm not the only one to joke with others that moving is the perfect chance to declutter your house. When you are facing a move, whether down the road or across the country, you will find yourself looking for ways to reduce the number of items you are moving....

The Scary Rates of Divorce

The following is a sponsored post. Image Source My husband and I have been married for a little over four years, so we are relatively new to marriage. Several people close to us are going through rocky times and a few are getting divorced. Looking at statistics like...

What Should You Keep in Mind Before Moving?

The following is a sponsored post. I remember the weekend my husband and I moved into our house. The two of us were moving from our two separate apartments into one house. We moved my belongings on one day and all of his on the next. It was chaos! Though we had both...

Our Minty Bathroom Touch-Up

I followed through with my Labor Day plans and dealt with (most) of our bathroom. There's not a lot of extra money, because we are saving up to replace our carpeting... so I mixed together the leftovers of the two shades of minty green used in our office/ playroom...

Kids with Mobile Phones: Safety Rules

Buying a mobile phone for their kid can sometimes be really helpful for parents. When you have a change in plans or a class ends earlier, a mobile phone is the best way to get in touch with your child. Keep in mind that only if you set the right rules and explain the...

{Recipe} A Better Mug Brownie

Just a few quick steps and about 5 minutes stand between you and a chocolatey treat. I know, I know… we’re all going to start that diet… tomorrow. Meanwhile, I have a crazy craving for something sweet and I know just the ticket! I’m all about the mug brownie craze....

Recipe ⚬ 12 Steps to Addictive Caramel Corn

There is one recipe in my mom's arsenal that is the most sought-after of her recipes. This recipe has been so closely guarded by her that my dear husband had to reach the wizened ol' age of 40 before it was entrusted to him in the form of a birthday gift. So after...

My Crack at Crack Potatoes

A few days ago my cousin pinned a recipe on Pinterest that caught my eye. It was for a potato casserole dish called Crack Potatoes... because they're as addictive as crack. 😛 The ingredients are very basic and something a lot of people would have on hand: hashbrown...

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