School Gym Class- Is It Shaming or Teaching?

“Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity in children more than tripled from 1971 to 2011…” -American Heart Association. “Only one in three children are physically active every day.” -fitness.gov Ok, I get it. But how about: “13 percent of children ages 8 to 15…

The Ultimate Non-Electronic, TV Free Indoor Activity List

Baby, it’s cold outside! Cabin Fever is no joke. Especially if the kids have a snow day from school. You suddenly become the party planner/event coordinator for the entire day with zero notice. You want semi-quiet yet productive activities for the kids to do that doesn’t require a whole lot of adult supervision. And add to…

Clean Eating/Paleo- Family Friendly

This post may contain affiliate links It’s nice to start off the year with a good body and spirit cleanse. It helps put you in perspective and sets the tone for the rest of the year. Diets are one of those things that people tend to start around the New Year. Every January our church…

Why Showers Stress Me Out

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Five Common Health Myths-Debunked

We’ve all heard our mothers or grandmothers report to us how we should never do such and such or you should do this and that because “they say it’s not good” or “they say it’s beneficial”. But who exactly is “They” and where did “They” come up with that idea? I’ve often wondered how these…

The Key to Work-Life Balance

I am currently very blessed to be able to work and further my education from home, but it hasn’t always been so. I know firsthand the struggles with balancing work/family/home/school life. I started out my adult life as a single mother at the age of 18. I was in college studying to be a nurse…

How to Weekly Schedule Plan

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How I Afford Home Repairs and You Can Too!

When my ex husband and I divorced I wanted to stay in the only home my children knew. I didn’t really think about what I would do when things needed repair. I also didn’t think of the fact that since our home was a duplex there would be double the chance of repairs. I was…

10 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Christmas Gifts

This post may contain affiliate links My extended family and I participate in a $25 limit gift exchange every year. Out of a hat, I picked my brother’s name as my gift recipient last year. I managed to purchase $40 worth of gifts for $5. Yes, I only spent a fifth of what everyone else…

$10 Meals in Less Than 30 Min

Having trouble thinking of quick meals when your schedule is tight? Money kinda tight too? Have you looked through Pinterest recipes and thought “Wow, that’s a lot of work.” Well that is where I’m at more often than not. My family is spoiled and trained to NEED dinner served by 530pm or the walls will…

Thought Process of a Teenager

My oldest daughter works at a high-end salon. She is always telling me how I should come in and get my hair done while she is working. Did I mention it is a high-end salon? With no family discounts. My idea of getting my hair done is a $24 cut and highlight twice a year….

School Function Turned Taxi Driver Night (Without Tips)

“Mom, come to the parade/pep rally/bonfire!” They said. “It’ll be fun!” They said. Well, I was planning on watching SVU while they all enjoyed themselves at the bonfire, but… This is how the day went: 7am: Dropped off the girls at school like usual and went back home to begin my work day. 9am: Text…