5 Steps to Keep the Fire Going in Your Relationship

5 steps to keep the fire going in your relationship or marriage so you can communicate effectively and with love and enjoy the partnership you deserve. 🔥💕   When I talk to other Moms that are younger, we inevitably get around to the question, 'So how long...

Avoid Bumps and Potholes on Road-Trips with Kids

You might be thinking about going on a travel adventure with the kids this weekend or through the summer. Sounds like fun right? Just take to the roads and go wherever the wind is blowing or something a little less corny. While road trips with...

Being an Ally When a Friend is Struggling

4 Important Tips in Being an Ally When a Friend is Struggling Collaborative post.   There will be times in life when the people that you care about don’t seem to be able to catch a break, and your friend is struggling. Rather than living their lives with...

6 Thoughtful Strategies for Living in a Single Level Home with Kids

6 super thoughtful strategies for living in a single level home when you have kids, and even pets. Collaborative post.   For most of us, when we think about where we will live while we raise our children, we think of a house. It’s the classic setup, with...

Stress Free Moms Summit

Ok, Mama--I've got something crazy exciting!!! You're invited to join us for the Stress Free Moms Summit!! On Monday, May 7th, join us for 5 days, with 5 amazing categories presented by top experts, each sharing 5 easy to implement steps to fast-track your success. I’m talking...

How to Create the Ultimate Spring Bucket List Adventure

The Steps to Create an Organized but Amazing Spring Bucket List Adventure For Your Whole Family Using Everyone's Input.   Spring is one of my most favorite times of the year! For me it's time for setting new annual goals, doing my annual review, doing Spring Cleaning...

3 Things to Boost Parental Involvement in Education for Your Kiddos

3 Practical Ways to have more parental involvement in education for your kids, without becoming a 'smother.' Collaborative post.   Are you a parent that takes a back seat when it comes to your child's education? Or are you one that is so proactive that they might be...

2 Big Ways to Allow a Mother’s Peace of Mind

2 Main Ways to Allow a Mothers Peace of Mind as a Parent. Collaborative post. We are absolutely certain you are a wonderful mother.You’d likely agree it takes a mountain of effort, love, care, sympathy and a range of positive and honorable feelings to become one. It’s...

5 Easy Ways to Begin to Teach Kids About Money

5 Easy and Basic Ways to Start the Conversation to Teach Kids About Money at Home. Collaborative post.   It’s surprising that after all these years, schools still don’t teach kids about money skills like how to save and what a mortgage is. However, these skills seem to...

Family Fun in the Garden: Simple Crafts and Easy Plants to Grow

4 Easy Ways to Have Family Fun in the Garden   Encouraging our children to enjoy the outdoors and grow things in the garden can be such a good tool for them. Not only does it make them more conscious about the world around them, but it...

10 Tricks I Use to Encourage My Kids to Read More

The 10 No Brainer Ways We Get Kids to Read More in Our Household.   I actually consider myself pretty lucky. My kids have always had a thirst for reading. Maybe it was because I read to them all the time as babies and toddlers. Maybe it...

The Ultimate List of 88+ Popular Kids Book to Movie Adaptations

The Ultimate List of 88+ (and growing) Kids Book to Movie Adaptions.     I don't know if you've noticed a trend lately with movies. But many of them have started out as books. And many of them are actually a series as well. Some would complain that...

20 Reasons Why I Chose Epic! Books Reading App

The 20 reasons why I chose Epic! kids reading app to encourage our kids to read more. So, a typical afternoon these days entail a gentle but hesitant reminder to get off their kids reading app for long enough to get some chores done. I say...

My Absolute Go-To For Stunning Photo Books + More!

Why Using Mixbook to Make Photo Books for My Family Photo Albums and Family Portraits Is the Best Decision I've Made For Preservation, Organization, and Display.   You know what's even better than having an amazing family vacation, or a to-die-for wedding, or even the most adorable...

5 Smart Ways to Spend More Purposeful Time With Kids

  A funny thing happened one day. My ten year old (one of the laziest humans on the planet) informed me that she was going to start setting her alarm for 5:30 am and riding the bus to school. My neighbor and I trade carpooling days...

Review of the ‘Letters to Santa’ Plus Why I Adore It

I'll readily admit that I pretty much regret getting a damn elf after figuring out how much work it is to come up with a new place to put the darn thing every night. But mostly having to remember it is what's killing me. So...

The Ultimate Teachers Gift Guide

Whether you're scouring the interweb for a teacher's gift for Christmas, your kid's teacher's birthday, or teacher appreciation, one's things for certain--he or she probably doesn't want a damn apple!! And even though I thought it was a little presumptuous the first time I saw it,...

4 Steps to the (Nearly) Perfect Christmas Morning

You know how when you merge 2 households, you have lots of 'discussions' about the proper way to do things? I mean literally anything here: washing dishes, paying bills, peeling potatoes, changing a diaper...

How to Create the Ultimate Winter or Holiday Bucket List Adventure

Ok, so you may have read a similar post about creating a Fall Bucket List adventure--and this one is along the same lines! BUT--I'm giving a list of epic ideas PLUS a winter-themed printable for you and the kiddos to create a whole new bucket...

Gift Ideas From Innovative Startups For Anyone on Your List

If you've been on Amazon at all lately, you'll notice they've developed a really awesome way for startups to get noticed and get out there. It's called Amazon Launchpad, and in that section of Amazon, you can find the newest and most innovative gifts for...

How You Can Get ANY Stella Nadene Journal for Just $7 for Black Friday!!

It's that time of year again!! Yep--the day created for crazies.     Just kidding. (sort of) Seriously, I have to give props to those folks that can hack this day of deals. Cause I'll be frank: Cyber Monday is my jam. In my jammies. And really, whatever day is more...

How to Throw the Ultimate Holiday Party or Get-Together

Having get-togethers for some isn't just a past-time--it's an art form. I mean, have you SEEN the stuff people like Martha Stewart put together? The decor, the food, the drink stations, the general ambiance. Unreal. Well, maybe not for the by-standers and those that simply...

Have Smoother School Mornings: A 5-Day CHALLENGE!

Dear #Bossmom,  Is this is your current school morning situation?:   slow moving kids +   unreasonable meal requests +   socks have disappeared +   clothes don't match +   only one shoe in sight +   school papers have mysteriously vanished +   nerve wracking whining and crying +   Mama losing it =     Your basic complete chaos of a normal...

How to Get Your Kids Back on a Sleep Schedule

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Kids Sleep Schedule Back on Track.   My kids sleep schedule isn't just on a to-do list. It's a necessity. If you even need to ask why then you're not a mom. Sleep is soooo crazy important for us busy Mamas, of course, but...

6 Insanely Helpful Sites for Tips to Travel With Kids on a Budget

6 Insanely Helpful Sites to Help You Travel With Kids Any Time of the Year on a Budget.   Whether you're traveling for summer, fall, winter, or spring holidays, one thing is certain--travel with kids is no easy feat! An even harder feat? To travel with kids...

HOW TO HELP YOUR GRADUATE CREATE HIS OR HER OWN PATH

Graduation time is such a cool place to be in your life--whether from high school, college, trade school--whatever. It's a bittersweet ending to a whole world of possibilities. The problem is that many people get completely overwhelmed with all the different paths they can take,...

6 Essential Goals for Couples to Communicate About NOW.

6 essential goals for couples when married or co-habitating, to communicate life goals and set clear expectations.   As much as I'd like to be the hopeless romantic here, weddings and marriage are really and truly the beginning of a (hopefully) lifelong partnership. Don't get me wrong,...

5 ESSENTIAL GOALS FOR GRADUATES

  Graduation is the beloved (and sometimes bittersweet) ending of an educational journey. But also the exhilarating beginning of another. Of something big, and exciting, and...

BASIC GOALS Every MOTHER Should Have + FREE Worksheet

Basic goals every mother should have for herself to start True Self Care.   As Mother's Day approaches, and us mothers get to reflect upon all that we're grateful for as (hopefully) those spawn shower us with presents and love, we really and truly need to also...