Being a parent is a tough job. We set limits and expectations. We thrive when our children succeed above our standards, and feel overwhelmed and embarrassed when they do not. Are these expectations to help them become better people, or because we feel pressured into having perfect kids? This got me thinking, “what should every five-year-old know?”[Read more…]
As I begin to write this post, I know from previous conversations that what I’m about to say will not be for every couple. But believe me, this has been the BEST thing the hubs and I have done to create and maintain some peace in our relationship. I received this advice about a year into our marriage and we haven’t looked back since.
It will be three years in July since I began making my own laundry detergent and I’m only on batch number four. And honestly, there’s no going back to the expensive, store bought soap. It’s a huge money saver! However, the one downfall is that there is almost no scent at all. [Read more…]
Spring is on it’s way! Today Peanut, Pickle, the hubs, and I were taking advantage of a warm, March day in Minnesota. The temperature was only in the 50’s, but man, it felt like summer compared to the cold, winter days we’ve been experiencing. We were outside playing on our swing set and some early spring bugs were fluttering around. Peanut was not having any of it and decided that he would not go on the swing set because of these insects.
It got me thinking about how I kept all those pesky insects away last summer. [Read more…]
If you have children, are planning on having children in the future, or know someone with a child, you NEED to sign up for T.R.I.P. (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program). It’s free, easy to do, and it’s like getting paid for things that you already spend money on!