Creative Non-Candy Easter Baskets Your Kids Will Love

Creative Non-Candy Easter Baskets Your Kids Will Love
Don't want your child to overload on candy this year on Easter? I understand. A few sweets in the Easter basket are fine, but there are other items you can add that your child will enjoy too! Here are some ideas sent in by creative moms: Sweet tasting chapstick Goldfish crackers Granola bars Sunglasses Sidewalk Chalk Outdoor toys Play-doh Craft supplies Crayons Coloring books Paintbrushes/outdoor paint with rocks to pain

What Does Recycling Have to Do With Climate Change?

What Does Recycling Have to Do With Climate Change?
Climate Change is happening. It is caused largely by human activity and will have many potentially damaging effects in the decades ahead. Most people don't realize that reducing, reusing, and recycling can help slow climate change. Every product has a life cycle, and every step from manufacturing to disposal causes greenhouse gas emissions.  Every time you reduce waste by reducing, reusing and recycling, you help decrease the amount of greenhouse gases ad

6 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Your Kids and Why

6 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Your Kids and Why
Creativity takes time. Children live very busy, scheduled lives these days, and moms, whether they work inside the home or out, also lead hectic lives. Free time to hard to come by for most of us. Creativity requires a block of time; it's not something that can be squeezed in between soccer practice and dinner. It's no surprise American kids are no longer as creative as they once were. Besides being busy, we live in a world obsessed with ...

The Latest Baby Trend – Plants in the Nursery?

The Latest Baby Trend – Plants in the Nursery?
  I don't know about you, but I feel like having a baby is a lot of work and I'm not sure I want to add plants to the mix that also need care. I seem to be in the minority, though. The latest trend for nurseries in 2019 revolves around turning the baby's room into a tranquil haven touched by nature. Of course, the plants need to be baby and mom friendly, which means both non-toxic and can survive poor maintenance if necessary. Choosing plants with ...

Mothers are Working Overtime

Mothers are Working Overtime
As a working mom, I put in 14 hour days on average. The least stressful part of my day is actually the time spent at the office. As is the case with most working moms, my day starts at about 6:30 a.m. and lasts until the last kids goes to bed at 8:30 pm. No wonder I'm exhausted. According to a study commissioned by Welch's Grape Juice, working moms put in almost 100 hours of work each week between paid work hours and domestic (in other words, unpaid) la

My 5 Favorite Mom Fashion Blogs

My 5 Favorite Mom Fashion Blogs
Motherhood is busy and chaotic, but it's nice to feel good about yourself at the same time! I look to blogs from other moms for realistic fashion tips!    I Am Style-ish | Style Tips For The Busy Mom Seattle based fashion and beauty blogger, Tiffany, writes about her everyday stile as a busy mom and small business owner. AMOTHERSEDIT  Ashley is a mother of two who provides inspiration and support for other moms about fashion. Mom Style Lab Ange

Heartbroken About Sweetheart Candies? 5 Alternative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Heartbroken About Sweetheart Candies? 5 Alternative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Love the Sweetheart Candy Hearts? Me too. I'm sad we won't see them on the shelves in stores this year. I realize they taste a little like chalk, but I still enjoy them and the memories from childhood they conjure up for me. This Valentine's Day will be the first time in 153 years Sweethearts Candy Hearts will not be available, despite being labeled the most popular candy for the holiday in 2018 by Candystore.com. The reason these candy hearts will not

Valentine’s Day and the Single Mom

Valentine’s Day and the Single Mom
If you feel awkward and a little sad on Valentine's Day, you are not alone. As hard as it may be to battle those negative voices in your head, try to make the day special in your own way. Single mom or not, Valentine's Day is about love. You may not have a significant other right now, but as a parent you do have a child (or children) who you love dearly. Try to make Valentine's Day about the kids. Create memories they will cherish forever. One of my fav...

Easy Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookie Valentines

Easy Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookie Valentines
Adorable, easy and completely customizable. Did I mention delicious? Kids love fruit rollups! If you are looking for a fun project to do with your children for Valentine's Day, this one is perfect. You will all get a little sticky, but the end result makes it worthwhile. You could even make these for the kids to hand out in school (if the school allows). Write a special note and place in a small clear plastic bag tied with red ribbon for a unique valentin

3 Ingredient Pecan Caramel Candies

3 Ingredient Pecan Caramel Candies
Sweet and Salty, these pecan caramel candies are the perfect dessert to share at your next pot-luck PECAN CARAMEL CANDY RECIPE Prep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min. + standing Makes 4–1/2 dozen 54 Pretzels 54 Rolo candies (about 11 ounces) 54 pecan halves Directions Preheat oven to 250°. Place pretzels 1 in. apart on foil-lined baking sheets. Top each with a Rolo candy. Bake 3-4 minutes or until c...