I recently saw a coffee mug in a gift shop. The Inscription on it was, “Budgets are for Wimps.” I chuckled but then thought about my own budget laziness. It seemed that every month, I would begin with a healthy checking account balance and start spending money. Toward the last week of the month, I was existing on “air” and eating ramen.
It was definitely time to get control, but how? All of the books and all of the internet articles and e-books just didn’t motivate me. Or I began with…Continue
Added by Nelma Lumme on June 23, 2017 at 11:25am — No Comments
What is wrong with my kids is a question I ask myself at least 10 times a day! Anyone here with me? Don’t lie! I don’t mean it in a bad way, of course not, I love my kids to the moon and back; more then anything. That question is more generally speaking because there really is no answer when it comes to this one!
There is nothing wrong with them, they are just normal, fun-loving, and BIG personality kids that I have created BUT is it really too much to ask that they learn no…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Hurt on June 23, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments
This week I was on Studio 40 Live talking about National Men's Health Month sharing tips on how you can help the men in your life be pro-active about their health.
You can view the segment here: http://bit.ly/2tm6AVl
I am surrounded by men I have…
Added by Jessica Briggs on June 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I'm a little bummed. I got a text from a faraway friend who is going to be in my city next week, but it happens to be on a day I will not be around. It is one of those spontaneous meetings that just didn't work out and I am trying to take comfort in the fact that I will see her again in a few months for our twice-a-year gals getaway.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 21, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments
June is National Men’s Health Month, timely with Father’s Day in June. This post is to encourage you to be an advocate for the health of the men in your life. I’m grateful for these National months and days; it gets the conversation started for us.
Added by Jessica Briggs on June 20, 2017 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Father’s Day is today and I hope you are able to enjoy time with the father figures in your life. If they are not near, call them; thank them for investing in your life. Mark on your calendar three months from now to invite them over for dinner or send a "thinking of you" card. I am blessed to have many father like ones in my life. I have my dad and father-in-law near us, my pastor who is a…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on June 18, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments
If you’re running a business, you’ll start thinking about involving your children in its performance and allowing them to participate in the decision-making process at a certain point in your kids’ lives. Many kids express interest in their parents business and desire to help out from a…Continue
Added by Helen Shep on June 13, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments
I know when summer is here it is easy to get caught up in vacation mode, relaxing, and spending more time with family and friends. It is easy to see others posting on social media pictures of where they are visiting and it stirs you to want to go away too. I want to encourage you to stick to your budget even though it is summer time. Stay on track with your financial goals if that…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on June 12, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments
My husband and I recently participated in the Ziglar 7-Day Family Challenge from Ziglar Family. One of the challenge topics was "Communication". They shared on the practical importance of family meal-time and the importance of making daily connection really count.
Added by Jessica Briggs on June 9, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments
I had the opportunity to attend Media Night at the Sacramento County Fair before it was open to the public, I had so much fun! You definitely want to go out and visit the Sacramento County Fair this Memorial Day Weekend at the Cal Expo Fair Grounds May 25-29, 2017.
We have the perfect weather just in time to enjoy the rides, shows, food, and so…
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I've talked before about how my brain is compartmentalized. I have a hard time moving between work and family life without a transition period in between (which is why I've been able to make my peace with traffic).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 24, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments
30 Years of Fun Fair Food – Corn Dogs, Pizza, and Entertainment
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 23, 2017 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Here is a list of free and cheap things to do this summer with your family. This list especially comes in handy if you are…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 15, 2017 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Summer is quickly approaching we have three weeks of school left and I am so happy about that! I love Summer, I love the warmer weather, I lived in Phoenix, Arizona for awhile, I don't mind the heat. What I most enjoy about summer is spending time with my kids. Summer gives me a greater opportunity to enjoy them, we are not rushed with school, homework, and other activities.
Here are some…
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 8, 2017 at 5:07pm — No Comments
Down through the generations, children have stayed active by playing outside. But according to an online article published by …Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on May 3, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments
Having a family is a gift and responsibility. The one thing you want to do other than love them unconditionally is keep your loved ones safe. Here are five ways to keep your family safe.
Added by Rachael Murphey on April 26, 2017 at 2:01pm — No Comments
National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday of the first full week in May, the entire week is celebrated as Teacher Appreciation Week. This year that is May 1st through May 5th.
I encourage you to plan with your children to do something…
Added by Jessica Briggs on April 18, 2017 at 5:14pm — No Comments
Rice Krispie Treats are one of my favorite treats! With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to share with you these two easy and cute Easter Rice Krispie Treat Recipes. I love making fun festive treats for my boys. You can definitely modify these recipes to use what you…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on April 7, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments
It is almost Easter! I love everything about Easter, I love celebrating Jesus and His Resurrection. I enjoy the special Easter service at our church. I love that its spring the weather is nice and summer is near, we get to enjoy playing outside. I love all the bright colors that spring and…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on April 7, 2017 at 3:49pm — No Comments
With Easter here and egg dyeing, what are you to do with all those left over egg cartons? You can use the carton to store your hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator for up to one week, but for something more fun...make a bunny!
This is a great way to re-use those egg cartons and have fun with…
Added by Jessica Briggs on April 7, 2017 at 3:44pm — No Comments