It doesn't matter what you are doing as a parent, if you read enough studies you learn that you are parenting wrong. But it is easy to accept that you are wrong as a parent: You have, after all, a constant walking/talking reminder in your life that you are an unfair, mean person and that you are crushing all the joy out of life because you won't let someone play on his iPad and instead keep insisting that he brush his teeth.…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 26, 2016 at 6:32am — No Comments
Almost two years ago, I wrote out my “Mommy Motto” verse on a little chalkboard in my kitchen, doing my best to use my prettiest “scripty” print on it. While my handwriting isn’t…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on March 15, 2016 at 10:01am — No Comments
Check out this week's Kmart Ad here. To maximize your savings, make sure you go here and click become a client to make me your personal shopper (I like to call myself a personal deal finder). If you don't have a shop your way account it is free to sign up and usually…
Added by Esther Copeland on February 4, 2016 at 12:13pm — No Comments
My son has been in school since he was six weeks old. Not daycare. School. Before he reached preschool age, he had endured extensive homework requests to put together collages of various themes, build beanstalks, retell stories and (once) to build a robot. And we did it all because education is important to me.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 8, 2016 at 6:17am — No Comments
I've definitely felt that this wasn't at all…Continue
Added by Christina D on January 1, 2016 at 1:29pm — No Comments
Imagine this: School is over. Your children go to their after-school sports activity or music lesson and finally comes home. They have time to play outside and get some fresh air and sunshine. At the dinner table, everyone has time to talk about their day before retiring for their separate activities for the evening. Your children go to bed on time.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments
The one and only Maggie Daley Park is located in the loop or downtown area of Chicago, IL. It is a FREE public park and is 20 acres! The playground is near the Lake Michigan shoreline so not only are you getting great views of the city, you're also getting amazing views of the lakeshore.
The first thing you see when walking…Continue
Added by Jazelle on August 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Last night, the kids and I had the opportunity to pack some lunches for the West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) organization. This non-profit agency gives emergency food and shelter to individuals and families in the West Suburban Cook County area. They operate a shelter every Tuesday night and provide lunches for the next day. There are many PADS programs available all over with some even supplying permanent housing and supportive services for their…Continue
Father's Day is a special time every year that we can celebrate that wonderful father figure in our lives, whether connected by blood or love. Make the day extra special by planning a fun activity to do together. Even better- a FREE activity. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to help out by providing 12 free activities for Dad on Father's Day. Choose one or more!
Hello, my name is Jazelle.
Welcome to my blog, The Little Tourist!
Having three children under the age of seven; I am always on the lookout for fun activities that will teach them new skills or lessons AND help burn off some energy! Enjoying these activities for free or at…Continue
I absolutely love blogging. I love…Continue
Added by Ronda on June 10, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments
What can be said about writer’s block that hasn’t already been said? Writer’s block isn’t just a condition; it’s also a feeling. It’s heavy on the shoulders. It makes the back ache, the fingers paralyzed and the mind numb. And it happens for a reason. It happens because you’re bored.
The challenge of writer’s block is…Continue
I was sitting in the living room reading a book. My son wandered downstairs and climbed into my lap.
"You haven't checked on me in a while," he said.
"That's right," I answered. "You have free time to…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 27, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments
I was in the store with my son, when a woman remarked at how well behaved he was being. I smiled (because I was filled with mommy happiness at the compliment) and agreed - he is a really great little guy. Then, the conversation took a turn for the worse.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 15, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments
NEW GIVEAWAY JUST STARTED
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Added by Jody on April 14, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
It seems as if most people tend to go on to social networking sites the moment they turn on their computers. At times, most people initially browse over the news and look at the latest buzz and happenings in their place or around the world. Although being up to date with the latest news, happenings in the world and the people around us is one great thing that the internet brings, there are other things that we can do online such as entertaining ourselves via…Continue
Added by Dawn Wells on April 7, 2015 at 2:49am — No Comments
Many people do not realize how easy it is to score free makeup samples while you are shopping in a store. Those ladies behind the makeup counter at your favorite department store may look intimidating, but they really are your best friend when it comes to scoring free beauty samples by mail. Read on to find out the best ways to get free beauty samples while you are shopping in a store.…Continue
Added by Dawn Wells on February 24, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments
Free baby formula samples are usually given away by several companies in the world that want potential customers to try their formulas out on their babies. Companies hope that potential consumers will like these free baby formula samples and purchase them next time they want to buy baby formula. From small free baby formula to full sized cans, you can consider the following easy ways that can greatly help you to get…Continue
Added by Dawn Wells on February 11, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 30, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments
So, you like to save money and get some fun freebies in the mail? If the answer is YES, then check out these 3 freebie sampling sites. I like checking out the new samples each week and while some of them will overlap, you can find quite a few originals. I have to admit that it is kind of a rush when they start showing up in the mail. Don't judge- it's the little things. It truly does come in handy, especially when you receive travel sizes of toiletries, which is great for trips.…
Added by Erin on October 27, 2014 at 12:32am — No Comments