Have you ever come across a post on social media that changed the way you see your world? I did, just this week. I came across a post on my newsfeed that showed dirty, rough hands. It had a story attached, that always piques my interest, so I read it and it hit me hard. My husband and I do so much for our kids so they never go without,…Continue
Added by Ronda on December 12, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Every year I say the same thing, "don't overdo it, Krystal!". What do I end up doing? You guessed it. Don't we all though? You're walking through the store and those little voices go off in your head as you near the toy aisle of just how much this would make your daughter light up. Or how much fun your son would have building this with his dad. The list goes on. We're always finding ways to justify overdoing it for our kids. And why not? They're our kids! Since we want to always…Continue
Added by Krystal Chiarolla on December 10, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments
The Holidays are in full force, can you feel all the Holiday cheer?
I absolutely love the lights, decorations, family time and presents.
This is a perfect time to reflect on the past year. Spend time with family and friends while sharing a warm cup of cocoa or tea, spiked or unspiked, this is a time…
Added by Hope Brissette on December 4, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
To me, today is my "official" start to the holidays! I am so excited!
Thanksgiving on Thursday.
Shopping on Friday. Oh and getting my house all decked out for Christmas...
Christmas is in a month!
I have been waiting for…
Added by Amber Watson on November 24, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Many people dread gift giving season for a number of reasons, but one of the most difficult tasks can be choosing a gift for someone who has a unique hobby or interest. While it might seem simple to choose a gift for the person who has a niche interest, if the giver is not savvy and up to date on the items within that niche, headaches and a few tears could ensue.
This can be especially true if that person in your life is a car lover. Gearheads, as they’re sometimes referred to, have a…Continue
Added by MBC on November 20, 2014 at 3:53pm — No Comments
Everyone has a friend or family member who is impossible to shop for. Whether he buys everything he wants himself or just doesn’t have any interests ripe for supplementation, come the gift giving holidays (birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas) you’re bereft, without a clue where to turn. Luckily, there are activities that…Continue
Added by MBC on November 20, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
When buying someone a present, the goal should be to find them something that they will love and remember. Some people spend a lot of money in hopes that an expensive gift will show how much they care. Others might opt for making a gift themselves, which can be a thoughtful, inexpensive…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on July 25, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Are you buying gender appropriate gifts this holiday season?
As the mother of three boys, whose husband travels for work, I spend A LOT of time with my little men. It would only make sense that they have a lot of feminine exposure. If I come home with a new pair of shoes, they want to see them and tell me how cool they are. When a commercial comes on…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on December 19, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments
When we were kids, the only method of solo transportation we had was a solid steel walker that looked like it should have come with its own pair of orthopedic shoes. Hell, for all WE know, my grandmother was working a little side deal with her podiatrist and using us as bait!…Continue
Added by Lisa René LeClair on December 9, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
** Trying to get my kids to organize their rooms is like trying to get a dog to scoop his own poop.
** I wish somebody would jump to make me dinner whenever I say I'm hungry.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 6, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Are you looking for some ideas to make bath time more enjoyable and fun for your child? Most children enjoy playing and splashing in the bathtub. Bath time is also a great way to introduce your child to water so that they aren’t fearful of water especially if you plan on taking the swimming during the summer months. Adding bath tub toys to your nightly bath time routine can make bath time more enjoyable for both you and your child. Check out these great bath time gift ideas for…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
If you have ever visited the toy store, it can be very overwhelming especially if you are searching for the perfect gift for your toddler. If fact, I feel that some of the toys available on the market are geared either for babies or older children. I decided to create a list of my favorite toys for toddlers this Holiday season and take some of the guess work out of your holiday shopping. Check out these great ideas to make finding that perfect gift easier for toddlers.
Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments
‘Tis the Season for everything peppermint. This is a quick and easy three ingredient sugar scrub. I would recommend using it twice a week to exfoliate and moisturize your skin in the shower. I used it right away yesterday and followed it with my coconut oil lotion (yes, the scents are completely conflicting), and am crazy soft. I would also say you should use an odorless type of oil, I used…Continue
Added by Elissha Park on November 10, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments
Here is a quick and easy recipe to make your own vanilla extract. This saves money in your own kitchen, but if you bought some cute little bottles this could be a unique homemade gift for anyone in your life who may have a kitchen. Check it out!! Read more...
Also check out The Broke Mom's Guide to Everything for more DIY and great recipes!
Added by Elissha Park on November 6, 2013 at 5:50am — No Comments
If you‘ve already adjusted your own lifestyle so that you do your best to live eco-consciously, preparation for baby‘s arrival should be a natural next step for you. If you’re still working on the transition, the time before baby arrives is the best time to get things organized. Having a green baby shower is…Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on July 14, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments
Mom’s aren’t supposed to get sick! I wish it was true but even germs and icky critters take us down for the count. Over the weekend, my husband finally convinced me to go see a doctor when I told him that I woke up around 4 AM on Saturday morning with a pounding headache. It wasn’t your typical headache,…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 13, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments
It's hard to believe that ten whole years have passed since I was squeezing my legs together like a freaking vice so my twins wouldn't be born on my birthday. Yep, call me crazy, but I did NOT wanna have to share the same b-day as my kiddos. I mean, seriously, moms get so few days of recognition as it is!…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 17, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments
When I started writing my Valentine’s Day decorating post I had so many options for kids that I ended up writing a post with…Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 14, 2013 at 1:41am — No Comments
Valentine's Day has so much expectation attached to it. Why not just say, "SCREW IT!" and get a gift for the cat instead. Here are some cool ideas I found that would really make my inner Crazy Cat Lady thrilled. My two cats would go crazy for these things.
It's not like the cat…Continue
Added by Megan Lynch on January 31, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments