The Past & Present of Watching TV

There is nothing more demanding than a child that wants to watch their favourite show. I mean nothing. The world will stop spinning before they stop nagging to watch.  With four very different kids, it becomes like the battle of the most annoying when it comes to what is streaming on our main TV. The baby usually wins because nobody wants to deal with the temper tantrum and the older kids will happily sneak off to watch whatever they want on their tablets.  The Past & Present of Watching TV Back in the day we only had basic cable and…

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Getting Serious About Treating your Allergies

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Ladies and gentleman allergy season is in full effect. Last week I thought it was snowing but it was just pollen falling from the air. I have never seen that before in my life and that evening while it was raining the same pollen continued to fall. If I didn’t understand the havoc of seasonal allergens before I got to witness it first hand. It was everywhere. I have only had a few allergic reactions in life. Usually hives…

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Books to Help You Learn, Make and Create {Review + Giveaway}

Fresh off of the Dove Self-Esteem Project with our oldest daughter I am using what I learned about Emma and her LIKES to help build our relationship and self-esteem. Our girl is artsy and has a love of creating, much more than her mama but I will do anything to make sure our lines of communication stay open right now.  When we got the opportunity to check out a few beautifully illustrated books from The Quarto Group on, doing, making, and learning I knew it would be the perfect way for us to spend some quality time together as well as…

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Must-Know Facts About Nighttime Wetting + an Interview With Michele Kambolis #RestEasyTonight #ad

Potty training your kids is probably one of the better accomplishments as a parent, but what if your child has nighttime wetting? Throughout the years we have had many instances where the kids have gone through spurts of nighttime wetting. Since the kids mostly sleep in our bed I can 100% let you know that waking up while a kid is peeing on you is not fun. Even less fun is sleeping through the night in a wet spot because we didn’t wake up. One thing we never did was overreact when it happened though because we didn’t want to…

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Backyard Basics: Budget-Friendly Options for a New (Looking) Summer Oasis

This year I did not budget for new backyard basics instead, we are focusing on using what we have and making it work for us. I have my eyes on new patio furniture but with the NEED to replace our sliding doors this year I have to make sacrifices what I have work for one more season. In the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of our projects on the blog while we clean our deck and seal it, give our patio set an overhaul with just a fresh coat of paint and I try to figure out…

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