Teaching Kids About Money: It Is Never Too Early  

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When you think about all the things you need or want to teach your kids, where does money fall for you? At what age do you think it is best to teach your kids about money? While your elementary school-age child may not understand about balancing a checkbook or paying bills, he or she is ...

5 Cool Ways Kids Can Help Homeless Pets

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I'm going on a field trip with my Junior Girl Scout troop to Our Companions to learn about homeless pets and ways we can help them.  My girls all love animals and we're going on this field trip as part of the process to earn their Bronze Award for Scouts- their chosen service project is ...

Five Ways Mom Can Win At Snack Time

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Being a parent is a responsibility many of us have and take on wholeheartedly. As they say, it is one of the hardest non-paying jobs but can be so much fun as well. If you have multiple children in your house, like I do, you know how different your kids can be. One kid wants ...

Teaching Teens About Finances

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As parents, from the moment we have that precious bundle placed into our arms, we take on a huge responsibility. We are charged with taking care of this little human, teaching them right from wrong, educating them, keeping them safe from harm and doing what we can to raise them to be the best people ...

Three Life Hacks for Busy Moms

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Three Life Hacks for Busy Moms I had mixed feelings about the kids going back to school after their winter break. Part of me will miss having them home where we were able to hang out and have some fun in the snow, make cookies and enjoy a magical Christmas. The other side of me was ...

Four Tips to Make Reading Fun for Kids

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If you were to ask a teacher, they will tell you one of the hardest things they see is kids who are not reading at their potential. I had a lengthy conversation with one of my kid’s elementary school teachers about this subject. He said it was heartbreaking to see kids coming into his classroom ...

Cooking with Kids- Kids in The Kitchen

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I am so excited to bring you this new, ongoing series Kids in The Kitchen. I have a passion for  cooking and an even greater passion for my kids so it seemed natural to bring the two together.  There are so many reasons letting kids in the kitchen to help is a great idea,especially when ...

5 Tips for Cruising with Kids

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Cruising with kids is a great family travel experience! Many cruise lines offer activities for adults as well as children, so it's not likely you will be on a trip where you hear "I'm bored!" However, there are some things to consider if you will be bringing little ones with you. Read on to learn several ...

Tips to Surviving the Holidays with a Baby #TisTheSqueezin

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Happy Family Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Tips to Surviving the Holidays with a Baby Being a parent can be so overwhelming, especially when it happens for the first time. Kids do not come with an instruction book, so when they ...

7 Winter Driving Tips

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Arrive Safely With These Seven Winter Driving Tips This post brought to you by Kelley Blue Book. The content and opinions expressed below are that of thismamaloves. As the kids transition from their summer to their school routines, our weather does a major transition of its own. Those dog days of summer are replaced by that cool crispness ...