LIFE AT HOME

12 Quick but Essential Tips for Disney on Ice with Kids

Even if you don’t live near a Disney theme park, you can still experience the magic of Disney close to home with Disney on Ice. Expect an evening of unique entertainment for the whole family featuring beloved characters dancing and twirling on ice. It’s an easy and affordable way to enjoy world-class skating and the […]

Vision Board Party Planning Tips for Fun & Inspiration

To draw more of what you want into your life and ensure your vision board gets made, host a vision board party! As someone who has attended and hosted many vision board events, I am a big believer in gathering with others to create vision boards. These parties are a great way to define your […]

Is Rosetta Stone for Kids? Read Our Family Review!

Want to know if Rosetta Stone will help your kids learn a new language? Our family has had great success in learning to speak and read foreign languages with this online service. Read this review to discover how this learning system works and decide if Rosetta Stone is right for your family, too. Plus, find […]

35+ Best Travel Games for Kids (Toddlers to Teens!)

Whether your family is flying in an airplane, taking a train, or embarking on a road trip, you need to keep your offspring occupied during your travels! Thankfully, many games and activities come in travel sizes to entertain kids on the go. Card games and travel board games keep minds active not only during the […]

12 Safety Tips to Prevent Losing Your Child in a Public Place

For children, there’s almost nothing scarier than being unable to spot a parent or other caregiver in a crowded place. The terror might even be worse for parents when a child goes missing. One minute you’re clasping a chubby little hand, and the next your heart is racing as you frantically scan the crowd trying […]

15 Backyard BBQ Party Ideas + Tips (Without Stress!)

As a self-proclaimed grill master, summer is one of my favorite times of the year. It means I get to roll out my grill and use it pretty much every night of the week. But, as much as I enjoy grilling up a few juicy ribeyes for my family, it’s even more fun to invite friends […]

Cinco de Mayo Party for Kids (9 Fun Fiesta Ideas!)

In the United States and some parts of Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has become a fun way to celebrate Mexican culture and cuisine with a brightly colored fiesta. No matter your heritage, your family can get in on the celebration. Whether you’re planning a themed family dinner or a big party for the whole block, […]

Living in Arizona – Hot and Cold in the Desert

Living in Arizona has its pros and cons, as does any place. When I moved away from Arizona after college, I swore I’d never move back. Thirteen years of life in the desert was enough for me. I wanted cooler weather and a new adventure. But nearly two decades after I departed, I moved back. […]

How to Use Essential Oils for Travel and at Home

Essential oils for travel can help improve sleep, relieve stress, and avoid motion sickness. Which essential oils are best for travel? Read my interview with essential oils aficionado and family travel expert, Hilarye Fuller, to learn which essential oils to pack for your family vacation. What are essential oils? Essential oils are gifts from the […]

Should Your Teen Do a Gap Year After High School?

Don’t you wish sometimes that you could have time off to clear your head and explore the world? Luckily for today’s teens, they can take a gap year after high school before entering college or pursuing a career. The popularity of gap years has spread across the Atlantic and is increasingly becoming an option for […]

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Traditions Around the World

Becoming a mom is celebrated by cultures around the globe in numerous and intriguing ways. Discover pregnancy practices, birth customs, and baby traditions around the world. Based on the book, On Becoming a Mother, let’s explore babyhood and new motherhood from before birth through the first year of life.  Global Pregnancy Customs Pregnancy is universal, […]

Tips to Make Your Tween Daughter Less Sassy & More Sweet

I felt like I had lost my tween daughter. My sweet girl had become much sassier and more argumentative. She didn’t laugh as much or want to play with her little brother. Now? Things are getting better. So much better, in fact, that I have been reflecting on what helped get her back to her […]

Teach Kids the Meaning of Remembrance and Veterans Day Through Travel and at Home

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, hostilities ceased on the Western Front when Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allied Forces. Thus, ended the Great War. Many believed this was “the war to end all wars.” Armistice Day commemorated the date. Following World War II, the […]