Infographic: Adoptions of US Children in Foster Care and National Adoption Month

Infographic: Adoptions of US Children in Foster Care and National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. I am a strong believer in adoption and truly wish I could adopt children myself (Hubby does not want more kids and it has to be a family decision). There are so many children in foster care across the country who want and deserve loving families. There are a lot of myths surrounding adoption as well that prevent people from looking into it. If you … Continue Reading →
T-Shirt and Underwear Basics

T-Shirt and Underwear Basics

While most have bought the kids new clothes for school this fall, one thing people often forget are the new underwear and t-shirts. The brand I buy for Hubby and T is Fruit of the Loom. They recently sent some free samples of boxers and t-shirts for T and that made him very happy! It made me happy too because you know us moms always say to wear clean underwear … Continue Reading →
What Parents Need To Know About Mobile Gaming for Their Kids

What Parents Need To Know About Mobile Gaming for Their Kids

Our kids have adopted mobile devices faster than we can blink but just because they understand how to work these devices doesn’t mean they know everything. One of the most popular things for kids to do on smartphones and tablets is to play games. You may not have to teach them how to actually play the game, but you still need to know what to teach them about being safe … Continue Reading →
Win Your Dream Home and Support Kids

Win Your Dream Home and Support Kids

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a leader in the treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. This is a charity that I have always been happy to donate to because I just cannot imagine how devastating it must be to have your child diagnosed with something like this. On top of this no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. We … Continue Reading →
Petting Zoos in the St. Louis Area

Petting Zoos in the St. Louis Area

This week I thought I would share a few of the fun places in and around St. Louis where you can take the kids to get up close and personal with the animals. I was very lucky growing up to have family who took me to so many of these wonderful places and I have great memories of all of them. As my son was growing up I continued the … Continue Reading →
Using Photos for Writing Prompts for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Using Photos for Writing Prompts for Kids, Teens, and Adults

During summer break kids, of all ages, can really get creative with their writing. I’ve done a few posts with lists of writing prompts for diaries, journals, and stories, 83 Teen Writing Prompts and 77 More Teen Writing Prompts. Today I want to share another great way to get minds thinking by using photos as writing prompts. There is no right or wrong way to use photos for writing prompts either. … Continue Reading →
DIY Minion Gift Wrap Instructions

DIY Minion Gift Wrap Instructions

My mom has been at it again with her super clever gift wrapping. This time she wrapped Colby’s gifts all to look like Minions! That was his theme for the birthday party too. Not only did Colby love the gift wrap, so did everyone at the party! I asked my mom to share the instructions so you could try your hand at it as well. Supplies Needed: yellow (Minion colored) … Continue Reading →
Do your kids know what to do in a vehicle emergency?

Do your kids know what to do in a vehicle emergency?

We are a nation of on-the-go people. On average, Americans spend 541 hours per year in a car. That’s a lot of time spent, even if you are a child just riding in the car. There are approximately 5.25 million driving accidents per year – yikes! Now add to that vehicle emergencies that are not actual accidents and that number soars even higher. As adults we have a bit more … Continue Reading →
Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safer Online

Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safer Online

My son is now 20 and out on his own. Growing up he has always been immersed in the digital world though because I am so much. There have been so many changes with the internet since he was little and I had to stay on top of these changes through the years. All parents and caregivers need to have some understanding of the digital world we live in so … Continue Reading →
Kids Summer Movie Series Only $2 Wildwood, MO [St. Louis]

Kids Summer Movie Series Only $2 Wildwood, MO [St. Louis]

B&B Wildwood 10 just released their Kids Summer Series lineup for 2015! The series takes place Tuesdays thru Thursdays. The cost is just $2.00 per person or free if you are a Backstage Pass Member! This year’s summer movie lineup: Lego Movie June 9-11 Spongebob 2 June 16-18 Penguins of Madagascar June 23-25 How to Train Your Dragon 2 June 30 – July 2 Night at the Museum 3 July … Continue Reading →