10 Good Things When Your Child Leaves the Nest

10 Good Things When Your Child Leaves the Nest

My son has been out on his own since this summer. There are a lot of things I miss about not having a child at home but today I am focusing on ten of the good things that happen when your son moves out of the house. Hubby and I are officially “empty nesters” which feels odd because I think we are so young, but I guess age is not … Continue Reading →
Decorated Tech Cords Project

Decorated Tech Cords Project

How about a fun and easy project? Bookmark or pin this now because when the kids are off school for holiday break or stuck inside because of winter weather this will be a great project for them! We all have an abundance of cords these days for our smartphones, tablets, chargers, cameras, and more and they are almost all the same color, black. This project will help you easily identify … Continue Reading →
Do You and Your Teen or Adult Child Agree on Money?

Do You and Your Teen or Adult Child Agree on Money?

We are into September and the college kids are getting into the swing of things at school. Those kids that graduated high school last summer but opted not for college are hopefully working on their goals and jobs and maybe even living on their own as well (like my son). Just like in any relationship that involves money, there are bound to be disagreements sometimes. If you are married you … Continue Reading →
Your Teen’s First Place of Their Own

Your Teen’s First Place of Their Own

This time of year there are a lot of teens and young adults moving out of their parents’ homes. Some are headed to college to live in a dorm, some are going to live off campus while at college, and others are taking the plunge and going out on their own into the real world! Most of us parents want to help out a bit when our baby young adult … Continue Reading →
Should You Buy or Rent Textbooks? [infographic]

Should You Buy or Rent Textbooks? [infographic]

It is back to school time and one thing that hits college kids and their families hard is the price of textbooks. They are incredibly expensive often and I often hear that in the end they are not even used very much by some professors. That would make me a bit crazy! I found this item for my weekly infographic that gives some interesting statistics about college textbooks and if … Continue Reading →
Back To School and Life with Bluebird

Back To School and Life with Bluebird

Disclosure: I am being compensated for this Bluebird project. Opinions are my own. Have you heard of Bluebird? It is an alternative to traditional checking and debit cards that you get from a bank. The service is provided by American Express and Walmart, an interesting combo. I have been asked to get a Bluebird account and try it out and share my experience over the next several months with all … Continue Reading →
Goldfish Puffs Snacks for Teen Game Night

Goldfish Puffs Snacks for Teen Game Night

Who doesn’t love Goldfish snacks? I loved these myself when I was young – and still do! When my son was little it was a favorite snack and he loved when we went to different restaurants and they gave him a little bag of Goldfish crackers. Even now as a teenager (18) he still will always eat Goldfish crackers. When we have family game night I set them out and … Continue Reading →
Not Graduating…YET

Not Graduating…YET

Today I am feeling a little sad because my son, T, will not be graduating this month like we had originally planned. He will still graduate, but he does not have enough hours in for the work study part of his program just yet. Sigh. I try very hard not to focus on what T does not or has not done. He is a unique individual, just like everyone’s child … Continue Reading →
Let’s All Skate for Throwback Thursday

Let’s All Skate for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! This week I’m going back to one of the more popular social activities for my generation. Every Friday night when I was in junior high back in the early 80s my friends and I went roller skating. Our rink was Rock Roll-O-Rena in Arnold, Missouri and it is still there! Visit their website and the Rock Roll-O-Rena Facebook page. Hubby also went during the same time … Continue Reading →
Teenagers Know Everything

Teenagers Know Everything

If you nodded your head in agreement reading the title of this post you have a teen now or have had one in the past. My son, T, is 18 and I love him dearly of course, but oh vey living with a teenager can be very trying! Teenagers apparently know everything and parents know nothing. For my parents, if you are reading this I am sorry for being such … Continue Reading →