Marriage, Parenting

Dear Parents Who Take Your Kids On Vacation

So we just got back from a 7 day vacation.  It was our first vacation in 5 years and let me tell you it was much-needed.  We had a great time spending about 4 and a half days in Disney World and then 3 days in Saint Augustine, Florida. Both places were fun and relaxing …

Marriage, Parenting

Why It Is Important to Have Date Night With Your Spouse

Today’s post is a little shorter as we are on vacation but I wanted to write about something that is so important and often overlooked. Do you remember the last time you had a date night?  Or even a date day?  Contrary to what many people think, date night does not have to mean that your …

Parenting

8 Reasons Why You Should Consider Preschool

We were so fortunate to find a nanny who came to our home to take care of our son from the age of 5 months to 4 years.  I cannot say enough good things about her, she is so important to us still even though she no longer watches him.  Many of my friends have …

Parenting

5 Awesome Last Minute Easter Gift Ideas for Kids

This post contains affiliate links.   Anyone else out there wait until the week before Easter to get their baskets together?  Anyone?  No? I am usually really good at getting gifts early, usually too early.  For some reason Easter is one of those holiday’s that seems to be the last-minute one for me.  I don’t …

Parenting

4 Fun Activities to Help Kids Grow Into Awesome Adults

There are so many things out there to do with our kids. Honestly, I could write an endless list. I love doing different things with my son and bonus points if it teaches him something about life. Here are 4 things that you can do with your kids that are fun and teach them a …

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Behind the Blogger – About Me

Taking some time out to do something fun and silly this week.  Get to know a few things about me in this post. WHO ARE YOU NAMED AFTER? No one.  My parents thought I would be a boy, so when I came they were shocked.  They came up with the name Brandy and my dad …

Parenting

5 Creative Ways to Help Your Child Love Swimming

I recently learned that kids have irrational fears.  I also learned that, to them, they are very rational.  I put my son in swimming lessons about 8 months ago for the first time.  He was 5 and looking back now I wish I had started sooner.  We don’t swim a lot but my dad has …

Parenting

4 Reasons Why I Still Need Parenting Advice and Where To Get It

Yes, I run a parenting blog.  News flash, I am not a perfect parent.  Who is?  Parents need to stick together in this crazy world.  There are many reasons why I need parenting advice, but here are the four main ones. I am a mom without a mom – I lost my mom in 2013. …

Marriage

Why Time Without Your Significant Other is Good For You

This post may contain affiliate links. I am going to segway from parenting for a minute.  Let’s talk about the importance of having time to yourself and with your friends when you are in a relationship.  Some people can’t stand being away from their significant other. Some can’t stand being WITH their significant other, ha …

Parenting

5 Reasons Why I Am Having Only 1 Kid

I have so much respect for parents who have multiple children. Go you!  I just don’t have it in me.  Some people seem to think I am crazy and think they know better and that we will have more kids.  We won’t.  Here is why (besides the fact that my hubby is fixed HA). I …