How We Set Screen Time Rules for Our Family

How we set screen time rules for our family

The way they use it, screen time really does rule. My kids would far prefer that we had no rules and allowed them on their game consoles, computers, tablets and iPods anytime they please. But as a parent who is concerned about the amount of time they spend staring at their screens, I want to encourage a [...]

October Menu Plan


As I worked on updated last year’s October Menu Plan from last year, to make sure all the recipes were up to date, I reflected on how much I love this menu. It’s definitely one of my favorites because it includes the right mix of meal types–chicken, beef, seafood, pork, and veggie meals, mixes in [...]

What’s for dinner? Check the Menu Plan

september meal dinner plan menu

Wait. What? It’s officially Fall? But… but… it’s in the 80s. We’re sweating. I might have to pull out the July meal plan this week and next. But if you’re in the mood for Fall, finish up September with some Fall favorites. Here’s the September Meal Plan– four weeks of dinner menus that you can [...]

How we #ShareAwesome

Stealing a happy smile #Selfie #ShareAwesome

What will you share today? Will you #ShareAwesome? When you look back at your Facebook timeline or your twitter tweets, will you look at smiles and happy memories? Will you see love, friendship, support and motivation? I want my online legacy to be positive, so that those who learn about me online, will see the [...]

KidStuff Coupon Books

kidstuff coupon book

I jumped back on the PTO bandwagon this year. Not that I ever jumped off, but I jumped onto a different one by becoming more active in our elementary school PTO for the first time. This year, I’m heading up the sales of the KidStuff Coupon Book, which is one of my favorite fundraisers for [...]

Family Meal Plan for September

september meal dinner plan menu

It’s got to be a growth-spurt, but I am SO impressed with Little and her eating habits lately. She could not get enough of the Taco Chicken Bowls or the Rigatoni Peperanotano last week. And this week she’s asking for soup, soup and more soup. I love it when I make something and the kids [...]

4 Ways to Wear It: Prepare to be wowed

bead chain

A few months ago, I raved about convertible accessories when I guest posted on The Centsible Life. Pieces that can be worn more than one way aren’t just chic, they’re smart–a smart way to save. I love discovering new ways to wear old favorites. Which is why I’m so excited to share this video with [...]