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Ready for Christmas in September

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We all have friends who love and hate the holidays, especially Christmas. Today’s post makes the case that preparing for Christmas months ahead of time will help reduce stress. Maybe. For me, my biggest source of stress is knowing that my wife is gonna ask me to haul in all the Christmas containers from the […]

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6 Reasons for Toy Minimalism for Your Kids

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When I read the headline for the post we found for today, several ideas converged. I was reluctant to consider it further, but my parenting approach immediately understood and agreed with the phrase “toy minimalism.” My wife has a different feeling about toys, but I think that’s due to the fact that she didn’t grow […]

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RECIPE: Garlic Chicken & Veggie Pasta

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For all the recipes that we find, chicken and pasta are top faves of ours. This recipe looked especially delicious because of the zucchini right under that piece of chicken on that tasty pasta. Check out the video below to see it made and click HERE to read the recipe.

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DIY: Kitchen Science Experiments

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Before the kids head back to school (your kids or your kid’s kids), let them have one last summer-vacation-esque lab experiment in the kitchen. We found three cool and fun experiments for their curious minds that won’t wreak too much havoc on the clean up crew. Watch the video below to see what we’re talking […]

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Creative Kudos Tool for the Family

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As a parent who is constantly looking to be better, I’m a huge fan of tools like the one featured in today’s post. There is a clear distinction between throwing unearned praise at a child and recognizing and rewarding positive behavior that we want to reinforce for autonomy’s sake. Today’s post is a great example […]

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Straight As & Working 60+ Hours a Week!

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Whoa. That’s all I can say about today’s post by Michelle Adams. She was able to maintain all As while juggling so much. I’m exhausted just hearing about her simultaneous commitments. Check out her 5 tips on what she did daily to maintain straight As and please share it with the students you know in […]

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Ideas for Caramel Apple Flavorings

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We happened across some gorgeous imagery of candied apple toppings. In particular, the several creative flavors which appear in the image below left us salivating and drooling, feeling pretty Pavlovish. The tricky part is not burning the sugar, at least it is for me! Click on the image below to see more of these beautiful […]

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7 Best Travels in the USA

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We’re currently under hurricane watch here in Texas. Harvey is a category 4 hurricane at the moment, but not much is going on in our neck of the woods in northeast Houston. Right now, southern California’s weather sounds PERFECT. What else is perfect? Well, according to Brianna the Casual Travelist, there are seven places you […]

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DIY: Fall Simmering Pot Recipe

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I love the smell of cinnamon sticks in the winter. I had never considered that I could do the same thing in fall, or as some say, autumn. I don’t know how that will go over with the family while we still have heat and humidity going on here in Houston, but I’ll give it […]

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DIY: Football Party Mason Jars

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We just found a site dedicated to…(drumroll)…Mason Jar projects. Seriously, it’s a thing, a quite popular thing at that! Today’s post is for those football fans & spouses who want to craft some personality into their season decor. Click on the image below to check out how they made these…

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