Where’s Bobbie…….

It's finally here, the carwash training begins today and the doors open to the public later this week.  My husband has been planning this carwash opening for two years now and opening week has finally arrived!  I have spent the last six years working online and it's time for me to make the switch from working online to working full time at the carwash.  Many have asked if I am sad to give up my online job and that is a great question.  It is hard … [Read more...]

Packing School Lunches for Picky Eaters: 4 Easy Tips

If you are the parent of a picky eater, then you already know what kind of challenge it can be, as some studies show that a large percentage of children do not get the nutrients they require; however, picky eaters may be at even more of a risk. For example, if your fussy eater skips lunch, the lack of nutrients and carbs may negatively affect their performance in class. If you are feeding a fussy eater, there are a few steps you can take to … [Read more...]

Imagine If You Could No Longer Clean Your Own House

What would happen if you could not clean your own house? If every time you tried you had to go straight for an inhaler because your lungs would stop working somewhat. You would try to find a maid-right? Well that's what my friend did. That is a story in itself. The maid services were too expensive. One of the people in her building helped her to advertise on the internet. She found someone--uh--lets just leave it at this--that girl showed up two … [Read more...]

No Air Conditioner? 90 degrees?

I am sure you have all seen and/or heard those public service announcements that tell us that when the weather gets extremely hot to check in on our older neighbors. It is true that the elderly and young children are far more susceptible to extremes in temperature and with excess heat are much more likely to dehydrate--and quickly. They also mention to check on people with compromised lungs. Well it turns out--it is the truth! I was getting … [Read more...]

Bаbу Ѕtrоllеrѕ For The New Parent

The right baby ѕtrоllеr can seem like a gift from thе hеаvеnѕ fоr exhausted new parents. Not only will a baby ѕtrоllеr аllоw уоu tо gеt оut and аbоut with thаt darling new addition tо thе fаmilу, but it will аlѕо аffоrd уоu the opportunity tо саrrу оn with other dау-tо-dау асtivitiеѕ that might hаvе been downright impossible withоut it. Whether уоu'rе rеаdу to trаdе in bаbуѕlingѕ fоr a bаbу ѕtrоllеr оr have juѕt diѕсоvеrеd thаt уоu'rе рrеgnаnt, … [Read more...]

Why You Should Choose Wood Flooring (or Laminate) When You Have Kids!

People tend to think that wood flooring (or laminate) and kids just shouldn’t be put together, but it really isn’t the case. Wood and Laminate VS. Carpet Although carpet is much softer than wood and laminate flooring, keeping it clean can be a big issue. We all know how messy kids can be. A sticky lolly will stick to the fibres, a spilled yoghurt or a cup of milk poured on the floor just for the fun of it could cause some unsightly, … [Read more...]

Pokemon On The Go Craze

I am sure that you have heard about the Pokemon On The Go game by now.  My teenager told my husband about it and before you knew it, they were both testing it out.  I'm not much on games so I just listened as they talked about this new game and the tricks they had learned. We have a cool outdoor shopping area in our town called Market Street.  It has great outdoor shopping and many restaurants.  My husband took me this week and everyone … [Read more...]

Priority Cleaning After An Illness

No amount of hand sanitizer or vitamins prevents your kids from falling ill. You can be the most careful, most diligent parent in the world, but one night a child will walk into your bedroom while you sleep soundly and promptly vomit all over the floor next to your bed. Fear not, mom and dad, that same child will then tell you that she already vomited in her bed, her hallway and once for good measure in the living room on her way into your room. … [Read more...]

Are You Dealing With A ‘terrible Two’s Toddler’?

  If your toddler has entered the ‘terrible two’s’ phase, do not worry! It is just that, only a phase! Yes, it can be very frustrating to deal with but you will get through it. We have to remember that they are just as frustrated as we are. Toddler are finally learning how to express themselves at that age, but they still cannot hold a conversation so they get frustrated when trying to “say” how they feel or “tell” us what they want. … [Read more...]

Invisalign…Is It For You?

My son just turned sixteen and was dead set against getting braces so we decided to go the Invisalign route.  In terms of pricing, the Invisalign trays were cheaper than traditional braces.  We ordered them and returned to get the first trays put on a few weeks later.  We were given eight packs of trays and instructed to keep all the trays and change them out for the next set of trays each Friday.  At the end of the eight trays, Travis will … [Read more...]

How To Prepare For A Quick Move

Did you buy a house and end up with a great closing date? You know the kind; one month away, plenty of time to pack up and get everything ready to go. If so, GREAT! What happens if you get an email from your realtor saying you actually have ONE WEEK until you close on your new home?! Woah, going from one month to one week is a huge deal! Are you ready? Let me talk to you about it. The first thing you need to do is panic. JUST KIDDING! Get some … [Read more...]

Gardening Season Has Arrived!

The following article was sent over by Jessica from www.thrivingonyourbudget.com It is finally garden season! All of our fruits and vegetables are beginning to show and our number one ‘grower,’ zucchini, is making its famous appearance again. I say famous because they are EVERYWHERE! What can a person do with 98434 zucchinis?? Well, let me tell you! Growing up, my mom would always pull at least 15 zucchinis from her garden a day. Yes, 15 a … [Read more...]

Are You A Busy Parent – Need A Nanny?

Are you a mother or father who has a very busy schedule and have trouble keeping up with the housework, the groceries, the laundry, and sporting events, etc.? Have you ever considered looking into hiring a nanny? If not, you might want to consider it! A nanny is a highly experienced person who primarily takes care of your child or children. You may get lucky and find one who also helps around the house with some light chores! Some nannies live … [Read more...]

Travis Scores His Driver’s Licence

We had his driver's test scheduled for a few months, so on the morning of his sixteenth birthday, we headed off to get in line at the DMV so Travis could take his driver's test.  We sat in the parking lot and read over the directions several times and pulled into the driving line, as the second car to take the test.  Bobby and I were waiting around the front of the building, looked up and there was Travis driving the car alone out of the testing … [Read more...]

House Hunting Tips

Are you planning on buying a house soon? If so, make sure you are totally prepared for your day with your realtor and potential houses! The first thing you want to put aside for this very exciting day is a comfortable outfit. This is not an occasion where you need to dress up in heels and a nice dress – I would recommend wearing some comfortable jeans and tennis shoes. You will be walking a lot and you really do not even know where you will be … [Read more...]

Helping Your Child With Important Career Choices

Transitioning from education life to adulthood is never easy. Your kid will have to make some major life decisions and naturally, (as their preferred role model), your kid will come to you for wisdom and advice. So it's best to be prepared when offering guidance. In a recent study, more than 50% of the parents in the survey said that they were not aware of the various options available to the young adults turning 18. In this … [Read more...]