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...]

Summer Is Here And We’re On The Go

Summer is here and lots to do before school starts back up.  My oldest turns sixteen in the end of this month and will be taking his driver's test.  My youngest also has a birthday in a few days as well.  Birthday gifts for the teen are easy since he can't wait to get his liscence and get that car on the road.  Birthday gifts for the youngest are a little harder but he is a die hard fisherman and loves outdoor activities, so that's where we're … [Read more...]

Do You Have Time Management Issues?

Time management is very important. Ultimately time dictates what we do, how much we do, and when we do it. If we do not manage our time properly, we may miss out on opportunities to make money, have fun, see friends and family, and more! The first step in time management is to not commit yourself to so many activities and jobs. I know that many of us love to help others but sometimes we over-commit and we run out of time! When we run out of … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Moms Looking To Save Money

On average, Texas households spend $148 per month on electricity. That’s one of the highest rates in the country. A lot of electricity usage comes from keeping homes cool during hot summer months. This summer, you can save money by following these five tips. Use Window Shades and Blinds to Your Advantage Image via Flickr by sun dazed Most people know they can use drapes and other window coverings to keep cold air out of their homes … [Read more...]

How To Deal With Someone Who Drives You Crazy

I know this may seem like an odd post, but there are many of us that have to deal with people on a daily basis, and some of those people could drive us crazy if we did not deal with them the correct way. Imagine that you have taken someone under your wing. This certain someone has drug problems and they are professional manipulators. This may be extreme, but I have a friend dealing with this right now and it is so important to make sure you … [Read more...]

It Is OKAY To Say NO!

Are you one of those people who tries to help everyone no matter what it takes, including never saying “no to them when they ask you for a favor or to go out with them? If you are, you know that it is so tiring, yet you feel so guilty when you even THINK about saying no to someone who needs you for whatever reason. Well, I am going to tell you right now, today, that it is OKAY to say no to someone! If you look at your calendar and you forgot to … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Fight Off The Flu

The flu is one of the seemingly unavoidable hazards of everyday life. When temperatures start to drop, the flu comes to town in full force, bringing achy joints, headaches, sneezing, coughing, and increased body temperature to the people it infects. For those who haven't been vaccinated, contracting the flu means waiting until the body works out a strategy to fight it — but this can take a week or longer. Without doubt, the best way to defend … [Read more...]

Fun Slumber Party Ideas

Calling all parents who have little girls who love to host slumber parties! Anyone out there?! You will want to read this post! If you have ever hosted a slumber party, you know how they typically go: food, movies, pillow fights and lots of giggling. Let’s turn it up a notch with these fun bonding games! Photo Credit:  icebreakerideas.com The first game is called the human knot. I am sure you have heard of this before – this game is fun and … [Read more...]

Share Your Testimony, Save A Life

If you have ever been through a tough time in your life, as I am sure we all have, I urge you to share your testimony on social media if you are comfortable with it. It is so incredible to find out just how many people are dealing with a problem internally that they are too scared to talk about in public or even in private with someone they know. When you post about your life online, you are not only inviting others into your personal life, … [Read more...]

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day everyone!  I am sure you have plans for today whether they are to stay home and rest up or have a get together with family and friends.  We usually grill out, enjoy the backyard and make homemade banana ice cream. The festivities and break away from work are great, but we must always make it a point to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. Do you have family or friends that have served in the military?  Have you taken … [Read more...]

Houston Area Flood Pictures May 2016

Last Thursday the rain began and school was cancelled for Friday due to the flood.  The rain settled down early Friday morning and came back strong that afternoon.  This weekend my husband and I were out and about and I grabbed the following images to share with you.  The picture above shows a business that is off I 45 that is on stilts.  This business sits high above the ground and my kids always comment on it as we drive by.  Now my nine year … [Read more...]

Is Mom Ready to Show Off Her Summer Wardrobe?

With the days to summertime quickly counting down, many moms are hoping to make a splash with their outfits in the coming months. That said, finding the best fit can sometimes prove more challenging than one might think. From changes in weight to certain styles coming and going, many women may think that just about nothing will work for them. Quite to the contrary, there are lots of choices when looking to purchase women's clothing for the … [Read more...]