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...]

May 26-27 Houston Area Flood

The rain started coming down fast and hard last night.  The water level of our pool was spilling over onto the patio.  Check out the Greenbelt behind our our fence line.  The creek rose quickly and the water kept heading our way until it ran under our fence and on top of our back patio.  Thankfully the water level dropped back quickly and we could stop worrrying that the water would hit our home.  Many people were without power and the high … [Read more...]

Am I Qualified to Be a Social Worker?

If a career as a social worker has you interested, do you know the qualifications set forth to be one? For many moms, the idea of lending a helping hand to others dealing with abuse issues in the home, troubled children, trying to adopt a child etc. can be enticing. Having the right skill set  to forge a career as a social worker is not as difficult as one might think, though there are certain skills that definitely benefit one in this line of … [Read more...]

Does Your Vehicle Have A Dirty Back Window?

I found the above trapped kid image drawn on a dirty back window of a car on heavy.com.  I have seen many dirty back windows with wording such as "Wash Me,"  "Clean Me," etc. but never anything as artistic as the image above.  We have told our kids over and over how irritated we would be if they wrote in the dirt on our back window, but I'd be truly facinated if I were to find something like that drawn on the back window of my car one … [Read more...]

Benefits Of NOT Using A Microwave

Here in America, we are all about convenience and the “I must have it now” mindset. It is okay to be that way! It is completely normal. That is what makes microwaves so popular. You can heat up a meal in 3 minutes compared to cooking it in the oven for 40 minutes. However, we all know that there are some health hazards with microwaves. The radiation that gets put into food from microwaves is just scary! But, sometimes I am just willing to risk … [Read more...]

Orabase Is Great For Tongue Cuts

Thank goodness my dentist told me to find Orabase, I had two wisdom teeth pulled and once pain medicine wore off, I discovered a cut in the side of my tongue.  The cut caused my tongue to burn VERY badly each time I tried to eat food or drink certain drinks.  It was a for-sure diet aid, but not one that I was very fond of having.  I waited a few days and finally called the dentist asking for medicine and a fix for this pain that I was … [Read more...]