Be Prepared: Winter Is Approaching

Winter is approaching, and for many of us we will be experiencing snow and ice.  This can be very stressful, but I have some tips for you that will help get you through winter this year! How to "unstick" your car:  If your car is stuck, try putting some kitty litter under the tires.  If that doesn’t work, try using some salt or the floor mats from your car. Fix your favorite sweater:  If you pull out your favorite sweater and it is “pilly” … [Read more...]

How To Stay Organized Everyday

No need for a "cute" grocery list, just get it done! In this day and age, it can be so hard to stay organized every day.  Something may come up, a phone call may throw you off, and the possibilities are endless.  I have a few tips to help you stay organized every day.  Hopefully they help! The first thing you need to do is start prepping the night before.  Do a quick pick-up throughout the house.  Clear off the counters, take out the trash, … [Read more...]

Vehicle Preparedness Kit for Summertime Fun

We all know that we need a preparedness kit in our cars for Winter, but have you considered things that you might need for a spontaneous Summer day out?  Now that Summer is in full swing here’s a list of things that you might need when you hit the road for a day of unplanned fun. Things to keep in your car: Blankets and light jackets for each person in your family-- Sometimes, even though it’s Summer-time, temperatures can drop at night.  … [Read more...]

I Look Forward To Basketball Tournaments

Highschool basketball is over but now it is time for AAU basketball tournaments to get underway.  Many people say "Aren't you ready for a break from basketball."  A break would be nice, but there is nothing more enjoyable than watching your child play a sport that they love.  I am definitely a proud basketball mom! Keep in mind, I never liked watching sports on television or live at the stadium until my son started becoming interested and now … [Read more...]

Keep Your Child’s Spelling Words Handy

My son has a weekly spelling test which we prepare for throughout the week.  Sometimes he is in the mood to study and we don't have the spelling list with us.  Yes, we can remember a few words, but depending on how much we have studied these works so far, we can't always remember very many of them of the top of our heads for us to review at any given time.  In order to be prepared to study his spelling words at any given time, I take a picture of … [Read more...]

Be Prepared For Your Morning

My morning is super hectic and if I'm not prepared, it can be very stressful.  Once I start getting everyone up for school, I have a limited amount of time to get everything done and everyone out the door if we are all going to be on time.  This is something that has always been an issue, but the more I prepare ahead of time, the less stressful it is on everyone. Here are a few tips that help keep me on track for getting kids to school, … [Read more...]

Be Prepared: Stock Your Vehicle

There are certain items that I like to carry in my van at all times.  In order to keep these things organized and easily accessible, I carry them in the back of my van in a Rubbermaid type plastic tub. Ziploc bag full of plastic silverware, napkins and straws Large blanket Emergency First Aid Kit Small plastic sacks from the grocery Large trash bag Jackets for the kids One baseball cap Plastic Silverware, napkins, straws You … [Read more...]