What's your word of the year for 2018

A New Year, A New Word. What’s Your Word of the Year?

Latest, Lifestyle By January 2, 2018 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Word of the Year I’m not sure when the trend began, but over the past several years it’s been a common theme among my group of friends and colleagues to choose a “word of the year” (WOTY) at the beginning of a new year. This is a word that will help one focus on something tangible for the year and…

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When it comes to your kids and social media, hate the player not the app

Social Media – Hate the Player, Not the App

Latest, Social Media and Technology, Teens By December 31, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Teens and Social Media It’s December 31st and around the world, people are celebrating or getting ready to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. Holiday gifts have been exchanged and if there were electronics or technical gifts given, you as parents may be concerned about what your kids are doing online and what…

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Random Life Lessons Teens Need to Know

5 Important (but Random) Lessons Teens Need to Know

Latest, Teens By October 26, 2017 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

You thought you had a lot of lessons to teach your toddler? Well I hate to break it to you, but potty training and spoon feeding are only messy in the literal terms when it comes to the lessons you will have to teach your teens and tweens. Most of our kids friends are pretty smart and self-sufficient, but every…

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Does It Really Matter How You Learn History?

Latest, Netflix StreamTeam By October 24, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

I love history. It’s like an escape from reality except it’s… real.Or it was real. Now it’s.. history. When my girls come home from school and talk about what they’re learning in history (or memorizing…), it’s fun to engage with them and discuss the time eras that they’re learning about. Well, it’s fun for me… not so much for them. But,…

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For the Love of Birthdays!

Latest, Netflix StreamTeam By October 9, 2017 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Birthdays have always been a big deal in this house. I honestly think it stems from my birthday being 8 days before Christmas and always getting the shaft. From “combined” birthday/Christmas gifts (if you have someone in your life with a December birthday, don’t do that to them. Ever.) to…

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4 Ways to Get Your Teens to Watch Netflix Shows WITH You!

Latest, Netflix StreamTeam By September 9, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

When my girls were little, it seemed I was always getting sucked into watching shows with them. Whether it was Blues Clues when the oldest was little, or Dora when the middle was little, or Wonder Pets when the youngest was little, every day brought some new wonderful moment of sugary sweet saccharine viewing. I’d never admit it to them,…

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Beer Can Chicken Roasting Rack & Vegetable Spikes

But Can Your Beer Can Chicken Rack Do This?

Latest, Reviews and Giveaways By August 20, 2017 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Is there anything better than a good beer can chicken from the grill? Slowly cooked and full of flavor? I’d argue that the only thing better is a perfectly grilled steak but now we’re talking apples and oranges (or steak and chicken…). Beer can chicken is such a simple dish to make… all you need is a good rub, a…

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Groupon Coupons help with saving on college supplies

How to Save Money Outfitting That Dorm Room with Groupon

Latest, Lifestyle By July 23, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Outfit Your Teen’s Dorm Room With the Help of Groupon! Remember when Groupon first came on the scene? Everyone was so gaga for Groupon deals that none of us did anything without checking Groupon first. Truth be told? I still do! As well as looking for other coupons, whether it be a target coupon or a coupon for a DIY…

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