Kid's Time Out

Ever have those days when your kids are driving you nuts and are nothing but naughty and you are at your wits end? Yes, we have all had those kind of days. Sometimes as parents we get beyond frustrated and that's where the app Kid's Time Out comes into play. It allows us as parents and take a step back and helps with giving our kids time out. You just set the ...continue reading

KinderCare Learning Centers Summer Camp

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Madison just got out of school for the summer (Friday was her last day).  We'll have a couple of good weeks with her, and then she'll get bored and drive everyone nuts.  If your kids are like that too, the KinderCare Learning Centers Summer Camp is something you should check out (I know I am).  According to a recent national "Summer Fun" parents' survey ...continue reading

5 Easy DIY Car Maintenance tips

This is a guest post. Learning how to do some easy DIY car maintenance tips will not only save you money, but also give your car a longer lifespan.  Don’t worry if you don’t think you’re mechanically inclined; these easy tips are not too difficult and well worth the time and effort. 1. Change your car’s oil. Changing your car’s oil may sound ...continue reading

Parental Responsibility

People often wonder why kids are "so bad nowadays". I really do think some of it comes down to parenting. At both Madison's school and Will's school, I see kids coming out of cars with their coats not even zipped! Now, I live in Illinois where it has been hovering between 15-20 degrees all week. Not only are my kids zipped, they have hats, gloves, hoods ...continue reading