Sometimes searching is easier when it’s all in one place! Below you will find all of my helpful tips blogs.

I’m hopeful some of these tips will bring some ease to your life or at least make you smile! Enjoy and thanks again for peeking over our fence!

Helpful Tips Blogs

Mom Tip: Marco Polo While Away

A new friend (thanks Lindsay) recently taught me about the Marco Polo app, and I feel obligated to share!!  Not only is this a hysterical and fun way to interact …

Simple Things to Remeber This Holiday Season

Where did the time go?  I feel like I keep thinking this A LOT lately.  First it was because I blinked and summer was over, then it was because I …
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Tips to Rock at Being a Stay at Home Mom

The title “Stay at Home Mom” is a little deceiving.  A more accurate title would be “Everyone’s Everything.”  It possibly is the most rewarding job in the world, but it …

Tip of the Day: Put it on a stick.

The soon to be 3 year old I have living in my house, recently decided that he doesn’t like to eat chicken.  He used to love chicken in most forms; …

My Dentist Trick

My daughter was not a fan of the dentist at first and I knew I had to change this ASAP. I could not imagine her freaking out every 6 months …

Tip of the Day: Kitchen Shears

A few years back I was a new mom and was lucky enough to have some close friends who were moms of older kids.  I became like a sponge around …

Homework Tip (For parents)

We’ve been struggling on getting homework done without having a frustrated kindergartener by the end of it.  We are literally talking about one page a night; the struggle is real. …

10 Tips to NOT Ruin Your Toddler’s Day

Ever notice your little person finds ways to turn a perfectly nice day into their “worst day ever”?!  (If they only knew!!). Well, lately my little man has been losing …

10 ways to Turn Around a Bad Day

We all have them; bad days.  Sometimes the bad day seems to start first thing, like the time I stepped out of bed and right into dog vomit.  Other times …

Car Picnic?

I am trying to adjust to our new school year schedule.  The toddler has preschool Tuesday and Thursday mornings which means I have 2 hours of alone time with my …

Tip of the Day: Take a Walk

Quick tip of the day: Take a walk with the kiddos and enjoy the outdoors. Easy, I know!!  The kids were treated to donuts this morning, so in an effort …

Teaching Loss is Hard

My daughter has been to a few funerals in her life, but she was always too young to understand.  I still remember the first time I had to explain death …

The Kissing Hand

While I was worrying about how I would get the daughter to get on the bus (hopefully without tears), a friend told me a great idea. She reminded me of …

Tip of the Day: Honey

So my children have been on a poultry and “anything new to eat” strike for a little while now.  They used to love chicken nuggets but that’s old news.  Well, …

10 Things to Never Tell a Tomboy

Now that my little lady will be off to kindergarten in a few weeks I feel like she is turning into her own little person; no longer just a little …

Tip of the day: Find a Hill

So it turns out all you need to entertain your kids is a huge hill.  Really, that’s all!  It’s completely free and, bonus, it tires them out!!  You cannot go …

Tip of the day: Yard Balls

Turns out all you need is a large inexpensive ball for your yard. ($4.99 from Target)  The kids have kicked, thrown, and bounced these balls for hours. Great investment and …

Just Buy the Whole Watermelon

Yes, I know, it’s super annoying to buy the whole watermelon.  First of all the thing is like carrying a small child without armpits.  I also know it’s a lot …

Helpful Tip: Distracting a Toddler in Public

My poor 2 year old seems to always be waiting in a hallway somewhere while his sister is in a class.  It really never seemed to bother me until more …
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Kid Haircuts- How not to lose your mind.

I have had my fair share of good and bad kid haircut experiences. I’ve been that momma with the kid screaming and refusing to sit down, as well as the …
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Helpful Tip- Juice Box Saver

So turns out my son is much messier than my daughter ever was. He might be a calmer, more relaxed kid, but man is he a mess!  The boy wipes …
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Helpful Birthday Tips

Tip #1:  Birthday Signs My husband started this birthday tradition in our first year of marriage and now everyone in the house gets excited for their birthday signs.  It’s super easy and …

Tip of the Day- Toy Rotation Victory

While cleaning out the kid toys for what felt like the 100th time this year, I decided to move a few kid toys from one room to another. I love …