10 Steps to Prepare for Kids This Thanksgiving

If you are having kids at your home this Thanksgiving there are a few things you can do to get ready for them to make the day more enjoyable for everyone. Preform a safety check to make sure that outlets are covered, cabinets can't be opened and that medicines and chemicals are out of reach. Next decide where the kids will sit.  Will they sit with their parents or will you have a kids only ...

24 Small Steps to Get You Ready for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Preperation

Thanksgiving is almost here and its time to take the final steps to get prepared.  There are lots of things you can do in advance, even up to a few weeks, to decrease stress and increase the time you can spend with your family.   Here are some tasks to get you prepared for the big holiday.  Remember the more you can do in advance, the better.   Get the family involved in the preparation process ...

6 Ways To Take Care of Yourself

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You spend most of your days (and nights) racing around helping everyone and taking care of everything that needs your attention.  Those who give to others, rarely take enough time for themselves.  From volunteering to being a parent, the energy that life requires can suck us dry.  Here are some ways to replenish your body, mind and spirit. * train yourself like you train a dog or cat by using ...

8 Things to Do Before Bed (That You’ll Thank Yourself For Tomorrow)

Despite being tired and ready to hit the pillow, there are some very meaningful things you can do at night that will make your morning (and all of tomorrow) go more smoothly tomorrow.    I promise you will thank yourself.  If everyone in the family gets involved and you ALL prepare the day ahead, think of the amazing things that will happen! 1.  Start a load of laundry.  Most families have to ...

3 Ways To Make Your Weeknights Easier

Weeknights are a struggle.  You're tired from a long day at work, the kids have homework to do, you're trying to prepare a healthy meal, and you need to do it all again tomorrow.  So how do you survive the weekday struggle?  Here are a few of my secrets. #ad @madebygoogle @bestbuy  Crockpot meals.  There's nothing better than coming home to a meal that's already prepared.  Of course, ...

4 Things That Keep Me Going Through The Day

My days are busy.  I mean, aren't everybody's?  I'm a working mom of a toddler, a wife, a dog mom, a home-owner, and I like to try and workout, and you know....eat meals.....it's all a complex balancing act.  I can't say that I can always keep the plates in the air, but I do have a few secret weapons that help me make it through the long days. A great breakfast.  I prefer a smoothie.  ...