5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Whole Grains (and a Giveaway)

I think we all know by now that eating whole grains is beneficial for your health.  They can help you feel fuller for longer, which can help you maintain your weight.  In addition, whole grains have been proven to lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease.  Despite the many health benefits of whole grains, it… Keep Reading »

Spring Break Bucket List for Families

Are you tired of hearing “I’m Bored Mom” each spring break? A spring break bucket list may be just the thing you need to make the week fun for the entire family. You may have heard of a bucket list – the special things you want to do before you die. A spring break bucket list is a… Keep Reading »

Griswold Home Care Services Helps Busy Moms Care for Aging Loved Ones

After my grandfather passed away two years ago, I have become increasingly concerned with how my grandmother is going to manage on her own.  She is 84 years old and it is becoming harder and harder for her to get around and take care of simple household tasks.  Yet, understandably, my grandmother wants to remain in her own home and retain… Keep Reading »

Home Movie Giveaway

Have you heard about the upcoming film Home?  I have 3 kids at home ranging in age from 10 to 16.  So it can be hard to find a family-friendly film that all of us can enjoy.   If the trailer and clips are any indication, this will be a film that both my teenager and his younger… Keep Reading »

Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day

I love decorating for all holidays, no matter how small. I may not have a bit of Irish in me, but I still enjoy decorating the living room for St. Patrick’s Day. We have a huge Ikea bookshelf and I usually fill one of the rows with my holiday decorations (or in the case of Christmas, it takes over the whole… Keep Reading »

Easter Bunny Movies

Remember those wonderful Easter Bunny movies they showed on tv when we were kids? Fortunately they are now available on dvd to share with a whole new generation – along with some new ones that are destined to become classics. We have a long-standing tradition in our house that Saturday night is family movie night. We pop some… Keep Reading »

Knook Knitting Review – Knitting With a Crochet Hook

  Have you given up on ever learning to knit? I have tried to learn to knit numerous times in the past – but as a long-time crocheter, I just couldn’t quite get the hang of the needles.  I couldn’t seem to keep the yarn from slipping off the needles.  So when I learned about the Knook, I… Keep Reading »

Book Review: The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith

Disclosure:  I received a copy of the book The Crimson Cord to facilitate this review.  All opinions stated are my own. Rahab’s story has always intrigued me.  What were her circumstances?  Why would a prostitute risk her life to save the enemy? And how was it that she ended up being in the lineage that led to the… Keep Reading »

5 Tips for Getting Your Kids to Help With Laundry

Disclosure:  I received a sample of Purex PowerShot Detergent to facilitate this post. As a young stay at home mom, I thought I had to do all the cooking and cleaning. As our family grew to include 3 more kids, that started to get overwhelming. I mean 4 children generate ridiculous amounts of dirty laundry each week! Over… Keep Reading »