• 10 Activities to Keep the Kids from Driving You Insane During Quarantine
    Parenting

    10 Activities to Keep the Kids from Driving You Insane During Quarantine

    With the recent and rapid spread of the Coronavirus around the U.S, quarantine is proving to be a very stressful time for parents as they try to juggle working at home and keeping their children occupied and up to date with their schoolwork. It won’t be long for those kiddos start getting stir crazy, but never fear I came up with a great list of activities that will bring the whole family together and keep everyone sane at the same time. 1. Schoolwork Continue your children’s assigned schoolwork. Most schools are providing guidance and lessons via the Internet. Just like the classroom environment, make this time structured and devoted to…

  • 7 Tasty Gift Ideas For Foodies | #GiftGuide2019
    Gift Guides

    7 Tasty Gift Ideas For Foodies | #GiftGuide2019

    Are you a foodie? I’m a chef, I would consider myself a foodie. I’m going to share some my favorite brands and companies I’ve worked with this year and I would totally recommend them all of them to you! Some brands, we use at work and are worth sharing as well. I think it’s great to make friendships with foodie brands, because food makes people happy.   Happy Day Brand At Happy Day Brands we are committed to crafting all natural, Non-GMO and Organic products and cultivating experiences that transform lives, help the most vulnerable succeed, and inspire people to shape a better more sustainable world. Every Happy Day product sold…

  • Parenting

    Winter Wonderland Movie Night 101

    Are you ready for those two weeks off for winter break? Many parents can tell cabin fever is upon us, given all the downtime. That is why we’ve have mastered the art of the winter movie night, morphing into a pro at pulling together an evening that everyone can enjoy, despite cold temps, an out-of-whack daily routine, too much time with relatives, and general post-holiday blues. It’s really just a matter of survival. Here’s what you need to do. Tire everyone out OK, OK… so what I’m about to say isn’t technically a part of your winter movie night, but it IS still key to making your evening successful.Anyone who’s…

  • 10 Must Have Card Games Ideas For Game Night | #GiftGuide2019
    Gift Guides

    10 Must Have Card Games Ideas For Game Night | #GiftGuide2019

    Back before everything was tech-friendly, have a game board night was a thing we did as kids. But now they have more card games and my friends and I like doing get togethers throughout the year and pulling them out and having a blast. Some of these are kid friendly, but not all of these are, just a heads up. There’s quite a lot of games I saw at Target, I want to wait til Black Friday to go get, lol. The struggle of being a kid at heart. Llama Unleashed Unstable Unicorns Shit Happens True Colors Sip It Party Cards Against Humanity Watch Your Mouth Runes & Regulations Base…

  • Be Prepared for Cold + Flu Season with these 3 Tips
    Health & Fitness

    Be Prepared for Cold + Flu Season with these 3 Tips

    Are you prepared for Cold & Flu Season? It’s been a weird winter in North Carolina, we have had a lot of 70s and in that same week it can be under 20 degrees. With Hailey in High School and I work as a chef at Elon University, we deal with lots of people. If we can try to keep the germs at bay, it goes a long way in being prepared for sickness. It’s pretty crazy if you ask me, but that only means one thing, SICKNESS! You can’t completely block out getting sick, however you can do these 3 simple tips to be prepared for Cold & Flu…

  • Parenting

    3 Tips For Helping Children Embrace Their Uniqueness

    Some small children don’t care what anyone thinks about them. But helping children embrace their uniqueness is hard growing up. If they want to sing at the top of their lungs, they sing at the top of their lungs. If they want to wear a silly hat, mix-matched socks or gloves on a hot day, they do it – with no regard for how others might judge their eccentricities. Somewhere along the line, though, most children long to fit in and begin to worry that their differences make them stand out – and not in a good way. So, they try to conform to what they perceive their peers or…