• 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…

  • How To RESET Summer Break Screen Time With Kids
    Parenting

    How To RESET Summer Break Screen Time With Kids

    When we were kids, we weren’t attached to screens and we stayed outside until the street lights came on. We really didn’t have decent internet til my mid-teens. Whatever happen to those times, getting the kids to play outside is like treating to make a plea deal with a judge. With 3 of 4 kids only being here over summer break, I try to focus on the kids. We try to do at least 1-2 crafts & recipes to share on the blog a month. The kids loving doing stuff for the blog, which is pretty amazing if you ask me. Before you start, consider using the practices “procedural justice.”…

  • Easy Homemade Glazed Donuts | #NationalDonutDay
    Food & Drinks

    Easy Homemade Glazed Donuts | #NationalDonutDay

    Did you know that June 7th is National Donut Day? Well, it is and it’s one of my favorite days, because why not, donuts are amazing! I’m all for supporting local businesses, we have a few favorite donut shops around town that are worth checking out if you’re ever around Burlington, NC. We have Tasty Bakery which is found in downtown Graham, which is a town favorite to say the least. Daily Donuts which is also located in Graham, another favorite of the household. Then lastly we got NC Donuts located in Mebane, NC, which is roughly a 15 minute drive from where we live. Now if you want to…

  • Keep Kids Busy This Summer Stomp Rocket 3 Stunt Planes
    Parenting

    Keep Kids Busy This Summer Stomp Rocket’s 3 Stunt Planes

    Stomp Rocket’s new stunt planes to the rescue. The dog days of summer are here and if your kids are like mine, getting them to play outside and enjoy these precious days before school starts is the ultimate goal. Stunt planes are the hottest new award winning outdoor toy by Stomp Rocket. Lanced in late 2017 and designed by Aeronautical engineers, stunt planes with keep kids excited while learning STEAM principals! Kids will love learning about trajectory by changing the launch angle of stunt planes. They can learn about force by stomping harder or softer. They can discover how aerodynamics work by launching stunt planes with a head wind, a…

  • Food & Drinks

    Buffalo Ranch Chicken Street Tacos w/ Moore’s Marinates & Sauces

    As someone who pretty much knows her way around a kitchen, I am always cooking up something simple, yet delicious. I’m a huge fan of tacos, but not just a normal taco. I’ve tried a number of different kinds of sauces, but nothing can compare to Moore’s marinates & sauces. Now when it comes to sauces, the ideas are endless. I personally love buffalo sauce, my daughter doesn’t like most flavors, but she actually liked the creamy ranch buffalo. So when I stumbled upon Moore’s sauces and I couldn’t turn down a reason to buy some wings and chicken. So I went to my local Harris Teeter for some meat.…

  • Health & Fitness

    National American Heart Month with MouthWatchers

    This is a sponsored post by MouthWatchers.  If you’re not aware, Febuary is American Heart Month. Many studies have shown that there are links between oral health and heart health go hand in hand. Poor oral health can cause heart attacks, as bacteria in your mouth travels into your blood stream and can cause blood clots/lead to cardiovascular disease. An easy way to promote better heart health is to focus on a healthy mouth. Did you know? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. How can we make a difference?  We can use this…