Don't let your kids get to college without knowing these important lessons! You can teach them bits at a time, and your family car is a great tool for all of them. Why not make the world a life-lesson classroom?

Life is one big classroom, and our family car has provided so many valuable lessons for my kids. Here are 5 of the big ones they’re learning!

How I got started with blogging - long before there were internet blogging platforms.

I started as a blogger when I was in elementary school – by making a family newsletter. Since then, it’s been one thing after another until I found my home!

Dads sometimes need a little help connecting with their babies at first. Here are 5 great ways for dads to connect and bond with their babies from the start. (And they don't include feeding with a bottle.)

Here are 5 great ideas for how dads can bond and connect with their babies, that don’t involve the mama pumping milk and giving a bottle to Dad to feed with.

Want to make a night light out of a cool Kleenex box? My son loved helping me make this one from a box featuring Star Wars designs.

Do you do spring cleaning? Sure! But what about fall cleaning? This is the perfect time to spruce up your outdoor areas! Clean and declutter your back patio - here's how.

Fall here means gorgeous weather and a lot more time spent outdoors, so it was time to deep clean and declutter my back patio. MUCH better!

Traveling with kids? Here's how to stress less!

We’ve done a ton of traveling as a family lately, and while it’s not always a relaxing vacation when there are kids involved, there ARE ways to Stress Less!

spray nine cleaner - so tough on grime. it really helped me with this cleaning project.

My front door area was pretty gross… and I had ignored it for months. I FINALLY did a serious deep clean, and the difference is staggering!

Preparing for a new baby? Take this baby expenses quiz to see if you're prepared for the costs. I've been there and done that, and I can tell you that preparing financially for a new baby is SO worth it.

Worried about the cost of a new baby? Find out how much you’ll need here, and how to get ready.
YES, it’s worth the work and sacrifices necessary to get your finances in order, especially when you’re growing your family.
YES, you can do this, no matter what your income level is or what your situation in life is.
YES, there is support available to help you.

SoundBub by WavHello is an awesome portable bluetooth speaker for kids. My kids cannot get enough! The perfect gift for music-loving kids.

My kids love music, but up until recently, I didn’t have a great solution for letting them have it with them wherever they go. THIS is the perfect gift for music-loving kiddos. They’ve absolutely been in heaven since we got it!

How to get more sleep when you have a new baby. MUST read for new moms and dads. All parents can use these sleep tips and tricks.

When you’re a new parent, you’re exhausted. I know. I’ve been there three times. And over the years, I’ve learned some great tips for getting more sleep. I don’t mean getting the BABY more sleep. I mean YOU, the new mom or dad, getting as much sleep as you can during this unpredictable time. You need these tips!

I pitched Dollar General products against the national brands, in an attempt to save a few dollars each time I buy these everyday items. Here’s what happened.

This post wraps up our “visible differences” challenge.

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