How to Survive a Long Red-Eye Flight

Flying as much as we do I've got the routine down to where I can get enough rest on route and hit the ground running when I arrive.  I can't guarantee the most comfortable experience, but I can make the flight more bearable. 1.  Get plenty of sleep the night before. 2.  Dress in comfortable loose fitting clothing, but not shabby wrinkled clothes.  Don't wear anything tight fitting and complicated;  tight fitting clothes restricts blood flow, you increase the risk of DVT (deep ...

Healthy Snacks for Halloween

The old saying "it's as easy as taking candy away from a baby" clearly never tried to take candy away from a child on Halloween.  Judging from my experience taking candy away from a baby or child is never easy, it's almost as bad as taking a bone away from your dog! I know with Halloween fast approaching many parents are wondering how to avoid the inevitable sugar rush from kids devouring way too much candy.  Not to mention wondering how they can make sure the kids brush properly after ...

The Best Homemade Applesauce

Thanksgiving is next week.  I started my annual holiday cooking routine last this week.  From now until the New Year yummy aromas will be coming from my kitchen!  The annual game of cat and mouse will begin; family members sneaking tastes of pies, cookies, and candies while I try to keep them hidden.  Last year my son and husband went thru a couple of pecan pies a couple of days before Thanksgiving, luckily I made 6! The first thing I make every year is my homemade applesauce which we use ...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sharing Kids’ Photos Online

Sharing photos via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media has become part of our daily lives.  Just about everyone has a cell phone or tablet; it's so easy to capture your kid's "cute moment" on your iphone, click post, and share it with friends and relatives worldwide. Technology is great, but it comes with potentially serious consequences.  Sharing that "cute moment" can be the beginning of your worst nightmare.  That simple click instantly shares that photo and more ...

The “It” Baby Teething Toy

Imagine my surprise when my youngest daughter informed me she had just purchased a $25 teether at Dillard's. She'd bought a Sophie La Girafe. (affiliate link).  She raved about it.  She was quick to recommend it to my then pregnant daughter-in-law, who in fact was gifted 2 at her baby shower, one for each of her soon to be born twins.Back in the day when my first child was teething we went to the  drug store and purchased a teething ring, a hard plastic ring for her to chew on.  By the ...

Make Cash by Selling Outgrown Clothes Online

Everyone who has kids and grandkids I'm sure have run into the same problem my family and I have, what to do with all those expensive outgrown clothes. I have 5 grandchildren ranging in ages from 1 month old twins to a 12 year old grandson.  Everyone single one of them grow like weeds and we literally have stacks of clothes ranging from premie to big boy sizes.  Many of them very expensive designer brands like Juicy Couture, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, and more.  Some have never been ...

You’ve Been Gobbled – FREE Printable Signs!

For the last couple of weeks my old post called "You've Been Gobbled"  has been very popular.  I'm amazed about how many "pins" it gets daily on Pinterest! So to thank you all for reading, following, liking, and pinning my posts I'm writing this post to share some new printable game sheets I've designed for this great Thanksgiving Neighborhood Game! For those who aren't familiar with this fun neighborhood game, let me explain.  It's exactly like the Halloween game many of you already ...