How to Make Easy Glass Ornaments for Your Christmas Tree

There is something that is so satisfying about making handmade ornaments for the Christmas tree. This year I picked out a lot of fun supplies including clear glass ornaments from Oriental Trading. I chose things like glitter, silver sand, different charms, shiny string, blue snowflakes, and a bag of Christmas colored buttons of all sizes.


DIY Christmas Ornaments

How To Keep Teenagers Active

When they were young, it seemed like they had endless stores of energy, like they were Energizer bunnies you just couldn’t turn off. But then, at a certain point, they started to replace their baseball glove for a video game remote and preferred the comfort of the couch to the outdoors.

Ideas To Keep Teenagers Active


Christmas Gift Ideas

Thank you to Kelley Grant, from TheGrantLife.com for sharing these awesome Christmas Gift Ideas from fellow bloggers.  There really are so many talented people out there...


Christmas Gift Ideas


It’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away! The year has really flown by! Have you finished your Christmas shopping? I try my hardest to get my shopping done a week or so before but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. And if you thought the stores were crowded before – imagine what they will be like the closer we get to the big day! Still, have a few Christmas gifts to buy but don’t want to fight the crowds?

I’ve rounded up some great homemade Christmas gift ideas that will leave everyone happy!

Home Buying Tips for New Parents

The home buying process can be incredibly difficult and complex, especially if you are a first-time home buyer. Add first-time parents into the mix and the situation can get a lot stickier. Not only are you worried about the location and affordability, but now you need to think more about safety and walkability, the school districts, and your house size for a potentially growing family.

Home Buying Tips for New Parents


Add in a mess of other factors that you’ll never think about until you’ve lived through them (the best way to learn is renting a home or apartment with your kids before buying a house), and it’s easy to make a mistake no matter how thorough you’ve been. Thankfully, we’ve done the research and put together a few tips so that you can feel confident in your search for a kid-friendly home.

Christmas Movies on FreeForm this Year

Our family loves Christmas and not only do we look forward to the season of giving, but we also look forward to making cookies and all the amazing shows.


Christmas Movies on FreeForm this Year


How Moms Can Stretch Their Holiday Budget

It starts as far back as the summer when the first set of commercials begin to air. Not quite drenched in red and green, these early ads don’t even mention Christmas. But they don’t have to. The biggest gift-giving holiday is already on your little one’s minds, and they’re saying, “this for Christmas!” every time they see their favorite doll, Lego set, or fuzzy friend on TV. By now, their wish list is as long as Old Saint Nick’s beard — and they expect the big man to deliver.
How Moms Can Stretch Their Holiday Budget

Only you know that you and Santa share the same job description. While he has an army of elves to build his stock of toys, you have to buy yours. That’s not always easy with your budget. This list aims to make it easier for you to spoil your kids — even on a small budget.