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Family Fun Time: My Cincinnati Family Favorites

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ChickenCoToGo #CollectiveBias I lived in many cities in my adult life. From large cities like New Orleans to small towns like Warsaw – Indiana, not Poland – I’ve experienced my fair share of living across these great… Read More Family Fun Time: My Cincinnati Family Favorites

Blog, Parenting, Sponsored

Turning 40: 5 Things That Have Become My New Normal

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., Pfizer, GSK Consumer Health and i-Health, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. #DigestTheSavings #CollectiveBias The Big 4-0. That’s a significant milestone. With American life expectancy at 78, I am officially middle aged. Wow. But I feel great. I am more confident in my choices and in… Read More Turning 40: 5 Things That Have Become My New Normal

Communication, Current Events, Marriage & Parenting, Parenting, Relationship Management

5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Manage Emotions

This 2016 Presidential Election was highly emotional for our family. Olivia and Alexandra were both very interested and involved in the progress of the presidential election. Olivia had a school project following both candidates, their platforms and policies, and even analyzing the debates. Alexandra was studying US History at the time, and the structure of… Read More 5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Manage Emotions

Blended Families, Education, Marriage & Parenting, Relationship Management, Sponsored

A Love Letter To My College Bound Son

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and LISTERINE. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToBold #CollectiveBias  To My College Bound Son: I cannot believe that you will soon be headed off to college. From the time you came into my life, I have been preparing you for this day. What I failed to… Read More A Love Letter To My College Bound Son

Blissful Family, Blog, Education, Family Management, Parenting

Multiple Intelligences: How Is Your Child Smart?

Growing up I was often considered a gifted and talented kid. I excelled in math and science. I won my school spelling bee two years in a row. I received the Presidential Physical Fitness award at the highest level. I was first chair flute in band. I was even permitted to join the choir a year early based… Read More Multiple Intelligences: How Is Your Child Smart?

Affiliate, Education, Money Management

Dress Your Non-Girly Girl For School with Gymboree School Uniforms

This post may contain affiliate links. That means if you click and link and make a purchase I may be paid a small commission at no additional cost to you. I was compensated for this post, but absolutely love the Gymboree brand of stores. I know you will too.  It’s time to start getting ready… Read More Dress Your Non-Girly Girl For School with Gymboree School Uniforms

Affiliate, Blog, Family Management, Time Management

How To Plan Your Month In One Hour Or Less

When you stay on the go like we do in our family, it is vitally important to have a system for keeping activities and events organized. Intentional Schedule and Activity Management helps me get more done in less time. It’s one of the four components to Strategic Family Management. And from basketball games to dance performances, from speaking… Read More How To Plan Your Month In One Hour Or Less