Kids are back in school which means a busy schedule for everyone. There will be days when spending time in the kitchen is not an option. Thankfully, I was able to find some restaurants where kids eat free in...
Back to school savings tips Anyone else remembers that Staples commercial with a dad pushing a shopping cart and the song, “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” playing as he danced along and his children lagged behind sulking?...
My fellow Tampa Bay Moms Blog contributor Brandi shared her tips for saving big on back-to-school shopping, and now I'm here to drill down into shopping for school supplies. From pencils and pens to notebooks and backpacks, does the...
After the road trip research was done. Then we got going on our road trip with kids from Tampa to Toronto and back. I was surprised by how smooth the trip went. It’s not like I anticipated awful things. I...
Even just the idea of taking a road trip with the kids can be a little overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We recently took a massive summer road trip with the kids. MASSIVE. We drove from Tampa, Florida...
I was having a conversation with a couple of brand new mamas recently. We were talking about the things people say that even though they mean well (at least most of the time) drive us absolutely batty as new...
I lived in the same house for my first eighteen years. My parents then moved our family during my senior year of high school. That was the first of nine moves during the second eighteen years of my life....
With all this talk about participation trophies and awards ceremonies, it has me thinking about allowances, rewards and even bribes for everything from chores to grades to sports. And from the conversations, I’ve had with other moms... it’s a...
Remember the song "School's out for Summer"? As a kid, I remember being so excited that the school year was over! Two months of freedom from teachers and books. As a teacher, I loved the idea of vacation and...
Gone are the days of window shopping. But I vividly remember those big, red SALE signs drawing me in. I'd hit the clearance racks and felt excited after snagging a great deal. But now Amazon and other online retailers...

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Free You (and your family) From Being Busy

Everywhere I turn moms (and women in general) are living in a world of being overplanned, overworked and simply put- burnt out by all...