28 June 2016

Zap Zits with ZAPZYT - #lovezapzyt #zapmyzit

Thank you to ZAPZYT for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

We all have experienced zits in our lifetime. I know that even me at my age still get time from time to time. When I'm stressed especially you can find me having breakouts. As a teenager, while my face wasn't flawless, I do remember having a difficult time managing my acne and having to go to my high school prom with a zit the size of a golf ball on my forehead. OK, I'm pretty sure it wasn't the size of a golf ball but you get the idea. I remember asking friends and family what to do to get rid of it, and I tried everything, from putting alcohol, toothpaste, putting my blow-dryer to "dry it", plus countless other methods and of course nothing worked. I sure wished that I had ZAPZYT at the time because I know that it would have worked for me. How do I know? I'm going to share our experience with you.

24 June 2016

Helping Your Child Overcome Their Fear of the Dark

Most of us remember being scared of the monsters under our bed or the boogey man in our closet and know that these fears are unfounded.  Of course, there's no monsters that live in our kids rooms, but in a child's mind, these monsters are real.  It can be a scary thing for children to learn to go to bed in the dark.  What's behind the dark doorway or out in the backyard after the sun goes down?  How do you help your child overcome their fear of the dark?

23 June 2016

American Girl Welcomes WellieWishers - A New Lifestyle Brand!

As you know we are BIG fans of American Girl with Madison getting her very first doll, the Bitty Baby, for her very first Christmas, even before she was a year old. Since then it's been a yearly tradition of ours to welcome a new addition to our American Girl collection. So you could imagine our excitement when we found out that American Girl is announcing the debut of WellieWishers, an all-new content & doll lifestyle brand for girls ages 5 to 7. The lively group of WellieWishers friends--Willa, Kendall, Ashlyn, Emerson, and Camille - imagine and play in an enchanted neighborhood garden supervised by Aunt Miranda. Through their heartwarming and humorous adventures, the WellieWishers help a girl to learn how to "stand in another person's wellies" to discover the skills of empathy, kindness, and compassion that will help her be a good friend.

22 June 2016

How to Save Money on Kids Activities

Getting out and getting active with your kids is a great way to bond. Keeping kids busy with fun activities keeps them out of trouble. The only thing not to like is the price tag. Luckily for you I have a few tricks to saving money on activities for kids. Sometimes you have to get creative, but with a little effort you will never run out of cheap ways to have fun with the kids.

College Series: The Debate - To Let them Take a Car to School or Not? - #BeThereMoments

Welcome to the second installment of our college series. You may want to take a look at our first post, The Drive to Orientation & Meeting the Roommate. Your child is getting prepared to head off to college this year and as they do, a debate regarding the bringing of their vehicle comes into play. I actually had this conversation with my own daughter. She had just graduated high school and had just gotten her very first car, a Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, and also her license. While her college allowed first year students to bring their car onto campus for a fee of course, many college campuses does not allow cars to be stored on their property or even let first year students bring their own car. If your child is attending a college that allows a car to be brought, then you will have to discuss some other areas of interest as it pertains to whether or not your college student will take their car to school.