FREE Math Curriculum for a Year – Video Lessons w/ Automatically Graded Worksheets & Tests!

Free Homeschool Math Curriculum

More and more I see moms asking for recommendation for an online based math curriculum. When juggling multiple grade levels, toddlers and babies... online curriculum can become a life saver! has a new online program that DOES EVERYTHING for you, including teaching, grading and tracking. The downside to online curriculum is usually the cost. Many find the prices for online curriculum to be a bit … [Read more...]

Hairy ‘N Scary – Halloween Dangers for Dogs


During the week of Halloween, especially the weekend of Halloween, calls to the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline increase by 12 percent, making it the call center’s busiest time of year. We have all heard stories of the dogs eating children's left out Halloween candy, unfortunately some candy can be poisonous to dogs. Candy wrappers and wreak havoc on their tummies as will overindulgence and raisins. In large … [Read more...]

Albertsons Goes Peanuts with The Peanuts Movie


I have always enjoyed sharing childhood memories with my boys, whether it's family memories, candy, a song, movies or characters... nostalgic conversations always take me back in time. As parents, we often find ourselves recalling a fond memory and wishing we could recapture that moment and we often do through our children. The Peanuts are one of those rare and special childhood gifts that we get to share with our own … [Read more...]

The Power of Clean program – clean water for families in need

Power of Clean

Disclosure. I am participating in a paid campaign on behalf of P&G and The Motherhood to share information about the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. Do You Know the Power of Clean Water? There is nothing like water to quench thirst on a hot day or to warm you up on a cold day. My drink of choice is water, I get my full 8 glasses a day if not more.  Many of us don't even think about water, as … [Read more...]

Let’s ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for ALL.


Today's heroes are often celebrities, actors, singers, athletes and entertainers, children look up to them and want to to be like them. I think it's time that we introduce our children to a new type of hero... the real super heroes of our time, the ones that saves lives, the ones that daily serve their communities and help protect and nourish the lives of others, Community Health Workers.  I was able to spend a week with … [Read more...]

LivingTree – Bridging the gap between parent and teacher


This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the LivingTree. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Today more than ever, it's so important to be involved in a child's education as well as staying connected and informed with your child's school and teachers. However, staying on top of a child's daily activities, lessons and homework is not always easy. It can be difficult to know exactly what your child is doing … [Read more...]

Box Tops for Education – Box Tops Giving Box

Box Tops For Education Craft

The greatest gift we can give to our children is to instill a heart of giving, service and empathy. All children are born with an innate sense of charity and compassion, it's our job as parents to nurture it. According to the experts, our brains are hardwired for empathy.  When we show empathy towards a child we are expressing both the compassion and unconditional love which form the very bedrock of a nurturing … [Read more...]

Save Big for a Bright Future with Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education™

Many of our schools here in Baton Rouge participate in the Box Tops for Education™ program, one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs, with over 80,000 k-8 schools participate. My husband is a public school teacher, teaching music students at different schools in the Gifted & Talented program. Though we homeschool, my husband sees and feels the tight budget times our local schools face. In a time when … [Read more...]

No Bake Mini Yoplait® Greek Yogurt Tartlets

No Bake Mini Yogurt Tartlets

Snacking seems to be a constant in our home, our boys are always looking for their next snack in between meals.  We try to choose the healthiest of snacks but they get tired of eating the same  things. On a recent trip to Walmart, I let the boys pick out their favorite flavors of  Yoplait® Greek yogurt, it makes the perfect healthy snack on the go and they can add fruit or granola for a hearty filling. There are so many … [Read more...]

Protein Packed Blueberry Yogurt Bites

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I used to laugh when moms of teen boys would offer helpful advice and try to prepare me for a time when our boys would attempt to eat us out of house and home. Never could I have imagined the reality of a growing boys escalating appetite until I was faced with it myself. We are here, we are that family with four boys proclaiming that they are hungry 20 minutes after their last meal. My new mission has been finding meals … [Read more...]

Do all the good you can – Shot@Life #Blogust 2015

Shot@Life Blogust

Small things count, small things matter, the smallest of good deeds will never fall flat. I have taught this to my boys since before they could understand it. It's what my mother taught me, that we should do all the good that we can, no matter how small. The problems of the world are many and yet children hold this boundless courage and innocence that allows them to think they can change the world. One small gesture at a … [Read more...]