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...]

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...]

Health Care Deadlines: Educate yourself and know the facts

Regardless of where you stand on the current health care issue, I think we can all agree that everyone should have access to affordable health care. It's also very important that everyone is educated about this new health plan and the options available to all families and individuals. I remember a time when I did not have health insurance and though I could have received assistance, I opted to go without. … [Read more...]

Give the gift that keeps on giving – Be a BIG Brother or Big Sister!

Big Brothers Big sisters

This is part of a supported campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. Now that the holidays are upon us, the spirit of giving is all around us and infectious! Many are wondering how they can give back in 2014. I can think of no greater gift then to positively impact a child's or young person's life. Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers and … [Read more...]

StayMade: Innovative, Functional Children’s Bedding


As a mom of four boys, I often search for resourceful products that simplify day to day activities. When Mom It Forward contacted me about sharing StayMade with my readers, it took one short video to know right away that StayMade was one of those products! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of  StayMade and Mom It Forward Blogger Network, however, all opinions and text are my own. One part of our … [Read more...]

Lemonade Stand Lessons & Free Printables


Nothing says summer like a lemonade stand. They have been popping up all over town as children join forces to raise awareness and money for a little girl who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. It's a beautiful thing to see our community come together to rally for this little girl who is battling to get through each day. A lemonade stand keeps us cool and refreshed during the summer months while bringing … [Read more...]

June Photo A Day Challenge

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iPhoneography, we can't get enough of it! Picture taking with most smart phones can turn into a masterpiece and a work of art with a tilt of the camera and a fun picture filter like Instagram! My current cameras of choice are the iPhone5 and the Blackberry Z10. iPhoneography ~ the art of taking photos with Apple’s iPhone. With the rise of smart phone photo taking,  sharing photos on social platforms has also become … [Read more...]

Life Happens with Faith, Hope and Courage

Shelby Family

[BlogFrog_px tk="103-O-6T"] Life happens. We don't know what tomorrow will bring, none of us has the power to foresee the future. Unfortunately, we often take the obvious blessings for granted - walking, running, breathing, being able to hug our children and our spouse. On July 3rd, 2012 the lives of our dear friends changed forever. Rob, the father of 9 children ages 1 to 12 {with one on the way} dove into a pool and … [Read more...]

Mini Caprese Salad – A Kid Friendly Lunch!


Future Fortified is a campaign that helps women and children around the world gain access to the essential nutrients they need to lead healthy, enriched lives. Ensuring good nutrition during the first 1000 days of a child's life (conception to age 2) puts children on the right track to reach their full potential. The fight against poverty begins with a child’s education. And every child’s education begins with good … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness List, Apps & Resources


Having been through hurricane Andrew in Miami and hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Baton Rouge, hurricanes are something I have become accustomed to preparing for and riding out. As with most things, preparation is key. Last year, Issac, snuck up on me. When I finally made it to the store to get the basics, all I found were empty shelves. Since hurricane / tornado season is upon us, we will be sure to stay stalked up and … [Read more...]