Northeast Ohio Holiday Bucket List

It’s that time of year again! For those of us who celebrate Christmas, there is no shortage of fun family activities to engage in during the 2019 season! There's no better time than the holidays ... Read more

How to Financially Prepare for Gift-Giving Season

Alright, I’ll admit — I’m one of those people that waits until after Thanksgiving to celebrate Christmas. I promise I’m no Scrooge, there’s just only so many times I can hear the song “Bab... Read more

Planet-Friendly Birthday Parties: Myth or Reality?

Hosting a child’s birthday party is no easy task even in the best of circumstances. Odds are that if you’re raising a young, middle-class child in America today, they are going to have certain exp... Read more

Living for Social Media vs. Being Present in the Moment

October has been a busy travel month for me. This month, I traveled to Disney with my family and then went to a conference in Las Vegas. As I was traveling, I felt a tug of war inside me between livin... Read more

A Validated Lesson Taught

There are things around our house that are designated things that I do and designated things that my husband does. Generally speaking, we have a “he handles the outside, I handle the inside” agree... Read more

Family-Friendly Northeast Ohio Fall Bucket List

I'm not sure where the idea of a bucket list came from, but I've been doing it for a few years now and it's become a fun family tradition. My bucket lists are an ever-growing to-do list of family f... Read more

Climbing Out of the Technology Abyss 

“Mom, can I have your phone?” asks my 10-year-old son daily since he doesn’t have his own device yet. All of his games are on my phone, as is YouTube, which he uses to watch hockey-related video... Read more

Spooky Halloween Treats Kids Will Love

Halloween costume ideas are rolling in during dinner conversations as of late. It seems as though we just got into the groove of tackling back-to-school season, and just as quickly we are jolted strai... Read more

Join me to Survive and Thrive in Parenting

Parenting is hard, and it truly takes a village. If you have ever felt this way, the Survive and Thrive series is for you. The Survive and Thrive in Parenthood Series — led by yours truly — is ... Read more

Lessons Learned After Losing Power for 5 Days

A few weeks ago, my neighborhood was hit by a huge storm. There was damage to our home, which resulted in us being without power for five days (among other things). If you had asked me a few weeks ag... Read more

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