Let Them Be Little

How many times have you found yourself getting upset because your children were making a mess? Oh, I'm right there with you! I'm not even going to try to pretend that I'm the perfect parent or that little things don't bother me---especially messes, those are really hard to overlook. However, I will say that I've recently had a lot of time to sit and think about things. I guess I have sort of been pondering the things in my life. Thinking about what is important and what really needs my time and attention. In all of this pondering and deep thought I've always come up with one thing...my kids, they are always deserving of my time and my attention. No matter how old they are, they are always deserving of "ME". And this is why I have decided to step back a little from some of the other things that have been boggling my life down a bit. Hey, you may actually see me blogging a little more now. (I hope so, anyway! I truly love to write and really hope to get this site back to one that you … [Read more...]

WIN an Apple Watch +Possible $50 Bonus

I absolutely love to shop online! I feel like it saves me time, but also money. I mean, no more impulse purchases and no more looking for a parking spot---or going out in the cold! Did you realize you can save even more money when you shop online? Not only is it easier to shop online – you can save more money and get paid to shop! Yes – shopping online lets you search for the best deal and when you shop through Beesavy you will earn cash back on all your online purchases. If you have never been paid to shop online, you are going to love this! It’s just 1 extra step and you shop. Beesavy keeps track of your purchases and gives you cash back on your purchases. Here are a few examples: Walmart – 2% Best Buy – 1.5% Uber – up to $50 Hotels.com – 2% 101 inks – 14% Ancestry.com – up to $8.75 There are over 2,000 of the top online brands where you can earn cash back! All your purchase will add up and Beesavy will send you money! Use this “free” money to pamper … [Read more...]

Sunny Sunday-Courageous Movie Review

Today was a beautiful day. I still can't believe it was like 60 degrees in OHIO on a January day! It just blows my mind! However, I'm quite certain that in a couple of days we will be experiencing freezing temps with rain or something crazy, because that's how Ohio is. Drastic weather changes are totally normal for us. On Sundays we visit my sister and her family. We always do a bible study together and we enjoy a nice meal. The kids play and the adults enjoy the company of one another. Today we decided to watch a movie that my sister had recorded on her DVR. The movie was great and it really made me think, so I thought I would talk about it a bit. I want to start by saying that it's hard to find good family friendly videos now days. That is one of the reasons that I always feel compelled to write a review or share when I do find a good family friendly or inspiring video. The movie we watched today was called Courageous. About the movie: Four men, one calling: To serve and … [Read more...]

Win $50 to The Paisley Hanger -Jeeper’s Giveaway Hop

It's a new year and we want to start it off with a bang!  I’m excited to welcome you to this year’s Jeeper's It's January Giveaway Hop! It is hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island and will run from January 17th at 12:00 pm ET thru Januaray 31st at 11:59 pm ET! The prize that we will be giving away is a $50 store credit to  The Paisley Hanger Boutique!  It's a new year, and we think this is a great way to add something new to your closet! You won't be disappointed with the selection of cuteness at The Paisley Hanger Boutique! Now through the duration of our Giveaway The Paisley Hanger Boutique is giving our readers 15% off +FREE Shipping! Enter code: NEW15 at checkout. Enter Below... … [Read more...]

Beesavy iPad Pro Giveaway ($599 Value!)

I'm a busy Momma and I don't have time to run to the store everytime i need something. As a matter of fact, I enjoy shopping online because I can save money and I'm less likely to impulse shop, like I would if I were in the store. How much of your Christmas shopping did you do online? I did almost all of my shopping online and I was still shopping just a few days before Christmas. I didn't have to drive to a crowded store, find a parking spot, nor wait in line to check out. I did my shopping on my couch while the kids were in bed. Not only was it easier - I saved more money and got paid to shop! Yes - shopping online lets you search for the best deal and when you shop through Beesavy you will earn cash back on all your online purchases. Yes, there will still be a need to go to an actual store and I do love to walk around a mall to try things on and enjoy the scenery, but online shopping is a much better choice. If you have never been paid to shop online, you are going to love … [Read more...]

Our Homeschool Journey & Where We Are Now

This is our third year homeschooling. Our 3 oldest children all attended public school until we moved to a new town. At that time we decided to enroll our children into a private school. It was costly, but I was able to offset a very small fraction of the cost by volunteering my time at the school. After a few years we found that the private school was no longer where we needed to be. I was feeling lead to homeschool more now than I had ever felt in the past. Our first year homeschooling was exciting and fun! We decided to enroll our oldest 2 boys into an online program through a Christian school that I had found after countless hours of research. Our younger children started off with one set of curriculum that the Christian school had put together for us and switched to another set halfway through the year. It's hard when you've never homeschooled and you don't exactly know what will work best for your child. I mean, all of these years I had been sending my children off to school for … [Read more...]

Win $150 New years CASH

  Have you made your New Years resolutions? Maybe you don't plan to make one this year? Either way, we have a giveaway that will help you kick off the new year in a good way! To help celebrate this new year, we have joined with a group of great bloggers to bring you a $150 New Years CASH Giveaway! Who wouldn’t like a little extra money to help with expenses after the holidays! Our $150 New Years Cash Giveaway is a Blogger Sponsored Event which means the bloggers – who you will find on the Rafflecopter for entry options – have donated money to help pay for this prize! One lucky reader will win $150 PayPal Cash! This giveaway is open WorldWide and ends January 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST Enter on the Rafflecopter below: a Rafflecopter giveaway   Disclaimer: This blog and any participating blogs did not receive compensation for the published material in this post. No purchase required to enter this giveaway and there is a limit of one entrant per household. Void where … [Read more...]

America’s Greatest School Nurse Contest #sponsored

“This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.” When we moved to a new town several years ago we enrolled our children into a small private school for a couple of years and then started homeschooling shortly thereafter. When our children were in the public school there were a few people that really stood out and made a difference to them (and me) and one of them was the school nurse. I think our children will always remember their sweet school nurse, June. She was always so kind to the children and really went above and beyond her job duties. Does your school nurse go above and beyond in educating and comforting the students? If so, this contest is for you! We want to hear all about your school nurse and how they have gone above expectations. Nominations will be accepted nationwide from anyone who would like to honor their exemplary school nurse. One nurse from each state, plus Washington D.C., will win a prize valued at $500 … [Read more...]