Kurbo is disgusting aka Don’t Put Kids on a Diet!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor a health professional. All information presented here is for entertainment purposes only and is used at your own risk. A while back I expressed my disgust at the new app Kurbo by WW (formerly weight watchers). There is a still quite a bit of a backlash in some…

Parental Supervision Required?

Do your kids require constant entertainment and supervision? How do you entertain your kids? Do you have them in music lessons? Are they on several sports teams? Do they know how to operate your electronics better that you do because they’ve been watching videos on your phone for years? Do you schedule playdates for them?…

Yet Another 10 Low Cost Winter Family Fun Activities

Low Cost Winter Family Fun Activity #21 – Blow frozen bubbles If you are (un)lucky enough to live somewhere with freezing cold winters pull out your stash of summertime bubbles formula and wands and head outside to blow some winter time bubbles with the kids. If it’s cold enough the bubbles will freeze and you’ll…

10 More Low or No Cost Winter Family Fun Activities

Simplifying the holiday season can be tricky, especially considering that every store is vying to get your hard earned money into their cash registers at this time of the year. This year my family and I have decided that we are going to focus more on spending time with each other and focus less on…

10 Low or No Cost Family Fun Activities for Winter

Ahh, the holidays! A time for spending a bunch of money doing things because everyone else is doing them and buying stuff you don’t need or even want. Well not us! This  year we’ve decided to simplify the holiday season and scale back on the spending at the same time. We’ve never really gone too…

Lazy Mom’s 5 Step Emergency Clean-Up

If you’re like me you try to stick to a regular routine when it comes to cleaning (as I explain in my post Five Things You Can Do to Keep Your Home Clean Enough for Company) Sometimes though, life happens and our best intentions get away from us. Somehow the house winds up looking like Kansas after…

Fostering independence (aka I’m a lazy mom so I make my kids do stuff)

No, seriously. I am a lazy mom. I am also firm believer in fostering independence in our children. And did I mention that I am also quite lazy? These two things give me the perfect motivation for ensuring my kids learn early that there are things they are expected to do in the course of…

These Cranky Kids are Making me Crazy!

There Are some days in motherhood when no matter what you do the kids are cranky. No story, no craft, no snack, and no snuggle will serve to calm the crankiness that they are shoving in your face. Here are a couple of ways that I like to use to help them (and me), and…

Sometimes I Hate Being a Parent…and that’s OK

  I get it, hate is a strong word. But sometimes it’s really the only word that accurately describes how I feel about being a parent. You know those days. Everyone woke up cranky, maybe you’re not feeling 💯, your kids have done more screaming and crying than anything else since they woke up, the…

Five Things You Can Do to Keep Your Home Clean Enough for Company

Clean enough for most people anyway It is so hard to keep the house reasonably clean when there are children (and possibly a husband) running around behind you messing everything up again. Some days it’s all I can do to keep up with feeding them without having to worry about tidying up too. And I’m…