When all of your kids are involved in different sports and activities, it can be really difficult to keep track of. Unfortunately, most planners and calendars available to purchase just don’t have enough space to plan out the week for the whole family. My solution is this easy, colorful paint chip game day calendar that …

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The kids will be out of school very SOON!  Summer is around the corner, are you ready!?!  I can’t say that I am totally prepared for all that we have planned for the upcoming months, but I am ready for some slower paced days.  My girls are both going to camp this summer and my oldest …

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Clean your House in Only 20 Minutes a Day using this simple schedule.

We all know how life goes, we often struggle to get dinner on the table on time, let alone feel like we can get our house cleaned every week. Life is filled with running the kids around from school activities to sports practices and games to church activities. For me, it is very, very rare …

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Is your Child Struggling with Grades? It may not be about comprehension, there may be a simple step that they are missing to solve the grade struggle.

Reading, writing and arithmetic (remember that old-fashioned word for Math)…schools usually have them covered, in fact, most schools do a really great job teaching these and many other subjects. However, what tends to get overlooked is the student’s ability to prepare for their course load each week. Is Your Child Struggling with Grades? Recently, one …

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Our kids are busier than ever!  Between school, homework, socializing, extracurricular activities and technology they are being pulled in so many different directions. When it comes to something important, like schoolwork, it’s crucial that kids use their time wisely and stay focused. BUT with so many distractions, how does a kid (or adults for that matter) get the stuff done that needs to …

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{This post was written by Susan Dennis} It’s that time again.  Temperatures are dropping, fall is in color, pumpkin flavors everything…and parent-teacher conferences are ahead!  I’ll bet you can hardly wait to get through the scheduling process, which for me (the teacher side of the table) entails a whole lot of phone tag and repetitively …

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If you’ve ever been at a game or practice and forgot something important, then you are probably the worst the parent ever….JUST KIDDING!!  (You might feel like it at that moment.)  I have forgotten my daughter’s recital outfit on the day of dress rehearsal once…not my finest moment!!  We all leave the house in a hurry and 9 …

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10 creative fundraising ideas for sports teams and schools

We have been on a number teams and schools where we have been asked to participate in a fundraiser. After more than 9 years of fundraiser after fundraiser I have to admit that I don’t want to buy another tub of cookie dough or another roll or wrapping paper. It seems that we do the same fundraisers …

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Sports Mom Secrets

Sam’s Club Shopping Tips If you are like me, you might feel like you are always running out of food! Always.  We are about to hit a stage where we will spend the most amount of money on groceries ever. EVER. Our boys are 13, 12 and 10 and the amount they consume continues to …

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age appropriate chores

Summer break started this week at our house and that means more time than normal for my kids!  They get their share of hanging out with friends, swimming at the pool and attending camps, but the one thing I have found to be very important during summer is chores. Don’t get me wrong, my kids …

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