The Simple and Hassle Free Way to Teach Kids Financial Responsibility

Becoming financially responsible has been a huge topic in our home recently. With two older kids we want to make sure they are fiscally responsible and we know it’s our job as parents to make sure they are ready for the real world. We have set up budgets and jobs for all of our kids, but it can be difficult to distribute that money to them. Gone are the days of a piggy bank. In this day in age with so much technology it just seems so antiquated.

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Parents fall survival guide - Products and tools to start the school year off right!

School is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier to see my little learners get back to expanding their horizons and soaking in new information. Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety for kids and parents. Back to school can be tough even on the most prepared parents. And for kids it can be hard to go from a summer of doing nothing to a school year packed with things to do. So I wanted to share with you today some of my favorite products and services to help the school year go a little more smoothly and to make your life as a parent easier.

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Skillshare: Learn New Skills and Hobbies from Anywhere!

When I come across amazing sites like Skillshare I just have to stop for a moment and really soak in what a great time it is to be alive. Nothing like this was even possible 10 years ago. If you wanted to learn a new skill the answer would unanimously be “go to school; enroll in a college course”. You had to go to college to learn new skills or go dig up a library book and hope it had all the information you needed, but now with Skillshare you can learn right in your own home (possibly even with your PJ’s still on).

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Using First Alert Technology to Keep Your Home Safer

There are many types of moms. Personally, I’m what you would call the “overprotective mom.” I’m always concerned about the possible dangers that my kids might face. I’ll be the mom holding my son’s hand all the way to school… when he’s 15! I’m always jealous of friends who just let go and don’t fret over every little thing their kids do. I try to let go whenever I can to help my kids have more independence and freedom, but there are some areas that every mom or parent should be overprotective. One of these is home safety. Proper smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are such an important safety measure for our homes and yet it isn’t something we think about often.

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How to Train Your Dragon 3 Summer Movie Night!

We have a little tradition around our house that once summer hits so do regular family movie nights! Without having school the next day we can stay up late and dig into some new and old favorites. A favorite for our whole family is the How to Train Your Dragon movies so when the 3rd movie The Hidden World came out we all ran to Walmart to grab it as soon as possible!

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