Family Camping Tips for the Wilderness

Family camp outs can be a lot of fun, until someone realizes that they are not prepared for something unexpected.  It is the preparedness that usually makes people over-pack for a camping trip, for fear that they will leave something behind that they may or may not need. Here are 5 family camping tips thatContinue Reading …

Back to the Basics: Top Android Apps to Reduce Your Clutter and Replace Your Old Gadgets

Is the clutter in your life getting out of control? You might want to consider a few hints, gadgets and Android apps that can help you organize your world and keep it that way. Here are a few of our favorites. Apps to know about Evernote is a great Android app that can keep yourContinue Reading …

How Your Teens Become Responsible Adults

As many of you already know I have four kids, but three are pretty much independent. My oldest lives on her own and has for a few years. My boys are 16 and 18 and still live at home. They are both at the age where they can handle responsibilities and extra tasks with noContinue Reading …

Affordable Family Fun at the Orchard

We still have a little bit of decent weather left here. Not too hot and not too cold and no snow like other areas. The kids would have been happy sitting at home playing video games and hanging out but I wanted to make the best of the day. So I suggested heading tot heContinue Reading …

Mark’s for Back to School

The bitter sweet start of the school season is finally here. As much as we love having the kids around all summer the thought of back to school routine is welcomed. I will miss the last minute plans but welcome the structure of a schedule. The kids will miss sleeping in but love seeing theirContinue Reading …

Back to School Shopping with Teens #Groupon #ad

This is a sponsored post for Groupon. All opinions stated are mine When you have teens heading back to school your pocket boo feels it! They pretty much need all of the same supplies as they did when they were younger multiplied by four. Binders for each class so they can leave the others inContinue Reading …

Party Ideas For Big Groups Of Girls

When it’s time to throw an awesome party for a girlfriend, there is loads of stuff you could do. So much stuff, in fact, that picking the right thing can be tricky! As can wading through all of these different ideas and finding the right one. This article puts together a few of the mostContinue Reading …

How To Get Your Kids Set For College

It’s really hard saying goodbye to your kids when it’s time to head back to college. In the first year, you know they’ll be back every five minutes to get their laundry done, borrow some money, and eat a hearty home-cooked meal. But the second year is different. They’re all grown up with a wealthContinue Reading …