Best Of, Family, Life Lessons, Money Making Ideas

10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Way to Extra Cash

I kinda like Spring Cleaning. It’s the chance to de-clutter, de-junk, and -decrapify your life by moving out the unused and unneeded, scrubbing everything up, and starting the summer season with a fresh new feeling. Sometimes, I get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of volume my family of 4 can accumulate. To not get buried… Read More 10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Way to Extra Cash

Best Of, Family, No Bummer Summer

Let’s make some Movies! | FlipBookit Movie Maker Kit Unboxing

**I was compensated for this review. Opinions expressed are purely my own. Growing up in the 1970’s, I vividly recall a very special cabinet in my parents living room. It was a floor-standing cabinet made almost entirely of glass. There were also no immediately visible means of entry that my sticky little elementary-age hands could find.… Read More Let’s make some Movies! | FlipBookit Movie Maker Kit Unboxing

Best Of, Creative Ideas, Family

Wacky Crafts and Fun Books for Dr. Seuss Week

March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and also NEA’s Read Across America Day! “In cities and towns across the nation, teachers, teenagers, librarians, politicians, actors, athletes, parents, grandparents, and others develop NEA’s Read Across America activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Governors, mayors, and other elected officials recognize the role reading… Read More Wacky Crafts and Fun Books for Dr. Seuss Week

Essentia Health, Family, Health

Sick of being Sick? Check out these Foods that Boost Your Immunity

{By Teresa Farrell, Licensed and Registered Dietician at Essentia Health.} This time of year everyone seems to be worried about getting a cold, the flu or worse. The question becomes what can you do to improve your immunity. Things that can boost your immunity include better stress management, exercise, getting adequate sleep, and proper nutrition.… Read More Sick of being Sick? Check out these Foods that Boost Your Immunity

Essentia Health, Family, Health

Tips for avoiding a cold this winter | Advice from Essentia Health

Guest post from Essentia Health of Brainerd Note from Becky: As I type this, half of my household is battling runny noses and hacking coughs. Being sick is the pits and exceptionally so around the holidays. Here are some Tips for avoiding a cold this winter from the peeps that are in-the-know at Essentia Health… Read More Tips for avoiding a cold this winter | Advice from Essentia Health

Creative Ideas, Family, Life Lessons, motherhood

Dennis the Menace? Or Future Scientist? | When you have a Tinker Kid

Dennis the Menace? Or Future Scientist? They used to call it simple “curiosity” and even “mischievous-ness.” I am sure we all know of kids (or were ones ourselves) that were fascinated with taking apart household items (like toasters, blenders and an occasional lawn mower). Back in the day, kids like that were often labeled unruly… Read More Dennis the Menace? Or Future Scientist? | When you have a Tinker Kid

Book Love, Essentia Health, Family

May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day and #Essentia Health wants to Help

**Shared with permission from Essentia Health of Brainerd It may seem like a simple concept, but washing your hands really is one of the best ways to stay healthy.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), handwashing reduces the number of diarrhea cases by a third, and the number of colds and other respiratory… Read More May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day and #Essentia Health wants to Help

Family, humor

Dear Mom

Dear Mom, Hi, it’s me Jakey-D. You know, your kid. I just wanted to say “sorry” for being a pain in your rear today…and last night.. and the night before. I know I am supposed to be extra good when Daddy’s gone hunting… ..but I just forgot. Kinda like I forgot there’s not supposed to… Read More Dear Mom