Monthly Archives: September 2013

Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms

I am good at a lot of things, but sadly, cleaning is not one of them. Well, let me rephrase that. I am good at cleaning – it’s keeping up on it that I am not good about. When I was younger, my mother cleaned houses professionally. So, that meant that in the summers my […]

Helping Children Deal with the Loss of a Loved One

I have had to deal with my share of ups and downs throughout life, just like everyone else has, however, I was very fortunate in the fact that I didn’t experience the loss of a close loved one until I was a teenager. As a parent, now I can appreciate how big that blessing was […]

Simple Ways to Freshen Up Old Clothes

by Andrea K. Clark As the mother of two boys, I don’t really have to worry about this too much but I have a several friends with little girls who are constantly asking for more clothes…even though they have clothes that are a month or so old. I do understand the issue though, because it […]

Halloween: Costume Shopping Tips

Here we are already in the middle of September! The weather is beginning to cool off (in many areas of the country, some of us are still experiencing high 90s and triple digit temps) and the leaves are going to be changing colors and falling off the trees before we know it. School is back […]

Inappropriate Toys for Young Children

My son has just recently started getting birthday invitations from his friends at school. I honestly didn’t realize just how many people throw birthday parties for kids this young until he collected about 15 invitations within one school year. To be fair, I’ve told him that he can’t go to his friends’ birthday parties until […]

What’s in a Suit?

by Andrea K. Clark As the mom of two young boys, I’m constantly trying to find great clothes for them that not everyone around here has. For those of you with boys, you know how hard that can be since most clothing manufacturers all churn out a lot of the same things for boys: trucks, […]

Responsibility and Independence in Young Children

Have you taken the time to look at young children lately? Perhaps you have noticed, like I have, how the majority of young children don’t display much responsibility and independence like they used to? I don’t necessarily think this is the children’s fault, but more the parents fault. And, before I offend anyone, I am […]