Family Life

4 Fun Hobbies Any Busy Stay-at-Home Mom Can Enjoy

Guest post by Meghan Belnap Even the busiest of stay-at-home moms need something for themselves. A little hobby that entertains you, educates you, helps you grow, or connects you to the world beyond your family gives you your own identity and something you can be proud of besides being an awesome mom. But when you’re busy, you also need a hobby that doesn’t require…

Relaxation and Meditation Tips For The Busy Mom

by Guest Blogger, Hilary Smith Busy moms are often pulled in multiple directions. From working a regular job, to maintaining the household, to getting the kids to and from different activities, to meal prepping, and the list goes on. Then you have to do these same things again the next day—there just never seems to be enough time to take care of you! However, this does not have…

Smart Ways To Save For Your Children

by Guest Blogger Sloan McKinney It’s not a big secret that raising children is expensive. In fact, it is estimated that it will cost us over $233,000 to raise a child from infancy to the age of 17. That is almost a quarter of a million dollars! Unfortunately, a large portion of these costs go to housing, food, child care, and other essentials like education, clothing, transportation…

Losing Maggie -The Story of Maggie’s Journey

by Paula Lindsey, Guest Blogger Copyright 2018, THE Toad in My Road (Originally hand written on 18-19 April 2017) On Thursday, April 13, 2017 shortly before 10 PM CST, I had to say good bye to my Baby Angel, or Maggie, my 16.5 year old mini-Dachshund. She succumbed to congestive heart failure brought on by old age.  I adopted her from the Denver Dumb Friends League…

How to Make Staying Organized Easier on Your Family

Guest post by Hannah Whittenly For an organized person, living with disorganized family members can be quite stressful. If you would like to keep a nicely organized house without triggering fights with your spouse or making your children anxious, you may need to consider putting systems in place around the home. Often, an organized individual copes with the clutter and chaos for as long as they can, then gets fed…

Finding the Right Pet Sitter for the Holidays

Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. You may already have a reliable pet-sitter who you turn to during the year, like a helpful college student or trusted neighbor. But as the year draws to a close, availability gets scarce. That student is halfway across the country with family, and your neighbors are busier than ever. The last thing you…