Family Life

Eco – Friendly Decoration Ideas

Guest post by Hilary Smith If you’re environmentally friendly and want to go beyond merely recycling plastic bottles and cardboard boxes, all you have to do is look within. Not within yourself, mind you, but within your own home. Yes, you can practice what you preach by updating the look of your house, apartment, or condo in a way that is environmentally sustainable and esthetically pleasing. Read on…

Insurance Company Denies Doctor’s Recommendation For Cancer Treatment

To my readers: This is a heartbreaking story about a friend and neighbor of mine who I have known for over twenty years.  His insurance company denied him a specific cancer treatment recommended by his doctors. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is the insurance company. Perhaps you or a loved one is “covered” by this particular insurance company. This is wrong! Please read this story…

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…