6 Easy Steps To Monthly Meal Planning

6 Easy Steps To Monthly Meal Planning

By Vicki Little When my kids were younger, I didn’t understand what the hype about meal planning was all about. I just grabbed whatever was convenient from the fridge or freezer, and we were good to go. But now that the kids are in school and busy with activities, I understand the importance of monthly(…)

What Happens When You Put A Daycare Inside A Retirement Home?

What Happens When You Put A Daycare Inside A Retirement Home?

By: Vicki Little There are two points in our lives when we are especially vulnerable to needing others — when we are very young and when we are very old. These times are also seasons during which our lives tend to be less scheduled and hectic, with more free time and a lot of love(…)

7 Free Online Educational Games To Help Avoid The Summer Slide

7 Free Online Educational Games To Help Avoid The Summer Slide

By Vicki Little Welcome to summer — a child’s playground and a parent’s nightmare. This isn’t to say we don’t all love the extra time we get to spend with our children, but let’s face it, our darling sweethearts can be quite messy and lazy during this free time. And when they aren’t making messes(…)

9 Must-Have Traveling Sanity-Savers

9 Must-Have Traveling Sanity-Savers

By Vicki Little It was an honest mistake. Or two… maybe three honest mistakes. I booked a camping site without realizing how far away it was. And then my husband said he wanted to go anyway because we really needed to get away. The further the better. And when my phone seemed to know the(…)

ADHD Is The Diagnosis, But It Does Not Define My Son

ADHD Is The Diagnosis, But It Does Not Define My Son

By Vicki Little If having ADHD is like constantly switching between 10 open tabs on a browser, raising an ADHD child is like being on deadline for the most important project of your life and having your computer constantly freeze up on you. I spent the first couple of years after my son’s diagnosis being(…)

A Parent’s Training Wheels For Teaching Your Kid To Ride A Bike

A Parent’s Training Wheels For Teaching Your Kid To Ride A Bike

By Vicki Little I never knew that teaching my children to ride a bike would require so much patience. And just when you think they are good enough to ride their bikes to school – BAM, something happens. It can be frustrating for kids as well as their parents, who want so much to see(…)

Protect Your Skin This Summer

Protect Your Skin This Summer

By Vicki Little Since May is skin cancer awareness month, it is the perfect time to stock up on your sunblock and learn about ways to protect your family’s skin. If sunscreen were 100% effective, we wouldn’t find ourselves with that glowing tan after a day at the pool slathered up with SPF 50. The(…)