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The Inner Battle of Free-Range Parenting Versus Helicopter Parenting is Real

The Inner Battle of Free-Range Parenting Versus Helicopter Parenting is Real

For years I have read article after article about free-range parenting versus helicopter parenting. I read them over and over trying to figure out how I could be the best mom possible. Although I always leaned away from being the helicopter-mom I found that there are times it can be necessary; as parents, we all should know... 

Visiting Kailua-Kona? Check Out These Great Outdoor Activities

Visiting Kailua-Kona? Check Out These Great Outdoor Activities

With fantastic weather year-round, and a variety of environments, there is no better place to explore the outdoors than in Hawaii; specifically Kailua-Kona. Kailua-Kona is on the Big Island, which offers the largest amount of space on the islands to explore. From the ocean to volcanos you are sure to find something you love... 

Pizza Pasta–Dinner in the Crock-Pot

Pizza Pasta–Dinner in the Crock-Pot

I don’t know about you, but the chaos begins when fall hits my household. With four kids all in school and all in extracurricular activities and sports, not to mention a husband whose job takes him out of town on most fall weekends, I barely have time to breathe let alone cook a nice dinner for my family. And even if I... 

Keeping a Busy Family Organized

Keeping a Busy Family Organized

Photographer: renjith krishnan, www.freedigitalphotos.net We live in a technology -driven society and with that, things are supposed to be easier. Our entire lives are driven by high-tech devices that we “need” and must have to make our lives run more efficiently. Ironically, the things that were created to simplify... 

Easter Brunch Fun–Eggs in a Nest

Easter Brunch Fun–Eggs in a Nest

  Eggs in a Nest.....Yummmmm!!!   Eggs, Eggs, and more Eggs, are you sick of eggs yet with Easter right around the corner? Every year Easter is the same in my home–kids race downstairs to see what the Easter Bunny has brought them and then the begging begins. Please, please, please can we have some candy before... 

Raising Hard-Working Kids in a Lazy Society

Raising Hard-Working Kids in a Lazy Society

www.freedigitalphotos.net The lack of work ethic in today’s society is pathetic. So many people have a belief that they deserve so much without any effort. You finish college so you must deserve a high paying job where everyone kisses your butt and you really don’t have to work for your pay, right? Not to mention... 

Chicken Squares–A Favorite with the Kids

Chicken Squares–A Favorite with the Kids

Is it time for some new recipes in your home? Are you sick of eating the same things week after week? I have to mix things up because I know I can’t go very long making the same recipes over and over. As adults we enjoy trying out new recipes and being a little adventurous when it comes to food. However, if you are a... 

Where Are Your Manners?

Where Are Your Manners?

  I may have a shirt made that reads this so I can wear it to baseball. :) This past week a friend of one of our kiddos forgot her coat at our house. As any parent would on a cold night, I knew we were going to see her at the baseball fields where we live this time of year, so I brought it along to give to her. She had... 

Tofu Oatmeal Cookies – Perfect for the Tree Hugging Mom :)

Tofu Oatmeal Cookies – Perfect for the Tree Hugging Mom :)

Photographer: Suat Eman, www.freedigitalphotos.net Homemade oatmeal cookies are incredible, especially when you come home from a long day at school. My children have nothing but smiles on their faces when they walk in the house and smell the aroma coming from the oven. Even if they have had “the worst day ever,”... 

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