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Super Practical Steps To Planning a Family Vacation

Growing up, family vacations were a priority. We did something nearly every year. Sometimes we went on regional trips, just a few hours away, and other years we did cross-country trips exploring a new city, historical site or adventure spot. Whether near or far, family vacations solidified bonds, created memories, reinforced family identity, and inspired fun! This tradition has continued…

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Launching a Blog – From a Non-Techie Perspective

Are you considering launching a blog? I obviously took the plunge, but I had a false start about a year or so before I actually launched. In my first attempt, I did some research, decided on using WordPress, bought a domain name and paid for a hosting service. In the first couple of days of trying to set up the…

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Setting Up Your Home Office for Maximum Productivity

Did you know that millions of North Americans work from home at least once a week?  I started working remotely seven years ago. Initially it was just a few days here and there, but after a couple of years (and a move to Canada) I became a full time remote worker. Over the years I’ve learned about how to set…

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Instant Pot, Not Your Mother’s Pressure Cooker!

Have you heard much about the Instant Pot craze?  Are you wondering if it’s really worth all of the frenzy?  Maybe you’re even curious what an Instant Pot is!  This year for Christmas I got an Instant Pot! (happy dance)💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 My family read my “subtle” hint in my post about 15 kitchen gadgets that will make your life easier! I…

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13 Children’s Books That Teach Values & Life Skills

Children Learn From Books Children learn by our words and actions, stories and songs. Children’s books are also a great tool for teaching kids values and life skills. Books help build vocabulary. They engage their mind, increase their creativity, fuel their imagination, and teach values. In our family, we use books like “Hands are Not for Hitting” by Elizabeth Verdick…

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