Get the Help, Take the Help

There may have been a time that I thought I deserved praise for getting up with my son every night for over 500 nights straight all on my own. What I really needed was someone to come along and let … Continue reading →

The Thursday Pants

Life is full of monotonous tasks, many simple but somehow compound when exhaustion sets in. How many parents have said at the end of the school year… I am just so glad that I am almost done packing the lunches. … Continue reading →


What a Crock Meals… A Delightful, Delivered Dinner

When my friend in New Jersey posted about What a Crock Meals in August, I immediately had my interest sparked.  It was back to school time, which as a teacher is an especially difficult time of year for me.  So … Continue reading →

My Disappearing Act

If you read this blog regularly then you know that I write in clusters. It wouldn’t take a genius to track those clusters around a school calendar. I have always felt that back to school time is a huge transition … Continue reading →

How to Stay Hershey Park Happy

Are you considering a trip to Hershey Park? I have a few tips to help keep your trip in budget and cheerful! Hersheypark has become an annual summer tradition now that we live within 100 miles. If you are considering … Continue reading →

Saving for College (Trying to…)

  With the current cost of attending a public cost averaging for four years at over $100,000 total, the thought of saving is overwhelming.  As of two weeks ago each of my children had enough saved by us to cover … Continue reading →


Mesh Backpacks

  Our upper schools require the use of mesh or clear backpacks.  While clear backpacks work better on rainy days, most of the students prefer mesh.  I have many readers respond with suggestions of where to buy these packs and … Continue reading →

Last Minute Getaway Camelbeach/ Aquatopia!

This is a great deal! For $299 book a double queen with outdoor Camelbeach Tickets and access to indoor Aquatopia for your stay plus 80 arcade credits! Use code H20FUN for stays between August 19th-23rd. Finish summer off with a … Continue reading →

New York City With Kids Save or Splurge?

As those who have been following know, I have been researching our two night getaway to NYC for a long time.  Though NYC is only just over two hours away from my home, my own children had never been.  Two … Continue reading →

Backpack, Backpack

Let’s check put some current backpack deals as of August 4th. First always start at Ebates. If you are one of the few that haven’t signed up, I’d be tickled if you used my referral for this free money back … Continue reading →