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Employee Recognition on a Budget – It Can Be Done

Employee Recognition Tips

The post is sponsored; however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Having worked in corporate America for nearly twenty years, I've seen a lot of good and bad things when it comes to how employees are treated. One thing that's remained consistent is how the act of employee recognition positively impacts the company and the people working there. I've experienced working in a large corporation and a small … [Read more...]

Tips to Make Sure Your House is Ready for Winter

Air filters

Can you believe today is the first day of winter? Here in Michigan we've experienced extremely warm weather compared to the usual over the past several weeks. We've only had one snowfall and the rest of the time we've seen temps between 40-60 degrees.  Normally by this time in December we've had several snowfalls, the temps remain below 30 degree and the kids have been sick a few times. It's been a rare month or so, for sure. Now that winter … [Read more...]

Car Care Tips for Fall #DIYOilChange

Fall Car Care tips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DIYOilChange #CollectiveBias Fall is definitely here. The cooler temps are proof of that. I love fall days where the temps are cooler yet it's still nice outside. The leaves changing to beautiful colors are one reason I adore fall. It's beautiful to watch. I do not, however, enjoy what's coming next: winter. Winters here in Michigan are … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe from Everyday Poisons in Our Homes #keepinkidssafe

Everyday poisons in our homes

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Having three little ones five years old and under I am always watching what they are doing and where they are going. I have cabinets locks in place and corner covers on furniture. As parents, no matter how many safety devices we have around the house we still need to be cautious when it comes to the everyday poisons in our homes. Many times we … [Read more...]

Making Sure We Have Ways to Connect Amidst Our Busy Schedules

Goodie Basket to Set the Mood

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KYTrySomethingNew #CollectiveBias Fall technically arrives in less than two weeks but we are full swing back into our fall routine since school started here this week. LA started kindergarten and hubby went back to work. The first week back is always a huge adjustment for all of us. The kids are used to being at home with daddy, daddy is … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Surviving Easter Dinner with Kids #HoneyBakedEaster

HoneyBaked Turkey #HoneyBakedEaster

Thank you to HoneyBaked Ham for sponsoring today's topic. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Now that my husband and I have three little ones holidays can be rough. When we had one it wasn't so bad, especially since he was getting older. Add three little ones four and under to the mix? It creates a lot of stress and makes for a lot of time to get everyone ready for the holiday. Add to that hosting a holiday dinner … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Go Green and Make a Difference

Easy Ways to Go Green

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias Did you resolve to be more green in 2015? Is the thought of making green changes in your busy life a bit overwhelming? Well, I'm here to tell you that you can still make a difference! Together, small change by small change, we can all make a big difference for our planet! There a small changes you can make … [Read more...]

Five Teacher Friendly Valentine’s Day Party Treats

Valentine's Day Treats

Being that my husband is an elementary school teacher, I get to hear all of the stories about his class. It's quite fun and even entertaining sometimes, but I also get to hear his frustrations. With classroom parties there can be great fun but also trouble. I hear from my husband often about the treats that are brought in and how many times they cause problems in the classroom or with certain students. There are many things that should be … [Read more...]

How We Are Surviving Potty Training #PUBigKid

Success with Pull-Ups® #PUBigKid

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PUBigKid #CollectiveBias We are currently working on potty training child #3 and our first girl. It is different this time around, but there are also some similarities. We've found that different things work with different kids and of course, they each potty train in their own time. My boys were both over three when they fully potty trained. … [Read more...]

Have a Stress Free Holiday with the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans

Staying stress free with Walmart Family Mobile #Thankful4Savings #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This year we've added one more person to our family. Annie was born early in the year and I've really discovered just how important planning is to prevent stress when I have a family of six. With the holidays soon arriving, I've been planning like crazy just to make sure there is no unwanted stress that can easily come with the holidays. This … [Read more...]