Do Less With More Focus

As a parent I find myself frustrated a lot of the time and because I’m living with frustration so often I begin to find myself becoming resentful. Resentful of the clothing that can be found anywhere but hanging in the closet or in the dressers or in the hamper where they belong. Resentful because I’m making Thanksgiving Dinner complete with homemade pies from scratch and … Continue reading Do Less With More Focus

Gingerbread Men

I was chatting with one of my followers on Instagram and she mentioned a Gingerbread recipe that she uses and offered to share it with me. This is a fun and easy activity that you can do with your children and for that very reason it became a post on my website. I tweaked the recipe a little bit to better suit our family and … Continue reading Gingerbread Men

8 Things To Occupy Your Children

We are just a few short weeks away from Thanksgiving and then one month later it will be Christmas! I’ve put together a few ideas in this post to help keep your child/ren busy during this Holiday Season. Occupied children tend to whine less which makes holiday breaks a lot more bearable. So enjoy! Find me on Instagram @surviving_mommy and send me photos of the … Continue reading 8 Things To Occupy Your Children

Bamboo Plates

These Bamboo Christmas Tree Plates came a few weeks ago and I’ve been dying to use them and see if I like them. It’s a week before Halloween and the girls and I decided it was time. We made three different kinds of cookies and decorated them to match the plates.. bring on Christmas! I love these plates. They aren’t extremely lightweight like most plastic … Continue reading Bamboo Plates

Dad Shaming

I shared something humorous on Instagram and of course there was that one person who couldn’t help but share their unwanted opinion. “Sounds like your kids need more time with dad and more discipline.” Alright, maybe they had innocent intentions, so I responded explaining that my husband was exhausted to which they replied, “I do 19 hour shifts every week. “Tired” is for people who … Continue reading Dad Shaming

Get that kid a balloon!

Children love balloons, but the helium balloons are safest. We’ve never allowed balloons in our home if they aren’t helium when we have children under 5. At the grocery store one day my three year old begged for a balloon and after taking it home it was the favored play thing for seven days! Penelope and her 18 month old sister love this balloon and … Continue reading Get that kid a balloon!