Being a Mom Means Spending the Money When You Don’t Have It Sometimes

I’m all about experiences in life and my kids having experiences.  I grew up in a small town and that’s where  I still live with my daughters.   I’ve been fortunate enough to travel abroad a few times and to see many different cities throughout the U.S.   Any chance I get, I take them on a short vacation.  I’m a single mother, so this is challenging financially at times.  Last year I was faced with a decision to spend $2,000 to repave my driveway or go to Disney World with the…

Bullying Concerns

Being a Mom means Worrying about your kids’ mean friends -Harry H. Harrison Jr.   Bullying has been a problem that has been around schools for years and years.   Some schools have started to address the issue head on.  Our elementary school, Johnson Elementary in Bridgeport, WV held a “Kindness” series this past year.  Among various project that they did, they gave the students small stones to paint and write kind sayings on to lay throughout the local park in hopes to have others come across them to brighten their day.  The…

What Do We Tell Our Kids About Las Vegas?

As Moms, what do we tell our children regarding the Las Vegas shooting?  I was personally in Las Vegas the day before this incident took place.  I walked by this crazy man’s window at least 20 times in the days prior to this shooting spree.    Waking up to the news and to my two beautiful daughters, I went into some sort of depression, confusion anger and outrage all at the same time.  I knew I could have so easily been a part of this tragedy personally.   And if so, these…

Bored Kids? Check out these 50 low cost summer fun activities

Summer is here, and if you’re anything like me, you love to entertain the kids while they are out of school. While it would be nice to take your kids to the movies, bowling alley and theme parks every day, this all could add up fast, unless you have an endless budget, which, if I had to guess, you probably don’t. To keep your kids entertained for a low, low price, here are 50 ideas you may want to take advantage of. – by Stephanie Lynch Touring the fire house:…