How to Teach a Teen to Drive in 9 (Mostly) Easy Steps      

Disclosure: This post contains sponsored content.  You know that expression about raising kids that says “the days may be long but the years are short”? That never seems truer than when your teenager expresses interest in getting behind the wheel! Seriously, wasn’t it just a few months ago you … [Read more...]

Is Punishing Our Children Holding Them To A Higher Standard Than Ourselves?

The Higher Standard Debate I have seen a post on Facebook recently about kids not being allowed to have a bad mood. The post says that adults have a bad day, and we punish our kids for the same. The post is referencing this quote: “So often, children are punished for being human. … [Read more...]

5 Tips To Find Time To Read When You Have Little Ones

5 Tips To Find Time To Read When You Have Little Ones Today is Read Across America Day, and it got me thinking. I used to read all the time. Like crazy devour a book in a day reading. I never thought about it. I just picked up a book and read. Well after 5 little ones, it has become a purposed … [Read more...]

Being a Mom and Still Being Me

First, let me say, there is a reason my blog is called Me And My Handful. I have 5 children, a literal handful. I became a parent nearly 13 years ago, and I have no regrets. None at all. That doesn't mean it has been easy. I knew my life would change, but there are things I did not anticipate giving … [Read more...]

Schedule Your Child’s Screen Time With OurPact

I’m excited to introduce you today to a wonderfully helpful app, OurPact. All opinions are my own. Have you ever stopped to think how much time your family is "Plugged in" on their tablets and smart phones? It does not take long for time to add up.  I know that I am guilty of loosing track of … [Read more...]