Education Review

by Jennie April 5, 2012


I am always looking for fun ways to engage Cody, while teaching him things at the same time. I do believe that just by allowing kids to play, you are giving them endless amounts of opportunities to learn, without ever having to open a text book or turn on anything electronic. At the Learning Through Play […]


Matching Helps Kids Learn

by Jennie February 21, 2012

I am always looking for new ways to teach Cody while having fun at the same time. I don’t ever want to push him to learn new things unless he is ready and he is having fun at the same time. Lindsay at Crunchy Savings has such great ideas for teaching kids and she shared […]


More Than A Movie eBook Review & Giveaway

by Jennie December 19, 2011

frugal family fun

I am ALWAYS looking for new things to do with the family to keep things fresh and interesting. Although half the time I don’t even feel like I have the energy to be creative, I make myself because I know it is good for the kids and for the family as a whole. I came […]


We LOVE The Little Gym

by Jennie November 22, 2011

We are always talking about The Little Gym. It has been SO great for Cody. For most of his life, Cody has been REALLY shy and more introverted than most kids. From the first class at The Little Gym, I could see his confidence just soar. He has really come out of his shell a […]

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I’m A Calculator Girl

by Jennie November 4, 2011

Carlito Math House Games Review

There are some things I excel out…. math isn’t one of them! Even simple calculating is difficult for me so I stick with my trusty calculator. One of my fears as the boys get older is helping with math homework. The last thing I want is for my kids (who are in grade school) be […]


Becoming an Emotional Coach for Your Kids

by Jennie October 21, 2011

We have talked a lot about beech acres in the past and we went to another great workshop on How to Become An Emotional Coach for Your Kids. Although I feel like I go from one thing to the next and there is never enough time in the day (you feel me right?!), I have […]

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Productive Parenting

by Jennie September 7, 2011

productive parenting

We have a section on our navigation bar (at the top of the blog) called “Parenting Resources” which has a list of “Our Favorite Websites”. One of the websites listed on that page is Productive Parenting. I totally LOVE this site!!! Productive Parenting website has allowed me to find easy little “games” and fun things to […]


Book Review: Adventures Around Cincinnati

by Jennie August 11, 2011

If are you local to Cincinnati/ Kentucky/ Indiana area and have kids in your life this book is for you! Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle etc. Adventures Around Cincinnati – A Parent’s Guide to Unique and Memorable Places to Explore with your Kids will give you the ideas needed to create lasting […]


“Mommy, These are my Boobies!!”

by Jennie August 5, 2011

O.k. so I was ready to kill the hubs when I am giving Cody a bath and he points to his chest and says, “Mommy, these are my boobies”! I was completely thrown! WHAT?! Cody was actually pointing to his nipples so I said “No honey, those are your nipples”. That was that. When the […]


Beech Acres: The Frazzled Family

by Jennie July 22, 2011

We talk a lot about Beech Acres and the amazing parenting conferences and workshops that we go to hosted by them. We HEART Beech Acres!! This month was about The Frazzled Family and how stress can have such an impact on the individual person and the family as a whole. H-E-L-L-O… I know we can […]


How To Select the Best Child Care Option: A Guide for Parent

by Jennie June 20, 2011

As our boys are nearing the three year mark we have starting thinking about pre-school. There are SO many options out there for parents and it can be really overwhelming. Not only do you have to tour the schools and be comfortable with what you choose for your child, but then you have to find […]


Parents, Kids, & Boundaries: How to draw the line

by Jennie April 8, 2011

Are you interested in winning a FREE private parent coaching session with Jane Bluestein?! Keep reading to find out how! Beech Acres is bringing back JANE BLUESTEIN (back by popular demand)! Parents, Kids and Boundaries: How to draw the line is the next For the Love of Kids Parenting Workshop scheduled for April 16th at […]