5 Ways to Help You Improve Your Child's Intelligence

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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It is the desire of most parents for their children to become intelligent. According to The Harvard Gazette, children with higher IQ levels are associated with greater longevity, success, and happiness. But, plenty of parenting tips available online can prove challenging to know what to follow or ignore.

Here are a few ways you can boost your child’s intelligence.


Playing Favorites

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Playing Favorites is a monthly series where I share my latest obsessions, favorite finds, and any kind of entertainment (books, movies, TV, podcasts, and magazines) that I am loving. Here's what I am loving this month.


5 Things To Consider When Buying Your First Home

Monday, October 26, 2020


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Buying your first house is a major life milestone, and depending on whether you have help or not getting the deposit together to buy your first home, it can be somewhat tricky to do. After renting, you will most likely come to the realization that you want to own your own home. Renting is great as a stop-gap while you think about what you want from a home of your own, but soon enough you will realize that you pay more money than you need to every month - sometimes more than what a mortgage would be, and so, renting doesn’t always make financial sense.

When you add all these things together, you realize that owning your own home is going to make more financial sense for you than renting. Buying a house has become tough difficult, and pre-planning is key. It's a big decision so corners cannot be cut and everything needs to be done right. Some people may have family and friends around them that can help, this will certainly take some pressure off and make it easier, but not everyone has these types of resources available to them.

Thinking about buying your first house? Here are five things to consider.


Best Online Reads

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. The biggest hand sanitizing mistakes you're probably making via The Huffington Post.

2. Sixty genius pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween via Woman's Day.

3. How to clean baking sheets so they look brand new via Real Simple.


5 Fab Finds Under $50

Monday, October 19, 2020


It's pumpkin spice season, and whether you like the drink or not, it's hard not to be inspired by it's bright orange color. This week's 5 Fab Finds Under $50 feature fun, festive orange finds for fall and beyond. 


Weekend Dispatch

Monday, October 12, 2020

We're at that point in time where politics is at the forefront of EVERYTHING. Between debates, TV ads, yard signs, and countless articles online and on paper, it's hard to get a break from it. I follow politics, but I wouldn't consider them a passion of mine. But since this is a presidential election year, I've had a piqued interest in them. Plus, this is the first presidential election that Emma can vote in, so I've been hyping it up and creating momentum around it. I want her to know how important her role in this election is and that she should take that role seriously. (And she does!).

Anyway, on a lighter note, here are a few of the things I've been enjoying lately.


5 Tips For Making Your Hair Healthy Again

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Are you spending too much on the shampoos and still not getting the best results for your hair? Don’t worry; you are not the only one who is struggling with this issue. Millions of people complain about not getting the perfect results, even when they purchase high end shampoos and conditioners. However, fear not because we will sift you through some easy ways to maintain healthy hair again.


Splurge vs. Save

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

If you've always wanted a designer handbag but couldn't justify the cost, I've found some good dupes that, unless you look very, very closely, look almost identical to the designer bag. I'm not claiming that the quality is comparable. I mean, you get what you pay for ultimately. But if you are looking for a bag that's a suitable dupe that doesn't necessarily have to last 30+ years, the bag above as well as these bags are good choices.

The 10 Best Things I've Bought From Amazon Lately

Monday, October 5, 2020

Amazon has been coming in clutch for the past six months while we've been on lockdown. And even now that most stores are open in some capacity, we are still relying heavily on Amazon. Every two weeks we've placed at least one order for anything from a handy kitchen gadget to a bathroom organization item to a cozy piece of loungewear and more. A recent browse through my Order History on Amazon inspired me to share some of my best buys with you.