Fruits and Vegetables in Season this Holiday

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I tend to crave rich sweets during the cold winter months (especially around the holidays) and juicy fruits in the summer, so fruits and vegetables aren’t always at the top of my shopping list in December.  I love fruits and vegetables, but I never know what to buy and when.  What’s even in season during the […]



Managing money is hard and it is even more difficult when there is only one household income. Then add in all the extra holiday spending and, before you know it, your checking account is easily heading the wrong way! Being a single parent and running a home is hard enough without having to worry about money. Here are some basic tips […]

Ways To Stretch Your Dollars This Holiday Season

5 Ways Stretch Your Dollars This Holiday Season 5 Ways Stretch Your Dollars This Holiday Season

This post brought to you by Chase Ultimate Rewards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Family Focus Blog. I love the holiday season- mostly because I love to see my children filled with excitement as we do holiday crafts, decoration and baking.  I love to watch my children in their anticipation as […]

8 Family Holiday Traditions to Start Now


Every year my family practices certain traditions around the holidays. We always make too many batches of peanut butter fudge and puppy chow, we drive around looking at Christmas lights together, we wear Santa hats and pajamas around the house for at least two days, we run through an entire Christmas karaoke CD, we watch […]

ASUS MeMo Pad 7 – ME572C Tablet Review And Giveaway

ASUS tablet review

I was provided with an ASUS MeMo Pad 7 – ME572C tablet to facilitate review. ASUS MeMo Pad 7 – ME572C Tablet Review   The ASUS MeMo Pad 7 – ME572C is a powerful, stylish tablet sold exclusively at Best Buy.   Its small size (thin and lightweight 7-inch device) makes it very convenient to […]

The New Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E Review


The 2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E falls into the category of a car/crossover that is hard not to find appealing. 2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E Review Even given the fact that it is hard to actually put a label on this vehicle – Is it a station wagon? Is it a cross over? Is it a sport utility? […]

Interactive Storytelling App For Kids

Gepeto interactive storytelling app

This post is sponsored by Gepeto, the Next-Generation Storytelling App. Gepeto Interactive Storytelling App For Kids     Gepeto is an app for kids that lets them make amazing animated stories- the next generation of storytelling!  With Gepeto, creating stories is as easy as playing with puppets- literally.  Kids can use puppets to craft and […]

What To Tell Your Kids About Sex And When

Parenting and what to tell your kids about sex

This topic is not one that any parent looks forward to but it always presents itself sooner than we think and we can often find ourselves unprepared to talk to kids about sex.  I mean, how do you know what to say?  You don’t want to say too much or too little.  It can be […]

V/NO Napa Valley Alcohol-Removed Wine

alcohol-removed wine

This post is sponsored by V/NO, “Wine for anytime.” V/NO Napa Valley Alcohol-Removed Wine There are lots of reasons you may be interested in alcohol-removed wine or as I’d call it non-alcoholic wine.  As a mother, the most obvious is that you may be pregnant but still want to enjoy a drink with those around you. […]

A Good, Old-Fashioned Conversation #Parenting

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This week my thoughts are on technology and social media. Specifically smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other device and sharing site or method that currently has your attention. We as a nation are obsessed with sharing our world electronically and I don’t think that is a bad thing. But I also […]