I’m Britney! I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. My husband and I have three children. Two years ago we adopted our first fur baby, a handsome black lab. My active family loves spending time outdoors and going on road trips. After being a stay-at-home mom for 7 years I decided to rejoin the workforce part-time. I absolutely love being able to express myself creatively and over the years have become a serial hobbyist. My hobbies include photography, graphic design, DIY, blogging, creating YouTube videos, and reading too many interior design blogs. If binge-watching shows on Netflix is a hobby, add that to the list.
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Are Water Parks Out of the Budget This Summer? Try This

Water play is one of the top summer activities that kids love. It‘s a great way to cool off in the heat, and it’s fun! Pools and water parks are great options for water...

9 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale Shopping Day

With the weather getting nicer, we are seeing more and more of those yard sale signs popping up on street corners and notifications of them on community social media pages. I already have my...
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Why I Chose Substitute Teaching to Earn Extra Income, and You Can, Too

In 2009, during my pregnancy with my second child, I worked part-time at a medical facility while finishing up my Associate's degree and my husband worked full-time. The extra...

20 Books to Read With Children for Black History Month

During February and throughout the year, I spend time teaching my children about the bravery, determination, and organized activism of Americans who endured centuries of heinous obstacles because of something in which they had...

How I Plan to Build a Stronger Mother/Daughter Relationship with My Tween

If you have a daughter, you know how that relationship between a mother and daughter can be very complex and occasionally difficult, especially when your daughter is a budding preteen dealing with not only...

How I Prepared My Young Children to Stay Home Alone

    This past summer, I faced a tough situation I wasn't prepared for - leaving my three children home alone. Due to the lack of affordability of childcare, I spent seven years as a stay-at-home mom....

Overcoming the Overwhelming Stress of My Kids Growing Up

Recently, my daughter and oldest child became a 12-year-old. Three days later my youngest child became a 7-year-old, so excuse the whiny tone of this post. I'm struggling to wrap my head around how...

Peacefully Coexisting: A Lesson for My Young Children

  I wrote the following post a couple of years ago. I professed to be fearless and nonchalant regarding the opinions of others, however, when I posted this and removed it from my blog within...