Family Life, Home Maintenance

Hiring a House Sitter, Part 1: The Hiring

Summer time is vacation time! (We will be talking about vacation planning for the next several weeks here at "Breakfast with Bethany".) Even if you don't technically get summers off anymore, summer is when lots of families take advantage of the time to travel. My family is no different, but when you transforming into¬†"Mom the… Continue reading Hiring a House Sitter, Part 1: The Hiring

Family Life

Spring Fever & Spring Cleaning: Keeping Your Family Motivated Through the End of the Semester

This last haul of the semester following Easter can be really difficult for school aged children from Kindergarten all the way to your kids in college. End of year testing combined with an uptick in social events and for older kids final exams can all add up to a really stressful period for families. Keeping… Continue reading Spring Fever & Spring Cleaning: Keeping Your Family Motivated Through the End of the Semester

Home Organization

Going Green: Saying Goodbye to Plastic

There is an image making its way around Facebook with two jars-- one with a jelly fish and one with a plastic bag floating in water. The caption usually reads, "Can you tell the difference? Neither can a sea turtle!" Even if you aren't a Save the Sea Turtles kind of person (but, seriously, who… Continue reading Going Green: Saying Goodbye to Plastic