Teen Costumes That Will Get Used Year Round


I’ve never been one to make Halloween costumes. My mom was great at pulling them together. She set the bar pretty high with this Wonder Woman costume she made me when I was about 4: My daughters have always been Disney girls. Almost every year they got a new princess costume until they graduated up […]

5 New Disney Contests


It has been a couple of months since we did one of our popular Disney contest roundup posts, so I wanted to pull one together really quick! Disney Dream Big Princess Sweepstakes (Disney) Win a Land & Sea Adventure for 4 with 3 nights in Walt Disney World and a 4 night Disney Cruise. Includes […]

I Have Been Lying About Getting Older


Last night after watching the “Parenthood” finale (Netflix binge!), I had an epiphany. For the last 15 months, I have been pretty smug. In fact, I’ve been pretty smug my whole adult life–when it comes to aging. I’m one of those people who always says things like “I don’t care that I am getting older,” […]

Kiddie Karma (Guest Post)


Now that my own kids are getting older, I don’t have as many funny kid stories as I used to. Thankfully, I have relatives with little ones to share their stories with me (and you!). This one comes from my cousin, Kim. I’m squirming just reading it! “If you think there’s no karma for kids, […]

Let Lenovo Sponsor your STEM Group (Middle or High School)

Lenovo Stem Sponsorship

Through the Pear platform, Lenovo is now sponsoring STEM/STEAM groups with $1,000 cash grants or custom apparel. What do you need to know about getting your group sponsored? First, I’ve written before about how Pear works. Essentially they run social media-type campaigns through their platform so that you can raise money for your group by […]

When a Mom Blog Becomes a Teenager

Mom Blog Teenagers

Today is a pretty major milestone for my blog, and not because of its own age. I started Helping Moms Connect back in 2004, when my daughters were only 1 and 3. It was a true “mom blog” before that term even existed. At the time I wrote about everything going on in our lives […]

Why I Love Group Projects at School


Another week, another group project at school. If your kids are over the age of 8, you’ve probably experienced one or two of these. If your kids are teenagers, you probably hear about them every other week. Group projects are probably directly responsible for about 67% of the tears in my house. I’m sure that […]

Orlando Attractions for Families (Plus Giveaway!)

LEGO Land Florida

We are fortunate to be partnering with Viator not only to help you find fun things for your family to do in Orlando but also to give away a $100 gift certificate to help you get there! Plus, everyone who enters will receive a special discount when the contest is over for you save on the […]