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I'm back...well, sort of! by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I know, I know.  It's been ages since I've published anything here on my blog. But I stopped by real quick to let you know I'm back...sort of. I was honored to be ask ... Read on »
How to Teach Children to be Savvy Shoppers by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Shopping is a part of our day to day life, which is why it’s important to teach children the importance of being a savvy shopper. Smart, balanced and responsible shopping ... Read on »
Some of my recent favorite reads.... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting You all know how passionate I am about reading.  If I was trapped on a deserted island, all I'd need is my Kindle and a tube of Chapstick and I'd be perfectly happy. ... Read on »
DayCase Review and Giveaway! Trust me, you WANT this! by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Everyone likes to stand out, am I right?  Everyone likes to be unique in their own way, true? We get dressed every morning with the hopes of looking stylish, ... Read on »
The best rabbit in the world, except for that one little problem by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A couple months ago, I went to the pet store to pick up a new filter for our fish tank. And I came home with this adorable little bunny rabbit. "Why ... Read on »
Canadian Savers: There’s No Party like a Twitter Party by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This article was written by Florence Hayes on behalf of Canadian Savers. Looking for free stuff?  Couponing is one thing, but receiving great products for free is anoth ... Read on »
2012 In Review! by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As always, at this time of year, I enjoy going through the previous year's posts. Why,  you ask? Mainly to prove to myself that what doesn't kill you makes you str ... Read on »
Money Saving Tips for Christmas by Helene Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Guest post written by Laura Crimmons.   For more information on this kind of post, please read my  disclosure statement . There is so much you have to spe ... Read on »
You like my new look?? by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So....you're probably noticing things look a little different around here, right?  Well, it's no lie to say I've been MIA for awhile.  Posting when I can....promising ... Read on »
If you're comparing your husband to a soap opera character, you'll only end up disappointed by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Way back in the day....like, 17 years ago back in the day....when Tim and I were simply boyfriend and girlfriend, I used to watch all kinds of soap operas. Days of Our ... Read on »
Never say never.... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I begged, I pleaded....I offered my soul to the devil (what's left of it, anyway) but it was to no avail. "Please, guys....let's just get an ice cream cake this year fo ... Read on »
And so it begins.... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting 8 years ago today, I was laying in a hospital bed, bigger than a beached whale.  Hooked up to all kinds of monitors, praying that our miracle babies stayed in my womb just a ... Read on »
In need of a good laugh? Well, you've come to the right place.... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've got 3 words for you....Facebook Status Updates. Need I say more? Just now, Landon demanded that Garrett go upstairs and get him his pillow. Garrett: ... Read on »
Pouring My Heart Out...The Scars Remind Me That I am a Survivor by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting **  Before you read this post, I just want to put a warning out there that this is about self-inury.  It includes details that some may find disturbing. The m ... Read on »
These are the sure things in life... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's kind of like Murphy's law, you know. ** There's a time and a place to give your kids positive praise.  Like when they've remembered to wash their hands after goin ... Read on »
And then they just had to suck the fun out of it.... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It was the 3rd day of summer vacation and the kids were already driving me crazy. "We're bored," they complained endlessly. Rolling my eyes in defeat, ... Read on »
Summer vacation is O.V.E.R. by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well, people, the Summer of 2012 has come and gone....in an instant. So, as I get back into a routine again and try to tap into my creative juices, I'll happily shar ... Read on »
Can you hear the crickets chirping?? by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting School let out 3 weeks ago.  The last time I updated my blog was.....uh, 3 weeks ago. You seeing a pattern yet? A few days ago, I sat at my computer and tried to c ... Read on »
Even stay-at-home moms can get in shape! by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Following up my last entry about my and hubby’s (abandoned) fitness quest, I decided it was time to get serious. After all, there is no reason a stay-at-home mom with two se ... Read on »
Never underestimate the power of....jumping cats?? by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Recently, my father-in-law sent me a cute e-mail in which a teacher gave her 1st grade students the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with t ... Read on »