Embracing My Inner Tiger Mom

Do you have high standards for your kids?  How does that come through in your parenting? I recently began embracing my inner tiger mom and trying to figure out what kind of tiger mom I need to be. Our Virtual School Experience So Far During this whole crazy COVID time, we decided to keep our kids in virtual public school […]

My Etsy Shop is Open for Business!

Hello readers! I’m excited to share with you that I’ve opened up an Etsy shop!  As part of my journey to figuring out what I want to do after real estate, I’ve been exploring a lot of different ideas.  I’ll probably write more about that journey later, but I wanted to share with you my Etsy shop – RaisingTheBest.   […]

2021 Family Fitness Challenge – Walk 250 Miles

One of our fitness goals as a family this year is to walk 250 miles. One of the main reasons we wanted to do this is to start teaching our kids about setting goals, being consistent, and reaching them. My husband started “training” with the kids in 2018 before we went to Disney World. While we still brought the stroller, […]

Living Your Fullest Life Every Day

Hello RTB Community! Hope your 2020 is starting out amazing! I’ve been focused on my real estate business lately, so that’s why I’ve been MIA from Raising the Best. But several recent events in my life compelled me to write this post today. First, I reached out to one of my neighbors that I hadn’t talked to in awhile and […]

The Ultimate List of Affirmations for Kids

This post contains affiliate links. Affirmations are a habit in my household for everyone in the family, including my husband and me.  I first heard of affirmations from The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and began doing it for myself in the morning.  Overtime, I found myself repeating them during the day if I was in a difficult situation and […]

North Carolina Zoo: Trip Report & Tips

My husband and I decided to take the kids to the North Carolina Zoo this weekend.  This is probably one of my favorite zoos.  All of the animals seem to get up close, so you aren’t straining to see the animals all the way in the back of their exhibit – like this polar bear swimming right up to the […]

STEM Toy Review: Lego Boost Robot

Since Toys R Us was going out of business, we stopped by and picked up some great STEM toys at some really great prices.  One of the toys that stood out to me was the LEGO Boost, which is an easier version of LEGO’s popular Mindstorms product line. Although Alex is only 5 and Emily is 3, I really wanted […]

How often do you “tap out” with your kids?

We had a family friend over for dinner the other night.  He’s a single dad of two boys.  We started talking about how much energy we need as parents to really be focused and present for our kids.  As a single dad, he mentioned how he can’t really “tap out” since there isn’t another parent to watch the kids while […]