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"Alexa... Shelter in Place"

*post contains affiliate links* Who could have ever imagined that I would be safe at home with my family for 4 months straight?!  Well that's exactly what the last (4) months have entailed + the adjustment definitely took some time.  To go from working our corporate jobs in our designated offices + the kids attending their schools full time to now EVERYONE IS AT HOME was an overnight shock.  Immediately we had to figure out ways to make our "new normal" work for all of u… Read more

Schools Are Closed
Why Your Child May Not be as Happy as You Thought They Would be...

When schools first closed, there was a wave of excitement from my kids.  It was almost as if Spring Break came early and would last a little longer.  Then another week or two of school was cancelled.  Which was followed by our county distributing laptops and wifi hotspot devices for the students.  All of which still seemed really "cool".  Kennedy was up at the crack of dawn on FaceTime with her friends, my son playing video games with his friends and my oldest seemingly unb… Read more

Money Management for Kids

In past years, we've given our kids Savings Accounts (which came with cards) but that didn't work well for us.  Then we moved to giving them children's checking accounts but there just weren't enough resources on the parents end to help them learn how to manage their money.  There weren't options to limit or control spending/saving so we would have to take the cards away from the kids and they would have to ask for them back when they needed them.  It just didn… Read more

Family Business

With it being 9 years since having my last child, Idk what was causing me to have the crazy baby fever but it kept happening.  It was consistent as it would happen at the weirdest times... a month here or a day there.  My mind would convince me that having another child would give me the opportunity to do it "right".  But, why didn't I feel like I had done it right before with my other (3) children?  That was the bigger discussion I needed to have with myself. I'll … Read more

My Top 3 Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts She'll Love...

If you're anything like me, then you've probably asked your Mom numerous times what she wants for  Mother's Day, added it to your cart + it has sat there since.  Why do we do this to ourselves?  Now here we are just days away from Mother's Day + not a gift in sight.  No worries, I have gathered a short list of items that can still be purchased and given on time.  Some are very familiar because I've mentioned them gazillion times before but that's only because I… Read more

The Bedroom Reset

After two years of living in this home I looked around proud of every area except the one room with the door always closed.  Funny how it's called the "Master" Bedroom, yet there was nothing dominant about it.  For over two years, it's been a room with a Bed, Dresser and TV.  We didn't even purchase a new Bedding Set when we moved in.  Nope, just washed our old one we've had for years + kept it moving.  No wonder, we spent VERY little time there.  Don't … Read more

The Blog Grew Up Guys...

There was no going away party or any warning but MyCandiShoppe has served her time.  So many years, I've actually wanted to change my name but just couldn't think of a new name that felt right.  Instead of forcing it, I kept MyCandiShoppe because homegirl had held me down so why not?  I knew that one day I would wake up and the right name would just come to me.  Kid you not, that's exactly what happened. I had been going back and forth in emails with a brand + I woke up t… Read more