Does Writing a Thank You Note Really Matter? 

​As it turns out, people enjoy receiving thank you notes. In fact, a study led by two psychologists revealed participants were ecstatic to receive thoughtful thank you notes, scoring a happiness rating of 4 out of 5.  The length or quality of the writing didn't necessarily matter. What did matter, however, was the warmth and sincerity behind the message. Indeed, as the research indicates, people value being recognized for hard work and … [Read more...]

Best Swimsuit Features for Active Women

If you’re into activities like paddleboarding, surfing, or swimming, not just any bathing suit will do. You need swimwear that will do more than look attractive but be comfortable, provide protection, stay intact, and support you in all the right places. Whether you’re chasing the kids around the pool, swimming laps, or shredding some waves, a bathing suit containing these features below is your best bet.  Coverage Itty bitty bikinis … [Read more...]

Best Automobiles for Seniors

Driving is a rite of passage for every adult, and one that is challenged by the effects of aging later in life. It’s especially important for seniors to invest in a safe vehicle to maintain their ability to drive, and their independence. An average of 20 seniors are killed and 794 injured each day in automobile crashes. The effects of aging can pose serious risks to driving, and because of this, the unique needs of seniors should be considered … [Read more...]

Tips for Taking Care of an Older Dog

If you've been blessed with a dog, you'll likely live with them through their golden years. Even though your dog's care requirements will be different as they age, they have an excellent chance of enjoying these years in happiness. Knowing the best ways to provide care will help ensure that they live lives as fulfilling as possible. Dietary Needs A dog's energy level drops somewhat as they age, making obesity a risk to look out for when … [Read more...]

What To Do When Mom No Longer Feels Like The Word

Picture Credit   Being a full-time mom is fantastic. Unlike many other women, you’re in a privileged position where you get to take total responsibility for your youngsters. You don’t have to worry about handing them over or missing out on big moments. You should be jumping with joy at this amazing experience. So, why aren’t you? Even when you understand how lucky you are, it’s not unusual to feel a little stifled when you’re looking … [Read more...]

Raising Your Child Right: 6 Myths You Need to Get Over Today 

No parent out there is perfect, but there is proof that certain living conditions, rules, behaviors, etc. can mold a child into a specific type of adult. It’s the old nature vs. nurture debate, and it will never be solved. However, over the years, many parents have gotten on board with certain myths that simply don’t have a leg to stand on. No matter how old your child may be, if you are a parent, here are six myths you need to get over today in … [Read more...]

Affordably Providing Healthy Food for a Large Family

Feeding a large family (defined as two parents with four or more children) while trying to maintain a healthy diet will cost several hundred dollars a month or more. With most families trying to maintain a budget while still eating healthy, spending needs to be critically analyzed in all areas. When you shop smarter but also find ways to excite your family over healthy eating and weight loss rewards, you can find creative ways to eat healthy and … [Read more...]

Helping Your College Student with Setting Up Their Dorm

Your young one is heading off to college. Adjusting to college life can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to make the transition a bit easier. One of the biggest adjustments is moving away from home life and into a dorm, and you can help. Here are a few ideas to consider. Figuring out Furniture It's important to know how furnished your child's dorm room will be. Once you find out what items come with the room, you can start … [Read more...]

Ways to Strengthen Your Bond With Your Teens

There was a time when your kids thought you were the coolest human being on the planet. Often attached to your hip they wanted to be everywhere you were. Now that they’re older, however, every action made or phrase uttered embarrasses them and friends and technology have taken your place. Though a natural part of growing into their own independence, the parent-child relationship during the teenage years drastically changes. While you want to … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Family Happy and Healthy

When you get the family that you always wanted, your life changes completely. You have people to keep you company and help you get rid of boredom. Your days become filled with lots of activities. If you have a child, you always have to keep a constant eye on them. The world is still new to them so they are still experimenting and trying to see what works for them. You have to keep them away from danger as they learn. Apart from that, there are … [Read more...]