Four Places To Take Your Tweens Before They Grow Up 

Kids grow up fast. In a blink of an eye, you will be getting ready to send them to college or fixing them up for their wedding, crying tears of joy in front of the altar. Every parent wants to make the most of their child’s youth; kids are naturally sweet, thoughtful, loving and don’t judgment anyone.   Before you miss the chance to bond with them while they are still young, you need to take every opportunity to introduce them to the beautiful … [Read more...]

Is Work-Life Balance Realistic for Mothers 

We all know someone who does it all. Has a perfect life, the perfect husband, the perfect kids, the perfect job and her house is always clean. That person seems to have it all figured out and has no problems at all.    That is an unrealistic and wrong perception of what life as a mom is. No matter how it may seem, everyone has their problems, and let me assure you that there is no such thing as a perfect life. On top of being a working … [Read more...]

5 Lessons You Need To Teach Your Teens About Cars 

 Teaching your child to learn how to drive can be a scary and surreal experience. On the one hand, you’re happy for their independence, but on the other, your maternal instincts are nervous to know they’ll be out there on the road alone. There are plenty of manuals and online guides to help teach your children how to drive, but they also need to know how to manage a car like an adult.     Robert Foss, a senior research scientist at the … [Read more...]

5 Good Paying Jobs for Your Recent High School Graduate

When your child graduates high school, they typically have a decision to make – do they continue onto college, or do they get a job? For some, affording college is simply not an option at the moment, and so their choice is typically to start looking for a job. And while having a higher education degree can help you to earn more money in the long run, that doesn't mean your child can't find a decent paying job right out of high school. In fact, … [Read more...]

5 Lessons to Teach Your Child Before They Leave for College

5 Lessons to Teach Your Child Before They Leave for College Adulting is hard work. But when you’ve been doing adult-type things for years, it’s easy to think of them as common sense. Doing laundry may be an intuitive process, but everyone needs a lesson so they don’t put the towels in with the delicates. Laundry is one of many things you should teach your children before they leave for college. This list covers the basic lessons your child … [Read more...]

5 questions to ask when choosing a day care center

5 questions to ask when choosing a day care center Choosing the best day care center for your child can be a difficult task. After all, you want to know with complete certainty that your child will be in good hands when you leave them there each day, and asking the right questions is the best way to help you sort the good from the bad. While checking they are appropriately licensed and accredited is a given, there are a few other … [Read more...]

Eliminating Debt for the Modern Mom

Graduating from college is one of the happiest, momentous, exciting, saddest, horrifying, and turbulent times for any adult, nonetheless a mother also dealing with the needs of a family. With such a large range of emotions, focusing on the next steps in life becomes difficult. Life altering decisions hang in the balance while you transition from a student to a full-time participant in the world of capitalism as an employee or entrepreneur. … [Read more...]

Things to Consider Before Naming Your Baby

Things to Consider Before Naming Your Baby Naming your baby is one of the most important things you’ll ever do as a parent. A name is something your child lives with for his or her entire life! It’s definitely not a decision that should be taken lightly. You’ll want to put a lot of thought into your child’s name before the big due date comes around. Think about your own name and how it’s played a role, if any, in your life. Would you have … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Deal with Lower Back Pain After Pregnancy

5 Ways to Deal with Lower Back Pain After Pregnancy While the words “good news” and “lower back pain” have no place being in the same article — let alone the same sentence! — I’ll start things off with some information might give you a little peace of mind: lower back pain after pregnancy is surprisingly common. In fact, medical research has found that at least 50 percent of women experience some degree of lower back pain at some point during … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Kids’ Sports Equipment Tidy in Any Car

Keeping Your Kids' Sports Equipment Tidy in Any Car From the moment your kids joined the team it seems like balls, jerseys, water bottles and gear have overtaken your house, garage and vehicle. You find yourself tripping over basketballs and soccer balls and feeling buried under dirty laundry. But it doesn't have to be this way. Consider the following tips to keep your kids' sports equipment organized in any type of vehicle: Try Top Down in … [Read more...]