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...]

Read This To Save Your Marriage

Read This To Save Your Marriage There’s a big difference between the occasional minor spat between a married couple and deep rooted issues that can sink a relationship. While it can be difficult to fathom at first, a marriage is less of a formal bond and more of something that needs to be actively worked on to stay healthy. As a result, when things begin to sour, it’s key to take active steps to try and bring things back to where they … [Read more...]

Should My Child Have a Smartphone?

Should My Child Have a Smartphone? Smartphones offer an outlet for children when they're bored and looking for something fun to do. From social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, to video-sharing platforms like YouTube, to addicting games like Candy Crush and Cut the Rope, there are plenty of ways for kids to stay entertained online. While smartphones tend to keep children quiet, it's not always a good idea to introduce them to these tech … [Read more...]