Should You Monitor Your Teen’s Internet Use?

When the answer is "It's nothing mom," every time you ask your child what's on his or her phone, you may start feeling anxious as your parent radar glows red. Fears of cyber bullying, chat rooms and inappropriate YouTube videos race through your mind. These are not trifling concerns. Children and teens don't need to be sitting at a Chromebook to be constantly accessing media online. More than 75 percent of teens have smartphones, and a … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Dentist for the Family 

You can’t skip going to the dentist. The moment your teeth first sprout in your mouth, you need to start seeing the dentist. Regular visits need to become a part of your life. If you’re searching for a dentist, follow the tips below. You don’t want to waste your time with a sub-service provider. Seeing an unskilled dentist can be a traumatic experience.   Know Your Benefits  Figure out the ins and outs and your health insurance plan … [Read more...]

Foster Care: How it Can Change Lives for the Better 

Foster care is a system or an arrangement that provides a home for kids who are unable to live in their own parental homes. These kids have suffered far-reaching predicament due to a number of factors, which include but are not limited to broken marriages, death of biological parents, uncontrollable kids, loss of jobs, bankruptcy, or incapacitation of parents due to injury or sickness. Being a worldwide need, foster care only has one necessary … [Read more...]

Top Tips for First Time Home Buyers 

Being a home buyer for the first time is an exciting experience. With your whole life laid out in front of you, how could you not be thrilled by the prospect of owning your own home? You should know, however, that, as exhilarating as passing this milestone in life may be, it does still come with its fair share of trials and tribulations.  If you’re looking to get on the property ladder but have no clue how to take the first steps in as … [Read more...]

Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Doesn’t Have To Be A Career Killer

Photo by Katie Emslie on Unsplash   Being a stay-at-home mom doesn't have to be a career killer. While many people think stepping out of work to raise kids can be detrimental to their career potential, there are ways to secure your competitive edge while out of work to make that transition back into work and advancement easier. #1: Go back to school Many courses can be studied part-time at your local college, and others, such as … [Read more...]

7 Safety Tips for Paddle Boarding With Your Child  

You know the old saying, “Once you have a child, your life changes forever.” Although that’s true, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy fun water activities like paddle boarding. It just means you’ll have to make adjustments if you want to include your child on your board with you.   If your child is still too young to paddle her own board, you can choose to take her along with you as long as you do it in a way that’s both safe and … [Read more...]

5 Survival Tips for Single Parents 

If you’re a single parent who is extremely stressed out, you’re definitely not alone. There are more than 13 million single parents in the US who are raising children on their own, many of whom are just as stressed out as you are. People are single parents for many different reasons—divorce, death, even by choice. Many military spouses have to be a single parent while their partner is deployed. No matter what your situation is, being a single … [Read more...]

Why It Is Important to Have Calendars at Home 

The common calendar we use today, the Gregorian calendar, emerged at around 1580. It has been vital to humankind for planning and keeping track of important events throughout a year. However, after the revolution of technology with gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, and PCs, people have become reluctant to purchase calendars at their homes.   Although it is easier to plan events and mark the most important details on your phone or … [Read more...]

4 of the Greatest Joys of Being a Parent 

There is nothing more stressful in this world than being a parent (all parents out there know what I’m talking about)! The constant nagging, whining, and crying; the constant demand for attention, praise, and animated movies. Forever worrying about them getting hurt on a field trip, or getting lost in a store (or worse…). The bickering between siblings, the sass from a primadonna five-year-old, the mouth from a 10-year-old. Fighting with them to … [Read more...]

Parenting a Special Needs Child 

Parenting decisions  As a young girl, I always wanted a child. To be a mom was my greatest dream. I started young, and looking back I would have made better decisions. I would have had my life together before bearing children because I was just a child myself. However, when it happened I had my first parenting decision to make; one that could be easy for some, but for me, not so much. I considered adoption for my child, but could I really … [Read more...]