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...]

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online 

You teach your kids to look both ways before they cross the street; you tell them not to talk to strangers, and you’re careful to make sure they’re prepared for all sorts of situations that might be unsafe. But are you letting them go online without knowing how to protect themselves against the scammers and other cybercriminals who are out there and anxious to exploit them?   Even if you’re using parental controls and filters, if you … [Read more...]

Safety for Children: How A People Search Can Help

There is nothing more important to parents than the well-being of their children. It can be a full-time job to take care of children and keep them safe. Daily life can be busy and present dangers that must be prevented. Kids go to school, daycare, and friends’ houses. Parents often like to encourage their children to make new friends, however, they also worry about strangers. Parents can protect their children with some simple preventative … [Read more...]

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...]