Concerts, Sports and Shows: Enjoying Frugal Family Entertainment All Weekend Long

Concerts, Sports and Shows: Enjoying Frugal Family Entertainment All Weekend Long A vast majority of people enjoy going out on the weekends. It’s our one time of the week where we might not have to work and instead enjoy the activities life has to offer. We’re living for the weekend after all and with that we shouldn’t have to spend copious amounts of money either. If you’re someone who lives for the weekend and are looking to have a good time … [Read more...]

When Money is Tight: Ways to Make Family Vacation Dreams a Reality

When Money is Tight: Ways to Make Family Vacation Dreams a Reality Leading up to the vacation months you may have to keep a tight budget to be able to afford your trips. You don’t want to hold off any family vacations but make sure that trip you planned way back turns into a reality and doesn’t remain a dream. There are so many resources, budgeting tips and general plans that can be used to meet a cheap and affordable vacation for a … [Read more...]

Home Alone: How to Invest in Your Children’s Safety with Security Cameras

Home Alone: How to Invest in Your Children's Safety with Security Cameras Buying and installing home security cameras is a great investment for the home and for the safety of your children. There is no better aspect of parenthood or homeownership then knowing your children and belongings are safe. People who are frequently out and about could use the added layer of security to assist in the safety of their children against external threats and … [Read more...]

Mouthy Milestones: Encouraging Healthy Speech Development in Your Child

Mouthy Milestones: Encouraging Healthy Speech Development in Your Child A healthy birth is just the first worry of parenthood successfully hurdled. From that moment the worrying can really begin, as children grow and develop towards the people they will eventually become. The bad news is that the worrying never ends—no matter how old your children, you will always find something to worry about. The good news is that very rarely do things turn … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Children Bug-Free

How to Keep Your Children Bug-Free Any reasonably worried mom wants to keep pests away. You want to protect the inside and outside against pests that endanger children. But, you also want to keep the house, furniture, and belongings pesticide-free. Whether it’s creepy crawlers or vermin, you need to control the environment. Here’s how to keep your children bug-free. You do not have to worry about most common household insects. Most don’t … [Read more...]

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress and Actually Relax on a Family Vacation

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress and Actually Relax on a Family Vacation Everyone looks forward to vacation. The kids get excited about what they will see and do. Parents get excited about sharing these new experiences with the kids. It's easy to let the thrill of planning a vacation sweep you up without stopping to think about what will happen once the vacation actually gets started. Things can deteriorate quickly on vacation, and before … [Read more...]

4 Actionable Ways to Manage Sibling Rivalry

4 Actionable Ways to Manage Sibling Rivalry Seeing the young ones shout, quarrel and bicker, now and then, can wear parents down. When words like “I won’t spare her” echo in the living room, the first thought that comes to your mind is to send your children to the child care center. Relentless tension builds up as the fight continues, derailing the rest of your day. Don’t lose heart when you face such a situation because you’re not alone. … [Read more...]

Getting Your Kids Ready for a Move

Getting Your Kids Ready for a Move Moving is stressful for everybody, but it is especially stressful for kids. Children thrive when given routines to follow and even small changes to that routine can throw them seriously off track. Big changes like moving to an entirely new home, potentially in an entirely new town? A bunch of new stuff over which they feel like they have zero control? Forget about it. It’s meltdown city. Thankfully there are … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Protect Your Carpet From A Toddler

5 Ways to Protect Your Carpet From A Toddler If your toddler is changing your life for the second time since they were born you may be wondering what else you need to prepare for in the future. Maybe you are in the process of toddler proofing your house and if you are, don’t forget one very important part of your house that needs some attention, your carpet. Chair mats/splat mat If the main eating area in your house is on a carpeted floor, … [Read more...]

Parents’ Guide to Choosing the Right School for Your Troubled Teen

Parents’ Guide to Choosing the Right School for Your Troubled Teen   Being a parent is a joy and sometimes a trial at the same time. Particularly if you’ve got a teen who’s going through a rough patch. You’d think that being a doctor yourself would give you a leg up on dealing with a son or daughter who is getting awful grades, being disruptive in class, and wreaking havoc on the family dynamic at home. But whether the behavior is caused … [Read more...]