Knowing Your Teenager

Knowing Your Teenager Having teenagers can be an emotional roller coaster ride. You are definitely going to have some ups and downs but it’ll all be worth it in the end to see your child to be all grown up. They are going to need some guidance growing up and they are going to need your help. Let them know you're there. No matter how much they say they hate you or they don’t want to live with you anymore, they still need you more than … [Read more...]

Teens and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination

Teens and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination If you're the parent of a teenager, you may have been faced with the subject of underage drinking; and, even if you haven't experienced it personally, you've likely given the matter some thought. With alcohol being affordable, relatively easy to obtain, and popular among teens and young adults, the threat of underage drinking is very real, and one that hits close to home for countless families. However, … [Read more...]

5 Tips To Keep Summer Sickness Away!

During the summer, kids should be outside! Soaking up the sun, splashing in the pool, attending Little League games and backyard barbeques, and all-around having a good time while enjoying the outdoors. However, in my house, my kids get sick every single summer. Summer colds are inconvenient to say the least. They often interfere with vacations, weekend getaways and awesome outdoor activities. Summer colds are totally different than winter … [Read more...]

How Martial Arts Can Benefit Moms

HOW MARTIAL ARTS CAN BENEFIT MOMS As a mom, having to chase around your children on a 24/7 hour basis already requires a lot of exercise. Being so hands on we rarely find time to look after ourselves. Getting our nails done or fitting in a workout session seems to be another chore. I was flicking through Instagram and saw all those fit mommies that use their babies to work out. They make it look so easy and it gave me a sense of motivation … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways to Encourage Kids to Reach Their Goals | Zootopia

This post brought to you by Disney's Zootopia. All opinions are my own. As a parent, you want your children to always know they can do anything they set their minds to. Our sponsor is reminding us once again that encouraging our kids’ dreams and goals is vital to their growth as an individual. What better way to encourage them than to enjoy a great family friendly movie together? 5 Easy Ways to Encourage Kids to Reach Their Goals With the … [Read more...]

Tips for a kid-safe backyard play area

The warmer weather is here, and with it comes children running outside to play. It’s time to prepare to transform your backyard into a spectacular summer playground. Location is very important. You need to establish a safe environment in a safe community. The house and lot packages in Epping North, for example offer good spaces for backyards as well as a thriving community where your kids can be part of. To keep your kids safe, simply … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Dress Up the Outside of the Home for Christmas

3 Ways to Dress Up the Outside of the Home for Christmas Christmas comes at the darkest time of the year, which has turned into a tradition of lighting homes brightly so Santa Claus doesn't miss a stop. Some home decorators take the opportunity to go all out and create lighting displays that dazzle the entire neighborhood, while others take a more simple approach. It's easier than ever to create scenes and light up the house with LED lights that … [Read more...]

4 Kitchen Essentials for Busy Moms

4 Kitchen Essentials for Busy Moms It seems like moms always have a reason to be in the kitchen. Moms spend much of their days cooking meals and preparing snacks for the family. They also have to pack their kids’ lunches and bake for school functions and parties. And of course moms have many non-cooking responsibilities and activities as well. Luckily, these four kitchen essentials can make a mom’s job just a little easier. Tupperware Many … [Read more...]

Dealing With the Unexpected When You Have Kids

Dealing With the Unexpected When You Have Kids Life is full of uncertainties and unexpected events, especially when you have kids. Suddenly instead of just worrying about your own well-being, you now have another person that relies on you for safety and protection. Accidents are inevitable and often happen when you least expect it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare and take precautions to minimize the fallout when they do occur. There’s … [Read more...]

Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist

Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist A visit to the dentist is a necessary activity that your child may dread. But in order to keep their teeth healthy, this event can put them on the road to better oral hygiene. Are they Afraid of the Dentist? Well then, to help ease their fears that may come with sitting in the dentist chair, you’ll want to follow the below tips. Start at an Early Age Parents have the responsibility of … [Read more...]