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...]

Three Reasons To Add Vanilla Syrup To Your Grocery List 

Vanilla is the universal flavor of ice cream in a lot of places. Ice cream shops, small or large, usually have this flavor in their inventories. The flavor is a must for a lot of desserts and drinks, as well as baked products, such as cake and cookies. Its subtle flavor and aroma make it good on everyone's taste buds.  There are a lot of ready to use vanilla extracts that can be used for home-made ice creams and other desserts. While the … [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...]

Kansas City Lawn Maintenance Tips  

If you are growing a lawn in Kansas City, you may think that you need to do exactly the same thing as people throughout the US. This is not necessarily the case. While lawn care techniques are similar throughout the country, there are certain factors that are specific to growing and maintaining a lawn in Kansas City.   Making sure that you know about these factors is important, if you want your lawn to survive and grow. You need to understand … [Read more...]

6 Unexpected Ways to Lose Weight Fast 

Many obese people struggle to lose weight. It is a tiresome and lengthy process. However, it is important to lose fat rather than weight. Focus on having a high muscle mass to increase your metabolism and burn more calories. We present to you six unexpected ways to lose weight.  Use a Standing Desk  Many people believe that they can only lose weight through full-blown workouts. However, if you stand while working you could lose up to 50 … [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...]