5 Gifts From the Family Dads Will Cherish

Buying dads gifts are sometimes no easy feat. They seem much more complex than moms sometimes. Or maybe that’s just because I never could understand my dad fully, although it doesn’t mean I love him any less. If you’re in the same boat as me, here are some foolproof tips in buying gifts for dad. A Fishing or Hunting (or any type of) Trip Fishing, hiking, camping, all somehow seem to be unanimous with cold, wet and uncomfortable to me … [Read more...]

8 Reasons to Go on an RV Trip With Your Family 

If you’re thinking about planning your next family vacation, you might want to consider taking a trip with your family in an RV. An RV trip with your family can offer tons of outdoor fun, as well as a way to save money because you won’t have to pay for a hotel or meals out.   Even if you don’t own your own RV, that’s okay. You can rent an RV. Or, if you don’t want to hassle with towing and setting up, there are even some campgrounds that … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Family Vacation as the Kids Grow Older

When your kids grow older, going to the same kind of vacations when they were small babies won’t cut it. Older kids want to have as much fun as you are having. Unlike in the past when they couldn’t communicate whether they were having a good time or not, this time they will let you know if the vacation sucks. So, how do you put together a vacation that thrills both the adults and the kids who now have a good sense of what constitutes ‘fun’? … [Read more...]

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...]