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...]

The Health Benefits of Flowers

The Health Benefits of Flowers Imagine walking into a room with beautiful flower arrangements – what would be the first thing coming to your mind? Happiness! Is that right? Unless you are allergic to flowers, it will be almost like walking into heaven. Colors, aroma, bouquets with different flowers, a bunch of roses in every color – that’s definitely how most of us feel about a surprise flower décor. Waking up and surrounded by these beauties … [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...]

Halloween Candy Buffet

Halloween Candy Buffet  Halloween means candy!  Spooky, creepy, funny, delicious, candy!  Your Halloween celebration is sure to be a big hit with a DIY candy buffet.  Let us help you design the candy buffet of the season. Your Theme Of course your theme is Halloween, so your colors will incorporate orange, yellow, brown, and a touch of green.  The candy choices are traditional or specialty.  There are many ghoulish candy choices for … [Read more...]

It’s Moving Day: Strategies to Turn Your Kids Into Happy Helpers

It’s Moving Day: Strategies to Turn Your Kids Into Happy Helpers    Moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do and when you add children into the mix, it can become a bit of a nightmare. However, moving should be a rewarding and exciting experience for the entire family, and with a few simple strategies, there’s no reason why it can’t be. As with everything, a little bit of planning goes a long way, and if you can do … [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...]

How I Lost 100 Pounds | FOOD part 1

How I Lost 100 Pounds | FOOD part 1 I am a goal oriented girl ... I find it motivating to have something that I am ultimately working towards. But I have also found that huge goals that take a long time to reach tend to frustrate me. That frustration eventually leads to me giving up. That's why on this journey I started creating "mini goals" that were obtainable within a few months. When I reach them they make me feel more successful and they … [Read more...]

Don’t Pack the Kids: Sanity-Preserving Moving House Tips for Busy Moms

Don't Pack the Kids: Sanity-Preserving Moving House Tips for Busy Moms If you're raising children and taking care of a family, you're a master of multitasking and stress management. Moving house when you have young children to care for, however, is a test that breaks the best of them. The challenge in moving with children is about more than just finding a way to keep everyone well-fed and happy while work gets done. It's also about keeping … [Read more...]

Breaking The Cycle of Family Addiction

Breaking The Cycle of Family Addiction Everyone enjoys inheriting Grandpa's sense of humor or Mom's musical talent. But unfortunately, there are some other things we can inherit that are less desirable. One of the most common is a tendency toward addiction. While anyone can become addicted, regardless of family history, there is strong scientific backing for the notion that people can have a predisposition to addiction, and that this … [Read more...]