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...]

Should You Ever Leave Your Kids Alone At Home?

Should You Ever Leave Your Kids Alone At Home? Wondering whether or not you can safely leave your kids alone at home is not a philosophical question, but a practical one. Sometimes, you may not be able to arrange childcare or a childcare arrangement falls through at the last minute. This may happen at the worst of times—when you have to go to work and it’s a snow day from school or when you have to leave the house to take care of an … [Read more...]

Stylish Makeover Tips for Your House

Stylish Makeover Tips for Your House Always Put Your Best Foot Forward When you go about doing a makeover or remodel, be sure to use the right materials and do the best job you can, realistically. Saving is a great idea, but be sure not to save money at the expense of architectural stability. It's very likely that by being considerate and thorough, you can bring yourself exceptional capital in the realm of opportunity. The Value Of A home … [Read more...]

When to Perform Exterior Siding Maintenance (and How to Make it a Family Affair)

When to Perform Exterior Siding Maintenance (and How to Make it a Family Affair) Your family home is not only a hub for daily activities and events but also a place in which you can create a lifetime of precious memories. The family home is the focal point for big family milestones as well as goofy movie nights and evenings spent tucking little ones into bed. For many homeowners, purchasing and maintaining the family home are some of the biggest … [Read more...]

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...]