How I Gave My Kids a White Christmas… in Phoenix

How I Gave My Kids a White Christmas... in Phoenix I grew up in rural Missouri, which meant I got to experience all four seasons. Even as a kid, there was something magical about the way everything changed from month to month; in the summers, we'd get to go swimming both at the local swimming pool and in Mark Twain Lake, in the winters, we'd walk to school as our boots chunked through eight inches of snow. Every month, there was something new to … [Read more...]

Is Your House Storm Proof? How to Prepare For Storms & How to Handle the Aftermath

Is Your House Storm Proof? How to Prepare For Storms & How to Handle the Aftermath Natural disasters happen all over the country, in both coastal and non-coastal areas, inside of tornado alley and outside of tornado alley, and the damage that these natural disasters create has the potential to destroy not only homes but also entire cities. An incredibly effective way to handle storm damage is to follow a “prepare and repair” plan that … [Read more...]

Preparing for 3 Underrated but Expensive Money Wasters

Preparing for 3 Underrated but Expensive Money Wasters No matter how big your savings account is, there are a number of "small" money-wasters around the home, with your car, or even just with the kids that could take a massive portion of your savings to fix. If you're not ready, all those months and months of savings could be gone in a moment! However, these accidents can be avoided if you prepare for the worst before it happens. Let's talk … [Read more...]

Helping Our Kids Want to Become Adults

Helping Our Kids Want to Become Adults Did you see the New York Times article about parents letting their teenagers have S-E-X? In the family home? Following the example of parents who host their kids' drinking parties because "at least it's happening in my home where I can supervise," these ever-so-modern mommies and daddies helicopter over their teenagers' sexual experiences much as they've rotated above everything else: to quote the parents … [Read more...]

A Trip To NYC With The Kids

A Trip To NYC With The Kids This post was writtten by Jen Fisher. Jen Fisher is a travel blogger and mom of 3. She has been traveling the globe for years and after the birth of her first child decided to begin sharing her travel tips on the web. She is a jet setter that never slows down and loves exploring with her family. I've heard a number of parents in recent years suggest that New York City is a tough place to vacation with kids. Many … [Read more...]

Can You Become An Egg Donor?

Can You Become An Egg Donor? Healthy eggs are vital for pregnancy, but some women end up producing low quality eggs or aren’t able to produce any eggs at all. It’s difficult for such women to get pregnant, and if they aren’t able to produce with the help of vitro fertilization and other process, donor eggs are recommended as a solution to help them carry a child and give birth. Ideally women with ovarian failure suffering from menopause, low … [Read more...]

Sunday Dinner: A Tradition Worth Bringing Back

Sunday Dinner: A Tradition Worth Bringing Back The Sunday dinner used to be ubiquitous in our culture. Even families who weren’t religious would come together once a week to sit down to a big meal and just…be together.  Sometimes extended family members or family friends would join in the fun. No matter what though, parents and kids sat down for one big family meal every week. We’ve gotten away from that in our increasingly disconnected … [Read more...]

Plan a Teen Party

Plan a Teen's Party! Planning a party for a teenager is not as scary as it may seem. Yes, they are begging to throw the biggest gathering yet - inviting people from every school, wanting you to foot the bill - but under your supervision they will have a great time and you will be happy with the result.  Just continue to tell yourself that everyone will be safe and everything will go as planned... ...because it’s time to prepare: Set Ground … [Read more...]

5 Unique Kids Birthday Party Themes

5 Unique Kids Birthday Party Themes Every year is another opportunity to surprise your kid with a unique birthday party. This list includes our birthday party picks, from the ultra-whimsical to the superhero extravaganza. If you’re looking for birthday party ideas for your child’s big day, these are some of the best and most unique themes we could find.  1. Whimsy Under the Sea What little girl doesn’t love The Little Mermaid? If your … [Read more...]

Posing Ideas for Family Photo Shoots

Posing Ideas for Family Photo Shoots Family photos are not only fun to look back on, but they become a treasured memory as your children begin to grow up and make their own way in the world. If you continue the custom even when they have a job and have moved out, it might well even become an extra event for all of you to get together at. Thinking up different posing ideas for a family photo shoot can be bit tiresome and nerve-wracking if the … [Read more...]