Five Ways to Help Your Kids Enjoy the Outdoors

Five Ways to Help Your Kids Enjoy the Outdoors We’re all well aware of the growing trends regarding childhood activity. Mainly, if it doesn't involve a screen - preferably touchscreen - then kids typically aren't interested. In many ways, this is an irreversible course, an unfortunate by-product of these highly technological times. But families can and should still make efforts to get outside once in awhile. For those claiming they can’t get … [Read more...]

Tips for Buying Electronics for Your Kids

Tips for Buying Electronics for Your Kids Parents: your kids want all the latest gadgets, but you’re not sure if they’re ready (see: mature enough). There are safety issues to consider, and there’s the reality of electronic addiction. Unfortunately, in today’s modern world, it’s impossible to keep kids electronics-free. Tablets and computers are used at school, and their friends are in possession of iPods, gaming consoles, tablets, and … [Read more...]

Ditching Cable | Streaming Entertainment Options for the Whole Family

Ditching Cable | Streaming Entertainment Options for the Whole Family With rising costs for cable and satellite television, and concerns over the pending Comcast/Time Warner merger, people are looking at ways to get their entertainment fix without having to depend on the big television providers. Fortunately, thanks to the availability of high-speed internet, and the popularity of online streaming, those looking to cut the cord from their … [Read more...]

What to Expect with Long Distance Moving

What to Expect with Long Distance Moving This past year, my family did something we've never done before… We uprooted ourselves and moved across the entire state. For your average person, a move really isn’t too difficult when it’s local; these are the times when you can call up a friend (with the truck), get things packed, and take your time. When you’re set on long distance moving, you really need to have everything in place and the … [Read more...]

New Years Greetings for Kids

New Years Greetings for Kids Helping Your Child Wish New Years To Friends & Relatives New Years marks a new beginning. It is a time when families embark on a new journey. It is a time for sharing and enjoying new resolutions. It is an especially exciting time for the young ones. After saying good bye to candy canes and sugar plums, your children are probably lounging around the house with their new Christmas toys (and getting ready … [Read more...]

How to Hang Artwork in Your Home

How to Hang Artwork in Your Home Artwork, like paintings, photos and posters are one of several budget-friendly options for decorating your home. You can find affordable artwork at local galleries, flea markets, museum shops, and even regular department stores. If you are artistically inclined, you can even make your own artwork to liven up the walls in your home. When it comes to putting artwork in your home, choosing the artwork is generally … [Read more...]

What’s in a Diaper?

It’s a startling statistic but scarily true: your baby will go through 2,500 to 3,000 diapers in the first year alone. No one really stops to think about what is in that diaper that they're putting on their baby. Well, it’s not just some wrapping and stuffing. Sure, some have cute colors, patterns, and extra absorbency, but that's not all that there is to a diaper. Here's some more information on what's happening on your baby's bum. Disposable … [Read more...]

How Reading Can Make A Child Culturally Savvy

How Reading Can Make A Child Culturally Savvy Reading is one of those pleasures that accompanies you for the rest of your life. Those who learn to get immersed in reading when they are young are never at a loss for something to do. Of course, a person can spend a lot of time watching TV or socializing as well. But watching TV is a passive activity and socializing, though necessary for a full life, doesn’t necessarily enlarge your mind. … [Read more...]

Getting the Best Prices on Bundled Service Packages

Getting the Best Prices on Bundled Service Packages When it comes to paying for cable, phone and Internet, most people agree that the costs can add up significantly in a very short period of time. Many pay well over $100 per month for these three services, simply because they aren't taking the time to negotiate the price of their bundled package, which usually results in paying a lot more than is necessary. Saving is possible - you just need to … [Read more...]

Reading Programs for Children: An Overview

Reading Programs for Children: An Overview When it comes to a child's education, it's important for parents to fully understand the value of reading skills. While being able to read well is essential to language arts classes, it's extremely valuable when it comes to other subjects as well. Without the proper reading skills, students are unable to excel in subjects like history and science, and will also have trouble following written … [Read more...]