3 Ways to Make Home Improvement Fun for the Whole Family

3 Ways to Make Home Improvement Fun for the Whole Family Home improvement is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a homeowner. It allows you to take your home to practically whatever level you'd like to, providing you have the budget and inclination to do so, and serves as an excellent outlet for creativity. What many people don't realize is that home improvement activities can actually be fun for the whole family. Your kids can help out … [Read more...]

Making the Most of a Small Apartments

Making the Most of a Small Apartments If you live in a small apartment, you are probably already aware of some of the problems that can arise in the process of designing your space. When you have less space to work with, you have to be even more aware of every design decision that you make. These are some tips that can help you determine ways to make the most of every inch of your small apartment space without sacrificing the visual elements … [Read more...]

What Your Child Is Going To Need For Their Homework Assignments

What Your Child Is Going To Need For Their Homework Assignments As your children grow older, you will quickly realize how much homework is assigned these days. There are many different projects and questions that they need to answer and work on, even if there is a cartoon on TV that they really want to watch when they get home. As a parent, you will be creating your own rules for when homework needs to be done, but you won’t be able to avoid … [Read more...]

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...]