How to Help Your Kids When a Family Member Goes to Prison

More than 2.7 million children in the United States have a parent currently in the prison system. Explaining to your child or other children why their parent is in prison never becomes easier, and they’ll likely ask a lot of questions about their Mother or Fathers whereabouts. Others won’t talk about their experiences. To help children adjust, speak to them honestly and kindly. Image Source: Pexels Sending Letters and Drawings from Your … [Read more...]

How to Talk to Your Parents About Aging

As a busy mom, your focus is often on your children and their well-being. For years, this works fine, but we also reach a point where we have to look at the people who raised us and possibly start caring for them as well. Maybe your dad can't safely drive the way he used to, or perhaps your mom is showing signs of dementia or struggling with her mobility.   Even if your parents are still working, you're likely thinking about what the … [Read more...]

Upgrades to Consider in Your Life

When you have a family, chances are you run a pretty tight ship when it comes to finances. Having kids isn’t cheap and the better you can manage your money, the more stable your home will be and the more cash you can put into savings or spend on fun non essentials for your little ones. But sometimes, many of us get caught into the trap of being too tight on our money. One thing that many of us do to save is to accept what we have and avoid … [Read more...]

Safety Tips for Memorial Weekend – A Time of High-Intensity Traffic

 Memorial Day is a solemn day set aside to remember, and honor, fallen members of our military. This significant day is marked by visits to cemeteries, memorials, and by colorful parades down Main Street. It also marks the start of the summer and the travel season with over 43 million people in America hitting the road.   Research shows that Americans are traveling by car during the Memorial Day holiday more than ever before; a whopping … [Read more...]

Food Addiction and 6 Most Addictive Foods You Should Know

Food addiction is as real as drug or alcohol addictions. In some cases, it may require therapy sessions or visiting support groups, which are integral parts of any addiction treatment.  Like any other addiction, food addiction is characterized by an inability to stop eating certain foods, even when you are already aware of the harm that they cause to your body. After all, food addiction may lead to severe health problems, such as obesity … [Read more...]

Looking After Your Disabled Loved One – What To Do

Looking after the people you love is a natural response, and you as a human have a built-in mechanism that makes you want to care for the things you care about. This instinct kicks into overdrive when someone dear to your heart is in distress and needs you. Now, you would do everything in your power to ensure that person is as comfortable as possible, and you would even be willing to sacrifice your own comfort to make that happen. This is a … [Read more...]

Ways to Remove Your Personal Number from the Internet

When you purchased your smartphone, you couldn’t wait to give out your number to all of your family and friends. But there may come a time when you want to keep your phone number private and remove your phone number from the Internet, keeping it out of the hands of everyone who can go online. This is especially true now, thanks to an ongoing scam called SIM Swapping.    Because newer smartphones have embedded SIM cards, hackers don’t need … [Read more...]

6 Staple Feeder Insects for Your Reptile

  Feeder insects are used to feed small reptiles. The most common feeder insects are crickets, black soldier fly larvae, hornworms, and discoid roaches.     Reptile owners all around the world know that insects are the favored food source for reptiles. Insects are packed with nutrients vital for maintaining a reptile’s health.   However, you cannot just feed them the same type of an insect for their whole life. You need to constantly … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Redesigning Your Bedroom

There are a lot of aspects that make up a bedroom. Do you have carpet or hardwood floors? What are the colors of the wall? What about your furniture? Is your bed in the center of your room or against a wall? The factors to consider continue from there. Designing your perfect bedroom is not an easy process, but if you already have furniture to work with, it’s a little bit more manageable. Rather than going into your bedroom and wanting to redo the … [Read more...]

4 tips to help your children succeed at pre-school

Entering pre-schools is a key step for children. In early childhood education, both teachers’ and parents’ approach towards children will profoundly impact their academic and social skills development.  To help your children succeed in pre-school, these four pieces of advice should help you.  Encourage them to cooperate with others  Cooperation provides an opportunity for children to learn from their peers.  It allows your child to … [Read more...]