Parenting Like a Pro: Practical Advice From Today’s Top Mom Bloggers

Becoming a new mom is scary and exciting in equal measure. There is a lot of advice out there, but sometimes it can seem like there is so much that it's hard to know whose advice to follow. Sometimes the best option is to look to other moms who have been there and done it before. So here are some expert tips from some of the top mom bloggers on the internet to help you out when parenting is tough.   Focus on What Your Child Really Needs NerdWallet published a piece providing … [Read more...]

How to Prepare For Your Newborn

Having a baby is an exciting and magical time. You’ll probably already know a bit about your baby’s personality and you’ll be wondering what he/she looks like. The only downside to having a new baby is all the things you need to buy in order to be ready. From the essentials to the cute clothes you just can’t leave in the store, the list is endless. It’s not just all the items you need that will send your mind into overdrive, it’s all the choice you have these days. If you can start saving money … [Read more...]

Why Do I Love Receiving Roses On Mother’s Day? The Perfect Gift

One of the special occasions I look forward to every year is Mother’s Day. As the day approaches, I start dropping hints here and there about the gifts I want to get. My hints are usually subtle but sometimes I literally have to spell out what I want to my husband and children. There are several things that I like but nothing can compare to the sweet fragrance and velvety texture of roses. I have always loved flowers and roses are truly the perfect gift for me to receive. Whether you are … [Read more...]

Knowing What To Look For in Baby Playpen Fence Makes it Easy To Select The Right One

The first six months of motherhood is the perhaps the best time for mothers when the baby is more like a doll to her. Most of the time the child remains confined to the cot while the mother can freely move around the house to do the daily chores. There are no reasons to worry to leave the baby alone as its movements are too much limited that too while lying down. As the child grows, much to the mother's delight, he or she will start crawling and soon comes a time when the infant grows into a … [Read more...]

Parenting and Finding the Right Backpack Diaper Bag for Your Needs

Parenting is an enriching experience and regardless of the ages of your children, you continue to ensure that they feel loved and valued. It is important to provide a caring and nurturing environment that will enable your children to thrive and become independent and confident individuals. Affection One of the best things that parents can give their children is affection. Whether it is hug or caring touch, these are simple but essential ways to let children know that you care. Show love … [Read more...]

One Common Mistake When It Comes to Family Finances

Your family budget looks great. For one thing, you have an emergency fund that has enough money to tide your family over for three to six months in case of a job loss or similar situation. Moreover, your budget makes provisions for expenses incurred and how much cash flow there is. It also allots money for items such as vacations, college savings accounts, and retirement accounts. However, there’s one potential area of weakness, and it comes in the form of a word that many people dislike: … [Read more...]

The Worst Case Scenario: How to Handle Family Health Emergencies

As a parent, it’s inevitable your kids will have accidents and require medical attention. But, in serious emergencies, it’s vital you know exactly how to handle the situation as, in severe cases, your initial actions could mean the difference between life and death. Not only will you have to get to your destination quickly, you must also try your best to identify what’s wrong with your child so you can establish the right place to go. From the emergency room to walk-in clinics to emergency … [Read more...]

Studying Abroad: Sorting the Myths from the Realities for Panicky Parents

Many parents find themselves panicked at the thought of sending their child to study abroad. Will they be safe or homesick? Will this experience force us to take out a loan? Here are some answers to the biggest myths and misnomers about studying abroad—hey, maybe you’ll change your mind. Studying Abroad is Too Expensive Sure, some study abroad programs are expensive, but there are a number of ways to reduce the costs. If you’re worried about your college age child racking up debt or asking … [Read more...]