How to Juggle Your Desire to Be a Musician with Parenting Duties

When you’re a parent, it seems as though the majority of your time, energy, and focus goes on your child. This leaves very little left for things such as your career and your own hobbies and passions. Maybe your dream is to one day have your music heard and really make a name for yourself. Obviously, this takes a whole lot of dedication, time, and perseverance on your part, which isn’t exactly realistic if you’ve got a young family at home. Royalty Free Photo Learning how to juggle your … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Ways for Your Family to Save Money

No matter how much money you make, it’s always a good idea to spend less so you can save more. Especially when you consider the fact that the average family will spend $233,610 to raise just one child! Don’t let an empty bank account haunt you for 18 years. There are quite a few quick and easy ways your family can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Find Ways to Save on Prescription Costs Prescription costs can quickly get out of hand, especially if you have … [Read more...]

Finding the Best Thermometer for Your Family

You’ve likely noticed that thermometers have come a long way since you were a child. Thankfully technology has advanced likely for the better, giving you fewer freakout moments while you are impatiently waiting for a temperature reading. The days of wondering if you are about to likely have a dangerous glass mercury thermometer stuck in your rear or your armpit, if you are a child, are generally gone. The best thermometer will probably be dependable, have great accuracy, and be quick or simple … [Read more...]

Cleaning the Flu Away: A Visual Guide on Making Your Home Flu Free

Winter solstice is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere. And, although there are plenty of outdoor winter activities to explore, the shorter days of winter often means that you and your loved ones spend more time indoors. Indoor activities naturally means more exposure to the germs that cause the flu virus. Research shows that these nasty germs can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours. Keeping your home clean and free of germs during the winter season is an important task. Tools and Tips … [Read more...]

Tips To Keep Kids Safe On The Playground This Winter

There is something exhilarating about playing outside when the air is cold and there’s a hint of snow. The crisp air brings about a carefree atmosphere that seems perfect for playtime. However, parents and caretakers shouldn’t be carefree about winter playground safety. If you want your kids to have fun outdoors, follow some practical advice so they can play without getting hurt.   Always know the temperature before going outdoors Frostbite isn’t a walk in the park (or a hop in the … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Healthy Through Flu Season And Beyond

The 2014-15 flu season was one of the worst ones in recent memory, and this season is just getting started. With all the confusion and misinformation about flu prevention, it’s important to know how to keep your family safer this winter. But making it through the next few months is only part of the issue. Moms are always looking for ways to multitask, and flu season is a great opportunity. Use these next few months to not only prevent the spread of illness, but also as a teaching opportunity to … [Read more...]

The Modern Do-It-All Mom

She’s a superhero. She’s a cook, a maid, a playmate, a caretaker, an employee, and probably so many other things she doesn’t get credit for. Moms do it all, and for some reason we expect them to. Even though many women consider motherhood fulfilling, something has to be said about what we expect of women during this period of their lives. OK. Maybe that period of life never goes away; once a mom, always a mom. But let’s consider some of the amazing feats moms conquer, in the … [Read more...]

Common Winter Injuries (and How to Prevent Them)

While snow days might seem like a magical vacation for your kids, the icy, cold conditions of winter can actually pose serious risks to you and your family. Don’t get blindsided by these common winter injuries: Falls and Fireworks The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention know that families everywhere will be hanging decorations and possibly setting off fireworks come the holiday season and New Year. The dangers that lie with stringing Christmas lights up on the roof or setting off home … [Read more...]