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...]

Six Ways To Be Prepared For Emergencies This Holiday Season

Christmas tree fires, electrical socket overloads, cooking disasters, and other such emergencies are incredibly rare this time of year, but the overall statistics provide very little comfort to families touched by these mishaps. As preparations for holiday parties enter their final phases, take a few moments to be ready for the unexpected. Following these tips should chase some of the few remaining shadows from your mind, giving you the extra peace of mind you need to truly enjoy the time with … [Read more...]

It’s All in the Planning: How to Afford the Family Vacation You Want

Fewer families are taking vacations these days. Part of the reason is limited funds yet a vacation for the entire family can be affordable if planned the right way. Why settle for the vacation you don’t want, or even worse, not go on vacation at all? It’s all in the planning. Here’s how to afford the vacation you want. Do It Yesterday Diligent souls start planning a vacation up to a year in advance. Many airlines and hotels will post rates 300 days in advance. Some joke that planning a … [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...]

Get Off Your Phones! Three Fanastic Activities To Bring Your Family Together

In the modern world, far too many of us spend all of our time glued to screens. Look at any normal family, and you'll often find everyone sitting in total silence, staring at their phone, tablet or laptop. Despite the fact that they're all together, they might as well be in separate countries! Now, this isn't to say that technology and phones and all of those things are bad! They can be absolutely fantastic, but sometimes it can all get a little bit too much. Sometimes you need to put away the … [Read more...]

So You’ve Decided To Adopt – What Happens Next?

There are many reasons you might come to the decision that adoption is the right course for you and your family. Health conditions can mean natural options are limited, or perhaps you just want to help out an existing child. Adoption is increasingly seen as a commonplace situation, to the point where it bears little comment anymore. There is some history of adoption being seen as not "real" parenting, but thankfully in the 21st century, we have moved past that nonsense. The moment you hold a … [Read more...]

Play it Safe: Safe Online Gaming for You and Your Family

Online gaming has become a popular form of entertainment for people worldwide. With gaming options ranging from gambling to video games, there is something for every niche, taste and preference in the online space. However, with security becoming a major concern regarding online activity, it’s clear that there are some issues to keep an eye on when partaking in any form of online gaming. Below, we discuss some of these threats as well as how you can keep yourselves, as well as your family and … [Read more...]

Tips for Entertaining During the Holidays

For most people, there is nothing more rewarding than entertaining during the holidays. There are so many different elements that go into planning a party for the holidays. The only way to make sure that this process is done the right way, a person will have to make sure that they plan out every detail. The time that is put into this type of planning will be more than worth it in the end. Neglecting to put a proper plan in place will usually lead to the party not being executed properly. The … [Read more...]