3 Money-Saving Smart Living Tips for New Moms

As a new mom, you’ll always want to get the best things in life for your child. Sometimes that means splurging and spending a small fortune to get your little tike the best of everything. In other instances, you’ll need to save money in other areas so you can continue to give your child the best this world has to offer. New moms realize the value of saving money through smart living tips. So we’re going to share some of our best tips with you today. When you’re through, you’ll be able to cut … [Read more...]

Sleep Deprivation in Mothers and What You Can Do About It

Not getting enough sleep is all too common of a reality, especially for mothers. While sleep deprivation might seem like a normal part of motherhood, it doesn’t erase the fact that getting little to no sleep has many ill-effects. There are many studies trying to determine the best number of hours an individual should spend sleeping. However, according to the NHS, if you wake up feeling exhausted and longing to have a nap all day long, it means that your body is not getting the right amount of … [Read more...]

Helping Your Teen Land Their First Job

Landing a job is difficult. This is especially true if it's your first job. Around the time we turn teenagers, we start wanting our own jobs so we can bring in some of our own money. But without experience, or too much knowledge of how the world works, landing this first job can sometimes be difficult. This is where you as a parent come in. By offering some of your knowledge and guidance, you can improve your teenagers prospects of landing the job they want. Here are just a few ways you can … [Read more...]

Sleep and Mom Brain

The term “mom brain” (also referred to as momnesia, mummy brain, or pregnancy brain) is often thrown around humorously to excuse missed appointments or leaving the house in a pair of slippers, but did you know there is actually some scientific backing to it? Researchers have discovered a range of brain changes that take place when a woman gives birth including alterations in neural plasticity and gray matter. Oftentimes, in addition to seemingly impaired memory, moms may also experience … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Fun Friday – December 7, 2012

I'm starting a new "segment" for Fridays.  It's called Fun Friday - I will post a fun/funny photo, graphic, quote to take us into the weekend.  So here's today's! Credit: someecards.com Who else agrees!  I know I do! … [Read more...]