Running Out of Ideas to Keep the Family Busy? Try These Suggestions

You try to keep your family busy and, for the most part, you manage to do a good job. However, life can be a lot. And some days, it's just too much to also plan an event. In that case, here are a few suggestions to help you come up with ideas for family activities on the days when you're running low on energy. Adopt a Pet While this will become much more of an ongoing activity, it will allow you to teach your kids some responsibility and they'll have a new built-in best friend. If you're … [Read more...]

How to Manage the Stress of Being Stuck Inside Your Home During Covid-19

Being stuck at home as a result of COVID-19 can be a real challenge. With work, kids, and feeling cramped, it's very likely your home life is a bit overwhelming. However, there are a few things you can do to make the stay at home less stressful. Here are a few tips for dealing with home life during COVID-19. Create Your Own Space Having your own space to go and decompress is incredibly important when you're stuck in an environment that's stressful. For many, this may be their bedroom. … [Read more...]

Screen Time Isn’t All Bad: Educational Electronic Games Your Kids Will Love

It's likely that your family has been more reliant on electronic devices than ever. Although data transmission and storage security were already imperative in the modern enterprise, the pandemic has forced many of us to work and learn from home. And thanks to our smartphones, laptops, and tablets, those tasks are actually possible. Of course, there can be some downsides to spending all of your time looking at a screen. But while it's important to have limits in order to prevent negative … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home and Family for a Dog

It's finally time. You and your family have decided to get a dog, which means everyone needs to start preparing. Not sure where to begin? Here are a few tips that will help you prepare both your home and your family for your new dog. Teach Your Kids Proper Dog Etiquette For your kids, getting a dog for the first time can be super exciting. While that's great, it also doesn't erase the fact that almost half of all annual dog bite victims are children. So before you let your kids get carried … [Read more...]

How Can Knowing the 5 Love Languages Revitalize Your Marriage?

After some time, almost every relationship or marriage loses a bit of momentum. Often, this happens because you're stuck in routines and forget that feeling of intense love and excitement that engulfed you at the beginning of your relationship. While many couples can reignite their spark, others can't and become part of the 40% to 50% of marriages that end in divorce in the United States. An effective way to avoid becoming part of this statistic is to focus on showing your partner that you care … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Get More Time Outdoors Before Winter

As fall is upon us and winter comes nearer and nearer, it won't be uncommon to see folks trying to squeeze in the last bits of "summer" they can. If you're someone interested in enjoying the fall outdoors before winter finally comes, here's a few fun things you can do. Camping The cool, fall weather allows for some of the best camping experiences. Not only is it that much easier to sleep at night, but the evening fires are so much more enjoyable. The perfect way to end the night is wrapped … [Read more...]

Switching to Homeschooling This Fall? Here’s How to Properly Prepare

Given the ongoing threat of COVID-19, it's no wonder that many parents are hesitant to send their children back to crowded classrooms. Although there's no doubt that kids benefit from both socialization opportunities and the expertise of trained teachers, many families feel the risk is too great to return to conventional schooling so soon. As a result, some parents have set their sights on homeschooling this fall. No doubt, there'll be a number of changes to contend with. Juggling your … [Read more...]

How to Deal with Stress Leading Up to Your Wedding

Marriage is a big step. It's something lots of little girls dream about their whole lives. You imagine planning out the day perfectly, as it has been planned in your head for the last dozen years. However, creating that perfect day is not always a walk in the park. Often times, it comes with a lot of stress, complications, and worry. But don't fret - the day itself always turns out beautifully. Even though 50% of women find planning their wedding more stressful than they imagined, reporting … [Read more...]