How to Keep Your Kids Safe While You Stay at Home

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's no surprise that most of us consider our home to be the safest place to be. After all, sheltering in place is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. But although over 139 million U.S. housing units existed in 2019, that doesn't mean your house is inherently safe; you'll need to do your part to make sure your home won't present the opportunity to harm you or your loved ones. That's especially true if you have … [Read more...]

How Can My Family Save Money On a Shoestring Budget?

Families always have to be careful about going over budget. Many people are struggling due to COVID-19 temporarily or sometimes permanently shutting down certain businesses. There have been millions of job losses throughout the nation, which means that many parents are working off of a budget that is even smaller than what they are used to. Fortunately, there are ways through which families can save money on a shoestring budget. By making just a few small changes, families can save more … [Read more...]

Tips to Help Your Start Conserving Energy at Home This Summer

Summer is in full swing, which means your air conditioner has probably been hard at work almost non-stop since the hot weather settled in. While it's nice to feel cool, the energy bills you've been paying probably aren't so chill. So if you're looking for ways to reduce your energy consumption this summer, here are a few tips to help you get started. Turn on Your Fans Fans of any kind are an excellent way to get air circulating in your home. Even when your air conditioning is working … [Read more...]

How to Keep Kids Healthy When They Return to School

As summer wears on, parents everywhere are starting to plan for their children's return to school. While the COVID-19 pandemic may still disrupt the upcoming school year and force kids to stay home once again, many families are making back-to-school plans that include ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Any parents who are facing even the slightest possibility of sending their kids to school need to be equipped with these prevention methods. Take a look at the tips below to learn how … [Read more...]

Tips for Keeping Kids Safe and Engaged This Summer

Summer vacation is in full swing for your kids right now, which means it's up to you as a parent to help them stay safe and engaged. But when almost 21% of teachers report student apathy as a problem in the classroom, keeping your kids engaged over the summer might feel like a bigger challenge than you expected. Here are a few tips to help you keep your kids safe and continue their learning all summer long. Create Routines and Stick to Them When school is in session, there's a set … [Read more...]

Getting Kids Involved in Creating a ‘Greener’ Home

You may be living a "green" lifestyle as an adult, but are you remembering to teach these values to your children? It's easy to get into a routine, but it's important to involve your kids in the things that are important to you. Chances are, your kids will also be interested in doing things that save energy, reduce waste, and protect the earth. Let's look at a few ways you can get your whole family involved in creating a "green" household. Stress the Importance of Saving Water It sounds … [Read more...]

Healthcare in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Make Appointments with Your Providers

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it was fairly clear that if your life didn't depend on visiting a medical care facility, then you shouldn't go. While medical professionals figured out how to safely handle their practices during a global pandemic, they advised patients to delay nonessential appointments to avoid the spread of the virus. Now that healthcare providers have a better idea of what precautions they can take to keep themselves and their patients safe, you may be starting to think … [Read more...]

The Great Milk Debate: Do Kids Really Need Moo-re Calcium?

With so many of us wanting to make healthier and more sustainable decisions, it's no wonder that we're taking a closer look at the foods we put into our bodies. Whether your family has reaffirmed your commitment to nutritious eating or you're considering switching to a plant-based lifestyle, it's important to consider how your children will fare. After all, kids may have slightly different nutritional needs -- particularly if they have allergies or sensitivities to contend with. Here's a … [Read more...]