How Families Adjust When a Loved One Has a Substance Abuse Disorder

Substance abuse disorders affect millions of Americans, and for those that are suffering from these disorders, their families can also feel the impact.  When a loved one has an addiction problem, it causes changes within families. People will react differently depending on the role that family member plays, and it's not clear cut how you should respond. Your child is an addict It's a struggle for any parent to see their child in pain. You want to do everything in your power to make … [Read more...]

3 Helpful New Technology in Cars for the Whole Family

It's funny to think about how fast technology develops, isn't it? It feels like just yesterday we were happy when we were able to automatically roll down the windows of our cars or even had an outlet cable to plug in our electronic devices. Nowadays, these features are standard in new cars, and for our children, they don't know of a world without them. Some of the coolest new technology in cars have become more widespread in recent years, and these three have been great for family … [Read more...]

How to Stay Entertained as a Family This Year

Home entertainment has grown significantly in the last few years, and this is something that you need to focus on as much as possible. There are a lot of elements to consider when you need to look at how you can stay entertained as a family this year. Make sure you think about some of the best ways of being able to keep your kids and the rest of the family entertained as much as possible.  There are so many ideas that you can use here, and it is something that will play a big part in the … [Read more...]

How to Create a Memorial Slideshow for a Loved One with SmartSHOW 3D

When you lose a loved one, getting through each day without them is beyond difficult. The memories of them will be accompanied by tears and their photographs will spark heartbreak. In our need to grieve, it is perfectly acceptable to honor them by sharing photographs, keepsakes, and videos with those who knew them. One way of doing this is by creating a celebration of life slideshow which tells their life story and shares the details of their legacy, their accomplishments, and their life … [Read more...]

Benefits Of Enrolling Your Child In An Education Focused Daycare System

If you have a career, one of your major concerns as a parent is that you want your child to be well taken care of in a daycare center while you’re busy at work. However, you probably don’t want the daycare system to be limited to just offering biscuits and juice for your child’s snack time and changing the child’s diapers. You want the daycare center to also provide learning experiences for the children under their care. If that’s the case, you may actually be looking for an education-focused … [Read more...]

8 Top Tips for a Successful Family Hike

Some parents, understandably, avoid hiking with their kids. They might think it's too dangerous or their kids won’t enjoy it.  This couldn’t be further from the truth. Hiking is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. So, you don’t have to put off this fun hobby just because you have kids.  All it takes for a successful hike is a little preparation. Here are 8 top tips to keep in mind before setting out on your journey. 1. Talk to Them About Safety Have the safety talk … [Read more...]

Au Pair: Is Hiring One Really a Need?

When looking for childcare, you may have heard of hiring an au pair. This is common in Europe, in particular, with many young adults traveling to help look after children while also having the opportunity to travel. If you haven't heard of an au pair, you may be wondering what one is and how they differ from a childminder or a nursery. What's an au pair? An au pair is someone that comes to your home, lives in with you, and help look after your children. They have limited hours they can … [Read more...]

Make Traveling With Kids Fun When You Bring These Items With You

Traveling with children will be one of the greatest feats you’ll achieve as a parent or a guardian. You will have to deal with not only the stress of traveling, but will also have to consider the basic necessities for the kids which is a little different from an adult’s. You will have to anticipate a lot of things because you’re going to think for other people other than yourself on that trip. This will make you anxious and a little paranoid, but if you have made the right preparations, then … [Read more...]