We've been hearing for months that color-blocking is in, neon is en vogue, and that adding a dash of high dose color to your outfit is the way to go. What is the best way to do this? Can you do it without spending a lot of your hard-earned cash? Yes, you can. Adding a pop of pink to your ensemble is the best way to work this trend and brighten your day. Here’s how: Shoes: I like to wear basics during the week when working at home and with my girls - but that doesn’t mean I have ... Continue Reading
Adding a pop of pink to your ensemble is the best way to work the latest trends and brighten your day.
Have you gotten off track with your New Year’s resolutions? If so, here are some tips to help you get back on track and help you stay on track.
It is nearly March and many of us who jumped into New Year’s Resolutions with gusto are finding that we have run out of gas. Or maybe we even left our resolutions to die by the roadside. How do we get back on track? The first step is to reevaluate your resolutions. Were they too vague? Were they too broad? Did they lack a reward system? Were they unrealistic? Did you make too many? These are common problems, but can be easily remedied simply by refining your resolution or creating steps to ... Continue Reading
Discover vibrant and fascinating spring traditions around the world.
Learning about various cultures is always fun and enlightening, not just for adults - but kids as well. This spring, people around the world will participate in activities and fun. From the ancient to the modern, these spring traditions and festivals may inspire something new you'll want to try with your family. India: In the spring, north India celebrates a festival called Holi. The celebration is marked by lighting bonfires called Holika. Both children and adults chase each other and throw ... Continue Reading
Green and organic ways to pick your St. Patrick’s Day wearable items.
Wearing the color green for St. Patrick's Day is so 5 years ago. Instead show your support for the Luck O' The Irish while supporting Mother Earth. When someone heads over to pinch you for not sporting a tiny shamrock bracelet, green colored socks, or a lime green scarf, tell them that you have taken wearing green to the next level. Choosing eco-friendly gear or clothing for St. Patrick's Day can set you apart from the rest. Here are some of my favorite "green" St. Patrick's Day wearable ... Continue Reading
Plan a culture fused wedding, and a future, with these tips and lessons.
While it may seem shocking, interracial marriage was not even legal in the United States until 1967. Children born of interracial relationships before that time were considered a scandal. With celebrities like Halle Berry and Thandie Newton on the scene today (both children of interracial parents) it’s hard to believe the country was ever that closed-minded. Since then, though, roughly 1.6 million interracial marriages have occurred and more than 70% of all Americans have no problem with ... Continue Reading
Good resolutions have three things in common. They are specific, timely and measurable.
Whether you are successful at achieving them or not, chances are, every January 1, you start off with a new list of resolutions that you intend to keep this year. Some of us are better at setting and reaching these resolutions then others. So what’s the trick to making sure the goals you set for yourself the first week of January don’t fall by the wayside in a few weeks? Good resolutions have three things in common. They are specific, timely and measurable. Be Specific. How many times ... Continue Reading
Learn the traditions surrounding Hanukkah celebrations.
Hanukkah may not enjoy the same name recognition (or consistent spelling) as Christmas, but it is a fun holiday with its own family traditions. And gifts and chocolate. What’s not to like? For kids, the gift giving is a particular appeal, and one of Hanukkah’s many assets (at least from a kid-friendly point of view) is eight nights of presents. For parents, this can be a bit of a nightmare, worsened when you have more than one kid. You have to satisfy your kids night after night. Some of ... Continue Reading
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is 3rd Culture Children – where Raquel shares her love of travel and parenting.
Congratulations to 3rd Culture Children: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! As someone who has done very little travel in my lifetime, I'm always fascinated by travel blogs, and this is no exception. I love that Raquel is able to talk about parenting while sharing the aspects of their travels to a variety of countries across the globe. SM: What was your inspiration for starting 3rd Culture Children We are a traveling family, with the US Foreign Service. I initially began the blog to ... Continue Reading