Babywearing may be a new concept to many moms and moms-to-be. Its benefits, including having your hands free while increasing your bond with your baby, sometimes seem nearly endless to me. So, as someone who’s tried out several styles, I’d like to share a few of my favorite tips with you. Fave Benefit of Babywearing My favorite benefit is the bonding time. Many moms work, or there are days we have to be away from our child. When I get home I’m ready to reconnect with my son, so I put ... Continue Reading
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Three ways to work through the loss of a loved one.
When a loved one passes away, emotions can take you on a rollercoaster ride. That stomach-dropping ache can feel like it's hanging on for days, weeks, months, and even years. Grief is an important, painful step, as you move through dealing with the loss of a loved one. There is no one formula for this type of sorrow because we are all unique, as is the relationship we have with the person we lost. Thankfully, there are many websites to help overcome grief and work through these hard emotions. I ... Continue Reading
A recent poll asked “Would you want to know if your partner was cheating on you?” The answers may surprise you.
Cheating. It’s a scary word. When we think of a cheating partner, we usually think of it at a distance. It’s something that we’ve seen in a movie or heard that happened to one of our friends. Very seldom do we believe that cheating could happen in our own relationship. I used to think like this…until it happened to me. In the grand scheme of things, there are far worse events that could happen than to discover that your partner hasn’t been faithful. But when it happens to you, ... Continue Reading
Tips on how to help kids get to sleep at night without fuss.
It's tough as a parent to get your child to fall asleep and stay in bed all night. They need a glass of water, want a tissue, have to go potty, want another kiss, or are afraid of something under the bed. The excuses can go on and on. As a parent who experienced this, here are some tips we tried during our quest to get our child to sleep through the night. Hopefully one or more will resonate with you. Determine Nighttime Needs When I learned that my daughter wanted more night lights in her ... Continue Reading
Want straight hair? Learn how to blow dry it at home (no stylist required).
If you’re blessed with anything less than stick-straight hair, you likely have a full-time relationship with your blow dryer. With my thick, wavy hair, blowouts are my vice. I often pay $25+ for a professional straightening before big events. However, the salon bills can add up - especially for something that lasts only a couple of days - so I’ve spent time learning how to get the look at home. Here’s how you can perfect your blowout too (no stylist required): 1. After shampooing ... Continue Reading
Cats and dogs can live in harmony in your home, with these three key steps at the initial introduction.
As a parent, if your children love animals, it’s probably only a matter of time before you're faced with the decision of having more than one type of pet in the house. One child will want a kitten, one will want a puppy, and one will want a bird. What to do? Having cats and dogs living in the same house is easier to achieve than most people are led to believe. The key to harmony in the home (as far as pets are concerned) is to be in control of the household, and avoid unwanted behavior. ... Continue Reading
Learn the pitfalls of buying a puppy, and instead consider adopting from a foster home.
So you want to buy a puppy. It's a good way to teach responsibility to the kids, you'll always have a buddy, they're so cute, I always had one growing up. There are as many reasons for wanting a puppy (or kitten) as there are people wanting one. Now you've decided that adding a furry companion to your family is exactly what you want to do. What next? There are several options. There are pet stores - they have puppies, and they are so cute. There are also breeders. Read the local newspaper, ... Continue Reading
Learn the history and fun facts around St. Patrick’s Day.
Have you ever thought to yourself that you wish you knew the history behind St. Patrick's Day? Or ever wondered if there is more to the day than wearing green? Well read up and enjoy sharing your St. Patty's Day knowledge with friends and family - maybe even stumping a few along the way! Did you know... For starters, the real St. Patrick wasn't even Irish. He was born in Britain. The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th ... Continue Reading