With summer fast approaching it's important to start thinking about sun protection and safety. Excessive sun exposure can cause sunburn, skin damage, skin cancer, cataracts, and heat stroke. These are just some of the reasons why it's so important to take precautions when spending time in the sun. That and you don't want to end up with an embarrassing tan line somewhere it shouldn't be. Time of day: The sun's rays are most powerful during the hours from 11 am to 4 pm. It is best if you can ... Continue Reading
With summer fast approaching it’s important to start thinking about sun protection and safety.
Here are four pool tips you can do to keep the little ones safe—and your mind at ease.
Sure, it was a mild winter. But aren’t you ready for a break from the daily grind and the chance to sit back, relax, and let your thoughts drift like the overhead clouds? Not to spoil your fantasy, but if your spring break vacation plans include spending quality time with your kids at swimming pools, daydreaming is not an option. Children can hardly wait to jump in the pool, but every pool has its dangers. Here are four things you can do to keep the little ones safe - and your mind at ... Continue Reading
Tips for keeping your fitness resolutions this year.
Health resolutions often top the list of most people’s goals for the new year and working out is usually a high priority in January. Health clubs are jam-packed, fitness memberships are renewed the first couple weeks of the new year. Then, something happens. By the end of the month, your gym bag hasn’t left the house. Your runners are collecting dust. Gyms empty out and the regulars no longer have to fight for the machines. Want to make sure you’re one of the people still clocking in ... Continue Reading
Keep this New Year’s resolution with proper motivation and determination.
Every year it becomes a cliche to make a New Year's Resolution in December and then end up breaking it two weeks into the new year. Most of our resolutions come as the result of a drunken statement right before the clock strikes the midnight hour on New Year's Eve. While our intentions are good, Psychology Today reports that 22 percent of resolutions fail after a week and 40 percent fail after a month. While this is a nice way to think about the holiday, the only thing that actually changes ... Continue Reading
Steps for keeping your baby happy and comfortable so you can feel more relaxed throughout the holiday season.
You looked forward to your baby's first holiday season. It was to be a magical time of picture perfect festivities. However, your little bundle of joy is wailing and clings to you with a steel grip when anyone tries to hold him. How will you survive a holiday gathering without a happy baby? Breathe deeply and take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Others have experienced the same let down, exasperating experience. Here's some pointers on how to handle your baby's crankiness ... Continue Reading
Move beyond turkey sandwiches with your Thanksgiving Leftovers.
When it comes to saving money, one thing we can all do is make sure food doesn’t go to waste. The day after Thanksgiving is one my family looks forward to almost as much as Thanksgiving itself. We are all sandwich lovers and we each have our own version of the perfect Thanksgiving leftover sandwich. But eating turkey sandwich can get tiring. If you’d like to move beyond basic turkey sandwiches and are looking for new ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, try these recipes; your ... Continue Reading
Incorporate museums into your next family vacation to keep those curious kids interested and having fun.
I'm a mom of two curious boys who love to travel. And, as if they aren't enough a handful, I've got a third on the way! My sons get bored with movies, games and even sandy beaches before I can think of what to do with them next. The only way I can hold their interest is by giving them a challenge. They hate to give up on something, admit defeat, wave the white flag. I discovered a great trick to keep them busy, especially on vacation. My solution: museums. The Children's Museum | ... Continue Reading