It can be very unnerving for a parent to discover that their child sleepwalks. The first thing many parents do in this situation is try to figure out what sleepwalking is, what causes it, and what the dangers are. The good news is that sleepwalking is not as scary or unusual as it seems, and there are easy ways to ensure that a sleepwalking child remains safe. What is Sleepwalking? Somnambulism, otherwise known as sleepwalking, affects about fifteen percent of people at some point in their ... Continue Reading
Does your child sleepwalk? Follow these five easy steps to ensure they stay safe in the middle of the night.
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
Three easy to make Valentine’s desserts for a night in.
Instead of a night out on Valentine’s Day you and your honey are planning on avoiding the crammed restaurants and having a quiet evening at home. Dinner is all planned, but what about dessert? Instead of buying something ready-made, why not make something that lets you put a little love into it. Here are a few easy desserts will impress even the hardest to please palates: The Pie’s the Limit. Nothing beats a freshly-baked pie for dessert. But if making pastry is too intimidating, try a ... Continue Reading
Enjoy a romantic movie night in this Valentine’s Day.
Going to dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day night doesn’t always work out for everyone. Maybe you can’t find a sitter or there’s not enough room in your budget, or possibly you just don’t feel like fighting those crowds and waiting for hours to be seated at your favorite restaurant. Some of my favorite dates with my husband include getting the kids in bed, ordering Chinese food and watching a great movie. There are no crowds to fight, no babysitter to pay and we save money. If ... Continue Reading
Master the smoky eye for a makeup transition from day to night.
One of my favorite tricks to instantly take my day look to night is to do a smoky eye. The dark eyeshadow adds depth and drama to your eyes, but many people are wary to give it a try. For those of you who are a little color shy - here’s a guide to help you master the smoky eye. Perfect for New Year's Eve. Remember, it’s makeup. No commitment required. Step 1. Apply a light colored, shimmery eye shadow all over your your lid, up to and under your brows. To look even more “awake” ... Continue Reading
Learn ways to sparkle and shine this New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and whether you’re celebrating at a big bash or hosting an intimate get-together at home, it’s the one night of the year where sparkle is always appropriate. Even if you normally shun sequins, you really should reconsider - at least this once. After all, if you can’t shine on NYE, when can you? Take a read through the descriptions below - from shimmer-shy to all-out-dazzle - and figure out which one works best for you. Sheen If you’re a ... 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
Take your child on a date night to spend one-on-one time together.
Looking for something fun and unique to do with your kids? Consider splitting up and spending precious one-on-one time with your child by taking her on a date. My kids just GLOW when they get a parent all to themselves. It doesn’t even matter what you do, it’s the time together that's important. Bonus for parents: If your kids are going through a patch where they fight constantly and it’s driving you nuts, separate them with date night.The peace and quiet is definitely worth it. Make ... Continue Reading
Taking your style from day to night doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need is a little advance planning and about ten minutes.
Taking your style from day to night doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need is a little advance planning and about 10 minutes at the end of your workday to complete your transformation. Whether you’re heading out to the theatre, drinks with the girls or for a dinner date, if you follow these simple tips, you’ll be able to make yourself feel ready for anything in just a few minutes. Take It To The Next Level Regardless of what you’re wearing, you can instantly add flair with some ... Continue Reading